Learning Disability Websites and Support Groups

International Dyslexia Association

LD Online website on learning disabilities and learning differences

LD and Attention website with many resources

East Bay Dyslexia Support: Decoding Dyslexia Tri Valley Support Group (Alameda County group forming soon)

California Dyslexia Guidelines, California Department of Education, Updated 10/17,

SF and South Bay Parent Education and Resources: Parents Education Network/ Children's Health Council

AD/HD Online Resources and Support Groups

National CHADD Website and Local CHADD Groups (Children and Adults with AD/HD) CHADD is a national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy, and support for individuals with AD/HD. In addition to publishing the bi-monthly ATTENTION magazine for members, CHADD offers training to parents and educators. Regional CHADD groups offer support meetings and other services to people impacted by AD/HD and ADD.

Additude Magazine, a free online magazine that has excellent articles, resources for individuals affected by AD/HD, parent and educators, webinars, and newsletters summarizing the most recent research.

National Resource Center on AD/HD- A program within CHADD, this is the nation’s first clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on AD/HD.

MIND Institute AD/HD Program, The MIND Institute website has information about AD/HD, raising awareness, current clinical research studies, past presentations and resources.

Addvance (AD/HD Website focusing on girls and lifespan issues), The founders of this site, Patricia Quinn, M.D. and Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., are both internationally recognized authorities on AD/HD and authors of many books for children, teens, and adults. Initially focused only on the long-overlooked needs of women and girls with AD/HD. Now this new and expanded site has been developed to address the varied needs of all people with AD/HD across the lifespan.

Book Resources for Parents, Educators and Individuals with AD/HD:

Understanding Girls with AD/HD by Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., Ellen Littman, Ph.D. and Patricia Quinn, M.D. provides information, parent checklists, and ways that parents can help their daughters with ADHD from preschool years through high school years.

Attention, Girls!: A Guide to Learn All About Your AD/HD, by Patricia O. Quinn     

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential, by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare. Published by Guilford Press

Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential, by Richard Guare, Peg Dawson and Colin GuarePublished by Guilford Press

Multi-sensory Reading Programs:

Wilson Reading Program, Fundations, Just Words



Barton Reading and Spelling System:

Multi-sensory Math Programs:

Making Math Real

Bilingual Assessment and Support for Dual-Language Children and Families

Colorin Colorado

Autism Online Resources:

Autism Speaks

Autism Internet Modules

UC Davis Mind Institute

California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN)

Emotional Regulation/ Behavioral Regulation, Mindfulness Websites and Books

Social Thinking

When my Worries Get Too Big, by Kari Dunn Buron

Ahn’s Anger, by Gail Silver

Steps and Stones, by Gail Silver

When Sophie Gets Angry-- Really, Really Angry, by Molly Bang

How are you Peeling?, by Saxton Freymann

Zones of Regulation, Leah Kuypers,

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (Ross Green),

Literature about Neurodiversity and Physical Differences (Grades 3 and up)

A Boy Called Bat, by Alana Arnold

Fish in a Tree, by Linda Mullaly Hunt

Wonder, by Raquel Palacio

Genetic/ Health Conditions

Genetic Information for School Success

National Association for Rare Diseases

Genetic Alliance

Betty Clooney Center for Traumatic Brain Injury

Recommended Articles

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Looking into the future for a child with autism:

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