Helpful Links & Resources
The following organizations are resources for parents with children who have learning and attention differences. We have provided the following website links for your convenience.
A comprehensive resource for parents of children with learning and attention issues, powered by the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD).
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has launched a new, interactive, online resource center to support children and adults living with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Information and support for children and adults with attention deficit disorders.
A cross-indexed website/database containing audio, video and transcripts with the world's leading experts in fields related to reading.
A local organization developed to promote the ideals of independent education as well as strengthen the relationships between its member schools.
Decoding Dyslexia OH is a grassroots movement driven by parents concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia. This is a great resource for parents in the public school system who need help understanding how to navigate the alphabet soup of ODE, ETR, RTI and more!
DyslexiaHelp is designed to help dyslexia, parents and professionals understand and learn about dyslexia and language disability. This informative website contains tips and ideas on apps, activities, materials, website links, and other resources.
Founded by Ben Foss in 2003, Headstrong Nation aims to end the isolation of the world's largest (it's true!) disability group by providing information about dyslexia, self-advocacy and new technologies. To do this they help dyslexic adults and parents of dyslexic children learn the facts, figure out how to play to their strengths, and connect with others to form a movement dedicated to leveling the playing field for people with dyslexia. The page linked above offers support tools for parents including information on how to advocate for your child, navigating the IEP process, and assistive tech tools to make learning more efficient.
Exactly what is an Individualized Education Plan, and why are parents, teachers, and students always talking about them? Learn more about IEPs, their benefits...and why they can be so overwhelming!
An organization of more than 200 schools from 15 states of the Midwest region dedicated to assisting member schools in preserving their independence.
INFOhio, a virtual K-12 library, transforms teaching and learning by connecting educational resources with the power of information technology. An online "Parent Center" offers books and reading resources, homework help tools, parent toolkits, internet safety and more.
An interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers and children.
A non-profit organization consisting of approximately 1300 member schools whose purpose is to support and advance independent education in the United States.
One of the foremost national not-for-profit organizations committed to improving the lives of those affected by learning differences.
A non-profit organization consisting of member schools whose purpose is to support and advance independent education in Ohio.
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Reading Rockets is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation's capital, and is funded by a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.