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The following links are in English

  • PatchWorx
    PatchWorx provides a safe, secure, moderated online community for children who are seriously ill or disabled, with games, puzzles, and more. Make friends with common interests, and interact with Patches, the mascot.

  • AboutFace
    AboutFace is an international organization which provides information and emotional support to individuals with facial differences and their families.

  • Advisory Council for Children with Impaired Hearing
    We promote the welfare of hearing-impaired children. Our oral-aural program at Taralye, Victoria, Australia offers an integrated, early intervention education.

  • A Maine Family's Early Intervention Program for Autism - PDD
    This is a website for families who have a child with autism or pervasive developmental disorder (PDD).

  • Angel Flight East
    Angel Flight East is an organization of pilots and other volunteers dedicated to serving the community by providing FREE air transportation on private aircraft to financially and medically needy people who cannot access or afford regular commercial transportation to health care.

  • Asperger's Syndrome in our Family
    Lezlie is a child diagnosed with AS. Her parents' hope is that by openly sharing their lives they will help others obtain a better understanding of AS, resulting in earlier diagnosis, appropriate counseling, and happier lives.

  • Attachment Disorder Support Group
    The mission of the Attachment Disorder Support Group is to promote the education and understanding of Reactive Attachment Disorder and to provide support to those parents tasked with the journey of raising children with this special need.

  • Autism support in Massachusetts
    This club is intended to organize dedicated hard working parents, therapists and volunteers in Massachusetts to provide exceptional help for Autistic people.

  • California-Loving Your Disabled Child
    Parents Supporting Parents of Children with Disabilites.

  • Central Auditory Processing Disorders
    Resources for Parents of Children with Central Auditory Processing Disorders/special needs: supports parents whose child has been diagnosed with such disorders or suspect their child may have the disorder .

  • Chatham-Kent Chapter of Autism Society Ontario
    The Chatham-Kent Chapter of Autism Society Ontario is a non-profit organization which provides information and support to families with a child/children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. This site contains articles and links to other autism-related websites.

  • Child-Neuro-Parent
    Parents of children with neurological problems to share concerns, sources of information, experiences and tips regarding issues in child neurology.

  • Children's Angel Flight
    Nationwide charitable medical air transportation non-profit organization for children and their parents who need long-distance transportation to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment.

  • Childrens Disabilities Information
    Children's Disabilities Information Information for parents of children with disabilities and special needs.

  • Corporate Angel Network
    This organization provides free air travel via corporate jet for ANY cancer patient who requires treatment at any nationally recognized treatment facility, without regard to their financial resources.

  • Focus on Families
    Support website for parents of a child with Special Needs.

  • Forgotten Kids
    Site for parents and kids of mentally disabled children, links.

  • Georgetown University Child Development Center
    The Georgetown University Child Development Center (CDC) was established over four decades ago to improve the quality of life for all children and youth, especially those with, or at risk for, special needs and their families. A division of Georgetown University's Department of Pediatrics, the Center is founded on an interdisciplinary approach to service, training programs, research, community outreach, and public policy.

  • Linked Information Networks for Kids with Disabilities
    The Linked Information Networks for Kids with Disabilities website is a comprehensive gateway for accesing information related to children with disabilities.

  • Mental Disability Rights International
    Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) is a non-governmental advocacy organization dedicated to the recognition and enforcement of the rights of people with mental disabilities.

  • Mercy Medical Airlift
    Mercy Medical Airlift: Dedicated to helping those in need of of air medical transportation. MMA's mission is to facilitate a charitable means of long distance medical air transport for all medically indigent, low-income and financially vulnerable patients in our society thereby ensuring equal access to distant specialized medical treatment or to appropriate facilities and settings for continuing care

  • National Association of the Deaf
    National Association of the Deaf (NAD), established in 1880, is the oldest and largest constituency organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care, and telecommunications.

  • National Children's Cancer Society
    The National Children's Cancer Society helps children with cancer through our nationwide programs and services. With financial and emotional support, children and their families can more effectively deal with the difficulties of cancer treatment.

  • National Patient Travel Helpline
    Patienttravel.org provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available through the Angel Flight America Network.

  • New York Families For Autistic Children
    NYFAC was established to assist families in accessing the best possible information, support, and to give families a place to work out the huge emotional weight a diagnosis of Autism can have on a family. Within this site we will try to provide you with the most current links to information on developmental disabilities. NYFAC is about sharing information on the diversity of individualized approaches and teaching methodologies that help our Children to grow and develop.

  • Parenting A Child With Special Needs: A Guide To Readings And Resources
    This News Digest has been developed expressly to respond to the information needs of parents -- those who have just learned their child has special needs and those who have lived with this reality for some time but who have reached a transition point where they need new information or renewed support. This issue provides a starting point for families in their search for information and resources.

  • Parents Helping Parents
    The Family Resource Center Meeting children's special needs through parents helping parents.

  • Pathways Awareness
    Pathways Awareness Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to education for and about children with movement and physical challenges, and their families.

  • Preemie Child
    Preemie Child listserv for parents of children born prematurely who are now school age or older.

  • Preemie Child - Comeunity
    Support for parents of premature children who are now 4 years or older. Articles, research, mailing list, forum.

  • Ronald McDonald Children's Charities of Canada
    Ronald McDonald Children's Charities of Canada (RMCC) is an organization with a simple objective: to help children in need. We are committed to helping registered charities whose programs focus on improving the quality of life for children and families of children with life-threatening illnesses, chronic conditions or disabilities.

  • Send A Child A Smile
    The Send A Child A Smile program is the collaborative effort of two online merchants who saw an opportunity to touch the lives of children in need of a smile.

  • Shalva
    Shalva: Peace of Mind for the Disabled Child and Family - Israeli Association for the handicapped and their families.

  • SI Network
    SI Network web site, dedicated to bringing current sensory integration resources and information to families, consumers and professionals.

  • SPECIAL ANGELS WEBRING
    The SPECIAL ANGELS WEBRING was started for those people who have pages about special needs kids, their families, or just have pages with information about any of the diseases or disbilities that can afflict children. The purpose of this webring is to create a support system for Parents and their children.

  • The CDGS Family Network
    The CDGS Family Network, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization made up of parents and physicians seeking information and support for a Carbohydrate-deficient Glycoprotein Syndrome which is also now referred to as Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation. As parents of children diagnosed with CDG we share an incredible bond.

  • The Sotos Syndrome Support Association
    Syndrome Support Association (SSSA) is a voluntary not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing information and support to individuals affected by Sotos Syndrome, their families, and health care professionals.

  • The Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA)
    The Association supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of the disease and seeks to increase public awareness of spina bifida and its prevention.

  • Turben Developmental Service Foundation
    Turben Developmental Service Foundation is a not-for-profit organization providing child development and parent education for adults as well as prevention and intervention services and technical assistance

The following links are in Finnish

  • Conduct Disorder Support Message Board
    General meeting place for those of us who live with kids who have a conduct disorder is included along with number of other boards for this serious problem in children.


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