• Learning Disabilities

    Understood.org For parents with children ages 3–20 who are struggling with learning and attention issues. The mission of understood.org is to empower parents to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences. The site features resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more, 

    Child Development Institute This website is designed to provide the information and tools parents need to understand their unique child/children and to enable them to help each child develop into the successful human being they were meant to be. 

    Parents Helping Parents Parents Helping Parents (PHP) strives to improve the quality of life for any child with any special need of any age, through educating, supporting and training their primary caregivers.

    The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is committed to ensuring that all students with learning disabilities graduate from high school with a standard diploma—prepared for college and the workplace.

    CHADD Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. In addition to their website CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD.

    Marin SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) The SELPA and member local education agencies (LEAs) foster coordination between general and special education for prevention and early intervention of suspected disabilities.  The SELPA also ensures appropriate education services for individuals with disabilities by working cooperatively with other public and private agencies to support a full complement of special education services for students.

    Learning Disabilities Association of America Parents are often baffled by the problems presented by a child with learning disabilities. Often this “invisible disability” does not become obvious until a child reaches school age. Even then, difficulties may be subtle and hard to recognize. This site has information on understanding learning disabilities, negotiating the special education process, and helping your child and yourself.