Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund - The Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund advocates for families with seriously ill, physically and cognitively challenged, or severely injured children nationwide through information and education. Financial assistance for needs not covered by insurance is provided to families whose children are living in or cared for in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware. http://www.kadmf.org/
Children's Organ Transplant Association - COTA
exists to assist patients who require a life-saving organ, bone marrow, cord
blood or stem cell transplant. COTA works with any patient who needs a
transplant due to a genetic disease such as Cystic Fibrosis or Sickle Cell
Anemia, and all patients 21 and under for any disease complication.
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation -
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) is the corporate foundation of
the Mitsubishi Electric group companies in the United States. MEAF works to
make Changes for the Better in society by investing in innovative strategies to
empower youth with disabilities to lead productive lives.
Danny's Team - Located in New Hampshire, Danny's
Team is an independent, nonprofit organization intentionally set up to be free
of restricting red tape and unhampered in its appropriation of funds to
organizations or individuals.
Dateable - A dating service with heart that's
why we are here. DateAble is a unique non-profit social organization for people
with and without disabilities who seek new friends and relationships.
Beyond Play - Beyond Play offers you the most
extensive selection of products for young children of all abilities - from
infants and toddlers to children in the early elementary grades. We carry a
wide selection of fun and educational products in all areas of child
development, as well as specialized products for early intervention and special
Earobics - If a child is not able to read by the
end of third grade, the odds are great that he or she will never catch up. And
the effects of falling behind can be devastating.
Disability Resources.org - A wonderfully
well-organized site ... for cutting through the morass of disability-related
material on the Web.
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma &
Immunology - The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
(AAAAI) is a professional organization with more than 6,600 members in the
United States, Canada and 72 other countries. This membership includes
allergist / immunologists, other medical specialists, allied health and related
healthcare professionals-all with a special interest in the research and
treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases.
Kidpower - Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower
International, known as Kidpower for short, is a global nonprofit leader in
personal safety and violence prevention education, which has served over two
million people of all ages and abilities across six continents, since its
founding in 1989. Instead of using fear to teach about violence prevention, the
Kidpower Method makes it fun to learn to be safe, building habits that can
increase the safety of young people and adults alike and that can last a
LD Online - LD OnLine.org is the world's leading
website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents,
teachers, and other professionals each month.
YAI Network - Since 1957, the YAI Network has
been providing hope and opportunity to people of all ages with developmental
disabilities and their families. Our organization includes more than 450
programs and serves more than 20,000 people every day.
Indian Children's Program - The Indian
Children's Program (ICP) strives to provide responsive, family-centered and
community based services for Native American children with known or suspected
disabilities. ICP programs embrace the spirit of cultural diversity,
collaboration and innovation. ICP works to improve the quality of services for
Native American children with special needs by facilitating integrated
development of family and community capabilities and resources.
Attention Deficit Disorder Association - The
Attention Deficit Disorder Association provides information, resources and
networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder lead better lives. We provide hope, empowerment and connections
worldwide by bringing together science and the human experience for both adults
with ADHD and professionals who serve them.
American Self-Help Clearinghouse - This guide
has been developed to act as your starting point for finding every type of
national, international, model and online self-help support group that is
available. The self-help groups, contained in the database that you can access
by keyword in the box at the bottom, can help you find and/or start a support
group in your community. Local self-help group clearinghouses can also often
help you find or form a group.
FacingDisability.com - These websites are good
places to begin to learn about the core basics of spinal cord injuries. The
Short List constitutes an introduction to spinal cord information, institutions
and the disability community.
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.
FODAC - Over the years, our programs have
evolved to include free or low-cost wheelchairs and other durable medical
equipment, vehicle and home adaptations and more.
Paralysis Resource Center - Any time a family
member becomes paralyzed, your world turns upside down. A new set of stressors
enter your life and the world as you knew it is changed. When this happens to
your young child or teen, it can seem overwhelming. As a parent of a young
child or teen with paralysis, you need to focus on a number of areas of your
Parent to Parent - Parent to Parent support -
the matching of experienced, trained Support Parents with families seeking
support has been proven effective in helping families cope with their day to
day lives, connect with community resources and navigate the health care
Family fun and disability support - Disabilities
force families to face extraordinary challenges and have extraordinary needs,
and they deserve extraordinary support.
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) - Focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.
Support Sites Resource Page
Places to chat, find support, more information and other important subjects of interest will be found on this page. As with the other pages on this site, the page will continue to grow in the number of resource made available. Please feel free to contact me with submission ideas.
Asperger syndrome - is an autism spectrum
disorder (ASD), one of a distinct group of neurological conditions
characterized by a greater or lesser degree of impairment in language and
communication skills, as well as repetitive or restrictive patterns of thought
and behavior. Other ASDs include: classic autism, Rett syndrome, childhood
disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise
specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Unlike children with autism,
children with AS retain their early language skills.
