LD, ADHD & ASD Websites
"The world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD" and "a national educational service of WETA-TV, the PBS station in Washington, D.C." Offers impressive depth and breadth on LD and ADHD topics, as well as links to other resources and a calendar of LD/ADHD conferences.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders)
A National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) resource site that is both readable and authoritative.
ASHA: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association:
Understanding Central Auditory Processing Disorders in Children
ASHA is "the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 145,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally."
Asperger's Association of New England
AANE's mission is "to foster awareness, respect, acceptance, and support for individuals with AS [Asperger Syndrome] and related conditions and their families."
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
The mission of ADDA is to provide "information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives. We provide hope, empowerment and connections worldwide by bringing together science and the human experience for both adults with ADHD and professionals who serve them."
The Autism Society "improves the lives of all affected by autism through education, advocacy, services, research and support."
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
"CHADD is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families."
International Dyslexia Association
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is "a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them."
Learning Disabilities Association
"LDA's mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations. Today, LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities." It has state, local, and international chapters.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
"NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities."
Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association
"NLDA is a non-profit corporation dedicated to research, education, and advocacy for nonverbal learning disorders."
(NLDA no longer owns its URL. The Library will periodically check to see if this organization has returned or if a new one has filled its gap.)
NLD on the Web offers articles and a book list about nonverbal learning disorders. NLD book author Pamela B. Tanguay created and maintains the site. (It's not an organization, but it's the best website we've found on NLD.)
OASIS @ MAAP: The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support Center
"The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center has joined with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder / Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS)."