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Disabilities Web Sites
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Learning Disabilities Information
LD OnLine is the leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Parents and teachers of learning disabled children will find authoritative guidance on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ (NCLD) mission is to ensure success for all individuals with learning disabilities in school, at work and in life. The purpose of the National Center for Learning Disabilities is to:
- Connect parents and others with resources, guidance and support so they can advocate effectively for their children.
- Deliver evidence-based tools, resources and professional development to educators to improve student outcomes.
- Develop policies and engage advocates to strengthen educational rights and opportunities.
TeachingLD is a service of the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) of the Council for Exceptional Children. DLD is the largest international professional organization focused on Learning Disabilities. The purpose of TeachingLD is to provide trustworthy and up-to-date resources about teaching students with Learning Disabilities. In addition to serving as a resource for members of DLD, TeachingLD.org publishes content about assessment, instruction, and policy related to Learning Disabilities. Readers can find information about curriculum-based measurement for monitoring student progress; teaching methods such a co-teaching and direct instruction; and current issues such as response-to-intervention models.
A website devoted to understanding LD, strategies for working with students with LD, and how to best meet the learning styles of the students with LD in the classroom.
This site serves as a resource to state- and district-level educators, parents, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about and implementing AIM, Accessible Instructional Materials.
The mission of New Hampshire Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation is to assist eligible New Hampshire citizens with disabilities secure suitable employment and financial and personal independence by providing rehabilitation services. People with disabilities can work and take advantage of the opportunities available to the citizens of New Hampshire. Yet they face barriers that prevent them from achieving their goals. Vocational Rehabilitation assists persons with disabilities to achieve their employment goals. Vocational Rehabilitation is a joint State/Federal program that seeks to empower people to make informed choices, build viable careers, and live more independently in the community.
A website devoted to the most current events related to education. The site is available for the most part for free, and there are some exclusive areas that are open to members only.
ProfessionalStudiesAE.org, is the portal for online professional development brought to you by ProLiteracy and World Education. This website provides high-quality trainings with, and for, adult educators. Most of the webinars are free and are evidence-based practices that you can be used in your work with adult learners.
A well-organized and informative site with easy
links to topics. While much information is oriented
to children with LD, you can click on “More
Search Options” and use Advanced Search to
request adult education, which will yield many resources.
One example is “Living with LD,” an
excellent resource with empathetic language and
New Hampshire International Dyslexia Association.
This site is very comprehensive and covers anything
anyone might want to know about dyslexia (learning
disability in reading.) It has good links to helpful
sites and free downloads of reading assessment tools
for young people.
International Dyslexia Association. This site provides
information and helpful resources for all involved
in work with people with dyslexia. The main menu
is pictorial according to the need of the user.
Each resource can be adapted according to the age
or needs of the person using the site.
A national dissemination and professional development system, providing information on literacy research, practice, and resources. It is the home of the Learning to Achieve initiative on helping adult learners with learning disabilities.
Learning Disability Association of America (LDA)
This is the largest non profit volunteer organization
advocating for individuals
with LD with over 200 state and local affiliates
in the U.S. It provides support and resources for
parents, teachers, and adults based on current research
The Literacy and Learning Disabilities Special Collections
This site aims to provide a single point of access
to information on LD issues for adults with learning
disabilities and adult education teachers and tutors.
Website for Richard Cooper, includes resources on ADHD, LD, and test anxiety—some resources that can be downloaded and a catalog for ordering.
This article is about understanding learning disabilities in children, but the descriptions may be useful for adults, too.
Other Disabilities Information
The official site for information about Vocational
Rehabilitation in New Hampshire. Adults with disabilities
may seek assistance from VR for services related
to employment. Some adults may qualify for VR assistance
with assessment to determine a learning disability.
Job Accommodations Network. This site’s purpose
is to assist the disabled and employers of the disabled
on the job. It gives some great accommodation ideas
for anyone with a disability.
This site is designed “to equip ABE managers, teachers, volunteers and tutors to empower, educate and improve the lives of their students with disabilities.” There is information written by specialists about LD and other disabilities including brain injury, mental health, and ADHD. Some references are Minnesota-specific, but most of the information would apply anywhere.
Information about Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008
National Association of Adult with Special Learning Needs
Other Disabilities Information, recommended by LD Consultants Robin Letendre and Linda Swenson
Web page of the Asperger’s Association of New England
Web page of the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire
UNH Institute on Disability
Technology Information, recommended by LD Consultant Linda Swenson
Assistive Technology in New Hampshire, a program housed at the UNH Institute on Disability
This is a monthly newsletter that sends information on assistive technology plus much more.
This website for the GED Testing Service® includes general information for GED® examiners, educators, and for students. You can also find information about accommodations on the GED Tests for people with disabilities.
This site does not focus specifically on LD, but
it offers a wealth of briefs and study guides related
to research and practice in adult education including
guidelines for conducting study circles in “Skills
for Health Care Access and Navigation” and
“Research-based Adult Reading Instruction,”
a brief on “Applying Research Findings to
Instruction for Adult English Language Students,”
and a monograph on “An Evidence-based Adult
Education Program Model Appropriate for Research.”
You will also be able to find a great deal of information
about Multiple Intelligences and to download the
entire text of books including Applying Research
in Reading Instruction for Adults: First Steps for
Teachers by Susan McShane.