Website Resources for Parents

Academic Accommodation Resources

ADD Warehouse - An online catalog of assorted books, videos, and training programs for the understanding and treatment of developmental disorders.

Asperger Parent Network - Support and information for families affected by Asperger's Syndrome and related disorders, in the greater Phoenix Area.

Autism Resources for Families - A Parent's Guide to Evidence-based Practice and Autism

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law - A leading advocate for people with mental health disabilities with a mission to protect and advance the rights of adults and children.

Beach Center on Disability - Provides information and additional resources on mental health disabilities for families.

Bipolar Disorder - Information from the National Mental Health Association on bipolar disorder.

Blamed and Ashamed- The Treatment Experiences of Youth with Co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders and their families.

Bridges for Kids - Provides information to parents of children from birth through transition into adult life with special focus on those with disabilities or special needs.

CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) - Provides support and assistance to optimize the potential of people with autism and related disabilities.

CDC Autism Links and Resources

CHADD - Provides information for families on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in addition to other developmental disorders.

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation - Information and resources on pediatric bipolar disorder.

Child and Family Teams - Provides information regarding Child and Family Teams and their purpose.

“Early Signs and Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder” -  Discusses early warning signs of an autism spectrum disorder and the benefits of early invention.

ECLKC - Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center- A comprehensive resource for anyone involved with or interested in early childhood education.

FAPE (Families and Advocates Partnership for Education) - Helps parents and advocates improve educational results for children with disables. The IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and Section 504 are discussed in detail as well.

FFCMH (Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health) - A portal of information on advocacy organizations, federal agencies and information clearinghouses to help address the concerns of parents raising children with special needs.

Fresh Start Women's Foundation - A women's resource center committed to helping women achieve self-sufficiency.

Future Horizons - An online catalog with extensive information on aspergers and autism. Latest Conference information is listed as well.

International Dyslexia Association - Provides information and serves as a forum for parents, educators, and researchers to share their experiences, methods, and knowledge of Dyslexia.

LDA (Learning Disabilities Association of America) - Research, legislative updates and more on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, professionals and adults.

Learning Disabilities Online - Information on Learning Disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals.

Lifeline - A suicide prevention center providing 24 hour telephone intervention to people experiencing suicidal crisis.

Medline Plus - Provides health and medication information.

Mental Help Organization - Depression, Anxiety and Mental health information with respect to symptoms and treatment.

MY ADHD - Assessment, tracking and treatment tools for behavior management for parents, educators, doctors and adults.

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) - Information, resources and discussion groups on mental illness.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Provides immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis. Their hotline number:1-800-273-TALK (8255)

NICHCY (National Dissemination Center for children with Disabilities) - Information center for children with disabilities, funded by the US Dept. of Education.

No Child Left Behind - Learn the benefits that this law may provide for your school and your children.

O.A.S.I.S. (Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support) - Provides information on the Autism Spectrum.

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. - Information and Assistance for individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related disorders.

Operation Autism for Military Families

PAVE (Parents active for Vision Education) - Promotes Public awareness to insure that children and adults with learning related vision problems get the care they need.

PCN (People of Color Network) - Provides family centered behavioral health care services which are culturally and linguistically competent.

Reactive Attachment Disorder - Provides information on Reactive Attachment Disorder and various detachment issues.

Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping

Research & Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health - Promotes effective services for families and their children with emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders.

SAMHSA - A list of free publications from the National Mental Health Information Center. Other resource information is also available on this website by clicking on their homepage.

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents

Substance Abuse Guide for Parents

Taking your Child with Autism to the Orthodontist

Temple Grandin's Teaching Tips

Vision and Learning - A resource for parents and educators on vision and learning; created by behavioral optometrists.

Wrightslaw - Information regarding special education law and advocacy for children.