Parent Resources

The following resources include organizations, social networks, informational sites, and helpful articles that may be of value to you.

Organizations and Groups

All Kinds of Minds: an organization that partners with all who have a stake in the teaching profession – schools, districts, states, higher education, foundations, and other organizations – to advance the understanding and use of the science of learning in classrooms and schools.

Autism Speaks:  This organization is promoting public education as well as research for a cure. They include information on early signs as well as other information, autism in the news, sponsor walk events, and offer family support through social networks and outreach.

Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD):  a leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families.  The Friendship Circle of the South Bay is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of youth with special needs through social and recreational activities at home, school and in the community.

Khan Academy:  a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.

Manhattan Beach Social Skills Group:  group is focused on building social skills for children and teenagers affected by Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD.

The International Dyslexia Association (Los Angeles County Branch):  a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating awareness and understanding of dyslexia, to establish and promote the treatment of dyslexia and to give support to dyslexics and their families.

Support and Social Networks

HRC’s Adult Sibling Support Group:  a Harbor Regional Center support group that discusses topics such as Planning for the Future, Conservatorship, Estate-Planning, Caregiving Demands, Stress Management and other relevant topics.

Community Parenting Classes:  a collection of community-based parenting classes on Harbor Regional Center’s website.

Social Recreation:  an outline of local, low cost social recreational opportunities.

Informational Resources

Assistive Technology and Learning Disabilities:  an overview of various hardware, software and low tech tools for students and teachers with a focus on literacy and a mention of available math tools.

College Resources for Students with Disabilities Guidebook: Provides information to help facilitate a student’s transition to higher education.

F.A.T. City:  a clip from Richard Lavoie’s F.A.T. City video discussing the life of Learning Disabled students in a classroom.

Multiple Intelligences: an article about Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: a comprehensive overview of the disorder.

UCLA Anxiety Disorders Research Center: a comprehensive overview of anxiety disorders and the ADRC’s treatment and assessment services.


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