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Best Buddies ® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. The mission of Best Buddies High Schools is to provide an opportunity for high school students to be matched in a one-to-one friendship with individuals who have disabilities.

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.

LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children's writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

GreatSchools is committed to inspire and empower parents to get involved. We have evolved into an independent, nonprofit organization that provides information free to all parents, and our dedicated team has built a website that is the nation's most visited resource for K-12 families.
(The new home for SchwabLearning.org)

The Council for Exceptional Children is the largest professional organization devoted to children with disabilities. The site provides a wealth of information regarding IDEA, national and state conferences and workshops, federal legislation and policy issues, publications and products, career connections, and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education.

Parents Helping Parents (PHP) provides lifetime guidance, supports and services to families of children with any special need and the professionals who serve them.
A list of websites and on-line articles you may find valuable when planning your next IEP (Individualized Education Program).

FRN is a parent-directed community-based organization that benefits children with disabilities or special health care needs and their families. We have provided services to families throughout Alameda County since 1992. The Family Resource Network operates under the fiscal sponsorship (501c3) of BANANAS Inc.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life.

The demands on families of special needs children are tremendous. Exceptional Needs Network (ENN) was founded by parents of special needs children. Our goal is to find novel ways to help families of special needs children in the Tri-Valley region of the San Francisco Bay Area.