Web Sites

Helpful Links for Parents (Alphabetical Order by Topic):

Adoption 

Center for Adoption Support and Education

http://www.adoptionsupport.org/

Asperger’s Syndrome

Asperger’s Association of New England

http://www.aane.org/

The Incredible 5 Point Scale

http://www.5pointscale.com

Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking Program

http://www.socialthinking.com

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Children and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (CHADD)

http://www.chadd.org/

Autism

Autism Speaks

http://www.autismspeaks.org/

Autism Village

https://www.autismvillage.com/

COLLEGE PLANNING

Test Optional Colleges.

http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional

Understood.org – How to Apply for SAT and ACT Accommodations

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/partnering-with-childs-school/tests-standards/how-to-apply-for-sat-and-act-accommodations

Learning Assistant Alliance – Member Institutions

https://laa.colorado.edu/about.php

Developmental Disabilities

Boston Children’s Hospital Down Syndrome Speaker Series

http://childrenshospital.org/clinicalservices/Site2845/mainpageS2845P8.html

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress

http://www.mdsc.org/

Northeast ARC

http://www.ne-arc.org

Early Childhood

Cognitive development and learning

http://www.brainbuildinginprogress.org

http://resourcesforearlylearning.org/

Parenting

http://www.onetoughjob.org

Learning Disabilities

Association of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

http://www.ortonacademy.org/

International Dyslexia Association

http://www.interdys.org

International Dyslexia Association – Massachusetts Branch

http://www.massbranchida.org/

National Center for Learning Disabilities Website

http://www.ldonline.org/

Mental Health

Massachusetts 211

http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/mass211

National Institute for Mental Health Website

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

http://www.namicapeann.org/

http://www.nami.org/

The Trevor Project

www.thetrevorproject.org

Parent Resources – General

Family Resource Center at North Shore Children’s Hospital

http://nsmc.partners.org/pediatrics/family_resource_center

Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act

http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Including/chapter3.html

Special Education Advocacy and Support

Federation for Children with Special Needs

http://fcsn.org/index.php

Special Needs Advocacy Network (SPAN)
http://www.spanmass.org/span-program-calendar.html

Special Education Laws and Regulations

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/parents.html

Special Education Parent Rights Brochure

http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/prb/