This national resource, based in DC, offered people information on providing literary services, provided technical help in developing best practices for people creating literary programs for those with learning disabilities, and offered training for literacy program practitioners – very useful training for parents or teachers who want to know more about how to teach students with learning disabilities.
High Road Academy of Washington DC
Individualized, remedial programs for students with learning disabilities; integrates computer technology in all aspects of the program; focuses on improvement in auditory processing skills – effective means of teaching computer skills to those with LD.
Commonwealth Academy/Autism Service
Organizes statewide system of services for autistic people in Virginia; partners with schools to determine their level of training in ASD education and creating proper coursework; heads Learning Institute to teach potential LD educators.
National Association of Special Education Teachers
Offers support for special education teachers and parents – supplies newest publications to stay abreast of new developments; provides training for special education teachers; encourages professional development of members through networking and benefits.
Learning Disability Association – AMER
Provides resources online and offline for teachers, parents and professionals in the field of LD; offers information and strategies for teachers of those with learning disabilities; helps detect signs of ADHD and other disabilities in children.
Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia
Provides information for new parents of those with Down Syndrome; social programs for adults and teenagers with DS; Summer camp system for children with DS.
Easter Seals Virginia
Offers community services training to children with disabilities; Supervises Camp Easter Seals to provide social activities; Offers respite services to parents.
Mid-South Regional Resource Center
Offers research services for resources regarding education of LD children; Sponsors events for social activities between LD children; facilitates technical assistance for parents and teachers instructing LD children.
Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association
Holds Cued Speech Camps; teaches Cued Speech to LD children in order to allow them to communicate more effectively; offers consistent resources to parents teaching LD children Cued Speech.
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center
Trains parents in order to educate children with learning disabilities; offers IEP checklist app to ensure that education programs remain on task; Literary Access Online as an instructional tool for parents to learn educational skills from home.
Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia
Holds support meetings for parents of autistic children; Offers inroads and networking for other autism and LD training agencies; Seminars and conferences regarding early childhood language development.
The Arc of Loudoun
Learning campus for LD children – teaches them social skills through combined classes; educates in vocational skills; Adaptive Recreation programs offer recreational activities to the LD students to improve performance and ability.
VCU Autism Center for Excellence
Teaches parents how to best support those with spectrum disorders; Offers VARC Lending Library for information in the field of autism education; develops cognitive-behavioral software and hardware that can improve ability.
DC Autism Parents
Offers Autism Resource Guide for parents to learn about more ways to include children in social activities; DC Autism Buddies program for autistic children to interact with each other; Lending Library of numerous publications on the field of autism for parents.
Take 2 Camp
Provides special training for autistic students to enter work and school environments; Includes social activities to promote friendship and social skills; Offers vocational training during camp time that teaches them valuable skills in the workplace.
Learning Disabilities Association of America. (n.d.). Learning Disabilities Association of America. Retrieved September 23, 2011, from http://www.ldanatl.org/
Learning Disability Resources. (n.d.). Literacy Assistance Center. Retrieved September 23, 2011, from http://www.lacnyc.org/resources/adult/LD.htm
Virginia - State and Local Resources. (n.d.). Disability.gov. Retrieved September 23, 2011, from https://www.disability.gov/education/state_%26_local_resources/virginia