ALTA - Academic Language Therapy Association
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Affordable Colleges Online: College Affordability for Students with Disabilities

Alliance for Accreditation and Certification — The Alliance for Accreditation and Certification exists to provide a united association of organizations concerned with the accreditation of Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE) training courses and the certification of graduates of these courses.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Home Page — Issues of ADHD are discussed here.

American Montessori Society

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) — ASHA is the professional and scientific association for more than 91,000 speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.

Association on Higher Education — Resources for learning differences, education, college information and adult related resources.

Center for Accessible Technology — Information to assist in decision-making about computers and adaptive technology for learning disabled students in the home or school.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) — National nonprofit, parent-based organization which provides family support and advocacy, public and professional education, and encouragement of scientific research for students with attention deficit disorders. This site provides information on ADD, ordering materials, local chapters, and events.

Closing the Gap — Bi-monthly newsletter on the use of computer technology by persons with disabilities

College Transition Resources for Students with Disabilities

CollegeView — A searchable database of colleges intended to help students find the right college for their needs. Users can specify a search for colleges with programs for students with learning disabilities, and many other parameters. The site also includes information on college applications, choosing a career, and financial aid.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) — CEC's home page provides information to teachers and other service providers about special education issues for students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

Department of Education — Broad topics and resources on education, special education, learning disabilities.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) — Legal support and advocacy to bring about additional changes and affect policies which prevent people with disabilities from participating in the mainstream.

Family Village's Inclusive Education Resources — Information about a broad range of disabilities and medical conditions, including LD, ADHD and dyslexia. The site offers information about inclusive education, IEPS, opportunities for parents to connect with others with similar interests and concerns, and more.

HEATH Resource Center — National clearinghouse that distributes free information about disability issues in postsecondary education.

International Dyslexia Association — National, nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia. The website offers information about the Society, dyslexia, current research, technology, legislative issues, conferences, and more.

Learning Ally — Formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB). National nonprofit service organization which loans recorded and computerized books at a fee to eligible persons with visual, physical, or specific learning disabilities that substantially limit reading. This site provides details on their services, technology updates, and more.

Learning Ally (Explore 1 in 5) — We think this is an amazing tool for students and families providing videos, stories, and tools to help them succeed in school. Students get to hear from other students just like them!

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) — A national nonprofit organization devoted to advancing the education & general welfare of persons with learning disabilities. LDA's Online includes bulletins, fact sheets & other resources, information about many publications available for purchase, links to state chapters.

Middle Tennessee State University (Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia) — Publications — MTSU has developed some helpful publications.

National Adult Literacy & Learning disability Center — This organization is devoted to promoting awareness about the relationship between adult literacy and learning disabilities. The website provides information for literacy practitioners.

National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children (NAPSEC) — Information and referral source. Regarding private special education placements.

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) — International nonprofit membership association of school psychologists which provides a nationally recognized certification system and professional information.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association — This nonprofit organization's website focuses on information related to helping adults with attention deficit disorder learn successfully live with their ADD.

National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. (NCLD) — National, nonprofit organization, which raises public awareness, advocates for legislation and services for students with disabilities, and provides information, resources, and programs.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) — Reviews of literature and information related to NICHD research.

National Institute of Mental Health — The Federal agency that supports research nationwide on the brain, mental illnesses, and mental health created an on-line booklet about learning disabilities.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) — Loans books on tape and playback equipment free of charge to persons with disabilities made eligible through a physicians' statement

Teaching LD

Texas Dyslexia Handbook

University of California Television (UCTV) — "Brain Imaging Studies of Reading and Reading Disability" — Guinevere F. Eden, Georgetown University Medical Center, highlights the importance of distinguishing between cause and consequence of dyslexia. Reading is a cultural invention and has to be learned through explicit instructions, resulting in the utilization of a variety of brain areas that were not designed specifically to read. This presentation explores how brain imaging technology has been used to reveal brain areas that are involved in word processing in typical readers and how these differ in children and adults with reading disability (e.g. dyslexia).

Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids — Find educational consultants, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, health care providers, academic therapists, tutors, speech language therapists, occupational therapists, coaches, advocates, and attorneys for children with disabilities on the Yellow Pages for Kids for your state.

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