Parents Education Network

Resources: General LD Information


  • All Kinds of Minds

    Provides programs, tools and a common language for parents, educators and clinicians to help students with learning differences to have success in the classroom and life.

  • Brain Connection
  • Provides high quality information about how the brain works and how people learn.

  • Brain Reserach

    Provides practical classroom applications of current brain research.

  • Disability Rights Advocates

    Non profit law center located in Berkeley that is investigating denials of accommodations on high stakes tests such as SAT, LSAT, GMATs, etc. 

  • First 5 Santa Clara County

    Supports healthy growth and nurturing of children prenatal through age 5. Funds and sponsors essential services for young children and their families.

  • Haan Foundation

    Unites scientific research, education practice and technology toward the goal of improving education for all children.

  • LD Online

    Information about learning disabilities for parents, teachers and other professionals.

  • Learning Disabilities Association of Caliornia (Kidsource)

    In-depth and timely education and healthcare information that will help make a difference.

  • Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center

    Provides information and workshops on disability topics and referrals to appropriate services.

  • National Center for Learning Disabilities

    Provides online guide to essential information about learning disabilities, early literacy and learning resources, support for adolescents and adults with learning disabilities, public policy and advocacy tools. The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has developed this comprehensive site to help:

    • Parents make informed decisions affecting their children who have a learning disability or who may be at risk for learning disabilities;
    • Educators gain access to authoritative information about research-based instruction, assessment and support services;
    • Child care providers and early childhood teachers understand early literacy skill development, recognize warning signs and respond to young children's needs; and
    • Advocates promote educational rights and opportunities for all individuals with learning disabilities.

  • Parents Helping Parents
  • Provides education and skills training, information, guidance and peer support for families with unexpected diagnosis of and ongoing impact of childhood disabilities including intellectual, learning or physical disabilities.

  • Peterson's Guide to Private Schools

    Provides programs, tools and a common language for parents, educators and clinicians to help students with differences in learning to obtain success in the classroom and in life.

  • School Psychology Resources Online

    Information about learning disabilities, ADHD, functional behavioral assessment, autism, adolescence, parenting, psychological and special ed, mental retardation, mental health and more.

  • Great Schools

    Provides the latest information and resources to parents, teachers and children about learning and attention difficulties.

  • Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

    Dedicated to empowering parents of children with learning disabilities and attention-deficit disorder by providing action-oriented information from experts practical advice from parents and inspiring success stories.

  • Support for Families

    Provides information, education and parent to parent support to families with any kind of disability or health care needs in San Francisco.

Parents Education Network (PEN), 6050 Geary Blvd., Ste. 101A, San Francisco, CA 94121    Phone: (415) 751-2237

PEN is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, federal tax ID# 43-2008436.

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