The Web

Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning Disorders The ICDL website is a useful resource for anyone interested in the DIR®/Floortime™ Model. The site is complemented with electronic newsletters that periodically highlights; new training opportunities, publications, regional networks, and innovative programs and research.

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) Visualizes a World in Which: all individuals with learning disabilities are empowered to thrive and participate fully in society; the incidence of learning disabilities is reduced; and learning disabilities are universally understood and effectively addressed. LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.

Lifespan Psychological Services provides comprehensive evaluation of and intervention for children and adolescents who are experiencing behavioral and/or leaning difficulties at home and school.

Lives in the Balance: Lives in the Balance is the non-profit organization founded by child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene, originator of the empirically supported Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach and New York Times bestselling author of the influential books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost and Found, and Raising Human Beings. This website contains a ton of information – streaming video, an extensive Listening Library, and a boatload of additional resources — to help you learn about and implement the research-based CPS model and provide you with the support you need.

STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder: STAR Institute is the premier treatment, research and education center for children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  This includes feeding disorders and other disorders with sensory issues such as autism and ADHD. 

Sensory Planet© Sensory Planet is a social network whose goal is to bring a positive, purposeful and valuable social network community to those whose lives are affected by Sensory Processing Disorder.  Join Parents, families, teachers, therapy providers and others online for support and learning from the challenges of others.  You must be a member of Facebook in order to join this community.

The ARC of King County is Washington State’s oldest nonprofit organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout the Puget Sound region, The Arc of King County has played a leadership role in providing innovative services and is an affiliated chapter of The Arc of Washington and The Arc of the United States.

The Center for Children with Special Needs was formed in 1998 as a program of Seattle Children’s. The Center focuses on improving care for children with special needs by providing information to families and health care professionals throughout Washington State. Their website offers resources specific to Washington State as well as diagnosis-specific health information and tools to support families of children with special needs and care providers.

Wrightslaw provides legal advocacy, seminars, handbooks and e-newsletter updates on legal changes impacting services in special education.

Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids Find educational consultants, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, health care providers, academic therapists, tutors, speech language therapists, occupational therapists, coaches, advocates, and attorneys for children with disabilities on the Yellow Pages for Kids for your state. You will also find special education schools, learning centers, treatment programs, parent groups, respite care, community centers, grassroots organizations, and government programs for children with disabilities.