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Services for Patrons with Learning Disabilities

ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES SERVING INDIVIDUALS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

CHADD - South Bay Chapter
Little Company of Mary Hospital
4101 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
Voice: (310) 326-2322
E-mail: southbaychapter@msn.com
Internet web site: http://www.chadd.org/

Meets second Monday of every month from 7 - 9 p.m. All meetings held in the Center for Health Education Building at the Little Company of Mary Hospital. Meetings feature a speaker on some aspect of ADHD followed by Q & A in meetings of smaller groups - an Adult Support Group and Parents Support Group (teens and pre-adolescents).

Greater South Bay and Los Angeles:

Los Angeles County Branch, International Dyslexia Association
(formerly the Los Angeles Branch of the Orton Dyslexia Society
4379 Tujunga Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604
Voice: (818) 506-8866
Internet web site: www.interdys.org/servlet/viewbranch?branch_id=4

Support groups and parent and adult groups

Los Angeles Learning Disabilities Association
37 North Auburn, Suite 3
Sierra Madre, California 91024
PO Box 1067
Sierra Madre, California 91025
Voice: (626) 355-0240
Internet web site: www.ldaca.org/lda.htm#affiliates

Parents Helping Parents - South Bay District
Parents Helping Parents, Inc.
904 Silver Spur Road #257
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Voice: (310) 265-4578
Fax: (310) 541-1105
E-mail: php4pv@aol.com
Internet web site: www.php4ldkids.org/

This nonprofit organization provides support, education and networking to parents who have children with learning disabilities and ADHD, including those who are gifted with learning differences. Many of the parents have children in private schools as well as public schools throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Torrance and surrounding communities. Parent education meetings are usually held on the third Monday evening of the month at the PVPUSD Administrative Building's Board Meeting Room, 3801 Via La Selva in Palos Verdes Estates.

Southern California Comprehensive Assistance Center (SCCAC)
Dr. Henry Mothner, Director
Los Angeles County Office of Education
9300 Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242-2890
Voice: (562) 922-6343; (800) 735-2922
Fax: (562) 940-1798
Internet web site: www.dssc.org/frc/TAGuide/cc/ccXII.htm

A resource for local school districts, the Southern California Comprehensive Assistance Center (SCCAC) develops programs designed to empower school personnel and to improve teaching and learning for all children including those with learning disabilities. Goals: provide support, training and assistance; integrate and coordinate programs and services; consult with the various No Child Left Behind (NCLB) stakeholders; and provide professional development services across NCLB initiatives. The Center will work with teachers and administrators to understand and apply instructional strategies that meet the needs of all children.

Southwest S.E.L.P.A. (Special Education Local Plan Area)

15901 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 400
Lawndale, CA 90260
Voice: (310) 921-2901 or 921-2252

Their family resource center provides a multitude of community services for families of special education students including parent support groups, information about IEPs, and professional referrals. They also loan educational resources such as books or videos and have numerous handouts about special education as well as information on all types of disabilities.

California:

California Department of Education - Special Education Division
515 "L" Street, Suite 270
Sacramento CA 95814
Voice: (916) 445-4613
TTY: (916) 323-9779
Fax: (916) 327-3516
Internet web site: www.cde.ca.gov/spbranch/sed

Dyslexia Awareness and Resource Center - DARC
928 Carpinteria Street, #2
Santa Barbara, California 93103
Voice: (805) 963-7339
Fax: (805) 963-6581
Internet web site: www.dyslexiacenter.org/

Organization founded to raise the awareness of parents, students, adult dyslexics, educators, law enforcement agencies, employers, and health professionals about dyslexia, a specific language disability, and attention deficit disorder, and provide information, resources, support and advocacy training for parents of children and adults affected.

Learning Disabilities Association of California (LDA-CA)
PO Box 601067
Sacramento, California 95860-6322
Voice: (866) 532-6322 or (916) 725-7881
Fax: (916) 725-8786
I Internet web site: www.ldaca.org/lda.htm

National:

American Hyperlexia Association (AHA)
195 W. Spangler, Suite B
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Voice: (630) 415-2212
Fax (630) 530-5909
E-mail: president@hyperlexia.org
Internet web site: www.hyperlexia.org

The American Hyperlexia Association is a non-profit organization comprised of parents and relatives of children with hyperlexia, speech and language professionals, education professionals, and other concerned individuals with the common goal of identifying hyperlexia, promoting and facilitating effective teaching techniques both at home and at school, and educating the general public as to the existence of the syndrome called hyperlexia.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders - CHADD
8181 Professional Place, Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785
Voice: (800) 233-4050 or (301) 233-4050:
Internet web site: www.chadd.org

International Dyslexia Association - National Office
8600 La Salle Road, Suite 382, Chester Building
Baltimore, MD 21286-2044
Voice: (800) ABCD-123 or (410) 296-0232
Internet web site: www.interdys.org

LD Online
2775 South Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22206.
Internet web site: www.ldonline.org

Produced by WETA (TV 26, 90.9 FM), Public Broadcasting in the greater Washington, D.C. area, this site provides in-depth information about learning disabilities as well as bulletin boards, an LD calendar, yellow pages, and more.

Learning Disability Association of America (LDAA)
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15324
Voice: (888) 300-6710 or (412) 341-1515
Internet web site: www.ldaamerica.org

Learning Disabilities Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to advance the education and general welfare of children of normal intelligence who have learning disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Avenue South Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016
Voice: (888)575-7373 or (212) 545-7510 Fax: 212.545.9665
Internet web site: www.ld.org

Has many fact sheets for diagnosis and definition of SLDs.