Helpful Web sites:


Legal and Advocacy (special ed law and advocacy tips for parents) (council of parent attorneys and advocates) (a parent’s guide to response to intervention) (Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution, encourages the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies to resolve disagreements about special education and early intervention programs) (US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights) (parent educational advocacy training center) (US Dept. of Education IDEA regulations website) (VESID/special ed. info)


Learning Disabilites (excellent web site with free tools for schools and parents) (Reading instruction and assessment) (learning disability website) (gifted children with LD) (parents guide to helping kids with learning differences) (positive behavioral interventions and supports) (NYU child study center website-lots of good info) (has good programs and in-services through the guidance department) (Connecticut Association for Children with LD) (Lives in the Balance is the non-profit organization founded by child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene, author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School, and originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach) (national research center on LD) (children and adults with ADHD)

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