Special Needs Links

The Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) - is a great site for identifying sports and extracurricular activities for special needs children. (www.asadurango.org).


ADDitude Magazine - user-friendly advice and information related to ADHD, mental health, education, and learning disabilities. (www.attitudemag.com)


Advocacy Institute - is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization dedicated to the development of products, projects and services that work to improve the lives of people with disabilities.  (www.advocacyinstitute.org)


American Association of Adaptive Sports Programs -  works in partnership with education agencies in the US to establish programs, policies, and procedures in inter-scholastic adaptive sports for students with physical or learning disabilities. (www.adaptivesports.org)


Arc (The Arc) - is the largest national community-based organization advocating for special needs people and their families. They have organizations in all 50 states. (www.thearc.org)


Autism Source- provides a search-able database of nationwide autism related services and supports by location or service type. (www.autismsource.org)41071


Autism Speaks- the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to ongoing research into the causes, prevention, and treatments for autism.(www.autismspeaks.org)


Behavior Disorders – A website for teens, adults and parents offering information on behavior disorders, conduct disorders, and other behavioral problems. (www.behaviordisorder.org)


Brain Gym - is committed to the principle that moving with intention leads to optimal learning. (www.braingym.org)


Calm Clinic - a comprehensive resource site for families dealing with anxiety disorders, depression and panic attacks. (www.calmclinic.com)


CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. (www.chadd.org)


Children Succeed - innovative games dealing with communication and social skills for children with autism and Asperger's syndrome. Information for parents, teachers, and other professionals is also provided. (www.childrensucceed.com).


Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders - supports the professional development and expertise of those who work on behalf of children with challenging behavior and their families. (www.ccbd.net)


Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates - is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt membership organization of attorneys, advocates, parents, and other special education professionals. (www.copaa.org)


Disabled Travelers - Travel options for people with learning disabilities. (http://www.disabledtravelers.com/overcoming-learning-disabilities.htm)


Down Syndrome Society - support for families with down syndrome children. (www.nads.org)


Early Childhood Education - Specifically tailored for children with special needs. (http://www.earlychildhoodeducation.com/resources/educating-children-with-special-needs/)


 Icommunicate - a comprehensive speech therapy resource website, dedicated to providing free information and resources to enhance speech, language and communication for all individuals. (www.icommunicatetherapy.com)


International Dyslexia Association – IDA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.(www.interdys.org)


ISER - Internet special education resources is a directory of professionals, organizations, and schools that serve the learning disabilities and special education communities.(www.iser.com)

LD Online - a world renowned website on learning disabilities and ADHD. The site also includes a yellow pages directory of professionals, schools, and resources. (www.ldonline.org)


Learning Disabilities Association of America - since 1963, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. (www.ldanatl.org)


NAMI- national alliance on mental illness is a nonprofit, grassroots, support and advocacy organization for individuals and families struggling with mental illness.(www.nami.org)


 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.ncld.org)


 NICHY - the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities serves as a central resource in understanding and implementing special education law. (www.nichcy.org)


Online Masters Educational Technology - Purdue Online Program's masters degree.  Find out more... (http://www.purdueonlineprograms.com/ldt/learning-design-technology)


 Online Psychology Programs - Provides prospective students with multiple online options. (www.onlinedegreenetwork.com)


 Parent Technical Assistance Center Network - this organization features parent assistance centers both nationally and regionally. You can visit their site and find the parent resource center in your area. (www.parentcenternetwork.org)


National PIRC Coordination Center - is a technical assistance project serving Parental Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs).  The national center supports state PIRCs with parent training, advice and parental involvement with special needs kids. (www.nationalpirc.org)


 Parent to Parent USA - emotional and informational support for families of children who have special needs. (www.p2pusa.org)


  Private School Review & Public School Review – while not exhaustive, this site provides free profiles of schools across the US. Can narrow your search to special education schools. (www.privateschoolreview.com) & (www.publicschoolreview.com).  Type in "Special Education Schools" in their search box and it will list some schools.  WARNING!  The school lists on these sites are not exhaustive, you'll still have to do more digging.


SERI - Special Education Resources on the Internet - a collection of Internet accessible information related to special education. (www.seriweb.com)


 SPD Parent Zone - this site is for parents of children with sensory processing disorder or SPD. (www.spdparentzone.org)


Teens Health - Health related issues for teenagers including learning disabilities.  (http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/learning/adhd.html)


 The Arc - is the largest national community-based organization advocating for special needs people and their families. They have organizations in all 50 states. (www.thearc.org


Smart Glasses - Information and resources about smart glasses and smart technology.  (http://www.smart-glasses.org/)


 The Special Needs Child - strategies and techniques for loving and parenting a child with special needs. (www.the-special-needs-child.com)


 Summer Camps Info - comprehensive directory of summer programs across the US. Note the special needs tab listing summer camp options based on specific learning or behavioral disorders. (www.summercampsinfo.com)


 Wright’s Law - Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrights Law for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. (www.wrightslaw.com). Also check out the Wrights law site for a state-by-state directory of special education resources. (www.yellowpagesforkids.com)