Resources

"Bright Solutions for Dyslexia" with Susan Barton
www.dys-add.com

In 1998, Susan Barton founded Bright Solutions for Dyslexia whose sole mission is to educate parents and teachers about the causes, symptoms, and research-based solutions for children and adults with dyslexia.

Cerebral Palsy Guide
www.cerebralpalsyguide.com

Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national resource for parents and caregivers of children with cerebral palsy. This site provides information on the symptoms of cerebral palsy, diagnosis and types, treatment options and support groups that are available across the country.

GreatSchools
http://www.greatschools.org

GreatSchools is a national nonprofit whose mission is to inspire and guide parents to become effective champions of their children's education at home and in their communities. There is a comprehensive section on learning disabilities.

Information and Resources for Teaching Students with Learning Differences
www.TeachingLD.org

The Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) is one of 17 special interest groups of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, including both students with disabilities and the gifted.

The International Dyslexia Association
www.interdys.org

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. This site has an abundance of information about dyslexia, including a "bookstore" about intervention, homework, teaching, etc.
Georgia Branch: 404-256-1232
International Branch: 800-ABC-D123

LD Online
www.ldonline.org

A comprehensive online resource offering information on learning disabilities for children and adults. LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products. Artwork and writing by young people with learning disabilities featured weekly.

Learning Ally
www.learningally.org

Learning Ally is a membership organization that provides "books on tape" (even computers and smartphones) at a discounted rate.

Learning Disability Association of America
www.ldaamerica.org

Excellent website and local chapter is very active. Since 1963, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
www.ncld.org

The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ (NCLD) mission is to ensure success for all individuals with learning disabilities in school, at work and in life. They connect parents and others with resources, guidance and support so they can advocate effectively for their children; deliver evidence-based tools, resources and professional development to educators to improve student outcomes; and develop policies and engage advocates to strengthen educational rights and opportunities.
888-575-7373

WrightsLaw
www.wrightslaw.org

Excellent web-site for aiding parents to understand and implement strategies for their child based on that child's disabilities and the law. Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (A.D.D.A.)
www.adda.org

ADDA is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people with ADD lead happier, more successful lives through education, research, and public advocacy. ADDA is especially focused on the needs of adults and young adults with ADD, such as work and career issues, legal issues, college and higher education, and relationship issues. Parents of children with ADD, teachers, and professionals who treat and counsel people with ADD are also welcome.
1788 Second Street, Suite 200, Highland Park, IL 60035
847-432-ADDA

Children and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
www.chadd.org

CHADD is a nonprofit parent-based organization formed to better the lives of individuals with attention deficit disorder and those who care for them. Through family support and advocacy, public and professional education and encouragement of scientific research, CHADD works to ensure that those with attention deficit disorder are given the opportunity to reach their inherent potential.
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 109, Plantation, FL 33317
305-587-3700

Understood
www.understood.org

Understood's goal is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. They want to empower them to understand their children's issues and relate to their experiences. With this knowledge, parents can make effective choices that propel their children from simply coping to truly thriving.

Asperger Experts
www.aspergerexperts.com

Danny & Hayden, both diagnosed with Asperger’s, help people affected by Aspergers to understand themselves & the top success strategies in the world, so that they can change their behavior, thinking, and ultimately live the life they want to, not the life that they are limited to. They created Asperger Experts to teach others exactly what they did to get to where they are in life, and help others get out of the immense pain and loneliness that often comes with an AS diagnosis.

AutismNOW Transition Planning
www.autismnow.org

Autism NOW: The National Autism Resource and Information Center will be a dynamic and interactive, highly visible and effective central point of quality resources and information for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, their families, and other targeted key stakeholders.

Autism Society
www.Autism-society.org

The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

Career Assistance for People with Autism
www.hloom.com

Global and Regional Aspergers Syndrome Partnership
www.Grasp.org

GRASP’s mission is to improve and enrich the lives of adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum, and their families through, community advocacy & outreach, education, peer supports, programming and services, at no cost to its members.

National Center for Autism Resources & Education
www.disability.gov

Provides educational advocacy and resources on autism and related disorders, including training for families, educators, clinicians and lawyers.

Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds (TED talks)

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids. Through groundbreaking research and the lens of her own autism, Temple Grandin brings startling insight into two worlds.