Helpful Resources

Local Tucson Resources for Disabilities

DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc.: http://www.directilc.org/

AZ LINKS: http://www.azlinks.gov

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

Learning Disabilities Association of America: www.ldanatl.org

LD Online: www.ldonline.org

National Center for Learning Disabilities: www.ld.org

International Dyslexia Association: www.interdys.org

British Dyslexia Association: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity: www.dyslexia.yale.edu

Yale Child Study Center: www.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/

Center for the Study of Learning, Georgetown University: www.csl.georgetown.edu/dyslexia

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

1. www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/reading_centers.pdf 
2.www.ncld.org/ld-basics/ld-aamp-language/reading/the-nichd-research-program-in-reading-development-reading- disorders-and-reading-instruction
3. www.cdl.org/resource-library/pdf/nichd_reading_program.pdf

Mathematics and Science Cognition and Learning: Development and Disorders (MSCL) Program; Mathematical Learning Disabilities: www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/crmc/cdb/prog_mscld/index.cfm

Dyscalculia Forum: www.dyscalculia.forum.com

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

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

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

www.imslec.org/

LinguiSystems (Publisher): http://www.linguisystems.com/

Educational Consultants of the Midwest: www.edconsultmidwest.com

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders Children (and Adults) with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD): www.chadd.org

National Resource Center on ADHD (A Program of CHADD): www.help4adhd.org

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA): www.add.org

MTA Cooperative Group: National Institute of Mental Health Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD: www.nimh.nih.gov/trials/practical/mta/the-multimodal-treatment-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-study-mta-questions-and-answers.shtml

ADDWAREHOUSE: www.addwarehouse.com

Linguistic Coding Difference (Difficulty Learning Foreign Languages)

Linguistic Coding Differences in Foreign Language Learners (Journal Article): http://www.springerlink.com/content/7mm3kv464g00l747/

Linguistc Coding Difference Diagnosis (Journal Ariticle): http://www.ldx.sagepub.com/content/24/9/530.short

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

NLD on the Web: www.nldontheweb.org

Byron Rourke’s Website: www.nld-bprourke.ca

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Association (NLDA): www.nlda@nlda.org

MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger’s Disorder: www.maapservices.org

Oasis at the MAAP website on Asperger’s Disorder: www.aspergersyndrome.org/

Autism Research Institute: www.autism.com

UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute: www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/MINDInstitute

Yale Child Study Center: www.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/autism/aspergers.html

Autism Research Centre (Great Britton, Simon Baron-Cohen): www.autismresearchcentre.com

Tony Attwood (Austrailian Asperger’s Disorder expert): www.tonyattwood.com.au/ 

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

Autism Society: www.autism-society.org

Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org

Autism Treatment Network: www.autismspeaks.org/science/resources-programs/autism-treatment-network

National Autism Association: www.nationalautism.org

National Autism Center: www.nationalautismcenter.org

Organization for Autism Research: www.autismresearch.org

U.S. Autism and Asperger Association: www.usautism.org

Future Horizons (Publisher): http://www.fhautism.com/

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: http://www.autismpartnership.com/

Center for Autism Related Disorders (CARD): http://www.centerforautism.com/

DIR Floortime: http://www.stanleygreenspan.com/

Denver: http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/treatment/early-start-denver-model-esdm

Douglas Developmental Disabilities Center:  http://dddc.rutgers.edu/

LEAP:  http://www.kennedykrieger.org/special-education/educational-programs/leap-program

Lovaas Institute: http://www.lovaas.com/

May Institute: www.mayinstitute.org  

PCDI: http://www.pcdi.org/

PRT: http://www.autismprthelp.com/

SCERTS: http://www.scerts.com/

TEACCH: http://www.teacch.com/

 

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

 4 Paws For Ability: http://www.4pawsforability.org/autismdogs.html

Autism Service Dogs of America: http://www.autismservicedogsofamerica.com/

International Association of Service Dog Partners: www.iaadp.org

Wilderwood  Service Dogs for Autism: www.wilerwood.org

Northstar Foundation/Service Dogs for Autism: www.northstardogs.com/autism.shtml

Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society): http://www.petpartners.org/

 

William’s Syndrome

William’s Syndrome Association: www.william-syndrome.org

William’s Syndrome Foundation: http://www.wsf.org/

William’s Syndrome National Institutes of Health: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/williams/williams.htm

Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome Society of the United States

http://www.turnersyndrome.org/

Turner Syndrome Foundation

www.turnersyndromefoundation.org/

Hyperlexia

Canadian Hyperlexia Association

http://judyanddavid.com/cha/

Reading Epilepsy

Article

http://www.jkscience.org/archive/volume102/Research%20Letter/reading%20epilepsy.pdf

Article Abstract

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10213537

Prader Willi Association

http://www.pwausa.org/

Fragile X Foundation

www.fragilex.org/

American Association for Klinefelters Syndrome Information and Support

http://www.aaksis.org/

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

http://www.rarediseases.org/ 

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

http://ghr.nlm.gov/

 Speech and Hearing, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, and Hyperacusis

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: http://www.nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov

American Speech-Language Hearing Association: www.professional.asha.org

American Academy of Audiology: www.audiology.org

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS): www.entnet.org

National Coalition for Auditory Processing Disorders: http://www.nacpd.org

The Hyperacusis Network: http://www.dmalcore@mail.wisc.net

Adult Loss of Hearing Association: http://alohaaz.org/

The University of AZ Living Well With Hearing Loss: http://lwhl.arizona.edu/

“Faceblindness”, Developmental Prosopagnosia

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/prosopagnosia/Prosopagnosia.htm

Propagnosia Research Centers at Harvard and University College London: www.faceblind.org

Face Blind!: www.choiser.com/faceblind/

Synesthesia (“Sensory Mixing”)

American Synesthesia Association: http://synesthesia.info/index.html 

UK Synaesthesia Association:  www.uksynaesthesia.com/

Synesthesia Down Under (Austrailian Synesthesia Association): http//synesthesia.com.au/wp/

Belgian Synesthesia Association: http://www.enotes.com/topic/Belgian_Synesthesia_Association

Mxied Signals (Synesthesia On-Line): http://http://www.mixsig.net/

Synesthesia Resource Center: www.bluecatsandchartreusekittens.com/Blue_Cats_and_Chartreuse_Kittens_Rel.html 

Shyness, Social Anxiety, Social Phobia

Phillip Zimbardo’s Clinic at Stanford:

1. www.shyness.com  

2. www.shynessinstitute.com

Anxiety Disorder Association of America: www.adaa.org

Beck Institute: http://www.beckinstitute.org/

Helpful Places for People with Disabilities in Schools and the Workplace

Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE) (Onsite Job Coaches): www.apse.org

Job Accommodations Network: www.askjan.org

National Disability Rights Network (How to find Disability Law Centers in Your State): www.ndrn.org

The International Campbell Collaboration

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

www.campbellcollaboration.org/frallbrary.html

The Promising Practices Network

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

www.promisingpractices.net

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

Khan Academy

http://www.khanacademy.org

Places for Recorded Books for the Print Disabled

Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic: http://www.rfd.org

Bookshare: http://www.bookshare.org/

Learning Ally: http://www.learningally.org/

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

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (National Institutes of Health): www.nccam.nih.gov

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

www.fda.gov/food/dietarysupplements/default.htm

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS):

http://ods.od.nih.gov/

FDA Food and Drug Scams Website:

www.fda.gov/healthfraud

FDA Consumer Updates:

www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/default.htm

FDA Site to Report Side Effects: www.fda.gov/medwatch

FDA Place to Learn If Suppliment Has Undeclared Prescription Medications,or Steroids: http://www.taintedproducts@fda.hhs.gov

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

Cochrane Collaboration: www.cochrane.org

Quackwatch: www.quackwatch.com

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

Information on Chimpanzees and Bonobos

Goodall Institute (Chimpanzes): http://http://www.janegoodall.org/chimp-central-home

Great Ape Trust (Bonobos-Teco the Autistic Bonobo): http://www.greatapetrust.org/

Helpful Professionals

American Psychiatric Association: www.apa@psych.org

American Psychological Association: www.apa.org

Amerian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists: www.aamft.org

National Board of Certified Counselors: www.nbcc@nbcc.org

National Association of Social Workers: www.naswdc.org

Behavioral Neurologist/Neuropsychiatrists and/or Neuro-Ophthamologist:

Speech Language Pathologist-American Speech-Language Hearing Association: www.professional.asha.org

AD/HD Coaches: www.addbrain.com

Professional Organizers: www.napo.net

American Occupational Therapy Association: www.atoa.org.

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