Below you will find a working list of online resources curated to best help individuals in Higher Education understand Learning Disabilities:
Friends of Quinn, an online community that offers resources and support for young adults with learning differences, as well as for the people who love them. Founded by Quinn Bradlee, filmmaker and author of A Different Life, a book about growing up with LDs, our mission is to connect the LD world.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. In addition to our informative website, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD.
Landmark College’s Database may be the best place to look if you are an individual interested in seeking a thorough and complete history of a specific Learning Disability. Though the database is for students and staff only, “inquires are welcome”. See excerpt from their website below.
“Landmark College first opened its doors in 1985, the Library has housed a growing collection of books, periodicals, and audiovisual material emphasizing learning differences, with a focus on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, and increasingly, autism spectrum disorders.”
“The SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2) and the FACT2 Symposium Planning Team are pleased to announce that recordings from the FACT2 2015 Symposium – Accessibility: Designing Access for All Learners are now available online:”
Job Accommodation Network, is an informational website which offers thorough suggestions about workplace accommodations that can be arranged for individuals with specific Learning Disabilities in the workplace. This link offers a lot of food for thought for individuals seeking jobs post graduation.
LD OnLine, a world leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.
LD OnLine also serves adolescents and adults with learning disabilities. The site offers information and resources on the transitions from school to college and from school to the workplace, and on the issues faced by adults with learning disabilities.
The Learning Disability Association, an organization that offers an array of specialized services designed to support and promote the success of individuals with learning disabilities across all aspects of life. LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities.
Journal of Learning Disabilities, (LDX) provides specials series, in-depth coverage of topics in the field, such as mathematics, sciences and the learning disabilities field as discursive practice, feature articles (extensive literature reviews, theoretical papers, and position papers), research articles (reports of qualitative and quantitative empirical research), and intervention articles (overviews of successful interventions).
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is an organization dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association, Is an organization that provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Disorder lead better lives.
They provide hope, empowerment and connections worldwide by bringing together science and the human experience for both adults with ADD/ADHD and the professionals who serve them.
Eye to Eye is a national mentoring movement that pairs kids who have learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (LD / ADHD) with college and high school mentors who have been similarly labeled. Using their arts-based curriculum, mentors help their mentees understand their unique way of learning and thinking, building self-esteem and skills they need to become self-advocates.
The National Institute of Mental Health is a government organization whose goal is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses, including Learning Disabilities through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
This Link from their website offers basic information on ADD/ADHD Symptoms, Diagnosis information,
Treatment information and some basic Statistics.
ACCES-VR is New York State Government agency that assists individuals with a wide range of disabilities in achieving and maintaining employment and independent living.