We recognize that LD lasts a lifetime and kids who have AD/HD may continue to struggle as adults. If you or an adult you care about needs assistance, we recommend the following list of resources. Best of luck!
Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accessible information technology
The ADA & IT Technical Assistance Centers (aka Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers)
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20202-2572
VOICE/TTY: 1-800-949-4232 (Automatic connection to the regional office serving your state.)
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) established ten regional centers across the U.S. to provide information, training, and technical assistance to employers, people with disabilities, and other entities with responsibilities under the ADA.
Center for Accessible Technology
2547 8th St., 12A
Berkeley, CA 94710-2568
Phone: (510) 841-3224
Fax: (510) 841-7956
Information about assistive technology and assessment of hardware and software for adults with learning disabilities is available.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CH.A.D.D.)
CH.A.D.D. (National Office)
8181 Professional Pl., Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785-7221
Phone: (800) 233-4350 or (301) 306-7070
Fax: (301) 306-7090
This nonprofit, parent-based organization provides family support and advocacy, public and professional education, and encouragement of scientific research for individuals with AD/HD.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
2212 6th St.
Berkeley, CA 94710-2219
Phone/TTY: (510) 644-2555
Fax: (510) 841-8645
Government Affairs Office:
1629 K Street N.W., Suite 802
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 986-0375
Fax: (202) 775-7465
Phone/TDD: (800) 466-4232 (ADA Technical Assistance Hotline)
This federally funded legal assistance program works to change policies, assist people with disabilities to participate in the mainstream, and provide training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
1801 L St., NW
Washington, D. C. 20507-0001
Phone: (800) 669-4000
TDD: (800) 669-6820
Assistance with discrimination complaints about employment is available through the EEOC.
HEATH Resource Center
(National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities)
The George Washington University
2134 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037-2730
Phone: (800) 544-3284
Fax: (202) 833-4760
This national clearinghouse distributes free information about disability issues in postsecondary education and other issues.
International Dyslexia Association
Chester Building, Suite 382
8600 LaSalle Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21286-2044 USA
Voice Message Requests for Information: 1-800-ABCD123
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families, and the communities that support them.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
West Virginia University
P. O. Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
Phone/TTY: (304) 293-7186 or (800) 526-7234
Email Form: http://www.jan.wvu.edu/english/contact.htm
International information network offers a free consulting service that provides information on equipment, methods, and modifications for persons with disabilities, specific to the disability, to improve their work environment.
700 W. State St., FH6
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1443
Phone: (414) 297-6794
The Key New Readers Newspaper provides online reading material for adults with limited reading skills which include those with learning disabilities. Published monthly, it is a project of the Milwaukee Area Technical College Office of Grants and Development.
Information on a variety of topics relevant to adults with LD is available. Bulletin boards offer support from other adults with similar issues.
Bulletin Boards: Adults with Learning Disabilities or AD/HD
Learning Disabilities Association of America
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349
Phone: (412) 341-1515
Fax: (412) 344-0224
LDA is the largest nonprofit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities and has over 200 state and local affiliates in 42 states and Puerto Rico.
Across the Lifespan
National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Avenue South Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 545-7510
Fax: (212) 545-9665
Toll-free: (888) 575-7373
The National Center for Learning Disabilities devotes a section of its website to issues concerning adults with LD. Resources for general information, technology, college options, employment and counseling services, disability rights and legal assistance, literacy programs, study skills, and support networks are provided.
The National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: (856) 439-9099
Fax: (856) 439-0525
Email Form: http://www.add.org/contact/index.html
This national membership organization focuses on adults and families, provides referrals to local support groups, and offers materials on AD/HD and related issues.
Adult Education and Literacy Homepage
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202-0001
Phone: 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)
Spanish speakers available (se habla español): 1-800-437-0833
U.S. Dept. of Education Information Resource Center: 1-800-872-5327
Links to information, referral services, and publications concerning adult education and literacy programs.
Rehabilitation Services Administration (Vocational Rehabilitation)
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-7100
Phone: (202) 245-7468
Job training, counseling, financial assistance, and employment placement is offered to individuals who meet eligibility criteria.