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Where can I find information about services for people with learning disabilities outside the United States?

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Where can I find information about services for people with learning disabilities outside the United States?

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There are several organizations with world-wide membership that may be able to assist you.


Learning Disabilities Worldwide: LDW is an international organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with learning disabilities. They strive to increase awareness and understanding through multilingual media productions and publications that serve populations across cultures and nations. Their educational enrichment programs are designed to serve individuals with LD, their families, and the professionals in their lives. They publish the largest peer reviewed journal, “Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal”, among others, and present the annual “World Congress on Learning Disabilities.” Select your home country with the site’s “Find Your Country” tool to view articles in your language.

International Dyslexia Association: The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of the learning disability dyslexia. IDA focuses its resources in four major areas: information and referral services, research, advocacy and direct services to professionals in the field of learning disabilities.

If you are in the UK, you can find answers to special education law questions on the SEN Legal website, or learn more about your child's rights here. The British Dyslexia Association may also be able to offer further guidance.

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