Family Web Resources
Transition Support - Nationwide
Providing online information, support, and professional development on topics related to the transition from school to adult life for youth with disabilities.
MoneySKILL is a free online reality based personal finance course for young adults developed by the AFSA Education Foundation. This interactive curriculum is aimed at the millions of high school and college students who graduate each year without a basic understanding of money management fundamentals.
Learn how to manage your money. No matter what your financial challenge is, we have articles, tools and other resources to help you.
For parents, educators, and students
info about specific college, including entrance requirements and MANY other details
Doors to colleges are opening for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in many different ways all over the country. This website is designed to share what is currently going on, provide resources and strategies, let you know about training events, and give you ways to talk to others. The information is for transition aged students as well as adults attending or planning for college. It provides resources and tools for students, families, and professionals:
Federal Government’s web site in preparing for college. This site has links to several important steps including a link to the FAFSA forms to file for federal financial aid.
Iowa’s planning and preparing web site. This site can be used by Iowans of all ages. There are links for elementary age, middle school, high school, college age, and adults. It can assist with planning for high school and college, it can help prepare for college, and can your career. This site also has a link to the FAFSA, Federal student aid portal.
CHADD - A Non-Profit Organization
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501 (c) (3) ) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. In addition to our informative Web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD. These materials include Attention magazine, News From CHADD, a free electronically mailed current events newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals and parents.
The world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD.
LD Resources is a collection of resources on various aspects of learning disabilities with comments from community members. For more on this web site see our About page. Use the sidebar for navigation and browsing content by category. Use the search field below for general searches. We hope you find this site a useful resource.
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.
Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can find a book,
take quizzes on what they've read, and earn prizes
for their reading success.
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Access for Special Kids (ASK) Family Resource Center is a "one-stop-shop" for children
and adults with disabilities and their families. Through its partner organizations,
ASK Resource Center provides a broad range of information, advocacy, support, training,
and direct services. These services are all accessible in one building or from one phone call.
A single contact can direct individuals or families to the most appropriate services and
supports to meet their needs.
National Association of Parents with children in special education
A place where parents of children in special education can find everything they need to know to be their child’s best advocate
Career video web site. This site shows why math and science is important in future careers. This site has short video clips of a variety of jobs and careers. Designed to give a glimpse of future possible careers.
Job Accommodation Network
Connecting the Disability Community to Information & Opportunities
Know How 2 Go
Student centered, real life information about post secondary learning settings
Iowa College Access Network
For students, parents, educators accessing college for all students, including those with disabilities