Disabilities
 


A Parentís Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder
This information document focuses on autism, Asperger syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder.
Publisher: National Institute of Mental Health

Advocating for Your Childís Education: What You Need to Know
The goal of this article is to give parents of deaf and hard of hearing children a place to begin in the effort to work with the school to ensure that their child receives an appropriate education.
Authors: Mathew Rider and Charlene Ward
Publication Date: Spring/Summer 2010
Publisher: Odyssey

Blue Pages

This is a guide for local, state, and national disability resources.
Publication Date: August 2010
Publisher: Parent Information Network, Arizona Department of Education

IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know
This handbook provides necessary information regarding the definition of dyslexia, characteristics of dyslexia, appropriate assessment tools, evidence-based interventions, and suggestions for managing a dyslexicís educational process.
Publication Date: 2014
Publisher: International Dyslexia Association

Research Trends: Learning Disabilities and the Family
Parental stress and sibling rivalry are often mentioned as concerns among families raising kids with learning disabilities. This article provides an overview of the research findings on how LD may affect parents, siblings, and the way the family functions.
Authors: Marshall Raskind and Malka Margalit
Publisher: Great Schools

Sibling Issues
This article relates what siblings have to say about their experience of having a brother or sister with a disability.
Publication Date: Revised May 2013
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Specific Disabilities
Detailed fact sheets on specific disabilities define the disability, describe the characteristics, and offer tips for parents and teachers.
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities


Talking to Children About LD
This article discusses the importance of explaining learning disabilities to children and includes case studies with examples.
Author: Ania Siwek
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: LD OnLine, National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities

The State of Learning Disabilities
This report provides an overview of what learning disabilities are, of the impact they have on the lives of children during the school-age years, and of the ways that they shape transition when moving from school to postsecondary educational settings and the workplace.
Authors: Candace Cortiella and Sheldon H. Horowitz
Publication Date: 2014
Publisher: National Center for Learning Disabilities


The Unplanned Journey: When You Learn That Your Child Has a Disability
The discovery that a child has a disability can have profound effects on the family. This article provides information to support the life cycle, health, and well-being of the family when a member has a disability.
Authors: Carole Brown, Samara Goodman, and Lisa KŁpper
Publication Date: Updated 2010
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities


You Are Not Alone: For Parents When They Learn That Their Child Has a Disability
If you have recently learned that your child has a developmental delay or a disability, this article will help you understand the feelings you are having.
Author: Patricia McGill Smith
Publication Date: Updated October 2010
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

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