Information on Various Disabilities and Teaching Strategies


Do to Learn- A resource that provides games for students to play on the computer that deal with emotions, shapes, and numbers. It also proves printable flash card templates. It also provides information on various disabilities.

Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Saskatoon
Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus
Children and Adults with Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada - Excellent starting point for any teacher and parent.

Down Syndrome

Accessing the curriculum - Strategies for differentiation for pupils with Down syndrome
National Down Syndrome Society
Canadian Down Syndrome Society

Reactive Attachment Disorder

Understanding Attachment Disorders in Children
Attachment Disorders & Reactive Attachment Disorder
Reactive Attachment Disorder


Learning Disabilities: Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
What is Dyscalulia?
Learning Association of America


Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Basic facts, current research, helpful strategies, up-to-date resources, and related links.
CHADD Canada - Provides links to local chapters.
The National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) - Focused on the needs of adults and young adults with ADD.
Teach ADHD
- Strategies for teachers to use as well as parents.

Visual Impairment

CNIB – Canadian National Charitable Organization that focuses on research, public education and visual health
Strategies for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments - A list of teaching strategies
Alberta Education – Information and Practical strategies

Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of CanadaSchool Behavior


Government of Saskatchewan
Health A to Z
Canadian Mental Health Association
Depressed Test

Inclusive Education

Council for Exceptional Children - Resources for working in a diverse classroom.
The Disability Resource Monthly WebWatcher - Links, news, books, contacts, associations and forums related to disability.
The Special Education Yahoo Subdirectory - Sites related to special education.
The Disabilities, Society and Culture, Yahoo Subdirectory - Sites related to society and culture of exceptionalities covers a range of issues.
Alberta Education, Learning Resources Distribution Centre - Resources for inclusive strategies
Alberta Education, Special Education Branch - Obtain more information on resources (books, videos, resource guide, handbook).

Teaching Students with Communication Disorders

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Valuable information for parents and teachers.
Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologists - Information on the practice of speech-language pathologist and audiologist.
Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders (OAFCCD) - Resources related to links, personal stories, supports, and information on children with communication disorders.
Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders: Lanark, Leeds, & Grenville Chapter - Resources, information, chat room, inspirational poems, stories, quotes, and excellent related links for teachers and parents. This site has won numerous awards.
Net Connections of Communication Disorders and Sciences: An Internet Guide by Judith Maginnis Kuster - Internet resources related to all types of communication disorders.

Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) - Canadian site on learning disabilities.
Learning Disabilities Online - Information on research, links, articles, and more.
Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) - Valuable information.
Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) - Provides information for professionals who work with individuals with learning disabilities.
National Centre for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) - Materials for educators and parents.
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) - Range of resources.
Provincial/Territory Websites - Learning resources produced by the ministry of education in each province and territory of Canada.

Teaching Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders

Council for Children with Behavioural Disorders (CCBD) - Recent publications, suggestion resources, and list of upcoming events.

Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) - Provides information, supports and leads on other websites focused on inclusion within the community.
TASH: Disability Adovacy Worldwide - Provides information on disability rights.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Provides information, resources, related links, and books.

Teaching Students with Autism and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Autism Treatment Services of Canada - Provides treatment, educational, management and consultative services.
Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network (CAIRN) - Promoting effective services.
Health Canada - FAS causes and effects.

Teaching Students with Sensory Impairments, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Other Low-Incidence Disabilities

Asthma Society if Canada - Provides information on how to manage asthma at school.
Epilepsy International - Teachers can pose questions and receive informal answers.