Resources for Families
ABLEDATA »: Provides information on assistive technology and disability related resources.
American Academy of Pediatrics »: Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health for all children.
Child Welfare League of America »: "The nation's oldest and largest organization devoted entirely to the well being of America's vulnerable children and their families."
Children Now »: "Recognized nationally for its policy expertise and up-to-date information on the status of children."
Children's Action Alliance »: "Research, policy and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of all of Arizona's children and families."
Children's Defense Fund »: "Exists to provide a strong and effective voice for all the children of America."
CSPINET »: Center for Science in the Public Interest. Publisher of Nutrition Action Healthletter.
Families USA »: "The Voice for Health Care Consumers." (The site includes the Medicaid Clearinghouse.)
Family Voices »: Is a national grassroots network of families and friends speaking on behalf of children with special health care needs.
Health Oasis »: Mayo Clinic: Reliable Information for a Healthier Life
Including Your Child »: An online book to help parents with special needs children birth to eight years of age
Kids Together »: Information for children and adults with disabilities. Purpose is to promote inclusive communities where all people belong.
MUMS »: A national Parent to Parent organization for parents of children with any disability, disorder, chromosomal abnormality or health condition.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities »: Central source of information on: disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth; IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education; No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities); and research-based information on effective educational practices
The National Parenting Center (TNPC) »: Provides advice from a variety of experts in the field of child development. Includes chat rooms on specific topics.
Our-Kids »: Devoted to raising Special Kids with Special Needs
PACER Center »: Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights
Parents Guide to the Internet »: Published by the US Department of Education
Zero to Three »: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families