Pearl River Special Education PTA

Autism Speaks

www.Autismspeaks.com

Every journey is unique, But everyone traveling down this road needs to know the same kind of information.  What is it, How to cope and How to grow with it.

 

"A Parent's Resource Guide to Learning Disorders"
http://know-the-ada.com/t3/guide-learning-disablities.html


 

Learning Disabilities (LD):

www.smartkidswithld.org (Smart Kids with LD)
www.ldanatl.org (Learning Disabilities Association)
www.schwablearning.org (A Parent's Guide to Helping Kids with Learning Difficulties)
www.nldontheweb.org (Nonverbal Learning Disorder)
 
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
www.chadd.org (CHADD:  Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
www.add.org (ADDA:  Attention Deficit Disorder Association)
www.additudemag.com  Online version of ADDitude Magazine for adults and parents living with attention deficit disorders.
 
Anxiety
http://www.calmclinic.com/  Calm Clinic for your Anxiety and Panic
 
All Disabilities:
 

New York State Department of Education

http://www.nysed.gov/

  

 Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities

http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/all/contact.htm

 

Reaching for the Future From school to adults life

http://www.rocklandboces.org/docs/specialed/reach2005.pdf

 

 Rockland County Department of Mental Health

http://www.co.rockland.ny.us/MHealth/default.htm

 

 Rockland BOCES Program Guide

http://www.rocklandboces.org/docs/specialed/0607programguide.pdf

 
www.nichcy.org (National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities) Includes information on virtually all recognized disabilities.  Use the A-Z index to find topics of interest. 
 
Mental Health
www.nimn.nih.gov (NIMH:  National Institute of Mental Health)  Provides info about Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Bipolar, Borderline Personality, Depression, Eating Disorders, Schizophrenia among others.
 
Deaf and Hearing Disabled:
www.nad.org (National Association of the Deaf)
 
Blind and Visually Impaired:
www.afb.org (American Foundation for the Blind)
 
Neurological Disorders:
www.ninds.nih.gov (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
(Includes information on a wide range of neurological disorders including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, among others)
 
Advocacy Law:
www.wrightslaw.com (Wright's Law)   Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys visit this site for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
 
www.reedmartin.com (Reed Martin)  Educational resource where parents, advocates, attorneys and school personnel come for accurate up-to-date information & strategies to secure rights of children with disabilities.
 
www.dredf.org (Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund)  A leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.
 
www.ideapractices.org (CEC: The Council for Exceptional Children)--the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.