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Web Links to Several Helpful LD Websites

Sharp Academy: - Local private school in Lubbock, TX, for students with learning differences.



Americans with Disabilities Act


Apraxia Kids - The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). Our mission is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia, so that each child has their best opportunity to develop speech.


Attention Deficit Disorder Association - Southern Region (ADDA-SR) - This web site provides information to assist parents, teachers, professionals, adults with ADHD or anyone wanting to learn more about ADHD.


Attention Deficit Disorder Resources - The web site of Attention Deficit Disorder Resources has over 100 articles written by national ADHD authorities as well as adults with ADHD.  Plenty of information for parents too. 100 plus links to ADHD-related web sites.   Includes the National ADHD Directory with over 1000 ADHD Service Providers listed as well as a National ADHD Events Calendar.  Free monthly eNews available.




Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research - The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research provides research-based programming to enhance the quality of life for families and students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Additionally, the center studies and disseminates best practice methods for transitioning individuals with autism spectrum disorders from secondary school to adulthood




CADRE - Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education - CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution, encourages the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies to resolve disagreements about special education and early intervention programs.


Center for Development and Learning - CDL - Founded in 1992, the Center for Development and Learning (CDL) is a results-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. CDL specializes in the development and dissemination of leading edge research, knowledge, and best practices from multiple disciplines that impact teaching and learning. CDL's mission is to improve the life chances of all children, especially those at high risk, by increasing school success.


CHADD - Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - This national non-profit, tax-exempt organization provides education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.




IDEA 2004 - This new U. S. Department of Education web site was created to provide a one-stop shop for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations. The site provides searchable versions of the statute and regulations, as well as, access to cross-referenced content from other laws, such as the No Child Left Behind Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.


IDEA Partnership - This web site reflects the collaborative work of more than 55 national organizations, as well as technical assistance providers, and State and local organizations and agencies. Together with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the Partner organizations form a community with the potential to transform the way we work.


International Dyslexia Association - IDA - The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of the learning disability, dyslexia. IDA is the oldest such organization in the U.S. that serves individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field.




LD Online - LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.


Learning Disability Association of Texas - The Learning Disabilities Association of Texas (LDAT) is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to advancing the education and general welfare of persons with learning disabilities.


Lyon, Reid Dr.  Dr. Lyon worked closely with the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and Congress on the development of evidence-based education policy. From 2001 until 2005, he served as an advisor on education research and policies to President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in addition to directing his programs at the NIH. Dr. Lyon has testified numerous times before U.S. Senate and House committees, addressing issues related to the role of neuroscience in education, the need for scientific research to guide educational practices and policies, evidence-based teacher education, early childhood development, learning disabilities, reading development and reading disorders, the re-authorization of Head Start, and the re-authorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Act.




National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) - The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.


National Center on Response to Intervention RTI State Database - The State Database provides resources on a number of topics related to response to intervention (RTI). The resources, which range from policy documents and briefs to trainings and tools, were developed by states, districts, or territories, in the U.S. who are in different stages of implementing Response to Intervention.


National Center on Student Progress Monitoring - A national technical assistance and dissemination center, funded by OSEP, dedicated to the implementation of scientifically based student progress monitoring.


National Coalition on Auditory Processing Disorders - The mission of the National Coalition on Auditory Processing Disorders, Inc. is to assist families and individuals affected by auditory processing disorders through education, support, and public awareness as well as promoting auditory access of information for those affected by auditory processing disorders.


National Resource Center on ADHD - The National Resource Center on AD/HD (NRC): A Program of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), was established in 2002 to be the national clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on AD/HD. The NRC provides comprehensive information and support to individuals with AD/HD, their families and friends, and the professionals involved in their lives




Partners Resource Texas Partners Resource Network (PRN) is a non-profit agency that operates the statewide network of federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI's) in Texas. Our web site is designed to provide timely information and to link the visitor with other resources in Texas and the nation. 




Reading Rockets
This is a Web site by Reading Rockets that helps parents and teachers determine the specific problem a child may be experiencing with reading. The Web site describes aspects of reading such as phonological awareness and fluency and gives examples of how each area affects a child's reading. The tool gives suggestions of ways to help and resources for more information.


Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic - Texas - The Texas Unit of Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic® was founded in 1973 in Austin, Texas. We are one of 29 studios around the US recording textbooks and educational material onto RFB&D's Classic Cassettes™, and RFB&D's AudioPlus® books.




SchwabLearning - The vision at Schwab Learning is to help kids with learning differences be successful in learning and life by providing LD information and resources to parents.

Sharp Academy -

Sharp Academy is a Private co-ed school serving students in Grades 4 through 9.  Our purpose is providing learning different students with average or above intelligence, with full, effective curriculum through individualized, structured multisensory programs. Learning differences include dyslexia, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oral, auditory and language processing disorders. Lubbock, TX.

Shelton School - Shelton School mission: a school and resource center dedicated to making a difference by serving and empowering the lives of students who learn differently Because Not All Great Minds Think Alike


Special Education Rules & Regulations - Side-by-side resource of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), State Board of Education Rules, Commissioner's Rules, and Texas State Laws.




Texas Behavior Support Initiative - The Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI) is designed to build capacity in Texas schools for the provision of Positive Behavior Support (PBS) to all students.The TBSI training modules assist campus teams in developing and implementing a wide range of behavior strategies and prevention-based interventions.


Texas Education Agency (TEA) - A Division of IDEA


Texas Parent to Parent - Texas Parent to Parent supports children with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and other special needs by empowering their families to be advocates for them through peer support, resource referral and public awareness.


Texas Project First - The Texas Project First web site provides information and resources available to parents of students with disabilities.




Washington PAVE - Washington PAVE is a parent directed organization that works with families, individuals with disabilities, professionals and community members in all walks of life and with all types of disabilities.


The What Works Clearinghouse - Established by the U.S. Department of Education, this web site provides the public with a central source of research-based evidence of what works in education.


The Winston School  School inspired and named after Churchill, works with students to help them develop the skills necessary to succeed in school and in life. While their potential is great, they have received a verifiable diagnosis of a Learning Disability, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or both. Students that  have extraordinary potential; they just learn differently.


Wrightslaw - This site offers accurate, current information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.


LLDC Favorite Links:


Accommodations and modifications


College Info for LD students


College Check List of questions to ask


College List of colleges with comprehensive LD Programs


Parent’s incredible advocacy story


IDEA Complete parent guide to law – every parent should read this!  


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