Disability Resources - CLE Costa Mesa - Library

Disability Resources

The transition towards independence for young adults can be overwhelming, especially when searching to identify resources.

Check out some resources we find valuable that focus specifically on a few of the disabilities we support in the CLE program. We understand that these resources may only scratch the surface of what’s available, so we will be adding to the list in the near future and invite you to continue to check back for more.

Autism Society

Autism Society
The nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization in the United States that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public.

Autism Support Network - Disability Resource

Autism Support Network
Free autism education and peer support community for adults, parents and children seeking information and support for ASD.

Autism Resources for Parents - The Ultimate New Guide

Autism Parenting Magazine
As part of our ongoing endeavor to provide families affected by autism with the latest information and advice, we have compiled a list of autism resources for parents. We hope the following autism websites and articles can help guide you in the right direction.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
The mission of ADDA is to provide information, resources and networking to adults with AD/HD and to the professionals who work with them. In doing so, ADDA generates hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of AD/HD.


Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
CHADD is an organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. In addition to their informative Web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD.

LD Online

LD Online
LD Online is the world’s leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 250,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.

LD Online

LD Online
LD Online seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.

International Dyslexia Association

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit education and advocacy organization devoted to issues surrounding dyslexia.

Headstrong Nation

Headstrong Nation
Headstrong Nation is a movement dedicated to a radical new approach to dyslexia. They empower adult dyslexics to own their dyslexia, to understand it, and to develop new ways of learning and working.

Lime Connect

Lime Connect
Lime Connect recognizes that people with disabilities should be able to reach their goals and not be branded by their disabilities. Lime Connect is a a global not for profit organization that’s rebranding disability through achievement.