|AVKO Educational Research Foundation
Description:AVKO comes from Audio, Visual, Kinesthetic, & Oral a multi-sensory approach. Don McCabe is a dyslexic who teaches other dyslexics how to read and spell. His web site is full of information about dyslexia, and is often peppered with dry wit and humor. McCabe offers free daily tutoring at the AVKO Reading Clinic in Michigan.
|Charlotte Mason Special Needs
Description:This site posts information and a few links about using the Charlotte Mason method with special needs children, including suggestions on how to develop an individual education plan (IEP), required in some states.
Description:A resource for families and others interested in Down Syndrome and related diseases.
|Eric Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
Description:This portion of the ERIC system is operated by the Council for Exceptional Children. It is an excellent first stop when looking for information about educating children with special needs. The Digests, Fact Sheets and Mini-bibs section includes the documents Homeschooling Resources for Gifted Students, Readings and Resources About Reading Instruction for Young Children with Learning Disabilities, and many others.
|Family Village: A Global Community of Disability Related Resources
Description:Welcome to the Family Village! This site offers a global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support.
|Federation for Children with Special Needs
Description:The Federation is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families.
|Gifted Children With Learning Disabilities
Description:Lists signs of giftedness and learning disabilities, symptoms and solutions for disabled children, and characteristics of spatial and sequential learners. A good place for those dealing with giftedness, learning disabilities, or both in their children to start finding help.
|Hearts of Courage
Description:Hearts of Courage is for: parents of medically fragile children, with special health care needs or who are chronically ill with multiple medical conditions, or who are fighting life-threatening illness. When you have a medically fragile child with special needs, your child is a courageous heart.
|Home Educating Children with Special Educational Needs in the UK
Description:Articles, links and resources from the families that participate in the HE-SPECIAL-UK Mailing list. We are a group of families who have been brought together by our common interest in Home Education - and our shared experience of having children with special educational needs.
|Home School Foundation
Description:The Home School Foundation is a non-profit organization seeking to meet various needs within the home school community. Through its different scholarship funds, the Foundation assists needy widows with curriculum expenses, provides resources to families with special needs children, and supports other home school organizations. The Home School Foundation is the charitable arm of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and is also both a member of the ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).
If you are a homeschooler in need of assistance, know someone in need of assistance, wish to donate, or simply desire more information about the Foundation, please visit our website, www.homeschoolfoundation.org of call us at (540) 338-8688.
Description:This is a really well done website. There is a great deal of information here formatted to be found easily. Message boards, an LD store, stories of first hand experiences, a kids area, online newsletter and Calendar of LD events are some of the handy features. Parents will especially appreciate the following sections: The ABCs of LD and ADD offers the basics about learning disabilities - What is a learning disability? What is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?; LD In-Depth has information on every aspect of learning disabilities. Material comes from leading organizations and professionals in the field of learning disabilities.; and Where to Find Help is a comprehensive listing of resources on learning disabilities - national and state organizations and agencies, on-line resources and much more.
|National Center for Learning Disabilities
Description:The mission of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is to increase opportunities for all individuals with learning disabilities to achieve their potential. NCLD accomplishes its mission by increasing public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities, conducting educational programs and services that promote research-based knowledge, and providing national leadership in shaping public policy. We provide solutions that help people with LD participate fully in society.
|NATional cHallenged Homeschoolers Associated Network
Description:Equipping parents to raise their children with special needs or disabilities confidently. 5383 Alpine Rd. S.E., Olalla, WA 98359, 253-857-4257, Email: NATHANEWS@aol.com.
|Office of Special Education - Special Education Information
Description:In the Intervention Techniques you’ll find articles that detail effective teaching techniques for academics, behavioral skills, vocational skills, social skills, language skills, and functional skills. You’ll also find articles on diet and disabilities and a collection of information about learning disabilities.
|Popcorn and Peanuts Learning Differences Resources
Description:Don't despair! Learning disabilities are often just another way of looking and thinking! From the more ordinary dyslexia and ADHD, to depression, blindness, and birth defects- there is help. This site gives you a list of helpful sites and email groups you can join. This site also has music online, so you might want to turn down your speakers before surfing there.
|SofDesign Dyslexia Training
Description:This site offers Dyslexia Training Program, Literacy Training Program, Keyboarding, and also includes a link to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, which offers a program to assist dyslexic children.
Description:The purpose of TeachingLD is to provide trustworthy and up-to-date resources about teaching students with learning disabilities.
|The National Academy for Child Development
Description:The National Academy for Child Development, is an international organization of parents and professionals dedicated to helping children and adults reach their full potential. Founded in 1979 by internationally recognized educator and lecturer Robert J. Doman, Jr., NACD designs very specific home educational and therapeutic programs for infants, children and adults. The over 15,000 clients served by NACD have come to us with labels including; Learning Disabled, Dyslexic, Distractible, ADD, ADHD, Hyperactive, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Tourettes Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Fragile X, Developmentally Delayed, PDD, Autistic, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injured, Comatose, Retarded, Minimal Brain Dysfunction, Normal, Accelerated, and Gifted. The families served by NACD have traveled from all 50 states, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Canada.
|The Sky At Your Fingertips
Description:"The Sky at your Fingertips" is aimed at visually impaired users of all ages, who wish to set off on a fascinating journey among the planets, comets and galaxies and discover the wonders within the Universe.