Concord Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

Disability Links

Page Index: ADD/ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Autism, Aspergers, Attachment Disorder /  Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Behavior & Social, Bi-Polar, Birth Injury , Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Central Auditory Processing Deficit or Dysfunction (CAPD), Cerebral PalsyDepression / Suicude, Development Delayed, Dyslexia, Dysparaxia / Apraxia, Diabetes, Down's Syndrome, Epilepsy, Executive Functioning Disorder, Learning Disabilities (LD), Gifted, Mental Health, Mental Retardation (MR), NonVerbal Learning Disorder (NLD / NVLD), Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Reading, Rett Syndrome (RTT), Sensory Integration (SI), Tourette Syndrome (TS), Trauma, Organizations/Associations, and Collections of links.

Disability Links


Attention Deficit Disorder - ADD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder- ADHD

American Academy of Pediatrics: Clinical Practice Guideline:
         Diagnosis and Evaluation of the Child With
         Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
Attention Deficit Disorder Association 
Help for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
ADHD information tools, support
LD Online: ADHD - over 40 articles
LD Online: ADHD - Building Academic Success
National Resource Center on AD/HD
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
Anxiety Disorders on NIMH
The International Association of Anxiety Management


Autism Center
Autism Research Institute
Center for the Study of Autism Organization (.org)
Center for the Study of Autism (.com)
Austism Speaks
Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
Ladders-Learning & Developmental Disabilities Evaluation &
Rehab Services
What is Autism?
Parents of Autistic Children(POAC)


The Asperger's Association of New England
Online Aspergers Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS)
Asperger's Disorder

Attachment Disorder or

Reactive Attachment Disorder - RAD
(See PTSD)

Attachment Disorder
The Attachment Institute of New England
Attachment and Treament Network (used to be called The Attachment Disorder Network)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) Kid Organization
Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children

Behavior & Social

American Hyperlexia Association
Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice
LD On-line: Behavior and Social 
Preventing Antisocial Behavior


Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Bipolar Significant Others (BPSO)
Bipolar Disorder 
The Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation
Bipolar Child

Birth injuries

Birth Injury Guide

Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury - TBI

Brain Injury Association
Traumatic Brain Injury (.com)
National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke- TBI page
Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Teens
, New Hampshire Guide for Families

Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)

CAPD Parents' Page
Remediation Techniques for CAPD
Auditory Processing Disorder in Children
Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Group 
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NID) 
Cerebral Palsy Guide 

Cerebral Palsy Guidance, a resouce for Parents 

Depression / Suicude
(See Bi-Polar links, Mental Health links)

Families for Depression Awareness 
I'm Depressed
Cope, Care, Deal-A mental health site for teens

Suicide Prevention, See A New Sun (SANS)
If you are thinking about this first

Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and support (.org)

Development Delayed

Developmental Delay Resources Home Page
Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC)
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) 
The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental & Learning Disorders (ICDL)
Development Disabilities Mental Retardation, Center for Disease Control & Preventation


International Dyslexia Association
The Advantages of Being Dyslexic and ADD
Bright Solutions for Dyslexia
Dyslexia: The Gift. Information and Resources for Dyslexia
ERIC: Resources related to Dyslexia
Dyslexia Teacher

Dysparaxia / Apraxia

Apraxia Kids
What is Developmental Apraxia of Speech (DAS)?
Dyspraxia - USA
What is Dyspraxia?


Children with Diabetes
DIABETES.COM -- Latest Diabetes News and Information
National Diabetes Educator Program, (has the guide below and others)
Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed' Guide  PDF
The American Diabetes Association

Down's Syndrome

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC)
The National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS)
The National Down Syndrome Society


General Epilepsy Information
Local Epilepsy Foundation
What is Epilepsy?
Guide to Healthcare Schools Epilepsy Supports and Information
Executive Functioning Disorder

Executive Functioning - What Is It and How Does It Affect Learning?
Executive Function, What is this anyway?
Overview of Executive Function
What Are Executive Functions & Self-Regulation & What Do They Have to Do With Language Learning Disorders?

