SPECIAL NEEDS ASSOCIATED RESOURCES

Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities

The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. We’re working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life. Learn More>>

The Resource Room

The Resource Room provides tools, strategies and structured explorations for interesting learners, including lessons, ideas, articles and links for multisensory learning for people of all ages. The site also offers resources for people who learn differently, or have learning difficulties or learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia or dyscalculia. Learn More>>

LD OnLine

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. Learn More>>

Learning Disabilities Association of America

LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations. Learn More>>

The International Dyslexia Association

Having a child diagnosed with dyslexia can be a traumatic experience. While dyslexia can make reading more difficult, with the right instruction, almost all individuals with dyslexia can learn to read. Learn More>>

Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

CHADD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral condition affecting 11 percent of school-age children.  Symptoms continue into adulthood in more than three-quarters of cases. ADHD is characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Learn More>>

KidSource Online

KidSource Online is a group of parents who want to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of parents and children. We’ve brought together our best articles in the Disabilities: Attention Deficit Disorder section of our website. Information on learning disabilities and physical disabilities can be found in other sections. Learn More>>

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives. We provide hope, empowerment and connections worldwide by bringing together science and the human experience for both adults with ADHD and professionals who serve them. Learn More>>

One Add Place

Welcome to the ADD & ADHD resource place. You will find information on both child and adult attention deficit disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder here. Learn More>>

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (FFCMH)

The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health is a national family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families. Learn More>>

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

The mission of AACAP is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers. Learn More>>

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Learn More>>

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Arc

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We encompass all ages and more than 100 different diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities. Learn More>>

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

The National Down Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all people with Down syndrome. The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations and become valued members of welcoming communities. Learn More>>

The Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) Help Center

The HIE Help Center is a resource site devoted to hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a brain injury that can cause a wide range of disabilities. The site offers parents information on treatment, therapy, financial assistance, and daily living. Learn More>>

UPSIDE!

UPSIDE! - an informal society of individuals, parents, and friends involved with the world of Down Syndrome. Learn More>>

National Down Syndrome Congress

The purpose of the NDSC is to promote the interests of people with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, public awareness, and information. When we empower individuals and families from all demographic backgrounds, we reshape the way people understand and experience Down syndrome. Learn More>>

Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Development Disorder

The Autism Society

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. Learn More>>

The Autism National Committee (AUTCOM)

Welcome to the web page of Autism National Committee (AUTCOM)! This is the only autism advocacy organization dedicated to "Social Justice for All Citizens with Autism" through a shared vision and a commitment to positive approaches. Our organization was founded in 1990 to protect and advance the human rights and civil rights of all persons with autism and related differences of communication and behavior. Learn More>>

TEACCH Autism Program

The University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program's mission is to create and cultivate the development of exemplary community-based services, training programs, and research to enhance the quality of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder across the lifespan. Learn More>>

Autism Treatment Center of America

Welcome to the Autism Treatment Center of America™, the worldwide teaching center for The Son-Rise Program®, a powerful and effective treatment for children and adults challenged by Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Asperger's Syndrome, and other developmental difficulties. Learn More>>

Communication Disabilities

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is committed to ensuring that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders receive services to help them communicate effectively. Learn More>>

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is one of the institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH is the federal government's focal point for the support of biomedical research. Learn More>>

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell)

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive in mainstream society. Learn More>>

American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)

The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is committed to empowering diverse families with deaf* children and youth by embracing full access to language-rich environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks. All deaf children and youth shall have the opportunity to thrive in every aspect of their lives through the empowerment of their families and the support of the community. Learn More>>

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America. Established in 1880, the NAD was shaped by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. Learn More>>

Autism Community

On this website you will find extensive information on Autism, Education Issues, Communication, and other Resources for parents, teachers and more. In addition to the informational resources, we are constantly updating the community on autism related news, research, and events. Learn More>>

Visual Impairment

FamilyConnect

FamilyConnect is an online, multimedia community created by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI). This site gives parents of visually impaired children a place to support each other, share stories and concerns, and link to local resources. Learn More>>

The National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)

NAPVI is a non-profit organization of, by and for parents committed to providing support to the parents of children who have visual impairments. NAPVI is a national organization that enables parents to find information and resources for their children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities. Learn More>>

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, administers the free program that loans recorded and braille books and magazines, music scores in braille and large print, and specially designed playback equipment to residents of the United States who are unable to read or use standard print materials because of visual or physical impairment. Learn More>>

National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back. Learn More>>

SPARKLE

Project SPARKLE is a program of individualized learning that enhances the ability of parents of children who are deafblind to fulfill their roles in the development and education of their children.  Through Project SPARKLE, parents will have access to information, training, and resources in their homes via DVD technology and the Internet. Learn More>>

Brain/Spinal Cord Injury

Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)

Brain injury is not an event or an outcome. It is the start of a misdiagnosed, misunderstood, under-funded neurological disease. People who sustain brain injuries must have timely access to expert trauma care, specialized rehabilitation, lifelong disease management, and individualized services and supports in order to live healthy, independent, and satisfying lives. Learn More>>

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA)

United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals. Learn More>>

Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with nearly 50 local organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against seizures since 1968. The Foundation is an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. Learn More>>