Special Needs Book Review is a great site for parents of children with special needs to read about the latest releases and best sellers on special needs parenting. Find more advice on helping a child with challenging needs through their popular Author Interview Series as most are parents, educators, or heath care professionals of kids with special needs. www.specialneedsbookreview.com.
Read a review of my book “When the School Says No…How to Get the Yes!” at the Special Needs Book Review.
The mission of National Center on Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. We’re working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life. http://www.ncld.org/
Understood.org – Parents want the best for their children. We do, too. For the first time ever, 15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey. https://www.understood.org/en
I am proud to be a member of the following two groups. You may become a member as well. Visit these sites.
Human development professionals began gathering in the Parenting 2.0 group on LinkedIn in 2009. Today, Parenting 2.0 is LinkedIn’s top ranked parenting group, unifying over 5000 Life Skills Educators in more than seventy countries and growing daily. http://www.parenting2pt0.org/
The Global Presence is the humanitarian service arm of Parenting 2.0. Global Presence Ambassadors share P20’s mission in cities around the globe through three goals: 1) unifying Life Skills Educators, 2) retiring the passive paradigm of children simply “learning what they live” and embracing a more proactive educational process for Life Skills and 3) improving parental access to Life Skills educators and resources. http://www.parenting2pt0.org/the-global-presence/
Decoding Dyslexia is a parent-led grassroots movement for dyslexia over information for parents of children with dyslexia. http://www.decodingdyslexia.net/
Elizabeth C. Hamblet, MS. Ed., M.A.T. who authored the book 7 Steps for Success: High School to College Transition Strategies for Students with Disabilities, is a speaker, and consultant who works to help students with disabilities make a successful transition to college. She offers advice, consultations, and presentations based on her professional experiences working both ends of the transition, as a high school special educator, and a college-level learning disabilities specialist. Visit her website at http://www.ldadvisory.com/families_students/
Michael Hart, Ph.D. is a child psychologist with 25 years of experience in parent and teacher training, educational technology, learning differences and diagnostic assessment of dyslexia and attention problems. He is the founder/owner of www.doctormichaelhart.com and is currently providing online webinars and courses regarding the proper educational care of our dyslexic students. Dr. Hart is intensely focused on supporting parents and teachers as they become better informed and more experienced in the effective treatment of our dyslexic students.
Dyslexia Training Institute provides training for those who want to learn more about dyslexia and/or become certificated special education advocates for those children with dyslexia http://www.dyslexiatraininginstitute.org/
Institute of Education Sciences has the mission of providing rigorous and relevant evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly. http://ies.ed.gov/
National Center on Educational Outcomes was established in 1990 to provide national leadership in designing and building educational assessments and accountability systems that appropriately monitor educational results for all students, including students with disabilities and English Language Learners (ELLs)http://www.cehd.umn.edu/nceo/default.html
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act http://idea.ed.gov/
Center for Parent Information and Resources (replaces NICHCY) provides information on IDEA/504 for parents and educators http://www.parentcenterhub.org/resources/.
They also provide support to state and regional parent centers for children with disabilities. http://www.parentcenterhub.org/ptacs/
Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers provides technical assistance to more than 100 Parent Centers funded under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). PACER Center is the ALLIANCE National Technical Assistance Center and works with six regional centers across the country as a unified technical assistance system. http://www.pacer.org/alliance/
Office of Special Education Programs is dedicated to improving results for toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html
US Department of Education has the mission of promoting student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access www.ed.gov
Office for Civil Rights mission is protecting students and adults with disabilities and provides oversight on issues related to Section 504 http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html
Autism Asperger’s Digest http://autismdigest.com/
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ProviderSearch.com is a web-based tool designed to assist families in their search for quality professionals who can help work with and enhance the lives of their loved ones with special needs. http://providersearch.com/
TrainingVenue.com offers professionals the ability to create and produce their own training with built in authoring tools AND the ability to offer those training’s. http://trainingvenue.com/
ADVOCATES Dedicated to discussing issues experience by new and long term special education advocates and special education consultants.
Law and Special Education Services This group is for professionals in law, education, advocacy, business, families, and people with disabilities to discuss laws and current trends in special education services within the United States and Canada.