Sites for PTA
This information is provided as a resource for people seeking additional information about learning disabilities and related issues. Please note that the linked sites are not under the control of the Dyslexia Society of Connecticut and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The Dyslexia Society of Connecticut is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsementof the site.
Websites for Parents and Teachers about Learning Disabilities and Related Learning Difficulties
ALL KINDS OF MINDS: Based upon the work of Dr. Mel Levine, All Kinds of Minds engages in product development, program design, and professional training to foster the understanding and optimal care of children with differences in learning. Case studies and related resource information are included on this website. http://www.allkindsofminds.org/
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS ASSOCIATION: Information about attention deficit disorders for parents. http://www.add.org
AST/UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING: Website of the Center for Applied Special Technology. The new section on Universal Design for Learning features “Teaching Strategies" and “Teaching Tools" that offer resources that include supported learning tools and instructional
software with some universally designed (UD) features. Also hosts the new national Center onAccessing the General Curriculum. http://cast.org
The Awesome Library: Has tons of information on all topics arranged by subject. http://awesomelibrary.org/special-ed.html
CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING: Resources for improving children's learning including full-text articles. http://www.cdl.org/
CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE: A resource for online information about child development, parenting, child psychology, teenagers, health, safety and Learning Disabilities
including ADHD and Dyslexia. http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/
CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER (CHADD):
Publishes newsletter and magazine, holds annual national conference. Local chapters hold regular meetings providing support and information. http://www.chadd.org/
CLOSING THE GAP: (Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation:
Internationally recognized source for information on the use of microcomputer related technology by and for exceptional individuals. Publishes newsletter, resource directory and holds annual international conference each fall in Minneapolis, MN. http://www.closingthegap.comCOUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN: Membership organization that has 17 specialized division including the Division for Learning Disabilities. Publishes newsletter, journal, and conducts annual conference. The CEC Web site offers a “members Only" section that includes the “lesson swap and share." http://www.cec.sped.org/
COUNCIL FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES: Professional group for parents and professionals. Provides info sheets about learning disabilities on website, conference information and links to other websites about LD. http://www.cldinternational.org
DIVISION FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES: Largest international professional organization for teachers of children with learning disabilities. Includes research information, lessons, journal articles about learning disabilities. http://www.teachingld.org
EAROBICS: Manufacturer of software to help develop phonological awareness. Site offers “Reading Risk Screen" for parents and a searchable database of speech-language professionals, audiologists, and reading and learning specialists. http://www.earobics.com
THE ERIC CLEARING HOUSE FOR DISABILITIES INFORMATION: Information on the education of individuals with disabilities as well as those who are gifted. “What Does the Research Say?" section plus fact sheets about disabilities. http://ericec.org/index.html
FAMILY EDUCATION NETWORK: A general site for parents in search of advice about how to help their children learn. Articles and discussion groups cover areas like special education, home schooling, and school-parent relations. “Ask the Expert" on LD/ADHD (that's me!). Free newsletter for parents/teachers. www.familyeducation.com
Hello Friends/Enis Cosby Foundation Founded in memory of Enis Cosby by family. The goal of the foundation is “Let no one with learning differences be denied the lifelong joy and fulfillment of learning." http://www.hellofriend.org
IDEA PRACTICES: Disseminates timely and accurate information regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its regulations. Sign up to receive their monthlynewsletter.
INSTANT ACCESS TREASURE CHEST: Foreign language teachers guide to learning disabilities, including information about assistive technology. Teaching Foreign Language with Learning Disabilities
INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION: 42 branches across the country that offer informational meetings and support groups. Referrals for persons seeking resources; publishes journals and publications regarding dyslexia and holds annual national and regional conferences. www.eida.org
INTERNET RESOURCES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION: A site listing resources for parents and professionals about a wide range of special education needs including learning disabilities. http://www.irsc.org/
LD RESOURCES: Technology expert (and adult dyslexic) Richard Wanderman's up-to-theminute review of software and hardware for people with learning disabilities, plus whatever else is on his mind. http://www.ldresources.com/
LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA National non-profit membership organization, with state and local chapters, that conducts an annual conference and offers information and various publications for parents and professionals. http://www.ldaamerica.org
NATIONAL CENTER FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES: General information about ld; Research news with strategies and instruction that work; “Living with LD" special section for teens and adults; “Find Help" link to locate local and national programs and services. http://www.ncld.org
NON-VERBAL LEARNING DISABILITIES: A resource for information for parents and teachers about nonverbal learning disabilities. http://www.nldline.com
PRO-ED JOURNALS: Online access to a wide range of journals in regular, special and remedial education (e.g., Journal of Learning Disabilities, Intervention in School and Clinic, The Journal of Special Education, Remedial and Special Education, and Topics in Early Childhood Special Education). http://www.proedinc.com
RESOURCE ROOM TIPS: Website with links and resources for teachers of kids with learning disabilities, including strategies for reading, math, comprehension, and gifted LD. http://www.resourceroom.net/
SCHWAB FOUNDATION FOR LEARNING: Information and guidance for parents of children with learning disabilities, but information for educators too. http://www.schwablearning.org
SMART KIDS WITH LD: Articles, resources for parents linked to a published newsletter. www.smartkidswithLD.org
WRIGHTSLAW: Web site of Peter and Pam Wright offering up-to-date information about advocacy for children with disabilities. Sign up FREE newsletter. http://wrightslaw.com
Disability Specific Resources
Apraxia Kids http://www.apraxia-kids.org/
Connecticut Chapter, International Dyslexia Association (CONNBIDA) http://www.connbida.org
International Dyslexia Association http://www.interdys.org/
Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators http://www.ortonacademy.org/
Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic http://www.rfbd.org/
Teens Helping Teens http://www.ldteens.org/
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities:
Connecticut Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (CACLD) http://www.cacld.org Formed in 1963, this regional advocacy group's web page covers advocacy issues, laws and other resources.
LDA Connecticut: http://www.ldact.org 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.
Special Education Resource Center (SERC) http://www.serc.rh.edu 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.
Western Connecticut Association for Human Rights WeCAHR)
http://www.wecahr.org/ WeCHAR advocates for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities through advocacy and educational programs.