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Are you trying to find a new school for your child with learning disabilities? Whether you're moving to a new city or looking for a different kind of school, the resources listed in this article may help you identify options.

By Lisa Kay

Are you in the process of finding a new school for your child with learning disabilities (LD)? Perhaps you're moving to a new location or looking for a different kind of school. If so, here are some resources that may help you identify options.

Independent schools

LD Resources provides information about K-12 schools in the United States with programs for kids with learning disabilities.

Peterson's Private Schools maintains a Web directory of more than 1,400 private secondary schools, searchable by keyword, name, and geographical region. It also provides information about secondary schools for kids with special needs.

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) Directory contains detailed information on nearly 300 international boarding schools. Schools with programs for kids with learning difficulties and or AD/HD can be found using their advanced search option.

Yahoo lists numerous schools serving kids with learning disabilities.

Public schools and charter schools

U.S. Charter Schools includes a "State Profiles" option on their home page.

Directory of State Departments of Education, maintained by the U.S. Department of Education, provides information about public and non-public schools on national, state, and local levels.

Books

Choosing the Right School for Your Child
by Brandi Roth, Ph.D. and Fay Van Der Kar-Levinson, Ph.D.

Getting the Best Education for Your Child: A Parent's Checklist
by James Keogh

The Parents Guide to Alternatives in Education
by Ronald E. Koetzsch

Looking ahead to college

K & W Guide to College for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADD (8th Edition)
by Marybeth Kravets and Imy Wax

Peterson's College Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorders
by Stephen Strichart and Charles Mangrum

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