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Resources for Special Topics

National Center for Learning Disabilities A user-friendly resource for parents, caregivers, or anyone impacted by or concerned about learning disabilities (LD). Features guides for understanding LD symptoms and treatments in an age-appropriate context, from preschool through adulthood.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Family TIES of Massachusetts
directory of Early Intervention programs, information on services and community resources for families of children with special health needs, chronic illness, or disability, and emotional support through a parent-to-parent matching program. 

Learning Disability Resources

Detangling Dyslexia
Massachusetts Library System provides a webinar, assessment test, suggested book list and online resource links that define dyslexia and offer strategies for helping those who have dyslexia. 

Apps for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders  Download this printable infographic of recommended apps.

Children's Defense Fund This Washington, D.C.-based organization advocates on behalf of children at risk and children with disabilities.

National Runaway Safeline This site offers advice for teens who are having problems as well as general information for parents, teachers and concerned adults.

Prescription Drug Misuse/Abuse and Your Kids's information for parents about prescription drug misuse and abuse, including  ideas for what you can say to your kids, action tips for safeguarding medication in your home, warning signs, and helpful resources.  Digital Citizenship, Safety & Civility  A guide to Internet use & safety for young people, originally from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Interactive Services Association.

What Book Should My Child Read?
Reading lists and book finding websites for children age 0-13.

Council for Exceptional Children A national organization for those involved in special education and gifted education.

Homeschool Resources:

Massachusetts Home Learning Association
AHEM:  Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc.

In The News:
Fake News:  A Library Resource Round-Up  Resources for current news consumers to help evaluate information and decipher fact from ficton.
Websites to Visit

Parenting Advice & Information

PBS Parents - Advice for parents from the Public Broadcasting System. 

iPad Apps to Support Creativity Download this printable infographic of recommended apps produced by CALLScotland.

CommonSense Media Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. We offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.  Our free resources include ratings and reviews of digital tools, a comprehensive K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum, ready-made lesson plans, videos, webinars, and more.