Orange County Learning Disabilities Association

Orange County Learning Disabilities Association's Web Site Links


Search Engines


Scirus:
http://www.scirus.com
12.65 million MEDLINE citations; 1,530 e-prints on CogPrints; 1,070 BioMed Central full-text articles

Scirus searches over 150 million science-specific Web pages, enabling you to quickly pinpoint scientific, technical and medical data on the Web. Find the latest reports, peer-reviewed articles and journals. From the home page, click on the 'About Us' link to review the impressive lists of professional sources that this engine pulls from.

Google:
http://www.google.com

Teoma:
http://www.teoma.com

Note: Google and Teoma spell checks the words that you enter to search by. This is especially helpful to those persons with learning disabilities.


Learning Disabilities Associations
National

Learning Disabilities Association of America (the National organization)
http://www.ldanatl.org
Visit our national site for extensive resources and information on learning disabilities. It;s easy to become a political advocate with the special link on their home page stating. Contact Your Congressional Representatives Now.
State


Learning Disabilities Association of California
http://www.ldaca.org
Note that Orange County LDA has decided to limit our own number of website links, as our State LDA site, has already established an extensive list of excellent links for you to browse through at http://www.ldaca.org/links.php . Please be sure to visit their site after you have finished up with ours.


Advocacy within Orange County

Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK)
http://www.taskca.org
Advocacy training for parents needing information on the legal aspects of Special Education. The training will help the parent to understand and effectuate proper decisions within their child's IEP environment.


Learning Disabilities Web Sites of Distinction


National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
http://nichcy.org
NICHCY serves the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth. Here, you’ll also find easy-to-read information on IDEA, the law authorizing early intervention services and special education.

LD Resources
http://www.ldresources.com
The LD Resources web site has been providing resources for people with learning disabilities since 1995. The site has recently been overhauled with better organization, more resources, and a discussion area where users can post questions, their own resources or stories, or join numerous on going discussions. LD Resources is a non-commercial site designed, built, and run by Richard Wanderman who is an educational technology consultant, well-known presenter, and a successful adult with a learning disability.
The front page is deceptive. The volumn of information within this website should be a call to honors.
Bookmark this site now!

LD Online
http://www.ldonline.org
A leading website on learning disabilities for parents, teachers. and other professionals.
This site reflects the efforts of an extensive team of writers, and is driven by grants. To state that the site provides a vast amount of resources and more, is an understatement. This site is a permanent bookmark waiting to happen.

Recording for the Blind and Disabled
http://www.rfbd.org
For 54 years, RFB&D has been an invaluable educational resource, enabling those with print disabilities to complete their educations, advance their careers, and gain self-esteem. More than 70 percent of those served by RFB&D last year were identified as having a learning disability. This member population is growing rapidly as serious learning disabilities are better diagnosed.

Lindamood-bell
http://www.lindamoodbell.com
Lindamood-bell is an organization dedicated to enhancing human learning. They were founded by the authors of critically acclaimed programs that develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading, spelling, language comprehension, math, and visual-motor skills. Their process-based education programs are for individuals ranging from severely learning disabled to academically gifted - ages 5 years through adult.

Special Needs Project
http://www.specialneeds.com
Special Needs Project, located in Santa Barbara, is a place to get books about disabilities. It serves families, professionals, agencies and schools worldwide with the largest, most authoritative collection of disability-related materials. Special Needs Project is dedicated to making the best information available to those who need it. SNP's unique experience knowledge base makes it particularly indispensable as consultant and source for libraries, schools, and agencies wishing to build special collections in fields such as learning disabilities, autism, assistive technology, inclusion and independent living, disability rights and many others.

Nutrition and Alternative Medicines


The Block Center
http://www.blockcenter.com
The mother who went to medical school to save her daughter now offers other families the kind of medical information and care she so desperately needed for her own.
Doctor Mary Ann Block: Top-Selling Author and International Expert on Children's Health & Learning
Dr. Mary Ann Block is an international expert on the treatment of attention and behavior problems without drugs and a recognized health care leader for her natural and practical approach to children's health. Dr. Block is the author of the top-selling books, No More 'ADHD', 'No More Antibiotics: Treating Ear and Respiratory Infections The Natural Way', 'No More Ritalin' and 'Today I Will Not Die', the story of how she helped her mother survive terminal lung cancer in 1991.

Fiengold Association
http://feingold.org
The Feingold¨ Association of the United States is dedicated to helping children and adults apply proven dietary techniques for better behavior, learning and health.

Developmental Delay Resources
http://www.devdelay.org
A nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas. DDR publicizes research into determining identifiable factors that would put a child at risk and maintains a registry, tracking possible trends. DDR also provides a network for parents and professionals and current information after the diagnosis to support children with special needs.

Dr. Doris Rapp
http://www.dorisrappmd.com/
Dr. Rapp is a board-certified environmental medical specialist and pediatric allergist. She is clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Rapp is the founder of the Practical Allergy Foundation in Buffalo and is a past President of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. A collection of books and tapes on health, allergies which relate to behavioral issues, are available on her site. One of her books that was loaned out to an organization, quickly passed hands around the nation before it was returned.

Laura J. Stevens, M.S.
http://www.nlci.com/nutrition
From her site: Helping a child or an adult with ADHD is like solving a jigsaw puzzle. You have to identify the "pieces" that are important for your child or for the adult. The purpose of both this newsletter and my book, '12 Effective Ways to Help Your ADD/ADHD Child', is to address the biological, environmental and nutritional pieces of the puzzle! Laura Stevens offers a number of excellent books and a newsletter centered on ADHD, within her web site.