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A Compassionate Heart

    URL: www.acompassionateheart.com
    Email: suzanneh@acompassionateheart.com

    ACompassionateHeart.com is a resource for adoptive parents or parents seeking inspiration or information about children’s behavior stemming from trauma, mental illness or transition. This Web site contains a collection of articles, useful links, workshop schedules, and a directory of national resources.

The Bureau For At-Risk Youth

    URL: www.at-risk.com
    Email: info@at-risk.com

    The Bureau For At-Risk Youth is an educational publisher and distributor of programs, videos, publications and products for youth at-risk and their caregivers. Started in 1990, The Bureau has quickly become the nation's leading supplier of innovative, high-quality, user-friendly resources that help children, teens, parents, educators and others cope with the many vital issues facing today's youth. Areas of concern and publishing activity include substance abuse, teenage sexuality and pregnancy, violence prevention, conflict resolution, child abuse, self-esteem and much more.

Accessible Travel: Resources for the Disabled Explorer

    URL: www.wakanow.com/ng/pages/Accessible-Travel:-Resources-for-the-Disabled-Explorer
    Email: info@wakanow.com

    Traveling with a disability may be difficult, but it is not impossible. Understanding current federal laws that protect those with disabilities helps guard citizens' rights whether traveling by air, accessing websites to book vacations or seeking accessible accommodations. Wherever the destination, the disabled explorer must equip him or herself by understanding their rights, travel industry regulations and ensuring that the industry meets their individual needs. Making certain an intended destination is accessible and disabled-friendly is paramount to a successful vacation.

CHASK - Christian Homes and Special Kids

    URL: www.chask.org
    Email: info@chask.org

    Matching birth-mothers with Christian, adopting families nationwide. Also, offering support to parents of children with special needs and pro-life counsel. We help families in the US that may have adopted a child from outside the US.

DisabledTravelers.com

Family Village Must see!

    URL: www.familyvillage.wisc.edu
    Email: rowley@waisman.wisc.edu

    Family Village is a global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with mental retardation and other disabilities, their families, and those that provide them services and supports. Jean Schmidt says "It is a complete source of info -- which is great for folks looking for information about unusual disorders."

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

    URL: www.ffcmh.org
    Email: ffcmh@crosslink.net

    The Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health is a national parent-run organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders and their families.

Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC) Must see!

    URL: www.irsc.org
    Email: julio_c@one.net

    The IRSC web site is dedicated to communicating information relating to the needs of children with disABILITIES on a global basis.

International Pediatric Health Services

    URL: www.orphandoctor.com
    Email: orphandoctor@aol.com

    This site is the information center for Dr. Jane Ellen Aronson's adoption center in the New York area. The site features articles on the health issues of children adopted from abroad.

K12 Academics

    URL: www.k12academics.com
    Email: chris.glavin@k12academics.com

    A National Education & Disability Resource web site with a community based approach. We cover every county, city and town in the U.S. If you are looking for a web site or information on a school, organization, museum, consultant, library, camp, study abroad program or support in your area you can find it here. The site also serves as a great resource for Teachers, Parents, Students, Professionals & District Officials in the K-12 Education system with extensive information on various topics in education and disabilities.

Kya's Krusade

    URL: www.kyaskrusade.org
    Email: ashandra@kyaskrusade.org

    Kya's Krusade is a nonprofit comprehensive resource center serving children and families affected by physical disabilities, specializing in Arthrogryposis and other less publicized physical disabilities. We offer support, education(information)and assistance for families and children from diagnosis through 18 years of age. Our services include: on-line community forums, Information Packet Program and Financial assistance program for adaptive equipment and additional physical therapy sessions, not covered by insurance.

Mothers with Attitude

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

    URL: www.nami.org
    Email: barbara@nami.org or namiofc@aol.com

    The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) was founded in 1972. They are a grass roots, self-help, support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illness and their loved ones.

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

    URL: www.nichcy.org
    Email: nichcy@aed.org

    NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).

Parenting Special Needs

    URL: specialchildren.about.com
    Email: specialchildren.guide@about.com

    This site is devoted to empowering parents who have children with special needs. It consists of Net libraries that cover a broad range of disabilities, feature articles pertinent to parenting, a forum, newsletter and chats.

