Links

Resources For Parents with Students with Learning Disabilities

www.ldonline.org
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.

www.ncld.org
The National Center for Learning Disabilities works to ensure that the nation’s 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life.

www.allkindsofminds.org
All Kinds of Minds believes that it’s time to change the conversation when it comes to our education system. It is time to recognize that each student has a unique learning profile that reflects his or her particular learning strengths, weaknesses, and affinities. We need to build expertise about learning in our schools, so that we can consider how students learn and why they may be struggling, not just how well or poorly they’re doing on their tests.

www.ldaamerica.org/aboutld/parents/index.asp
Today, LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities and has over 200 state and local affiliates in 42 states and Puerto Rico. LDA’s international membership of over 15,000 includes members from 27 countries around the world.

The membership, composed of individuals with learning disabilities, family members and concerned professionals, advocates for the almost three million students of school age with learning disabilities and for adults affected with learning disabilities.

The state and local affiliates, through their affiliation with the national LDA, work continuously for individuals with learning disabilities, their parents and the professionals who serve them.

www.getreadytoread.org
Get Ready to Read! (GRTR!) is a national initiative to build the early literacy skills of preschool-age children. The initiative provides an easy-to-administer, research-based screening tool to early childhood educators, child care providers, and parents in order to help them prepare all children to learn to read and write.

www.rtinetwork.org
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tiered approach to help struggling learners. Students’ progress is closely monitored at each stage of intervention to determine the need for further research-based instruction and/or intervention in general education, in special education, or both.

www.greatschools.org
Headquartered in San Francisco, GreatSchools also operates local programs in Washington, DC, Newark, NJ and Milwaukee, WI.

www.asah.org
ASAH is a not-for-profit organization of private schools and agencies in New Jersey which provide highly specialized services to more than 11,000 infants, children and young adults with disabilities. Founded in 1974, ASAH now serves more than 125 schools and agencies throughout the state.

www.pacer.org
The mission of PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.