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Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation
A charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Houston residents through literacy.

Brainfuse - Homework Help*
Get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, and more. Live help is available Monday - Sunday, 2pm-11pm.

CK-12 Foundation
An online collaborative learning environment for students and educations; offers study guides for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and assistance in curriculum development.

Colorín Colorado!
Colorín Colorado is a free web-based, bilingual service that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs, also known as students of English as a second language).

Houston Center for Literacy
Information about literacy services, volunteer opportunities, and resources includes the ability to search for literacy providers by zipcode.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy has over 3,300 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice.

Learn Free
Offers basic lessons on computers, reading, math and every day life skills.

Mango Languages*
Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in multiple languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Arabic or learn ESL for Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic and more.

NoveList K-8 Plus*
Online resource for helping teachers, school media specialists and kids find that next great fiction or nonfiction book to read. Includes Lexile scores.

Overdrive's eReading Room for Kids*
Find e-books by subject and reading levels.

TumbleBooks*
Online picture books, puzzles, games and quizzes for children.

USA Learns
Offers lessons in English and Spanish emphasizing basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency and problem-solving.

UsingEnglish.com
Learn English with free tools for ESL students, including English language references, activities including tests and polls, and articles on English usage.

Wonderopolis
From the National Center for Family Literacy, Wonderopolis is a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.

 

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Arc Of Greater Houston
a non-profit organization which advocates for the inclusion of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Harris Health System
Harris County offers a variety of school-based and community-based clinics which provide physical exams, developmental assessments, vision and hearing tests, immunizations and more to qualified applicants. 

Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
Formerly MHMRA of Harris County, it provides mental health services for children, adolescents and adults with a wide array of services.

Houston Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
A division of the Department of Neighborhoods, it is the primary advocate for the rights and needs of citizens with disabilities. Examples of free services include free visual fire alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing and free legal service.

Region IV Education Service
Supports schools, educators and families with services that assist youth in meeting physical, developmental and intellectual challenges. 

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
Links to a variety of agencies under the umbrella of Health and Human Services that offer programs for people with disabilities

*These resources require a valid, MY Link card for remote access.


Suggested Literacy Websites:

Children's Museum's FLIP Kits Family Literacy Involvement Program

Texas Family Literacy Resource Center

Institute for Family Development

Family Literacy Network - Texas Reading Institute

National Coalition for Literacy

Literacy Advance of Houston

Houston Center for Literacy


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