       By Dr. Bonnie Singer & Anthony S. Bashir
Executive Function fact sheet, by National Center of Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
The development of executive function across the life span
Executive Functions in Parents With ADHD

Language Based Learning Disabilities - LBLD What is a Languae-Based Learning Disability
Language-Based Learning Disabilities: Benefits of Speech-Language Pathology
FAQs On Language-Based Learning Disabilities


Learning Disabilities - LD
LD OnLine: Learning Disabilities Resources has 100's of expert-reviewed articles
What is a Learning Disability?
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Red Flags of a learning issue
Learning Disability Syptoms, Types and testing
LD Basics
LD & Gifted:
The Council for Exceptional Children
Growing up with Molly (I was not one of those parents who clamored to get their kid into The TAG          (Talented and Gifted) Program. I just wanted her to learn . . . )


Uniquely Gifted
Hoagies Gifted Education


LD Online: Gifted and LD

LD OnLine: Gifted Learners and the Middle School: Problem or Promise?


Mental Health
(See Depression links)  

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
The Center for Mental Health Services' Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN )

Kids Mental Health Info

Mental Retardation - MR
(also refer to Developmental Disabilities above)
American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR), has a new name:
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)


NonVerbal Learning Disorder - NLD / NVLD


NLD on the Web
Nonverbal Learning Disorder links(NLDline)
Similarities and Differences: Nonverbal Learning Disorder(NVLD) v.s. Asperger's Syndrome(AS)

Pervasive Developmental Disorders - PDD

PDD article by NICHCY
Autism/PDD Resource Network

Yale Child Study Center - on PDD-NOS
What can you tell me about Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD
(Also see Attachment Disorder and Trauma)
PTSD Symptoms in Infants/Toddlers
What is PTSD by The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
PTSD in Children and Adolescents
PTSD in Internationally Adopted Children by Dr. Boris Gindis


National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read
Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science, by Louisa Cook Moats
SEDL - RCI: Reading Assessment Database for Grades K-2
LD OnLine: Preventing Reading Failure, by J. Torgeson
Reading Recovery:: Just the Facts?
Evidence Based Research on Reading Recovery 
Rett Syndrome (RTT) International Rett Syndrome Foundation
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institue of Neurological Disorders

Sensory Integration - SI

S.I. Network - The Sensory Integration Resource Center

LD Online: Understanding Sensory Integration

Sensory Integration International (SII)
SII Frequently Asked Questions about SI

Sensory Integration Articles and resources
Sensory Inegration, Come Unity

Tourette Syndrome - TS

Tourette Syndrome Plus
Tourette Syndrome Association of Massachusetts
Tourette Syndrome Association of USA
Tourette-Syndrome Fact Sheet, by NINDS

(Also see Attachment Disorder and PTSD)

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network 
Coping with Emotional and Psychological Trauma ( 
Trauma and Children (American Psychological Association) 


Organizations /  Associations

Arc of the United States
Arc of Massachusetts
The Association for persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH)

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meeting Database
Concord Family & Youth Services

  LDA: Six Principles of IDEA

Massachusetts Campaign For Children

Massachusetts Family TIES

National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations (NCCATA), Music Therapy
American Music Therapy Association, Inc.
Disability Resouces Monthly (DRM)

National Information Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Great Schools: Involved parents, Successful kids (was Schwab Learning website)

Collection of links

Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)

All Kinds of Minds

 The links originally list on this web page where from Disabilities Awareness web page,
his website focuses mainly on Rett Syndrome and Dolphin therapy, by Ron, from New England (August/1999).


One of our original webpages, created August, 1999, by Melody Orfei
Webpage last modified on December 28, 2016 - V25 by Melody Orfei