Learning is a complex and individual process. There is no single best way to learn, but most students follow a well-defined trajectory of learning milestones as they move from preschool through high school. Students who learn differently, on the other hand, often do not perform well within the confines of traditional formal education. To help you better understand students with LD, ADHD, and ASD, we have provided links to highly recognized organizations in each of these areas below.
Educators and parents frequently ask the LCIRT team about their experiences, their research, and the evidence-based practices they recommend. At the bottom of this page are some frequently asked questions, with answers from our team. Please be advised that our responses do not represent legal or medical advice. Landmark College is not liable for any consequences, adverse or otherwise, due to information provided on this site.
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- Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) http://www.ahead.org/
AHEAD is a professional membership organization that addresses policy and service issues relating to disabilities in higher education
- BestColleges.com College Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities and Overivew of College Resources for Students with Disabilitites
Provides help for college students with learning disabilities self-advocate and feel comfortable seeking the services they need and deserve.
- Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) http://www.cldinternational.org/
CLD provides evidence-based strategies and approaches for educating individuals with LD
- International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD) http://www.iarld.com/
The IARLD is a professional organization dedicated to conducting and disseminating research about LD.
- International Dyslexia Association (IDA) http://www.interdys.org/
The IDA provides research and resources on the effective treatment of dyslexia and other language-based LD.
- Learning Ally www.LearningAlly.org
Founded in 1948 as Recording for the Blind, Learning Ally serves K-12, college and graduate students, as well as veterans and lifelong learners - all of whom cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities.
- Learning Disabilities Association of America http://ldaamerica.org/ 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.
- Learning Disabilities Worldwide (LDW) http://www.ldam.org/
Learning Disabilities Worldwide seeks to educate the international audience on how to effectively address LD.
- LD Online http://www.ldonline.org/
A comprehensive website resource on LD for educators, parents and students.
- National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) http://www.ncld.org/
The NCLD, also known as LD.org, provides information and events to educate and empower individuals living with an LD.
- Society for Disability Studies (SDS) http://www.disstudies.org/
The SDS focuses on researching and promoting disability studies as an academic discipline, and includes national and international experts.
- Teaching LD http://teachingld.org/join
Teaching LD, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children, is an international professional organization that provides resources for students with LD.
- Understood http://understood.org
Resources for parents with children ages 3-20 with learning and attention issues.
- ADHD Coaches (ACO) http://www.adhdcoaches.org/
The ADHD Coaches Organization is a professional membership organization that provides resources and training for those interested in ADHD coaching.
- Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) http://www.add.org/
The ADDA is a non-profit organization focused on providing information and resources to adults living with ADHD.
- ADDitude http://www.additudemag.com/
ADDitude Magazine provides various information and resources to individuals learning, working, and living with ADHD.
- Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) http://www.chadd.org/
CHADD provides ADHD resources to individuals, parents, teachers, and professionals via 200 local chapters throughout the United States.
- National Resource Center on ADHD http://www.help4adhd.org/
The National Resource Center on ADHD, a program of CHADD, serves as the national clearinghouse for science-based information and resources on ADHD.
- National Institute of Child Health & Human Development-National Institutes of Health (NIH): www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/autism/conditioninfo/Pages/default.aspx
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes-NIH www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Autism Spectrum Disorder www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html
- Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org
Learn more about the progressive and innovative services for students with ASD at Landmark College.