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ADD/ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources
ADD Resources is a membership-based, non-profit organization that serves both adults and children with ADD/ADHD. The group's mission is to help people with ADHD achieve their full potential through education, support and networking opportunities.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with ADHD, CHADD is the nation's leading non-profit organization in this area.

Dyslexia

Davis Dyslexia Association International
Explore the best ways for students with reading difficulties to learn.

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
IDA is a non-profit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia and related language-based learning differences.

General Resources

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children
While most children learn to read fairly well, there remain many young Americans whose futures are at risk because they do not read well enough to meet the demands of our competitive, technology-driven society. Read this book online - free!

Recognizing Risk Factors and Making Reading Fun
Learn how to recognize the risks and learn what you can do to help.

Special Education

GreatSchools: Special Education
Information for parents on learning difficulties, including those that can be diagnosed and other difficulties without a diagnosis.

Special Needs
Gifted and learning disabilities tips from FamilyEducation.com.

Other Development/Disability Needs

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

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. Their site features articles, a comprehensive resource guide, forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
NCLD's mission is to ensure the nation's 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life.