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Special Education: Getting Support for Your Child

Resources

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Web SiteWrightslaw
http://www.wrightslaw.com/
This site provides information about advocacy for children with disabilities.

Web SiteAcademy of Special Needs Planners
http://www.specialneedsanswers.com/
Helping parents and others in planning for their own futures and for those of family members with special needs.

Web SiteU.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov
This government site offers advice, links, homework help, and information for parents, teachers, and students.

OrganizationParent Teacher Association (PTA)
http://www.pta.org
The PTA encourages parental involvement in public schools.

Web SiteThe Special Needs Alliance
http://specialneedsalliance.org/home
The Special Needs Alliance helps people with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who represent them. Find national and local services and support programs, get answers to questions about finances and disability benefits, or search the attorney database to find help with legal matters.

Web SiteFamily Voices
http://www.familyvoices.org
This website brings together families who have children with special health needs.

OrganizationLearning Disabilities Association of America
http://www.ldanatl.org
The purpose of this national nonprofit organization is to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who manifest disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature.

OrganizationNational Center for Learning Disabilities
http://www.ncld.org
This group provides information, resources, and referral services, develops and supports innovative educational programs, seminars, and workshops, and advocates for more effective policies and legislation to help individuals with learning disabilities. Contact them at: National Center for Learning Disablities 381 Park Ave. S. Suite 1401 New York, NY 10016 (212) 545-7510

OrganizationOffice of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/index.html
This Web site provides information and lists programs dedicated to educating children with special needs.

OrganizationAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
http://www.asha.org/
This group provides services for professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science, and advocates for people with communication disabilities.

Web SiteSpecial Needs Answers
http://www.specialneedsanswers.com
Special Needs Answers offers information to help plan the future of kids with special needs, including a searchable attorney database to find someone who can answer legal questions and assist in planning.

Web SiteAdolescent Health Transition Project
http://depts.washington.edu/healthtr
This is a health and transition resource for adolescents with special health care needs, chronic illnesses, and physical or developmental disabilities.



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