Learning Disabilities Association of America,  The LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities and has over 200 state and local affiliates in 42 states and Puerto Rico.  The membership composed of individuals with learning disabilities, family members and concerned professionals, advocates for the almost three million students of school age with learning disabilities and for adults affected with learning disabilities.  The website contains articles for parents, teachers, professionals, and adults.


The mission of the Utah Parent Center is to help parents help their children with disabilities live included, productive lives as members of the community.  We accomplish our mission by providing accurate information, empathetic peer support, valuable training, and effective advocacy based on the concept of parents helping parents.  The UPC offers free training, information, referral, and assistance to parents and professionals through the provision of one-on-one consultations (or calls), workshops, and presentations.


Utah State Office of Education, The USOE website contains information on state legislation impacting education, information about curriculum, graduation requirements, and special education.



LD on Line, This is a website about learning disabilities and ADHD.   It serves parents, teachers and other professionals.  LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities.


LD Resources, This website was created to provide information for people with learning disabilities and people who work with people with learning disabilities.  It provides handouts in digital form and contains hundreds of articles on learning disabilities.


National Center for Learning Disabilities,  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.  NCLD provides information for parents, adults, teachers, and other professionals.


International Dyslexia Association, The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia.  The IDA membership consistes of a variety of professionals in partnership with people with dyslexia and their families and all others interested in The Association’s mission.



National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, The NICHCY offers information about disabilities.  They serve the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth.  You’ll also find easy-to-read information on IDEA, the law authorizing early intervention services and special education.  Their State Resource Sheets will help you connect with the disability agencies and organizations in your state.  The site has many free articles and publications and a newsletter.



Wrightslaw, Parents educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.  They have an extensive library of articles, cases, and resources on dozens of topics.



National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke



National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, The NICHD was initially established to investigate the broad aspects of human development as a meands to understanding developmental disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities and the events that occur during pregnancy.  Today the Institute conducts and supports research on all stages of human development, from preconception to adulthood, to better understand health of children, adults, families, and communities.



Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.



LD Podcast is a weekly podcast about all aspects of learning disabilities and kids who struggle in school.  We interview educators, authors, doctors, and professionals who work with children who are having some trouble in school or have developmental delays, whether or not they have a diagnosis of a specific learning disability.  Most importantly, we also talk to other parents who have kids with learning disabilities and have tread down this often confusing path before, to help you make sense of this world, and how you can best help your child.


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