Autism Spectrum Therapies - Our team of
clinically strong, compassionate professionals is committed to a single goal:
helping individuals with developmental needs of all ages achieve their full
CHARGE Syndrome Foundation - The mission of the
CHARGE Syndrome Foundation is to provide support to individuals with CHARGE
syndrome and their families; to gather, develop, maintain and distribute
information about CHARGE syndrome; and to promote awareness and research
regarding its identification, cause and management.
Grants for Autistic Children - Foundations and
groups that help children with autism.
National Fragile X Foundation - Fragile X is a genetic disorder that is caused by a break or weakness on the long arm of the X chromosome (females have two X chromosomes and males have one X and one Y). The gene where the break or weakness has occurred has been named FMR1 (Fragile X Mental Retardation-1). http://www.fragilex.org/
The Assistance Fund - Co-pays. Deductibles.
Insurance Premiums. Call them what you will, they often stand between access to
greatly needed medications and the patients who desperately need them. And
although a disease may be chronic, the inability to access life-giving
medications should not be. The Assistance Fund provides financial support to
patients who are critically or chronically ill in order for them to receive
their life-saving, high-cost medications.
International Rett Syndrome Foundation - The
core mission of the IRSF is to fund research for treatments and a cure for Rett
syndrome while enhancing the overall quality of life for those living with Rett
syndrome by providing information, programs, and services.
The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North
America - The mission: To strengthen the support systems in the lives
of children with apraxia, so that each child has their best opportunity to
Childhood Cancer Guides - Our organization is
part of a larger community of people who love someone who has or had childhood
cancer. Strong bonds of caring, shared experience, and support tie our group
ACOR - ACOR is a unique collection of online
cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a
supportive environment. It is a free lifeline for everyone affected by cancer
& related disorders.
MedlinePlus - MedlinePlus is the National
Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends.
Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about
diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.
MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere,
The Tomorrow Fund - The Tomorrow Fund was
founded in 1985 to ease the traumatic financial and emotional effects of
childhood cancer. Our founders - a group that included doctors, child life
specialists, and parents of children with cancer - recognized that, in addition
to the very best medical care, children with cancer and their families need
financial and emotional assistance to cope with the overwhelming challenges of
this insidious disease.
SymbolWorld - SymbolWorld is a website created
by Widgit Software specifically for symbol users. It has material for all ages
and includes news, personal contributions, stories and learning materials.
SymbolWorld is designed to be easy to navigate, with the option to personalise
the layout and colours to suit any reader's needs.
Bookshare - Bookshare'sï¿½ goal is to make the
world of print accessible to people with disabilities. With a dynamic
leadership team, dedicated Members and capable partners, Bookshare is making
this goal a reality.
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. - Since
1946, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. has provided guide dogs free
of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence. Our
students come to us from all over the United States and many foreign countries.
Our trademark small classes and individualized instruction often attract
students who may have special requirements. We have successfully trained
hearing-impaired blind people as well as many physically challenged
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
- The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center is funded by the Office of
Special Education Programs 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.
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities - The
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100
national disability organizations working together to advocate for national
public policy that ensures the self determination, independence, empowerment,
integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all
aspects of society.
Wright's Law - Parents, educators, advocates,
and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about
special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with
Able Play - Play products for children with
Researched - Rated - Reviewed
DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION - To be the most
effective voice and most vocal advocate for public AWARENESS of the causes of
Spinal Cord Injury and PREVENTION of those injuries throughout the world, while
providing SUPPORT for those already afflicted with spinal cord injuries. DGF
will support like minded organizations researching a CURE for paralysis.
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation - The
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is committed to raising funds to support
research on spinal cord injury and to improving the quality of life of people
living with paralysis.
Child Care Plus - OUR MISSION is to share
knowledge, foster skills, and encourage attitudes that promote inclusion as a
core component of excellence in early childhood. To accomplish this mission,
we: Strive to expand child care options for children with disabilities and
their families. Provide training and technical assistance for child care
providers and other early childhood professionals (including specialists in
early intervention and special education). Seek to improve the quality of the
child care experience for all children.
Best Buddies - When people with IDD are unable
to attain or maintain a job, it is most often due to an absence of social
skills rather than an inadequacy to perform the work required. Best Buddies
introduces socialization opportunities and job coaching, providing the
necessary tools for people with IDD to become more independent and,
consequently, more included in the community.
Apps for Autism - Autism resource featuring
advocacy, family services, research news and many others. This link will take
you to the apps for autism page. Apps for communication, behavioral, learning
activities and many more...
The International Dyslexia Association - (IDA)
is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia,
their families and the communities that support them.
Education-A-Must Inc - Is a nonprofit
corporation providing advocate services for the child or youth with physical,
emotional, behavioral, or learning disabilities.
LOCKS OF LOVE - Locks of Love is a public
non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged
children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term
medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
Friendship Circle App Review - Provides a place
were people can find great apps for children with special needs. With so many
special needs apps now available it has become exceedingly difficult to find a
site that makes it easy to search and browse for the perfect app.