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Dyslexia Resources

Government Sites and Professional Organizations

National Institute of Mental Health

This site is maintained by the National Institute of Mental Health and provides basic information about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other learning disabilities.

U.S. Department of Education

Maintained by the Department of Education, this site contains a wealth of general educational information, in addition to information about different special education programs and federal resources available to those with learning disabilities.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals.

Federal Resource Center for Special Education

Maintained by the Academy of Educational Development, this site represents a joint effort by multiple federal organizations to compile all special education resources through one portal.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

This site is designed to serve both AACAP Members, and Parents and Families. Information is provided as a public service to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics provides pediatricians and their parents with basic information as well as academy position statements on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities.

National Association of School Psychologists

Presents the different programs, objectives, and goals of this group promoting educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth by implementing research-based, effective programs in the treatment of learning disabilities.

Roads to Learning Project

Created by the American Library Association. Although primarily intended for librarians, the Roads to Learning project is an excellent source of general information about learning disabilities.

Organizations and Support Groups: Dyslexia

The Achiever's Journey 

by Genevieve Dawid follows the journey of Genevieve Dawid who was born dyslexic and dyspraxic. To overcome her difficulties (based on her parents' determination and extraordinary philosophy) she developed her own unique ways of coping with dyslexia, got to know herself better, discovered where she wanted to go in life, and devised successful strategies to get there.

Organizations and Support Groups: Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Online

Provides in-depth information on learning disabilities in multiple formats making information accessible to children, their parents and their teachers.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Provides and develops a variety of educational programs designed for the parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities. Also provides information on learning disabilities and resources available in communities nationwide to parents, professionals and adults with learning disabilities.

National Hyperlexia Organization

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting an understanding of hyperlexia. This website provides information important for parents, teachers, and health care providers.

Other Dyslexia and Reading Organizations

Kids and Reading

Kids and Reading was formed to offer a unique reference point on encouraging and helping kids to read. The site explores how kids learn to read and the different methods involved. It also provides tips and advice on how you can help your child to learn to read.

Canadian Dyslexia Association

An organization that promotes awareness of dyslexia by developing and implementing specialized methods, improving the quality of life of Canadians who have dyslexia.

British Dyslexia Association

Provides basic information on dyslexia. For families in England, a number of links to different support groups are available.

International Dyslexia Association

This site is maintained by an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of the learning disability and dyslexia. Links to different conferences and basic information are available.

The Dyslexia Institute

A website maintained by a small non-profit organization in the United Kingdom that provides a wealth of basic information about dyslexia, learning disabilities, and useful programs available in Britain.

World Dyslexia Network Foundation

Spearheaded by Ian Smythe, international author and researcher on the subject of dyslexia, this voluntary organization offers additional perspectives on dyslexia.

Vestibular Organizations and Support Groups

Mal De Debarquement Syndrome

Site maintained by Dr. Timothy C. Hain, a respected otoneurologist at the Northwestern University Medical School, this link takes you directly to a page of information on MDDS, and this site also has an excellent section presenting information about dizziness, ataxia, and hearing disorders.

Other Links

Vestibular Disorder Association

A nonprofit organization that exists to provide information and support to people suffering from inner-ear balance disorders.

Organizations and Support Groups: Attention Deficit Disorder

The National ADD Association

A national organization that provides in depth information on attention deficit disorder with very thorough links geared towards children, their teachers, and their parents.

Children and Adults with ADD — CHAAD

A national non-profit organization working to impro affected people through education...