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Additude Magazine – Information and support for families and adults living with ADHD and learning disabilities. Includes practical advice about raising children, expert Q&A, and resources to help students with attentional or learning differences succeed at school. (New Hope Media LLC; site includes advertisements)
Books for Special Needs Readers – Links to information & resources on books and reading for adults and children with special needs.
Disability Discrimination: Frequently Asked Questions – Explains federal laws Section 504 and Title II, and laws relating to accessibility & services and disability harassment in public schools, public colleges & universities, and public libraries. See also Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools [Link opens a PDF]. (U.S. Department of Education)
Do 2 Learn – ‘Thousands pages of social skills & behavioral regulation activities & guidance, learning songs & games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment & life skills.’ This site offers many free resources, but also sells related products. (By computer engineer Dr. Dorothy Strickland, Virtual Reality Aids, Inc.)
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center – This page is designed to help families understand their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), connect with other families, and find high-quality resources related to caring for infants, toddlers and young children with disabilities. See also Disability Discrimination links, above.
LD Support and Resources for Parents – “A wealth of information on understanding learning disabilities, negotiating the special education process, and helping your child and yourself.” (Learning Disabilities Association of America; site includes advertisements)
Learning Disabilities: Understood – Expert information and tools for parents of a child with a learning disability. Covers learning & attention issues, school & learning, friends & feelings, family, and more. (National Center for Learning Disabilities et al.)
Learning Disabilities Articles – A collection of articles for parents covering topics such as diagnosing a learning disability, learning problems in teens, types of learning problems, your right to special services, and more. (HealthyChildren.org, American Academy of Pediatrics)
NJ Special Needs Education Resources – Links to state information & resources on special education, including Standards & Assessment, State & Federal Regulations, Parental Rights in Special Education, Programs, Assistive Technology, Directories & Resources, Special Education Complaint Investigation Forms, and more (2017, State of NJ). See also Special Education Toolkit.
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) – A non-profit organization committed to empowering families as advocates and partners in improving education and health outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth with special needs. SPAN is the statewide Parent Center for New Jersey.
Links updated 11/18