Free and helpful resources for neurodiverse learners and their families
Understood is dedicated to providing helpful resources and connecting people with various learning and thinking differences. Information is geared toward families, educators, young adults, and the workplace. The professionals who advise Understood are all experts in their fields. They include educators, researchers, learning specialists, physicians, psychologists, lawyers and more. They share a commitment to helping individuals who learn and think differently thrive in school, at work, and in life.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)—https://chadd.org/
CHADD believes in improving the lives of people affected by ADHD through providing understanding, education, and advocacy, and support for those affected by ADHD. A clearinghouse for evidence-based information, local face-to-face family support groups for families and individuals, and public policies and public recognition in response to needs faced by families and individuals with ADHD are also available.
The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for over 50 years and envisions a world where individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued. Resources include advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local level through our strong nationwide network of Affiliates. The AutismSource Database™ is the most comprehensive database of its kind, providing credible and reliable resources for information related to autism.
Math is Fun—https://www.mathsisfun.com/
Math is Fun is an enjoyable site that aims to cover the full Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum. Detailed reviewers help explain math using easy to understand language and deliver information that is linked to curriculum and common core standards. Resources are available to support numbers, algebra, geometry, data, measurement, money, and calculus. An illustrated math dictionary, games, puzzles, and more!
Khan Academy offers interactive practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study and review/ preview content at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Lesson components are sequenced so that you can start from square one with any subject and slowly build your knowledge. Options for skill mastery help learners establish strong foundations. Areas of study include math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, as well as K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content.
Wolfram|Alpha is intended to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone while simultaneously offering a unique engine that visually breaks down steps, amplifies understanding about what’s involved, computes answers and provides knowledge. It not only targets content areas like mathematics, science and technology, society and culture, but also integrates everyday life and helps students better answer the question “when and how will I use this (math)?” at work, in school, at home, or for play and entertainment!
GeoGebra provides free online tutorials, math tools, calculators, classroom resources, and math apps for graphing, geometry, 3D, and more! This dynamic mathematics software brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus for all levels of education. GeoGebra has become the leading provider of dynamic mathematics software, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide.
Dr Jo Boaler is an esteemed pioneer, author, researcher, and Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She formed youcubed to give teachers, parents and students the resources and ideas they need to inspire and excite students about mathematics. Inspiring topics and integrated study revolve around number sense, patterns and generalizations, shape, space and measures, data, probability and statistics, and data science for grades K-12.