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The following links are in English

  • Our Kids Are Special
    A Family site helping Parents and Caregivers of Special Needs Children.

  • Special Education News
    Special Education News answers a need for in-depth, timely news related to educating students with disabilities.

  • American Mental Health Counselors Association
    The mission of the American Mental Health Counselors Association is to enhance the profession of mental health counseling through licensing, advocacy, education and professional development

  • A Parent's Guide To Doctors, Disabilities, And The Family
    How do families choose a primary health care provider or pediatrician for their child? Specifically, how do families with a child who may have a disability and/or special health care need choose a doctor? How do families work with their pediatrician for the maximum benefit of their child, to locate appropriate specialists, correctly assess their child's needs, and work with the education system? These are questions many families ask.

  • Apraxia Guide
    Apraxia guide to helpful links and resources.

  • Autism Fact Sheets
    Fact sheets in English and Spanish from Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. FactSheets to be downloaded

  • Brave Kids
    Brave Kids mission is to broaden the support and resources available for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. By utilizing the power of the Internet, Brave Kids delivers a multi-lingual resource center to families and medical professionals whose goal is to empower children with special needs to continue their brave struggle against illness.

  • Britesparks
    Gifted Children with Special Needs website.

  • Children's Disabilities Information
    A wonderful new resource for parents of special needs children - hundreds of articles from ADHD to Visual Impairment.

  • Children's Mental Health Education Campaign
    The Children's Mental Health Education Campaign is a four-year national public education campaign to increase awareness about the emotional problems of America's children and adolescents and gain support for needed services.

  • Children With Disabilities Website-Federal Resources
    Learn about Federal agencies and their funded and supported programs, initiatives, information, and other resources available and of interest to families of children with disabilities

  • ChildTrauma Academy
    The ChildTrauma Academy focuses on service, training and research in the area of child maltreatment.

  • Council for Learning Disabilities
    The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) is an international organization concerned about issues related to students with learning disabilities.

  • Disability Solutions
    Disability Solutions: A Resource for Families and Others Interested in Down Syndrome and Related disabilities.

  • DisabledInfo
    Disabledinfo.com provides information, help, advice, products and services, for disabled people, their families, friends and carers.

  • Dis-Web
    Health and Disability-Related Websites

  • DM Coaching
    DM Coaching provides coaching and support services for children, and their families, struggling to deal with Dyslexia, ADD and other learning disabilities.

  • Family Center on Technology and Disability
    The purpose of the Family Center is to assist organizations and programs who serve families of children with disabilities by providing information and support on accessing and using assistive technology.

  • FamilyEducation Network-Special Needs
    Gifted, talented and special needs catagory of the Family Education Network. Many papers and information.

  • Fathering Special Needs Children
    When fathers learn that their child will have lifelong special needs or that they have a dangerous illness, their reactions can range from shock, to acceptance, to greater love. Fathers often try and meet these challenges with courage and ingenuity.

  • Having a Daughter With a Disability: Is it Different For Girls?
    This issue of NEWS DIGEST focuses on some of the realities parents must face in helping their daughters with disabilities to become more self-reliant and, ultimately, independent. You may ask, "Why a special issue on gender? Are the issues really that different for boys and girls?" The answer is: Yes.

  • LD Online - Interactive Guide on Learning Disabilities
    LD OnLine is a service of The Learning Project at WETA, Washington, D.C., in association with The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities. LD OnLine is made possible in part by generous support from The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, The Eisner Foundation, Inc. and Long Aldridge & Norman.

  • Learning Disabilities Research and Resource Site
    This site is dedicated to the advancement of practical knowledge and understanding about the often mysterious world of Learning Disabilities.

  • National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
    NDIC was established in 1978 to increase knowledge and understanding about diabetes among patients, health care professionals, and the general public. To carry out this mission, NDIC works closely with NIDDK's Diabetes Research and Training Centers; the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP); professional, patient, and voluntary associations; Government agencies; and State health departments to identify and respond to informational needs about diabetes and its management.

  • National Lekotek Center's Top 10 Things to Consider When Buying Toys for Children With Disabilities
    Holiday time is exciting for all children, and children with disabilities are no different. There are nearly 6 million children with disabilities (including 12.7% of school children) who will receive holiday gifts this season. Yet because gift givers are afraid of selecting the "wrong" toy, many children with disabilities find pajamas and socks wrapped up in those brightly-colored boxes. Not the toy of their dreams.

  • Parents of Dyslexics
    Parenting a child with special needs is quite a challenge. Often, it means learning a whole new field, such as special education, testing, and others, just so you can make informed decisions about your child. In order to assist this website consists of dozens of links and numerous bits of gathered information in order for you as a parent to understand the issues of Dyslexia and how to provide support for your child at home and at school.

  • Rights and Responsibilities of Parents of Children With Disabilities
    Parents of children with disabilities have a vital role to play in the education of their children. This fact is guaranteed in federal legislation that specifies the right of parents to participate in the educational decision-making process. As your child progresses through educational systems, knowing and following through on your rights and responsibilities ensures that you are a contributing partner with professionals who will influence your child's future.

  • Special Child Magazine
    Welcome and thank you for visiting Special Child, an online publication dedicated to parents of children with special needs.

  • Special Needs Kids
    SpecialNeedsKids.com site exclusively for and about special needs children and their issues. Information, Support and Helpful Links.

  • Special Needs NETWORK
    The Special Needs NETWORK is an organisation set up and managed by parents to offer independent support, help, advice and information to parents throughout Nottinghamshire (UK).

  • The Autism Home Page
    Practical information on autism, related disorders, behavior management, links, and much more.

  • The Autism Home Page
    Practical information on autism, behavior, and related issues.

  • The Educational Needs of a Child or Adolescent with Bipolar Disorder
    A child diagnosed with bipolar disorder needs parents and medical professionals who know how the illness affects learning, as well as supportive teachers and school staff.

  • Toward Independent Living and Learning
    Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL), Inc., is a private, not-for-profit human service agency established in 1980. Its mission is to develop and operate innovative programs and services to meet the needs of individuals of all ages who have unique needs, including mental retardation, mental health, physical handicaps, learning disabilities, asperger's syndrome, emotional problems, brain injury, autism and other developmental disabilities.

  • Untangling the Web-Disability Link Page
    These links are for sites that provide information on multiple disabilities or disability issues. These include special needs organizations and vendors as well as personal page.

  • What is Dyslexia?-For Kids
    Have you ever wondered about what dyslexia is, what can be done, or even if other kids in your school are dyslexic? Read on for answers to your questions...

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