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Links for Parents

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder

Pathfinder helps families and agencies find useful disability services and resources in Tennessee.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

An array of information targeted specifically for youngsters with disabilities. Information regarding developmental milestones, specific disabilities, and information about IDEA is provided.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities – Education

Information regarding assessment and accommodations, effective math instruction, and social skills and academic achievement is presented.

U.S. Department of Education – ADHD

U.S. Department of Education informational website covering a variety of issues related to ADHD.

LD Online

Website dedicated specifically to learning disabilities and ADHD. Basic information, instructional strategies for parents and educators, a special section for kids, and many other resources can be found here.

Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers

Provides links to evidence-based research articles, disability and education websites, resources for Spanish speaking individuals,  and legislative information.

Family Education

Informative site concerning learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, gifted and talented, sensory integration dysfunction, Asperger’s syndrome, and dyslexia. Academic strategies are included.

Support and Training for Exceptional Parents

Support and Training for Exceptional Parents is a website specifically for families living in TN. Their goal is to provide free information, advocacy training, and support to those eligible under IDEA.

Family Village

Large website designed for individuals with disabilities, their families, and those that provide services and support to them.

Tennessee Department of Education

Brochure discussing the rights of parents with children with special needs. Provided by the Tennessee State Department of Education.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

This website is designed for parents of children with special needs. Specifically, information is outlined  regarding IDEA, Section 504, ADA, child evaluation, and suggestions for parents are provided.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Expansive website dealing with learning disabilities. Designed for those with a learning disability (LD), parents, and educators. Legislation is also discussed.

Parent Pals

Provides information on a variety of special education topics.

This site explores ADHD, mental retardation, autism, behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, speech and language impairments, and hearing health. In addition, bullying, learning disabilities in regards to response to intervention (RTI), and college issues are addressed.

Intervention Central

Focuses on interventions that can be used by parents and educators.

Yale Child Study Center – Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) can be found at this website.

College Accommodations and Modifications (

100 web tools are provided  to help those with a variety of disabilities. For example, text to speech, audiobooks, math help, computer  browsing, reading  and writing aids,and  visual and hearing impaired aids are accessible.