Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

Web Resources

Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD) Current Practice Alerts


The Division of Learning Disabilities (DLD) is an international, multidisciplinary organization who promotes research proliferation and discussion on topics related to teaching students with learning disabilities. Additionally, the DLD acts as a forum for interaction and cross-discipline collaboration amongst professionals from various education and youth development backgrounds. The DLD’s Current Practice Alerts provides reviews and judgments regarding professional practices in the field of education with a special focus on learning disabilities.


Florida Center for Reading Research


The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University is dedicated to expanding reading research in all areas. The FCRR’s mission is to conduct, disseminate, and apply reading research to inform educational policies related to literacy instruction. The website features a database of information and strategies for educators and researchers.


The Iris Center


Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, the IRIS Center is dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children, especially those with disabilities, birth through age twenty-one. The IRIS Center provides online learning modules and large group professional development seminars on topics specific to evidence-based instruction and intervention practices.


KU Center for Research on Learning


The University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning is an internationally

recognized organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the school, workplace, home, and community for all individuals, but with a special emphasis on serving those who experience barriers to success. The Center for Research in Learning encompasses six divisions that each specialize in specific realm of education. Their website provides links to research articles, a schedule of upcoming classes and conferences, and a library of presentations on education related topics.


The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk


The Meadows Center for Preventing Education Risk (MCPER) develops evidence-based practices designed to improve educational, behavioral, and social outcomes for all learners. Within the MCPER, eight divisions research specific areas of educational risk including, autism spectrum disorders, dropout prevention, educational access, language learning, mathematics instruction for children with learning disabilities, reading, and response to intervention. Their website contains news on current events pertaining to their mission, as well as a database of MCPER-produced publications.


National Center on Intensive Intervention at American Institutes for Research


The National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) supports school districts in the implementation of individualized interventions in reading, mathematics, and behavior management for students with severe learning needs. The NCII works with schools to develop data-based interventions and provides implementation and evaluation support to monitor the efficacy of their programs. Their website contains resources for initiating interventions.


National Center for Learning Disabilities


The mission of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is to improve the lives of children with attention and learning difficulties through empowerment, advocacy, and educational improvement. The NCLD website features online programs dedicated to providing information and resources to parents, young adults, educators, and medical professionals.


Project WRITE


Project WRITE provides lesson plans and support materials for story and persuasive writing strategies designed to improve the writing and self-regulation behaviors of students in early elementary grades (1-3). The lessons presented by Project WRITE focus on Self-Regulated Strategies Development, which is an evidence-based approach to simultaneously teaching students self-regulation and content area strategies.


University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Cognitive Strategies Instruction


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln provides a free online database of strategies for improving academic performance in children with learning difficulties. The lessons and resources highlighted on the website focus on teaching children cognitive strategies to build self- regulation skills in reading, writing, mathematics, and overall study skills.