Disability-Specific Resources
 
ADD/ADHD
 
10 Tips for Children with ADHD - 10 minute video from the Technical Assistance Alliance Parent Centers
ADHD Facts - From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ADHD in Children - From the Mayo Clinic
ADD News - From “Science Daily”
ADHD Overview Slideshow - From WebMd.com
CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – Support and information
Healthline - comprehensive medical information on ADD/ADHD
National Institutes of Mental Health – Signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
 
Autism
 
Autism Collaboration Research Initiative - A partnership between the following:
 
Autism Research InstituteAutism Society of America          Generation Rescue
     National Autism Association  Schafer Autism Report                Treating Autism
     Mindd Foundation                 Autismone                                   Medigenesis
     safe minds                            Talk about Curing Autism            Unlocking Autism.org
     The Autism Trust                  Emergenzautismo
 
Autism News - From “Science Daily”
Autism Society of America - Information for those on the spectrum, their families, and professionals.
AutismSpot - Informational videos about Autism.
Autism Speaks – General information for the community.
Guide to Improving Gastrointestinal Symptoms Among Children with Autism Spectrum 
IAN Project - A link between researchers, those on the spectrum, and their families.
Keeping Your Autistic Kids Safe - brochure from Autism Society of America
Toilet Training - Guide from Autism Society of America
 
Behavior/Emotional Disorders/Anxiety
 
50 games on dealing with anger by Kim's Counseling Corner
 
Achievement Anxiety Test
 
Anxiety Online - free and low-cost Web-based treatments for various anxiety disorders
 
Are You Test Anxious?
 
Behavior/Emotional Disorders - information from the Council for Exceptional children
 
Children who Won't Go to School - Information about separation anxiety from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
 
Dealing with School Anxiety - Tips from Family Education
 
Questionnaire on Attitudes Toward Examinations
 
Relieving School Anxiety - From About.com
 
Stress Busters - Relieving stress in children
 
Talking About School Anxiety - How to open the lines of communication
 
Taming Test Anxiety - Handout
 
Test Anxiety Scale
 
Test Anxiety Survey
 
Westside Test Anxiety Scale
 
Learning Disabilties
 
LDOnline – Information on many types of learning disabilities
 
Learning Disabilites - By Medline Plus
 
Learning Disabilties - USA Today insert
 
Learning Disabilities Association of America – Supporting those with learning disabilites, their families, and professionals
 
National Center for Learning Disabilities – Information for parents and professionals
 
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Learning disabilities information page
 
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
 
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry   – Fact Sheet
 
ODD Comprehensive Overview - Mayo Clinic
 
Diagnostic Guidelines - Council for Exceptional Children
 
Fact Sheet - New York-Presbyterian Health Center
 
Physical Disabilities
 
Experts on Blindness - Located in Texas, provides evaluations, resources, and services for the visually impaired
 
Edwards Syndrome - (Trisomy 18) - information from the U.S. Library of Medicine
 
Trisomy 18 Foundation - support, information, and resources
 
Sensory Processing Disorder
 
Resources and Information - by SensationalBrain
 
Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation - information for professionals and families
 
Support Group - Sensory Integration Network
 
Symptom Checklist - by the Sensory Processing Disorder Resource Center
 
Tips, Webcasts and Articles - by Sensorysmarts.com
 
 
Educational Activities for Home
 
52 Science Experiements for Home - by Phlebotomy Technician School
 
ABC Ya! - online educational games for children
 
Flash Cards - Create flashcards for all subjects, or browse those already created, including test prep for ACT, SAT, etc.
 
Funbrain - activities for all subjects and ages
 
Kidsknowit - free educational sites for children
 
Morgans Wonderland - theme park in San Antonio, Texas for children with special needs
 
Surfing the Net with Kids - evaluations of educational sites
 
Thinkfinity - resources and lessons
 
 
Keeping up with Teen's Technology
 
Internet Acronyms - plus texting lingo
 
Teach Parents Tech - videos to make parents technology experts
 
 
Transition to Adulthood
 
4 Girls Health – Health-related information for teen girls, including illness, disability and moving from adolescence to adulthood.
 
Achieve Texas – information on careers and employment
 
Careerkids - for younger children
 
Career One Stop - sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
 
Careerpath - free career test
 
Casey Life Skills – Serving children in foster care and at risk to help prepare for adulthood. Some information in Spanish.
 
College.gov – Information and inspirtational stories to help you achieve your college dream.
 
College for Texans – information and links to all colleges in the state, also information in Spanish.
 
College Grad - Information about colleges & careers.
 
College is Possible - some information in Spanish
 
Colleges for students with disabilities - informational list
 
Credit Card Opt-Out Options – 5 years, or call 1-888-567-8688 for permanent
 
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services – Helps those with a disability prepare for a job and become more independent.
 
Driver's Education Helps - for teens with special needs by Teendriversource.org
 
Family Village: Transition & the Internet – Many links to sites related to transition.
 
Finaid.com - guide to financial aid
 
Going to College - for teens with disabilities
 
Informing Families, Building Trust – Videos on guardianship and disabilities from birth onward.
 
Institute for Community Inclusion – Information to support the rights of children and young adults with disabilities to participate in the community.
 
JobTips - a free program designed to help individuals with disabilities such as autism explore career interests, seek and obtain employment, and successfully maintain employment.
 
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth – Run through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, this site contains information about employment for youth with disabilities.
 
Office of Disability Support Services – available at every college/university/junior college/tech school.
 
Postsecondary Innovative Transition Technology – Provides resources and activities to help with transition planning.
 
Reality Check - sponsored by Texas Workforce Solutions
 
Salary.com - information on salaries
 
Self-Determination for Texas – advances the principles of self-determination for Texans with disabilities.
 
Snag a Job - search by zipcode
 
Teaching Teens Life Skills - by eHow.com
 
Texas Cares Online - world of work and world of learning
 
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services 
 
Texas Workforce Commission - Information on training and tuition funding.
 
Think College – Information about college possibilities for students with intellectual disabilities.
 
Transition to College - for students with intellectual disabilities
 
Youthhood.org – Curriculum-based tool to help young adults with disabilities plan for life after high school.