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A Parents’ Guide to Helping Kids with Learning Disabilities

From Schwab Learning--The site offers a number of topics to help parents of children with learning disabilities such as “Identifying Difficulties”, “Managing School and Learning”, and “Connecting with Others”.  With a comprehensive resource page, and publications including “Expert Answers” and tips.

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ADHD.com

For parents and caregivers, “Equip yourself with important tips, facts, and education to provide your child with the support and care needed.”

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Austism Recovery

"Ten percent of autistic children can actually recover from the disorder, according to research by University of Connecticut psychology professor Deborah Fein."

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Autism Speaks

Learn what autism is, as well as diagnosis, treatment, your child's rights, and autism and your family.

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CHADD Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

"In addition to our informative Web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD. These materials include Attention! magazine, the CHADD Information and Resource Guide to AD/HD, News From CHADD, a free electronically mailed current events newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals and parents."

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Dysgraphia: A Quick Look

With an introduction and warning signs by age.  Dysgraphia interferes with written expression.  From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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Dyslexia: A Quick Look

With an introduction and warning signs by age.  Dyslexia causes difficulty with reading, writing, and spelling.  From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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Dyspraxia: A Quick Look

With an introduction and warning signs by age.  Dyspraxia interferes with motor skills development.  From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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EnableMart Assistive Technology

Adult, teen, children and infant assistive technology and games for hearing, vision, mobility, communication, and learning disabilities.  Low price guarantee.

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FAPE Helping Parents and Advocates Improve Educational Results for Children with Disabilities

FAPE: Helping Parents and Advocates Improve Educational Results for Children with Disabilities including links to, Early Childhood ARRA Resources, New Online Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisory,and Publications.

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Federation for Children with Special Needs

The Federation is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families.

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Growing Up Together: Understanding Kids with Autism

This booklet is about people you may meet who have autism and how you can be their friend.

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Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home from the Department of Education

Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resource for School and Home from the Department of Education including resources on, Educational Evaluation, Behavioral Approaches, Helpful Hints and much more.

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Living with autism: A beach, a boy, a fleeting moment of joy

"I think that for so many people in so many of life's situations, it's the few precious moments of joy that help us through the challenges. It's facing something terrifying, daunting and tough that does indeed make the great things seem even more so."

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National Center for Learning Disabilities

NCLD’s parenting center offers tips and strategies on ways to help children with LD, essential skills to become your child’s advocate, steps to building resilience in children, and more. 

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National Institute of Mental Health on ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  A detailed booklet that describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments; with information on getting help and coping. 

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Smart Kids with Learning Disorders

"Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit disorder (ADHD)."

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The Floortime Foundation

The Foundation’s mission:  “To redefine the potential of children with developmental and communication challenges by making the DIR/Floortime model broadly available.”  With resources and information about autism and related disorders for parents, professionals, and the community. 

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The International Dyslexia Association

Pages for educators, adults, college students, parents, and teens.  Offers fact sheets, questions and answers, research, assistive technology resources, and a discussion forum.

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The National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs

Featuring a comprehensive A-Z listing of health topics, resources available by state, tools, and resources.

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The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Publications, resources, advocacy, facts and more about children's disabilities.  Also available in Spanish.

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Tips for Parents: ADHD Linked to Pesticides

A new study published in Pediatrics links high levels of pesticides in children's urine with higher incidences of ADHD.  In the Tips for Parents, learn how children are exposed to pesticides and how you can lower their exposure.

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Tips for Parents: Dyslexia

Identify some of the signs of dyslexia and how to get the extra help your child needs. 

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Tips for Parents: Special Education

Important tips for accessing special education programs.

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Toolkit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities

The Tool Kit brings together the most current and accurate information, including research briefs and resources designed to improve instruction, assessment, and accountability for students with disabilities in a format that is easy to access and to understand. The Tool Kit will assist state personnel, schools, and families in their efforts to ensure that all students with disabilities receive a quality education.

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Video: Dyslexia-The Signs to Look For

Identify the signs of dyslexia.

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Visual Processing Disorders by Age Group

What you should know about Visual Processing Disorders, and warning signs by age.  From the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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