www.aacap.org – The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry website. You will find information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, AACAP membership, current research, practice guidelines, managed care information, awards and fellowship descriptions, meeting information, and much more.
www.adhdnews.com – Support Group for ADHD Children and ADHD Adults ADHD news is home to thousands of parents of children coping with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
www.chadd.org – CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.
www.cde.ca.gov – The California Department of Education website. Information about the support and implementation of California’s new Common Core State Standards is available.
www.ed.gov – U.S. Department of Education website. In addition to the website’s information, newsletters and catalogs are available.
www.ld.org – The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation’s 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning, and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities. Sign up for a weekly email newsletter.
www.greatschools.net – An online guide to K-12 schools, including information on Special Education in schools.
www.php.com – Parents Helping Parents’ (PHP) mission is to help children with special needs receive the resources, love, hope, respect, health care, education, and other services they need to reach their full potential by providing them with strong families, dedicated professionals, and responsive systems to serve them.
www.wrightslaw.com – Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities. Wrightslaw includes thousands of articles, cases, and free resources about dozens of special education topics. This is must to include in your list of useful websites.
AUTISM and ASPERGER’S SYNDROME
www.aspergersyndrome.org – Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support (O.A.S.I.S) has joined with MAAP Services of Autism and Asperger Syndrome. A resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder/ Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).
www.autism-society.org – The Autism Society of America works to improve public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy
www.autismla.org – The Autism Society of Los Angeles is a non-profit 501c3 corporation that serves to improve the lives of people affected by autism in Los Angeles County.
www.autismspeaks.org – Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together to urge the government and private sector to listen to concerns and take action to address the global health crisis of autism.
www.aspennj.org – Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network, a national volunteer 501c3 non-profit organization with headquarters in New Jersey, provides families and individuals who lives are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, High Functioning Autism), and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities with education, support, and advocacy.
BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH
www.abainternational.org – The Association for Behavior Analysis is the primary membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis.
www.researchautism.org – Organization for Autism Research (OAR) sets out to use applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers, and caregivers confront daily.
www.autism.net – Geneva Centre for Autism (Canada) is an international center for the development and devilry of clinical intervention services and training
www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk – Ambitious about Autism (United Kingdom) is a national charity of children and young people with autism; provides services, raises awareness and understanding, and campaigns for change.
www.newharbinger.com – Instant Help Books offers a variety of evidence-based self-help books for children and teens dealing with depression, anxiety, bullying.
www.mothersfromhell2.org – Mothers from Hell 2 is a national group of parents, relatives, friends advocating for the appropriate education, community acceptance, services, and rights for people with disabilities.