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Data Sources on Parents

Parents of Children with Special Needs

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure the nation's 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life. NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals, and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning, and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.

The National Resource Center on AD/HD: A Program of CHADD was established with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be the national clearinghouse of information and resources concerning attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It provides statistical prevalence information as well as research findings and discussion.

The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) was established to improve the quality of life for all children and youth, especially those with or at risk for special needs, and their families. Located in the nation's capital, the center serves vulnerable children and their families directly and influences local, state, national, and international programs and policy. GUCCHD is a designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities for the District of Columbia. It is home to an array of projects and programs, such as the Consortium for Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs, the National Center for Cultural Competence, and the National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health.

Beach Center on Disability is a major international center for research and other scholarship, teaching and learning, and service to the citizens of Kansas, the United States, and people throughout the world. Beach Center conducts research on several programs that cater to
  • families who have members with disabilities,
  • individuals with disabilities,
  • professionals and policy leaders who serve these families and individuals,
  • members of the communities in which the families and individuals live.
Findings and reports on the research being completed are available on the website and are available in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, and Spanish.

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