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Special Education (General)
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSER) http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/index.html?src=mr The office in the Department of Education that deals with programs and services for children with disabilities.
Parents Helping Parents http://www.php.com/ a parent directed resources for helping those with disabilities achieve their full potential.Wrightslaw (www.wrightslaw.com) and From Emotions to Advocacy Website (www.fetaweb.com): Two companion websites under the auspices of Peter and Pam Darr Wright. It is a source of information on Special Education, IDEA and Sec. 504. The FETAWEB site is a source of information to help parents become better advocates for their children.
The Awesome Library http://www.awesomelibrary.org/special-ed.html has tons of information on all topics arranged by subject and available in many languages.
Keys to Literacy: https://keystoliteracy.com/ Literacy is the foundation for all learning. And all we do. Literacy and learning go hand and hand. That is why all students must master the skills and strategies needed to comprehend content reading, build strong vocabularies, and write and communicate effectively.With professional development programs tailored for grades K-3 and grades 4-12, our instructional routines and practical training methods ensure that schools tangibly improve literacy levels while their students develop a lifelong capacity to learn.
LD Online http://www.ldonline.org - A great resource for parents, teachers and LD kids themselves.
LD Resources.com http://www.ldresources.com Contains a variety of resources for those interested in learning disabilities and assistive technology.
Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) http://www.ldanatl.org/ A national organization of dedicated volunteers dedicated to advancing the education of children and adults with learning disabilities.
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) http://www.ncld.org/ Provides resources for the LD child and adult has the latest news on developments in the LD field. Advocates on a national level for the development educational programs and legislation that benefits those with LD.
Reading Rockets: http://www.readingrockets.org/ A wealth of information for early literacy
SchwabLearning.Org – A Parent's Guide to Helping Kids with Learning Differences. http://www.schwablearning.org/latest/learning-can-disabled-children-successful/ - A site for parents and teachers of LD Children.
Understood.org – for learning and attention issues http://www.understood.org
Wilson Language Training – For almost three decades Wilson Language Training® (WLT) has empowered individual educators, schools, and districts to achieve literacy with all students in their care. http://www.wilsonlanguage.com
DISABILITy SPECIFIC RESOURCES
Autism / PDD / Asperger's Syndrome:
Autism-PDD Resources Network http://www.autism-pdd.net/
Autism Society of America http://www.autism-society.org/
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) http://www.chadd.org/
National Attention Deficit Disorder Association http://www.add.org/
Apraxia Kids http://www.apraxia-kids.org/
International Dyslexia Association http://www.eida.org/
Dyslexia Handbook: http://www.readingrockets.org/sites/default/files/IDA%20Dyslexia%20Handbook.pdf
Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators www.ortonacademy.org/
Learning Ally http://www.learningally.org]
NONVERBAL LEARNING DISABILITIES
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Association http://www.nlda.org/
The Arc of the United States http://www.thearc.org/
Special Olympics Connecticut http://www.soct.org/
Decoding Dyslexia www.decodingdyslexiact.org/ Decoding Dyslexia - CT is a grassroots movement driven by Connecticut families, teachers and advocates concerned with the limited identification and access to educational interventions for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities within our public schools. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia in our public schools.
LDA Connecticut http://ldaamerica.org/lda-chapters/connecticut/ Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut is a non-profit organization of parents, professionals, and persons with learning disabilities. We are dedicated to promoting a better understanding of learning disabilities, securing appropriate educational and employment opportunities for children and adults with learning disabilities and improving the quality of life for this population.
Lindamood Bell lindamoodbell.com/location/darien-ct-learning-center Offers programs to develop the sensory-cognitive processes. Includes details of programs, services, and locations throughout the United States and London
Literacy How, Inc. www.literacyhow.com Children at are the heart of all we do. We believe every child has the right to read. We know 95% can be taught. And we believe teachers, not programs or products, teach children to read, write, and spell. So, we empower teaching excellence by providing knowledge and the mentor-supported practice that every teacher needs and deserves, but few have experienced.
Special Education Resource Center (SERC) http://ctserc.org/s/ Located in Middletown, CT, the Special Education Resource Center was set up by the State Department of Education to serve as a centralized resource for professionals, families and community members regarding early intervention, special education and pupil services, and transition-to-adult life for individuals with special needs.
Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity http://dyslexia.yale.edu/ The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity serves as a nexus for research on dyslexia, and is as well a leading source of advocacy and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia.