Useful Links for Parents

You’re not alone

We’ve assembled some of the resources that can help you connect with other experienced parents and experts.

Thames Academy Blog

The Thames Academy Blog is a central point online where parents, students, and the Mitchell Community can connect with what is happening inside and outside of the classrooms at Thames Academy. Some of the exciting resources on the blog include an online book discussion, news and highlights from the staff and faculty, and innovative articles/websites that will allow parents, students and Thames staff to share in common conversations about issues in higher education.

http://thamesinfo.blogspot.com

AHEAD (Association on Higher Education and Disability)

An excellent resource for students and families making the transition between high school and college.

http://www.ahead.org/students-parents/transitions

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

A non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit disorder (ADHD).

http://www.smartkidswithld.org

LD Online

A comprehensive website full of resources for parents and students.

http://www.ldonline.org

Are You Tech-Ready for College?

Students can use this worksheet to assess their current level of technology skills and explore other areas of technology or assistive technology that might help them be successful.

http://www.greatschools.org/pdfs/tech_readiness.pdf?date=4-25-06&status=new

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

A national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501(c)(3)) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD

http://www.chadd.org

Teaching LD

Resource for educators and others who teach students with disabilities.

http://teachingld.org/join

Learning Ally

Learning Ally is a national nonprofit with a defined approach to help support students with learning disabilities and their families. They provide audiobooks for students with dyslexia, visual impairments and learning disabilities.

https://www.learningally.org/

Podcasts from NCLD

Frequently asked questions by students, parents, and educators in an audio format which can be listened to online or downloaded for listening on the go.

http://www.ncld.org/learning-disabilities-resources/podcasts