Special Education Resources

Oregon Department of Education: Student Learning and Partnership

ODE Special Education Publications

Parental Rights – Procedural Safeguards

Special Education Guide

Inclusive Education:
PBS Parents – Inclusive Communities

Learning Disabilities

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CH.A.D.D.)
8181 Professional Place, Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785
(800) 233-4050
Fax: (301)306-7090
Through family support and advocacy, public and professional education, and encouragement of scientific research, CH.A.D.D. works to ensure that those with ADD reach their inherent potential. Local chapters hold regular meetings providing support and information.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD)
1920 Association Dr.
Reston, VA 22091-1589
(703) 620-3660
CEC is a non-profit membership organization with 17 specialized divisions. DLD is the division dedicated to learning disabilities. Provides free information and holds conferences.

Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)
P.O. Box 40303
Overland Park, KS 66204
(913) 492-8755
Fax: (913) 492-2546
CLD provides services to professionals who work with individuals with learning disabilities.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091-1589
(703) 264-9474
Toll Free 1-800-328-0272
Information Clearinghouse funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education and hosted by the Council for Exceptional Children. HeadsUp! Reading Project (National Head Start Association): National Teacher Training Course to enhance children’s reading skills. This is a distance-learning college course broadcast through the National Head Start Association’s HeadsUp! direct satellite Network

International Dyslexia Association
Chester Building, Suite 382
8600 LaSalle Road
Baltimore, MD 21286-2044
(410) 296-0232
(800) 222-3123 (Toll Free)
The IDA has 46 branches across the U.S. and Canada which offer informational meetings and support groups. Referrals are made for persons seeking resources; in addition, the IDA publishes journals and publications regarding dyslexia.

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Ph.(412) 341-1515
Fax(412) 344-0224
The LDA national office has a resource center of over 500 publications for sale; it also operates a film rental service. Call the national headquarters to receive a free information packet.

Learning Disabilities Worldwide (LDW)
PO Box 142 Weston, MA 02493
781-890-LDWW (5399)
LDW is an international organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with learning disabilities. We strive to increase awareness and understanding through our multi-lingual media productions and publications that serve populations across cultures and nations. Our educational enrichment programs are designed to serve individuals with LD, their families, and the professionals in their lives. We publish the largest peer reviewed journal, “Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal”, and presents the annual “World Congress on Leaning Disabilities.”

National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities (NAEAACLD)
P.O. Box 09521
Columbus, Ohio 43209
(614) 237-6021
Fax: (614) 238-0929
The NAEAACLD links information and resources provided by an established network of individuals and organizations experienced in minority research and special education with parents, educators and others responsible for providing an appropriate education for students, specifically African Americans.

The National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC)
1522 K Street, NW
Suite 1032
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 408-3338
Provides referral service for persons interested in private special education placements. Offers publications and sponsors annual conferences.

National Coalition for Auditory Processing Disorders, Inc (NCAPD)
P.O. Box 11810 Jacksonville, Fl 32239-1810
Includes a state-by-state referral network

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1420
New York, NY 10016
PH (212) 545-7510
Fax (212) 545-9665
Toll Free Information & Referral Service: 1-888-575-7373
NCLD seeks to raise public awareness and understanding, furnish national information and referrals, and arrange educational programs and legislative advocacy. NCLD provides educational tools to heighten understanding of learning disabilities, including the annual publications called “Their World,” quarterly newsletters, informative articles, specific state-by-state resource listings and informative videos regarding learning disabilities.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, D.C. 20013-1492
(202) 884-8200
(800) 695-0285 (Toll Free)
NICHCY is an information clearinghouse that provides free information on disabilities and related issues, focusing on children and youth (birth to age 25). Free services include personal responses, referrals, technical assistance, and information searches.

National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
6100 Executive Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 496-5733
NICHD provides reviews of literature and information related to NICHD research.

LD OnLine
WETA Public Television
2775 S. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22206
Fax: 703-998-2060
LD OnLine is the leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Parents and teachers of learning disabled children will find authoritative guidance on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.

High School Transition:

The National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth is a resource for communities, organizations, and individuals interested in developing new and effective strategies for supporting young people and their families. To obtain additional information visit www.ncfy.com.