For Parents

For Parents


Please note that DDCA does not officially endorse, represent, or have a legal connection with any of the resources listed below. These are websites, films, and books that many parents found useful in their personal searches for information on and about dyslexia.

You can watch this webinar to become more familiar with understanding your childs dyslexia assessment.

CA and National Recommended Websites:

Bookshare  |

Bright Solutions for Dyslexia  |

Dyslexia Training Institute  |

Dyslexic Advantage  |

Headstrong Nation  |

International Dyslexia Association  |

Learning Ally (formerly RFB&D)  |

LD Online  |

National Center for Learning Disabilities  |

Understood  |

University of Michigan |

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy  |

Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity  |   (For teachers: Yale for Teachers)


College Transition:

Best Colleges |


Recommended CA Websites:

Northern CA Branch of the International Dyslexia Association  |

PEN (Parents Education Network)  |

Tri-Counties International Dyslexia Association  |


CA Special Education Advocacy Assistance:  Find help here:

Serving Regions 1 and 2

(Region 1 – Los Angeles and Ventura counties ; Region 2 – Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties)

Team of Advocates for Special Kids (TASK)
100 W. Cerritos Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92805
(866) 828-8275 | (714) 533-8275

Serving Region 3

(Serving Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Stanislaus, and Tulare counties)

EPU Children’s Center
4440 N. 1st Street
Fresno, CA 93726
(559) 229-2000

Serving Region 4

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

(Serving Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Joaquin counties)
3075 Adeline Street, Suite 210
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 644.2555

MATRIX Parent Network and Resource Center
(serving Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties)
94 Galli Drive, Suite C
Novato, CA 94949
(800) 578-2592 | (415) 884-3535

Parents Helping Parents
(Serving Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo counties)
Sobrato Center For Nonprofits-San Jose
1400 Parkmoor, Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 727-5775 | (855) 727-5775

Serving Region 5
(Serving Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties)

Rowell Family Empowerment of Northern CA
962 Maraglia St.
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 226-5129

There are 4 Community Parent Resource Centers in California:

Parents CAN
(serving Napa County)
1909 Jefferson St.
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 253-7444

Reaching Latino and Chinese Families
(serving Los Angeles and Orange counties)
Fiesta Educativa, Inc.
161 S. Avenue 24
Los Angeles, CA 90031-2299
(323) 221-6696

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110-3111
(415) 282-7494 (Program office)
(415) 920-5040 (Family Resource Center)

Chinese Parents Association for the Disabled
P.O. Box 2884
San Gabriel, CA 91778-2884
(626) 307-3837