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School & Behavioral

Understanding Learning Disabilities

  1. Understood - a great website designed to help parents understand their child's learning disability or attention problems.
  2. Your Parent Toolkit - an excellent resource
  3. Diagnosing Learning Disabilities

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders

  1. ADDitude Magazine
  2. The ADHD Diagnosis Guide for Kids
  3. Conditions Related to ADHD
  4. Treating ADHD in Children: Meds or No Meds
  5. Essential Guide for ADHD Medications
  6. Alternative ADHD Treatments
  7. Behavioral Management
    1. Oppositional and Defiant Behavior
    2. Parenting Strategies that Work!
    3. Go to Bed! Sleep Help for ADHD Families
    4. Parents' Guide to Building Social Skills

Understanding Special Education and Your Rights

  1. Video: A Crash Course on Special Education
  2. Video explaining parental rights regarding appropriate education for your child
  3. How to Get Special Education Services for your Child
    1. Understanding Special Education
    2. The Difference Between IEPs and 504 Plans
    3. At a Glance: Your Rights in a 504 Plan Process
    4. 7 Tips for Developing a Good 504 Plan
    5. 12 Steps to Smarter School Accommodations
  4. GaDoe (Georgia Department of Education) Fact Sheets
    1. Evaluations to Determine if a Child is Eligible for Special Education (Initial Evaluations)
    2. Your Rights as Parents - Regarding Special Education
    3. Due Process
    4. Individualized Education Program (IEP)
    5. Discipline
    6. Functional Behavior Assessments & Behavior Intervention Plans
    7. Assistive Technology
      1. Georgia Project for Assistive Technology - www.gpat.org
      2. Family Center on Technology and Disabilities - www.fctd.info
    8. Formal Complaints
  5. Parent to Parent of Georgia: resource guide for Georgia parents