Helpful Resources

Local Tucson Resources for Disabilities

DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc.:


Learning Disorders, Reading Disorder/Dyslexia, Mathematics Disorder/Dyscalculia

Learning Disabilities Association of America:

LD Online:

National Center for Learning Disabilities:

International Dyslexia Association:

British Dyslexia Association:

Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity:

Yale Child Study Center:

Center for the Study of Learning, Georgetown University:

National Institute for Child Health and Development Research Program in Reading Development,  Reading Disorders, and Reading Instruction Initiated in 1965:

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Mathematics and Science Cognition and Learning: Development and Disorders (MSCL) Program; Mathematical Learning Disabilities:

Dyscalculia Forum:

What Works Clearing House U.S. Department of Education (Scientifically Based Curriculum for Children with Disabilities)

International Multisensory Structured Language Education Counsel (IMSLEC) (Trains Teachers in Multisensory Reading Curriculums for Dyslexics)

LinguiSystems (Publisher):

Educational Consultants of the Midwest:

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders Children (and Adults) with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD):

National Resource Center on ADHD (A Program of CHADD):

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA):

MTA Cooperative Group: National Institute of Mental Health Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD:


Linguistic Coding Difference (Difficulty Learning Foreign Languages)

Linguistic Coding Differences in Foreign Language Learners (Journal Article):

Linguistc Coding Difference Diagnosis (Journal Ariticle):

Autism Spectrum Disorders/Nonverbal Learning Disorders/Asperger’s Disorder

NLD on the Web:

Byron Rourke’s Website:

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Association (NLDA):

MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger’s Disorder:

Oasis at the MAAP website on Asperger’s Disorder:

Autism Research Institute:

UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute:

Yale Child Study Center:

Autism Research Centre (Great Britton, Simon Baron-Cohen):

Tony Attwood (Austrailian Asperger’s Disorder expert): 

Temple Grandin, Ph.D. (Famous autistic professor and animal behavior expert):

Autism Society:

Autism Speaks:

Autism Treatment Network:

National Autism Association:

National Autism Center:

Organization for Autism Research:

U.S. Autism and Asperger Association:

Future Horizons (Publisher):

The following techniques have been found to be the best treatments for those with the Kanner Type of Autism Spectrum Disorder int the following articles:

Maglione, M.A., et al (2012). Nonmedical Interventions for Children with ASD: Recommended Guidelines and further Research Needs. Pediatrics, 130 (Supplment 2), S169-S178, dou. 10.1542/peds.2012-0900O.

Odom, et al. (2010). Evaluation of Comprehensive Treatment Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developemental Disorders, 40, 425-436. doi:10.1007/s10803-009-0825-1.

Some-Autism Partnerships:

Center for Autism Related Disorders (CARD):

DIR Floortime:


Douglas Developmental Disabilities Center:


Lovaas Institute:

May Institute:  






Service and Therapy Dogs for Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or AD/HD

 4 Paws For Ability:

Autism Service Dogs of America:

International Association of Service Dog Partners:

Wilderwood  Service Dogs for Autism:

Northstar Foundation/Service Dogs for Autism:

Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society):


William’s Syndrome

William’s Syndrome Association:

William’s Syndrome Foundation:

William’s Syndrome National Institutes of Health:

Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome Society of the United States

Turner Syndrome Foundation


Canadian Hyperlexia Association

Reading Epilepsy


Article Abstract

Prader Willi Association

Fragile X Foundation

American Association for Klinefelters Syndrome Information and Support

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) 

Genetics Home Reference: Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions (National Institute of Health)

 Speech and Hearing, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, and Hyperacusis

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders:

American Speech-Language Hearing Association:

American Academy of Audiology:

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS):

National Coalition for Auditory Processing Disorders:

The Hyperacusis Network:

Adult Loss of Hearing Association:

The University of AZ Living Well With Hearing Loss:

“Faceblindness”, Developmental Prosopagnosia

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:

Propagnosia Research Centers at Harvard and University College London:

Face Blind!:

Synesthesia (“Sensory Mixing”)

American Synesthesia Association: 

UK Synaesthesia Association:

Synesthesia Down Under (Austrailian Synesthesia Association): http//

Belgian Synesthesia Association:

Mxied Signals (Synesthesia On-Line): http://

Synesthesia Resource Center: 

Shyness, Social Anxiety, Social Phobia

Phillip Zimbardo’s Clinic at Stanford:



Anxiety Disorder Association of America:

Beck Institute:

Helpful Places for People with Disabilities in Schools and the Workplace

Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE) (Onsite Job Coaches):

Job Accommodations Network:

National Disability Rights Network (How to find Disability Law Centers in Your State):

The International Campbell Collaboration

–“…Registry of systematic reviews of evidence on the effects of interventions in the social, behavioral, and educational arenas.”

The Promising Practices Network

Highlights programs and practices that scientific research indicates works with children, adolescents and families.

Outstanding Mathematics Tutoring From Basic Arithmetic Through Calculus as well as Other Subjects

Khan Academy

Places for Recorded Books for the Print Disabled

Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic:


Learning Ally:

Places to Check Out Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Techniques

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (National Institutes of Health):

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition: Dietary Supplements:

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS):

FDA Food and Drug Scams Website:

FDA Consumer Updates:

FDA Site to Report Side Effects:

FDA Place to Learn If Suppliment Has Undeclared Prescription Medications,or Steroids:

Medication/Suppliment Interactions (100+ Commonly Used Supplements. “Natutal Health section” on Consumer Reports website:

Cochrane Collaboration:


Pharmacopeia: “USP Verified” Certifying Organization That Establishes standards of quality, purity and potency for vitimins, suppliments and botanicals:

Information on Chimpanzees and Bonobos

Goodall Institute (Chimpanzes): http://

Great Ape Trust (Bonobos-Teco the Autistic Bonobo):

Helpful Professionals

American Psychiatric Association:

American Psychological Association:

Amerian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists:

National Board of Certified Counselors:

National Association of Social Workers:

Behavioral Neurologist/Neuropsychiatrists and/or Neuro-Ophthamologist:

Speech Language Pathologist-American Speech-Language Hearing Association:

AD/HD Coaches:

Professional Organizers:

American Occupational Therapy Association: