Web Resources on Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Resources for Accommodating Students with Disabilities

The University of Washington's DO IT program provides a wide array of excellent online resources for faculty who wish more information on accommodating students with disabilities: Low Vision, Blindness, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Learning Disabilities, Mobility Impairments, Health Impairments, Psychiatric & Mental Health Impairments, ADHD.

You can enter the DO IT "Faculty Room" at this address:
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty/Strategies/Disability/

Select the following links for DO IT resources on the following topics:

What is a Learning Disability?/ Instructional Strategies/ Academic Accommodations http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/accomm_ld.html

Academic Accommodations for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/psych.html

ADHD
http://www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty/Strategies/Disability/Other/


Definitions

Glossary of important LD terms
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/glossaries/glossary_of_terms.html

The ABCs of Government, Special Education, and Advocacy-- A list of acronyms used in the field of LD.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/glossaries/glossary_of_acronyms.html


Legal Information

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973

IDEA'97-- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act amendments of 1997
http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/omip.html


Government Organizations

U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/

OSERS-- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/index.html


National Organizations

National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc.
http://www.NCLD.ORG/

National ADD Association
http://www.add.org/

Learning Disabilities Association of America
http://www.ldanatl.org/

National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
http://www.ldonline.org/njcld/

LD Online
http://www.ldonline.org/

LD Online - Foreign Language Article

http://www.ldonline.org/article/6065

Association on Higher Education and Disability
http://www.ahead.org

National Association of Academic Advisors (NACADA)
http://www.ksu.edu/nacada/


Other Resources

LD Online Resource Page-- a page of links to national organizations, federal agencies, state by state resource guides, Canadian resources, information by phone, and other on line resources.
http://www.ldonline.org/finding_help/help.html

Instant Access Treasure Chest- Resource page
http://www.has.vcu.edu/for/ld/ld.html 

LD Resources
http://www.ldresources.com/


Publications

HEATH- a useful database to find articles on education.
http://www.heath.gwu.edu/


Strategies for Professors and Students

Learning Strategies Database-- has learning strategies for general things such as tests and note taking as well as college subject specific skills.
http://www.muskingum.edu/~cal/database/

Suggestions for helping LD students write
http://www.ldresources.org/2004/11/05/suggestions-for-helping-learning-disabled-students-to-write/

Tips on writing for people with LD
http://www.ldresources.org/1995/10/31/tips-on-writing-for-people-with-learning-disabilities/


Life after Gettysburg

Requesting and Negotiating a Reasonable Accommodation

http://media.gettinghired.com/requesting_reasonable_accommodation/web/index.html <