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Resources for Parents

PBIDA offers a variety of resources specifically for parents such as annual Conference sessions, Fact Sheets, articles in the Focus Newsletter and Dyslexia Simulation programs.  There is also a reduced  "parent membership" that includes a parent e-newsletter through the IDA.


 

Helpful Websites:

Pennsylvania Guide to Special Education Services for School Age Children (www.PaTTAN.net)

Education Law Center (www.elc-pa.org)

National Center for Learning Disabilities (www.NCLD.org)

Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (www.pbida.org)

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (pilcop.org)

Special Education and IEP Advisor (www.specialeducationadvisor.com)

Wrightslaw (www.wrightslaw.org)

Decoding Dyslexia PA (decodingdyslexiapa.org)

Decoding Dyslexia DE (decodingdyslexiade.org)

Contact your School District for a list of resources

 

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology, (AT) is available to students with dyslexia who need accessible instructional materials, (AIM) in order to fully participate and achieve in the general education curriculum. A few forms of AT include and are not limited to: Text-to-Speech, Word Prediction, Speech-to-Text.

A few resources Assistive Technology include and are not limited to:

Learning Ally

Don Johnston

Kurzweil

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Bookshare

 

College Resources:

Act Disability testing services

College Board accommodated testing (SAT and AP testing)

The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest)

University of Michigan's website on dyslexia and college

Acknowledging a Learning Disability on Your College Application

Scholarship Options for Students with Learning Disabilities:

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-scholarship-coach/2012/10/25/5-scholarships-for-students-with-learning-disabilities

http://www.ncld.org/parents-child-disabilities/teens/scholarships-for-students-with-learning-disabilities

http://risescholarshipfoundation.org

http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-students-with-disabilities/