Recommended Web Sites About Special Ed

These top ADHD and LD Web sites will immerse you in the world of special education.

  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

chadd.org
(800) 233-4050
CHADD offers local support services to parents, teachers, and other professionals. Its Web site features an online community, an ADHD directory, and information about your child's legal rights at school.

  • The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)

copaa.org
(443) 451-5270
COPAA helps parents secure high-quality educational services for children with disabilities. Search its Web site for member attorneys and advocates in your area.

  • LD Online

ldonline.org
(703) 998-2060
Parents, teachers, and kids will find a wealth of information about learning disabilities. The site features FAQs, expert advice, and several forums.

  • Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

ldanatl.org
(412) 341-1515
The LDA site offers a four-hour special-education training course for parents, plus advice on a range of topics, from finding tutors to helping a child choose a career.

  • Schwab Learning

schwablearning.org
(650) 655-2410
Schwab Learning's Web site has articles about managing ADHD, getting financial assistance, and improving reading and writing skills. It features a parent-to-parent message board and a weekly newsletter.

  • Wrightslaw

wrightslaw.com
This Web site focuses on special-education law and advocacy for children with disabilities. It offers thousands of articles and cases, breaking news, and a newsletter.

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