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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Facts for Families provides concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers and their families.

BC Ministry of Children and Family Development - Children and Youth with Special Needs - In order to assist and support families and children and youth with special needs from birth up to age 19, the Ministry of Children and Family Development offers a range of services. These services are provided through various organizations, including MCFD offices, health authorities, contracted agencies and other ministries.

B.C. Ministry of Education, Special Education Branch provides online access to the Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines, and several resource guides.

The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice (CECP) supports and promotes a US national preparedness to foster the development and the adjustment of children with or at risk of developing serious emotional disturbance.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD) site includes Attention! Magazine, the CHADD store, online fact sheets and more.

Classroom Connections works with major education organizations in Canada such as the Canadian Education Association and the Canadian Home and School Federation as well as with a network of teachers from across the country. Their resources are provided to schools and community organizations at no cost and registration is free. They develop teacher's guides, teacher's reference materails, student handbooks and student activities, parent programs, parent reference materials and more. Materials of interest: Reading Buddies, Literacy Connections and Celebrating Diversity.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. Of specific interest is the Resource Catalog with many books and media for the educator.

The Infant Development Programs of British Columbia provide a range of family-centered prevention and early intervention services and supports for such families and infants. Primarily, the programs serve children from birth to three years of age, while a few serve children up to the age of five. Programs are administered by a variety of community agencies.

Kidsource Online provides in-depth and timely education and health information for parents and their children. Specific section on education includes information on LD, ADD, and gifted and talented children.

LDOnline is the interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers and children. Features include the ABCs of LD/ADD, the LD Store, and LD In-Depth, and more.

Priory Woods is an all age community special school situated in east Middlesbrough. The school provides a quality, inclusive education for pupils with severe learning difficulties and those with profound and multiple needs. Includes free educational resources for download.

Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders web site has some good downloads on topics such as: 30 Reasons to Use and Keep Using a Visual Schedule, Likes/Dislikes Chart, IEP Goals in the Regular Classroom and more.

The Reading Foundation is a private clinic (with offices in Calgary and Vancouver) that provides the diagnosis and treatment of reading, spelling, math and written language difficulties that affect children, adolescents and adults.

The SET-BC On Line Learning Centre will provide you with a wealth of resources on educational strategies and assistive technologies for students with special learning needs. The SET-BC Program and Projects section hosts resources and learning materials developed in partnership with post-secondary institutions, educational programs, non-profit agencies, and vendors and manufacturers.

Special Education Resources on the Internet is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.

TEACCH - Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children - this web site provides information on autism along with many practical strategies for educational and communication approaches.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) web site has special sections devoted to: Inclusive Education and Special Education, On Line groups of learners, and more.

Updated July 5, 2011 

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