Top 101 Special Needs Websites – Spring 2011


HowToLearn.com is proud to present the Top 101 Special Needs Websites – Spring 2011. We scoured the web, and personally review and approve each site to bring you the best educational resources online.

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Activity Toys and Dolls for Special Needs Children

www.PattyCakeDoll.com/site/480019/page/918781
Down syndrome dolls and other dolls as special as your child is.

www.Sensetoys.com
Educational and sensory toys, play skills and activities.

www.SpecialNeedsToys.com
Multi-Sensory and Special Needs toys and Sensory Integration Kits.

ADHD

www.AttenGo.com
ADD/ADHD online software for attention, focus and memory.

www.Edu-Therapeutics.com
Edu-therapeutics is a specialized learning system that enables parents and teachers to resolve learning and ADHD issues.

www.AttentionDeficit-Info.com
Advice, resources, diagnostic and treatment options for ADHD from Annick Vincent, M.D.

www.MistakenForAdhd.com
Frank Barnhill, M.D, author of Mistaken for ADHD, provides practical articles and answers to your specific questions about ADHD and whether the diagnosis could be a mistake.

www.TeenHelp.com/add-and-adhd/
Teen help articles, newsletters, and games for students with ADHD and ADD.

www.ADHDorActiveChild.com
Stephen Guffanti, M.D.’s website for parents and teachers to determine whether their child has ADHD.

Asperger’s Syndrome

www.ParentingAspergersCommunity.com
Resources and information for parents who have children with Asperger’s Syndrome.

www.TonyAttwood.com.au
World-renowned author, Tony Attwood, provides resources, workshops and support groups for people with Asperger’s Syndrome, parents and partners.

www.AutismCoach.com/Books.htm
Books, CD’s, DVD’s, Toys and more for children, teens an adults with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Augmentative Communication

www.SayItWithSymbols.com
Portable communications aid for children with developmental disabilities.

Autism

www.WatchMeLearn.com
Social and language skills with scientifically proven video modeling techniques.

www.SuperDuperInc.com/parents/autism.aspx
FREE autism symptom list, plus communication games, fun social skills and feelings products.

www.Autism.net
Services, training and resources for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder.

www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm
Fact sheet on neurological disorders including autism and asperger’s

www.AutismSpeaks.org
One of the largest sites in the world providing information on science, awareness, advocacy, clinical trials and family services for those with autism.

Autism Fitness Programs and Resources

www.AutismFitness.com
Enhance your child’s or student’s cognitive abilities through fun fitness program.

www.PACProfile.com
How to set up a fitness program at home or school for your child with autism

Autism Transformation Resources and Services

www.Horizonsdrc.com/
New generation of resources and treatment services to simplify your life with autism, asperger’s, ADHD, and neurodevelopmental disorders. FREE Video Series

Autism Resources for Parents and Teachers

www.AutismInspiration.com
Resources for parents and teachers with children on the autism spectrum
including social stories, lesson plans, behavior tips, sensory activities,
games and more.

Books

www.SpecialNeeds.com
Large bookstore with books and dvds on every special need

Bullying

www.PreventBullyingNow.info
Dr. Kathy Seifert provides five steps to help your child cope with bullying

Dyscalculia

www.LDonline.org/article/Dyscalculia
Fact and treatment information on this math learning disability

www.LDinfo.com/cpi-online.htm
Information, resources and free rating scale for parents and teachers

Dysgraphia

www.MargaretKay.com/Dysgraphia.htm
Assessment, resource kits and suggested reading on dysgraphia.

www.Dyslexiaa2z.com/learning_difficulties/dysgraphia/dysgraphia.html
Information, assessment, forums, counseling and handwriting groups for people with Dysgraphia.

www.Brainhe.com/students/types/dysgraphiaforstudents.html
Learning strategies, printable resources and real stories from students with Dysgraphia

Dyslexia

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002379/
Full description from National Institutes of Health on Dyslexia

www.Dyselxic.org.uk
A charity which provides information, clinics and research for those with dyslexia.

www.DyslexiaMyLife.org/
Resources and advice on dyslexia and other learning disabilities from the perspective of a dyslexic.

www.HowToLearn.com/products/gift-of-dyslexia
Eight hour online or DVD course for both teachers and parents on how to use dyslexia’s gifts to read with ease

Educational Software

www.AllEducationalSoftware.com
Educational software for all ages, in all subjects, including hearing impaireFREE shipping.

www.Tfeinc.com
Assistive technology for all special needs.

www.DonJohnston.com
Help students read and write with assistive technology framework

Handwriting Solutions for All Special Needs

www.RetrainTheBrain.com
Handwriting program and solutions for special needs children and adults

Homeschool

www.RocketPhonics.com
Homeschooling Medical Doctor created this program to ensure that your child reads at or above grade level

www.Maaja.tripod.com
Homeschooling kids with disabilities resources

www.LearningAbledKids.com
Curriculum and resources for children with special needs of all types

Learning

www.KhanAcademy.org
Extensive site with YouTube videos to learn various subjects.

www.Do2Learn.com
FREE Parent and teacher materials to help kids with special needs

www.SenTeacher.org
FREE teaching resources for special education

www.Naasln.org
The only association which serves adults with special needs. Community association with help for technical needs, advocacy, professional development and communication.

www.SmartTutor.com/home/special-needs.asp
Online elementary program that individualizes instruction automatically and helps your child build the skills they need in reading and math.

www.Iser.com/ddtrac-software.html
Special needs data tracking software

www.LearningRX.com
Learning RX has training which rewires the brain and changes lives

Music

www.MusicForSpecialneeds.com
Computer based music creation for children with special needs

www.People.vcu.edu/~bhammel/special
Resources, presentations and graduate level classes on using music to work with special needs students.

www.FullPitcher.co.uk/specialneeds.htm
Sheet music, software, creative projects, links and sharing of music created by special needs students.

www.Soundbeam.co.uk/special-needs-music-therapy
Special needs music therapy for the home and classroom.

www.PianoBeautiful.com/special.htm
Lessons, workshops and music performances by students with special needs.

OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

www.OCFoundation.org
National OCD Foundation – Community, Facts, Treatments and Resources

ODD – Oppositional Defiant Disorder

www.Psychcentral.com/disorders/sx73.htm
Facts on ODD

www.theTotalTransformation.com/oppositional-defiant-disorder.aspx
The Total Transformation Treatment Program

www.AACAP.org/cs/ODD.ResourceCenter
American Association of Child and Adolescent Pyschiatry information on treatment for ODD

PDD

www.BabyBumbleBee.com/I_landings/Lang_Develop.cfm
Toys, DVD’s and resources for families and children diagnosed with PDD.

www.SpecializedTherapyServices.org/2552.html
Individual and group therapy programs for children diagnosed with PDD and Autism spectrum disorders.

www.ChildBrain.com
Practical resources for patients and families who live with various forms of PDD

www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/pdd/pdd.htm
National Institutes of Health PDD Information, facts, treatment, prognosis and clinical trials

Phobias

www.Ofear.com
Bookstore, information and discussion forums on a range of different phobias.

www.AgoraphobiaHelp.net
Discussion forums, downloadable resources, week-by-week recovery plan and group calls for those who suffer from Agoraphobia.

Printables

www.HandyHandOuts.com
FREE educational handouts for teachers and parents!

www.Angelfire.com/pa5/as/printables.html
Free printables for all ages.

www.MySelc.org
A place to share special needs materials and printables.

www.MyFreeFlashcards.com/
FREE flashcards that are perfect for special needs classrooms.

www.TeacherVision.com.au/special-education/resource/5347.html
Adaptable lesson plans for special needs children.

PTSD

www.PTSDinfo.org
Articles, resources, research and services for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

www.GiftFromWithin.org
International Non-profit offering services to survivors of trauma and victimization.

PTSD.FactsForHealth.org/cme
Educational information and courses on PTSD.

Reading

www.BonnieTerryLearning.com
5 Minutes to better reading skills and proven systems to end school struggles in minutes a day.

www.Readkwik.com/Special%20Education.html
Reading program for special needs learners.

www.PopsResources.com
A “Learning By Doing” reading program for children with special needs.

www.SpecialEdNews.com/reading-resources-for-children-with-special-needs.htm
News and reading resources for parents and teachers of special needs children.

www.HisHelpInSchool.com/reading/ways.html
Information and examples of reading comprehension strategies for children with special needs.

Special Needs Store

www.TheSpecialNeedsStore.com
A wide variety of unique resources and products for special needs kids.

www.FamilyTravelGear.com
Travel gear for families who have children with special needs.

Special Needs

www.SuperDuperInc.com
Fun, award-winning educational software and learning materials for special needs kids

www.ChildrenWithSpecialNeeds.com
Run by parents with special needs children and includes information, Apps and links.

www.FCSN.org
Offers training, resources and advocacy for parents and professionals.

www.HomeFromHomecare.com
Offers a range of services from residential placements to day care for young adults with special needs.

SpecialNeedsAlliance.com/home
SNA is a non-profit organization that connects families of special needs patients with attorneys who practice disability law.

www.WrightsLaw.com
The # 1 website to get reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

www.MedicalHomeImprovement.org
Offers health services to children with special needs.

www.KidNeeds.com
Provides children with special needs and their families with valuable resources and information.

www.TroubledTeenHelp.com/home
Information and resources for troubled teens

Speech and Language

www.SuperDuperInc.com
Easy-to-use speech and language therapy materials, including Fun Decks® games, software and more for kids with special needs.

www.SpeechMag.com/Home
Online magazine for speech and language specialists and students

members.tripod.com/Caroline_Bowen
Resources for professionals and students.

www.PediatricSpeechTherapy.org
Offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapy services for children with speech and language disorders.

www.SpeechandLanguage-therapy.com
Assessment, individual and group therapy, and parent and teacher support groups.

Sensory Integration

www.SensoryGoods.com
Extensive store of sensory goods, including weighted blankets, which help people with autism and sensory integration disorders.

www.Sensory-Processing-Disorder.com
Sensory processing resource center including information on diagnosis.

www.SensoryInterventions.com
Art supplies, balance toys, Autism awareness products and more.

www.Achievement-Products.com
Therapy, exercise and special education products for children with special needs.

www.SensoryBelts.com
Sensory Integration products for children, teens and adults.

www.SensoryToyWarehouse.com
Sensory and special needs toys for schools, hospitals and homes.

Tourette Syndrome

www.TSA-USA.org
National Tourette Syndrome Assosiation – Facts, resources, community

www.Raysahelian.com/TourettesSyndrome.html
Dr. Ray Sahelian’s tourette syndrome treatment page

Unique Toys

www.PlayWorks.net
Toys which inspire fun and learning during early childhood development

www.BeyondPlay.com
Fine motor, language and communication toys for children with special needs.

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