The internet has a wealth of information which can be both helpful and overwhelming. There are numerous sites dedicated to providing persons with disabilities, families, and professionals with accurate information and support. Below are some websites that provide multiple resources and information on education, disabilities, community services, advocacy and other valuable topics.
The mission of PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents. This website provides multiple tools and resources for parents and professionals across the nation.
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
NCLD’s website is devoted to learning disabilities, early literacy, the effective implementation of Response to Intervention in school districts nationwide, and policy and advocacy. The website has interactive programs, webinars, information about learning disabilities or related disorders, various parent guides and publications, and other valuable resources for parents, educators, other advocates.
LD OnLine provides information about learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Parents and teachers of learning disabled children will find resources on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.
The Center for Parent Information and Resources
The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.
This website provides information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. It presents information developed for parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys in lay terms.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC website has information and resources about health and safety, disability and disease specific information, publications, news and health alerts, fact sheets, and various other information and resources for individuals of all ages and professionals.