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Everybody can have difficulty sitting still, paying attention or controlling impulsive behavior once in a while. For some people, however, the problems are so pervasive and persistent that they interfere with every aspect of their life: home, academic, social and work.
800-233-4050 954-587-3700
8181 Professional Place, Suite 201Landover, MD 020785
The Connecticut State Board of Education believes that all students, including students with exceptionalities, are unique and influenced by cultural, linguistic, intellectual, psychological, health and economic factors. (Excerpted from the State Board of Education's Position Statement on the Education of Students with Exceptionalities)
(860) 713-6543
450 Columbus Blvd, Hartford
Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Students with dyslexia might experience difficulties in other language skills such as spelling, writing, reading comprehension and speaking. Dyslexia is a life-long status; however, its impact can change at different stages in a person's life. It is referred to as a learning disability because dyslexia can make it very difficult for a student to succeed academically in the typical instructional environment.
(860) 785-4344 or (203) 938-9275
 
Education advocacy organization provides information and referral to people affected by learning disabilities, dyslexia, or attention deficit disorder. Trained "parent assistors" will help parents work with their child's school system.
(860) 560-1711
999 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105
The National Stuttering Association (NSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals, through support, education, advocacy, and research.
1-800-937-8888
 
Information for new parents of Down Syndrome infants. Newsletter and resources to help.10:00 - 6:00, Mon. - Fri.
800-22-6372
 
Support group for people diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome.
453-1799