Parent Network for the Post Institutionalized Child

    URL: www.pnpic.org
    Email: info@pnpic.org

    The Parent Network For The Post-Institutionalized Child was created to connect families throughout the United States and Canada who have children who came from the maternity hospitals, orphanages, institutions for the irrecuperable or "street children" of economically-deprived countries. Many children who came from these circumstances are exhibiting a variety of problems, particularly emotional and psychological disturbances (such as aggressive or passive behavior; autistic-like behavior; and attachment/bonding problems), developmental delays and learning disabilities (such as hyperactivity; expressive, receptive and articulation language disorders; and cognitive disorders), as well as medical problems like Hepatitis B and D, FAS/E and cleft palate.

ParentPals.com

    URL: www.parentpals.com
    Email: superpal@parentpals.com

    Ameri-Corp Speech and Hearing has developed a gifted and special education website for parents called http://www.parentpals.com Therapists, teachers, audiologists and physicians provide weekly tips, games, links, news and views, conferences, and more for various disabilities including : ADD, autism, deaf and hard of hearing, emotionally disturbed, gifted, learning disability, mental retardation, homeschooling, orthopedically impaired, otherwise health impaired, severe and/or multiple disabilities, speech and language impairment, stuttering, traumatic brain injury and, visually impaired.

Parents Advocating for Vision Education (PAVE)

    URL: www.pave-eye.com
    Email: info@pavevision.org

    Parents Active for Vision Education (P.A.V.E.) is a national non-profit education, resource and support organization whose mission is to raise public awareness of the crucial relationship between vision and achievement. P.A.V.E. was founded by parents and teachers with children in their homes and classrooms who had suffered the effects of undiagnosed vision problems. After years of searching for answers to their children's learning problems they were finally diagnosed and successfully treated by the developmental/behavioral optometrist through a process called Vision Therapy.

Psychology Self-Help Resources on the Internet

    URL: www.psychwww.com
    Email: rdewey@gasou.edu

    This page contains links to non-commercial sites providing information and help about specific disorders related to psychology.

Resource Room, The

Spaulding for Children photolisting

    URL: www.Spaulding.org
    Email: webmaster@homepagepro.com

    Adoptions National Resource Center, Book sales, Donations helping children, Spaulding for Children, special needs Adoption Resource Books, Parents Video Training, bookstore, Foster Care, at-risk children, products for sale.

Special Angels Adoptions

    URL: www.specialangelsadoption.org
    Email: sara@specialangelsadoption.org

    We strongly believe that all children are unique, amazing and loveable! We help adoption agencies or families who wish to place a special needs baby or toddler for adoption, find experienced and loving adoptive families. No matter what the special need, we can help you find the very best family. Our service is completely free to everyone in the adoption triad.

Special Education Resources on the Internet

    URL: seriweb.com
    Email: horner2@ix.netcom.com

    Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.

Special Needs Adoption: Lessons from Experience

Special Kids, Special Parents

Special Needs Infant Adoption

    URL: specialneedsinfantadoption.blogspot.com
    Email: mom2khmertwins@yahoo.com

    This website is a resource for adoption agencies, birthparents or other organizations who have a special needs baby or toddler in need of an adoptive family, to find families that would be delighted to adopt a baby with unique gifts. Our database is free for homestudy ready families experienced with special needs and free for agencies/birthparents looking for the right family.

Tax Tips for the Legally Disabled

    URL: https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/General-Tax-Tips/Tax-Tips-for-the-Legally-Disabled/INF22825.html

    The federal tax code includes a number of provisions that can ease the tax burden on people living with a disability. Some disability payments and benefits are free of income tax, while deductions and credits can reduce the taxes you do owe. These tax breaks aren't always obvious, though. You have to know where to look for them. This site was recommended for inclusion in this listing by the students of North Central Plains Charter School in Texas.Thanks for your help!

Untangling the Web - Disability-Related Resources Menu Must see!

    URL: www.icdi.wvu.edu/Others.htm
    Email: whipp@rtc2.icdi.wvu.edu

    This is a *very* comprehensive list of disability-related Web sites originated by the late Steven L. Fullmer at the West Virginia Rehabilitation Research & Training Center. This site includes important legal information, too.

Working with Students with Disabilities

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