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NEW Yellow Pages for Kids 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.

NEW Want to Play Program Social Behavior Support

Medically Complex Resource Guide (PDF) A resource guide for parents of newly diagnosed children with special needs and/or complex medical issues. Includes: Preparing to bring your baby home, resources, and navigating Government agencies

Parenting Magazine's Getting to Know My Child Fact Sheet (Can be used for adults with disabilities as well) (PDF) - A two-sided page form to fill out which can give educators and therapists a quick reference to understanding your child's disability and behavior.

NICHCY: Parenting A Child With Special Needs - Resources Provides a starting point for families in their search for information and resources to professionals who work with families who have a child with a disability.

Bella Special Needs Newsletter Sign up and stay informed about this week's latest articles on raising children with special needs, updates on disability advocacy, and Disability Issues in the News.

Advocating for Children with Special Needs star Learning about your child's special needs and discovering what support and encouragement he or she needs at school and community programs is the first step in being a parent advocate.

Disability Advocacy and Awareness star Disability advocacy and awareness helps children with special needs grow up included and supported in their neighborhoods and schools

Family Voices "We are families from throughout the United States who have children with special health needs. We are also caregivers, professionals, and friends whose lives have been touched by these children and their families."

Federation for Children with Special Needs Provides a center for parents of children with special needs. 

Music Education - Making Your Voice Heard starChildren with special needs benefit from participation in school music programs, expressing themselves by playing instruments, writing and singing songs, learning and being included in the arts.

Gifts for Babies and Young Children Who have a Disability starWhen a baby, toddler or child is diagnosed with a disability, useful presents are often the same gift that you would already want to buy.

Avoiding Heat Illnesses and Other Summer Hazards starDuring hot weather most children with special health needs, and others with certain disabilities, need to take simple extra precautions to avoid complications of heat, as they may be more susceptible to heat stroke or exhaustion, sunburn and other dangers.

Clothing to Block Sun - Sun Blocking Laundry Rinse star Using clothing or a laundry additive as a sun block has been in the news recently - especially for those who don't reapply sun block lotion every two hours, or those who have had skin cancer.

Center for New Discoveries in Learning

Chuck Eby's Counseling & Parent Resources Resources for High School Students, Parents, and Counselors.

Discovery Channel School

earlychildhood.com

Early Childhood Educators' & Family Web Corner

Marilyn's Imagination Factory

National Fathers Network

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition

National Parenting Center

Positive Parenting Online

SPECIAL FAMILIES

Whole Family Center




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