Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091-1589
CEC is an international, professional association with over 52,000 educator members who are primarily special education teachers, administrators, college faculty, and education consultants. Their principal purpose is to advance the education of all exceptional children and youth. DLD is the division of the CEC that focuses on the special needs of individuals with learning disabilities. CEC conducts an annual conference and publishes a newsletter and magazines.
Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative
(877) 275-3227 (V/TTY)
ERIC System (Educational Resources Information Center)
Federal Student Aid Information Center
(800) 433-3243 (V; English/Spanish)
(800) 730-8913 (TTY)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
(888) 300-6710 (toll free)
A parent-driven national organization offering support groups and information to help families dealing with learning disabilities.
National Alliance of Black School Educators
National Association for Child Development
PO Box 1639
Ogden, UT 84402-1639
The National Association for Child Development (NACD) is a group which focuses on evaluating each child's level of development, and then devises a personalized home program to improve that development. ABA is directed toward skill building, while NACD utilizes exercises to stimulate the brain to improve overall function. It includes a combination of sensory issues, language function, fine and gross motor function, sequential and tonal processing function as well as academic acceleration. Like ABA, this involves an intense one-on-one program with many drills and activities based on a personal evaluation.
National Black Child Development Institute
1101 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 833-8222 (Fax)
National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) has provided and supported programs, workshops, and resources for African American children, their parents and communities in: early health and education, child welfare, and parenting. NBCDI believes every African American child has the right to: live in good health, learn and grow within a safe environment, care and protection within the family, develop a positive self image, and take pride in their african american heritage and culture.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA)
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
PO Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013-1492
(800) 888-8441 (fax)
Find information about disabilities, special education, and related services for children in school. Includes information on individualized education programs (IEPs), disability organizations, professional associations, laws, and early intervention services for infants and toddlers.
National Information Center for Educational Media
(800) 926-8328 (V/TTY)
National Institute for Literacy - Literacy Hotline
(800) 228-8813 (V; English/Spanish)
(877) 576-7734 (TTY)
National Library of Education (NLE)
(800) 424-1616 (English/Spanish)
National Library Service for the
Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)
The Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20542
Provides reading materials in braille, and as a talking book from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
National Middle School Association
New York State Talking Book & Braille Library
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230-0001
Provides books and reading materials in braille and as a talking book, along with special book player. Must submit signed form from a physician stating an individual has a learning disability or is visually impaired.
Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D)
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
phone: (800) 221-4792
phone: (609) 452-0606
FAX: (609) 987-8116
RFB&D provides educational materials at every academic level in recorded and computerized formats to individuals who are unable to use standard print. Books, texts, and reference materials are available to people with dyslexia, or with visual, perceptual, or physical disabilities.
National Organizations for Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia
Chester Building, Suite 382
8600 La Salle Road
Baltimore, MD 21286-2044
The IDA is an international, non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia. IDA offers an international network that brings professionals in the field of dyslexia and parents together for a common purpose. Contact IDA for referral services for testing and tutoring, and for free information on assistive technologies; medical and educational research; national and local conferences and seminars; legislation; public awareness; and effective teaching methods.
1650 South Amphlett Blvd, Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94402-2516
Schwab Learning is a nonprofit service of the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation dedicated to helping kids with learning differences be successful in learning and life. They develop and deliver resources that provide parents of kids with learning differences -- and kids themselves -- with information, support and guidance. Schwab Learning services are delivered through two Web sites: one designed specifically for parents and another created expressly for kids, as well as outreach and community services.
U.S. Department of Education Information Resource Center
(800) 872-5327 (V; English/Spanish)
(800) 437-0833 (TTY)
Parent-friendly site provides useful information on IEPs, and special education publications related to education and autism.
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