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Childhood Disability Resources - Resources for children and parents alike.

Healthcare Resources - Health centers, prescription medicine coverage, government programs, support groups, etc.

Financial Aid - Government programs, special children's non-profit organizations and foundations.

Government Resources - SSI, SSDI, federal and state resources.

Support Sites - Places to chat, find support, more information and other important subjects of interest.

Undiagnosed Condition in a Child - Physicians will sometimes say that a child has an "undiagnosed rare condition" or an "undiagnosed genetic condition" when they are unable to find a diagnosis for certain characteristics or symptoms.

Friendship Circle - Special needs blog for parents and children.

Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities - Find educational consultants, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, health care providers, academic therapists, tutors, speech language therapists, occupational therapists, coaches, advocates, and attorneys for children with disabilities on the Yellow Pages for Kids for your state.

The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project - Our Mission is to provide support to parents/caregivers and act as a reference source for information, financial resources, used equipment exchanges, research and clinical studies, support groups, web links, etc. This is done in the form of an interactive website, and newsletters.

Gut Flora May Offer Clues About Autism - New Study Suggests Abnormal Gut Flora May Hold Clues to Autism.

Office of Child Care (OCC) - The Office of Child Care (OCC) supports low-income working families by providing access to affordable, high-quality early care and afterschool programs. OCC administers the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and works with state, territory and tribal governments to provide support for children and their families juggling work schedules and struggling to find child care programs that will fit their needs and that will prepare children to succeed in school.

The Family Center on Technology and Disability - Knowing where to begin and how to proceed can be daunting though. We're here to help. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, the Family Center on Technology and Disability provides a wide range of resources on assistive technology, from introductory fact sheets and training materials to in-depth discussion of best practices and emerging research. Try setting aside 30 minutes a day to review an FCTD resource.

Parent Centers - Parent Centers provide training, information and assistance to families of children with all disabilities ages birth to 26 years and the professionals who work with them.

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Welcome to ChildrensDisability.org

This resource site will be of benefit to parents, guardians, teachers and students alike. From early intervention through adolescence, children with special needs depend upon all of us for guidance, support and caring. Children who receive these basic necessities of life will be healthier and happier.

Childrensdisability.org list of resources, support groups, advocacy groups and organizations will lend a helping hand toward benefiting the special needs child in your life.

If your organization would like to be included please visit the site's contact page for more information.

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Zofran Lawsuit Guide -
Help for families affected by a Zofran birth defect.

Red Cross Home Pool Safety -
Millions of us enjoy warm weather every year by swimming in our backyard pools and relaxing in hot tubs. Tragically though, over 200 young children drown in backyard swimming pools each year. The American Red Cross suggests owners make pool safety their priority by following these guidelines:

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) -
The IEP is an extremely important document in the educational lives of students with disabilities receiving special education under IDEA.

BirthInjuryGuide.org - Is staffed by a birth injury advocacy group based out of Houston, TX. Our staff includes professional writers and researchers, birth injury experts, and medical professionals, all working together to produce the most comprehensive birth injury information source possible.

Girlshealth.gov - Mission is to promote healthy, positive behaviors in girls between the ages of 10 and 16. Girlshealth.gov gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women, and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home. Note: link will take you to their illness and disability page.

Power Reader - A dyslexic text reader/learning tool, a graphical, interactive text reader integrated with computer text-to-speech whose level of focus, complexity, and detail is adjustable according to the user's needs.

Little City's Center for Family & Community-Based Services - Aims to preserve families and strengthen relationships as well as provide goal-oriented, person-centered services in a community setting with in-home supports to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families.

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center - To improve state early intervention and early childhood special education service systems, increase the implementation of effective practices, and enhance the outcomes of these programs for young children and their families.

Family Education Network - The best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. Launched in September, 2000, the company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students of all ages take control of their learning and make it part of their everyday lives.

Exceptional Children's Foundation - Exceptional Children's Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving children and adults with developmental and other disabilities to enable them to reach their greatest potential. ECF was founded in 1946 by a concerned group of parents determined to meet the needs of their developmentally disabled children.

HealthWell Pediatric Assistance Fund - HealthWell Pediatric Assistance Fund to assist children 18 years old or younger living with a chronic or life-altering condition that their families are struggling to treat due to cost. Through this fund, we provide financial assistance to families so their children can start or continue critical medical treatments, regardless of disease type or condition.

Shepherds College - The country's leading three-year post-secondary educational program for students with intellectual disabilities.

Learning Ally - National nonprofit since 1948, has partnered with those who learn differently to ensure academic and lifelong success.

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