edbydesign.com is an Australian website  dedicated to helping kids of all abilities learn. Online since 1997.

Links for Kids, Parents and Teachers -
Education by Design is not affiliated with any of the following sites.  The links here are correct at the time of publishing and are provided for your information.  We take no responsibility for the content of any external site.



  • Sites for Teachers - Lots of, well...sites for Teachers - thousands, in fact.

  • Teachnet.com - Teachnet.Com provides educators with lesson plans, how-to projects, online conference boards, interactive mailing lists and a weekly email newsletter

  • Learningpage.com - provides thousands of professionally produced, learning materials for the elementary classroom.

  • Teacher 2 Teacher - Teacher2Teacher offers free calendars, math helpers, crosswords, wordsearches, Dolch Sight Words, and more and also inexpensive blackline masters on a K-5 level.


  • Parent Soup - a parent and family community featuring expert parenting advice, chat, and discussion for all parents, grandparents, babies and children.

  • Family Education Network - a great family site with a comprehensive section on special needs

  • ParentsPlace.com - The first parenting community on the web. Created by two stay at home parents who believe parents are the best resource for other parents.

  • ABC's of Parenting - Parenting and pregnancy index with reviews of thousands of sites, articles on child, infant, health and women's issues. 

Special Needs

  • Sprout is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with intellectual disabilities grow through challenging and safe travel experiences.

  • Isabella's Autism Pages - created by Isabella's parents, this site is a great introduction to the baffling world of autism.  Isabella and her parents  provide some good, practical  strategies for parents and giving a running account of the things they do with Isabella and her progress.

  • Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria - website of the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria, Australia.

  • Association for Children with a Disability - the peak resource for information, advocacy and support in Victoria, Australia.
  • Special Child Magazine - A site dedicated to Parents and Carers of special-needs children.  Well worth a visit.
  • Autism Victoria - the home page of Autism Victoria.
  • Down Syndrome Association of Victoria - the home page of the Victorian Down Syndrome Association.   Very well organised with terrific photos. 
  • Special Kids Company - Learning videotapes and educational materials for children (even teens) with learning disabilities, from the parents of a boy with autism.
  • Tony Attwood - Expert in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Spectronics - Australia's major distributor of special needs software and assistive technology for students and people with disabilities and learning difficulties.
  • Natural Learning Concepts - produce learning materials for children on the Autism Spectrum.
  • Family-friendly-fun.com - Mind, body and spirit-enriching resources to enhance the quality and enjoyment of family life with special needs.

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