A Compassionate Heart
ACompassionateHeart.com is a resource for adoptive parents or parents seeking inspiration or information about childrenís 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.
Adolescent Schools -- Teen Troubles
Help for those out-of-control teens. Over 1/3 of our clients are adopted kids. Adopted teens have many problems that might take more than loving care to resolve. Our programs are designed to help them through those critical few years if needed. A resource for parents for when things don't go quite as planned.
The Bureau For At-Risk Youth
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.
CHASK - Christian Homes and Special Kids
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.
This is a resource dedicated to accessible travel information. Their new site will provide you with information on businesses from around the world that specialize in disability travel.
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
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)
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
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.
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 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
Humor and help for adoptive moms, special-needs moms, any old moms at all.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
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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
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
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
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.
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)
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
This page contains links to non-commercial sites providing information and help about specific disorders related to psychology.
Resource Room, The
This site is a large collection of disability and adoption resources including special education, ADHD, advocacy resources and more.
Society Of Special Needs Adoptive Parents (SNAP)
The Society of Special Needs Adoptive Parents (SNAP) is committed to assisting special needs adoptive families through mutual support, information, sharing and advocacy. Based in British Columbia, Canada, we offer services to pre- and post-adoptive families, families going through adoption disruption, and to professionals and others who are interested in adoption and special needs issues.
Spaulding for Children
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 Education Resources on the Internet
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
CASAnet offers a reprint of an article by Ann Sullivan, Director, CWLA Adoption Services. Reprinted From: Winter 1996 issue of "Children's Voice," the quarterly magazine of the Child Welfare League of America
Special Kids, Special Parents
This is a listing of links for a variety of special needs.
Special Needs Infant Adoption
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.
Untangling the Web - Disability-Related Resources Menu
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
This site offers resources for teachers working with children with special needs, including Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), blindness, deafness, brain injuries, physical injuries, Autism, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, learning disabilities and more. This is part of the web site DisabledTravelers.com, a resource dedicated to accessible travel information.