Disabilities in Children - Parenting
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The National Institute of Mental Health has created a general information site addressing this frequently diagnosed condition. Sections offered are Understanding the Problem, Getting Help, and Sustaining Hope.
"Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice." Includes a glossary, autism information, and additional resources.
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
This is the website of the leading national organization representing individuals with AD/HD, for education, advocacy and support. Useful links include Beyond the Myths, What Parents Should Know, Research Studies, and School Discipline.
Links to physical, mental and learning disabilities are offered here, as well as links to companies offering adaptive clothing and equipment, parent support groups, and general disability issues, such as how to get the most out of travel when you are disabled.
Early Warning Signs of LD
This is a good place to start informing yourself if you suspect a child you love suffers from such a disability.
Support can be found here for parents and children with disabilities. There are links to information about diagnoses, adaptive products and technology, education, and much more.
Kids' Quest on Disability & Health
This is an exceptionally fine site for children sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. Kids' questions about being differently-abled are answered in an investigative format. User-friendly, informative and fun! Includes "Health Topics A - Z," as well as "Information for Parents/Teachers."
National Dissemination Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Parents of children with almost any sort of disability will find much to help them in their quest to find the best possible resources and information. The diagnostic process is examined, as are many other parenting and educational issues.
Parents Helping Parents, The Family Resource Center
Parents who have special-needs kids will find an interactive community of knowledgeable and supportive parents who are coping with similar challenges. The Links to Great Sites is, in itself, a wonderful resource offering information and ideas about many useful topics such as specific disabilities and diseases, assistive technology, nutritional supplements, legal links, recreation and more.
Web Corner Family Pages: Education
A myriad of links to sites regarding parenting a differently-abled child, in terms of education advocacy, health, recreation and more.
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