Since coming to RLAC, the hope that my son can learn has now become a reality. I now have tears and emotional feelings of joy, because at the age of seventeen, my son is finally reading.
– RLAC Parent

Links to Helpful Resources

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Internet Resources for Teachers

We have discovered the vastness of the resources available to teachers on the internet. Following are a variety of resources that are most helpful to teachers. Please feel free to visit these sites to see if you can find anything of interest.

Teachers Helping Teachers
http://www.pacificnet.net/%7emandel/index.html
Lesson plans and ideas for all curriculum areas, teacher chat area.

Education News
http://www.educationnews.org/
Keep up-to-date on educational issues and topics from all over the United States. Includes newspaper articles, commentaries, and reports.

Teacher Net
http://teachers.net
Resource for exchanging ideas, finding jobs, connecting with education groups.

Teacher Magazine
http://www.teachermagazine.org/tm/index.html
Provides on-line access to Teacher Magazine articles and Education Week Articles.

Schwab Foundation for Learning
http://www.schwablearning.org/
Founded by Charles Schwab, this is a place for educators and parents to go for information and support when working with LD children.

Education World, Where Teachers Go to Learn
http://www.education-world.com/
Find lesson plans, search their database for over 100,000 educational sites on any topic you can think of, search for jobs, research topics, find children's books, read education articles...

Tammy's Tidbits Educational Resources
http://www.globalschoolnet.org/GSH/
This site offers links to web sites for and by teachers offering teaching ideas in every curricular area. Visit the "Teachers Resource" link for hundreds more site links!

iPad Apps for Literacy Instruction
http://www.interdys.org/iPadAppsforLiteracyInstruction.htm
Provides links to iPad apps that reinforce literary instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, morphology, text comprehension, and written expression.


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Resources for Attention Deficit Disorder

ADD News:
http://www.adhdnews.com/
A wealth of ADHD resources.

One ADD Place:
http://www.oneaddplace.com/
On line community consolidating in ONE PLACE information and resources related to ADD and LD.

National Attention Deficit Disorders Association:
http://www.add.org/
An organization built around the needs of young adults and adults with ADD.

CH.A.D.D:
http://www.chadd.org/
A national non-profit organization with local chapters. Active in preserving the rights of individuals with ADD.

Born to Explore! The Other Side of ADD:
http://borntoexplore.org
This site looks at ADD from a positive point of view. Creativity and intelligence are also part of ADD.

The Child Success Network:
http://www.childsuccessnetwork.com/
Child Success Network, LLC, Personalized Learning Solutions, and College Success Network were established to help all students learn and apply new health and learning skills, which will transform their lives to a new path of success.


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Resources for Advocacy (IEP and Section 504)

Mediation Information and Resource Center:
http://www.mediate.com/
Brings together resources for finding mediators or mediation solutions. Start with "Mediation Information" to find resources for Special Education.

The Special Ed Advocate:
http://www.wrightslaw.com/
Outstanding information about YOUR RIGHTS and THE LAW. Articles, cases, legal information, free newsletter.

Basic Similarities and Differences of IDEA and 504:
http://www.ldonline.org/article/6086
Learn about how IDEA and 504 relate to each individual's needs.


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Resources for Laws and Accommodations

Web sites that offer resources for parents seeking help with laws and accommodations.

Legal information on your rights and free email newsletter
"The Special Ed Advocate":
http://www.wrightslaw.com

Basic Similarities and Differences of IDEA and 504:
http://www.ldonline.org/article/6086


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Resources for Special Education / LD / Dyslexia

International Dyslexia Association:
http://interdys.org/
(Formerly Orton Dyslexia Society) A non-profit scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia. Receive information about dyslexia. Sponsors conferences and local chapters in all states.

Learning Disabilities Association of America:
http://www.ldanatl.org/
A national non-profit organization whose purpose is to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults with learning disabilities. Join nationally and meet with a local chapter to receive assistance with learning disability issues.

Schwab Foundation:
http://www.schwablearning.org/
Founded by Charles Schwab, himself a dyslexic, this site has numerous resources for parents on dyslexia, LD, and ADD.  Message boards and more.

Dyslexia Reading Well:
http://www.dyslexia-reading-well.com
This website offers resources to help parents and teachers understand dyslexia and find solutions tailored to their needs.

LD OnLine:
http://www.ldonline.org
Resources for parents in many aspect of learning disabilities. Read articles, search topics, share stories, follow LD calendar events, etc...

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities:
http://www.nichcy.org/
A National information and referral site providing information on disabilities and related issues for families and educators. 

Internet Special Education Resources:
http://www.iser.com
Resources and links to sites for special education on the web.

Michigan Alliance for Families:
http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/
This organization provides information, support, and education for families who have children (birth through 26 years of age) who receive (or may be eligible to receive) special education services.


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Other Support Resources

Cerebral Palsy Guide:
http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com
This organization shares educational materials to families and individuals affected by cerebral palsy, including information about different therapies, treatment options, and financial resources..

EDUFAX:
http://edufax.com/ld.html
This site has a special section for college-bound LD students as well as other college-related information.

Special education Resources on-Line:
http://www.seriweb.com
Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education. This collection exists in order to make on-line Special Education resources more easily and readily available in one location.


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