Travel Source Access-Able Travel Source is dedicated to aiding
travelers with disabilities and the mature traveler. We accomplish
this by having practical information needed to go cross-town or
around the world. The database has not only accessible accommodations
but also everything to make a trip fun and exciting.
Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization that provides education,
advocacy and support for individuals with developmental disabilities,
traumatic brain injuries, and their families. Our purpose is to
ensure that individuals' rights are respected and to enhance the
quality of life for individuals with disabilities.
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their e-collaboration system™, All
Family Resources provides a wide-range of quality resources
that are easily available to both individuals and organizations,
for the purpose of enriching the lives of all families.
American Academy of
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) is the largest professional
medical specialty organization representing allergists, clinical
immunologists, allied health professionals, and other physicians
with a special interest in allergy.
mission of the American
Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental
and social health and well being for all infants, children, adolescents
and young adults. To this purpose, the AAP and its members dedicate
their efforts and resources.
Speech-Language-Hearing Association ASHA is the professional,
scientific, and credentialing association for more than 98,000 audiologists,
speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing
Baby Can Child and Family Resource Center Serving families in
Travis and Williamson Counties, Texas at risk of having a child
with developmental delays or who are caring for a child with disabilities
or critical health care needs.
ARC of the United States
works through education, research and advocacy to improve the quality
of life for children and adults with mental retardation and their
families and works to prevent both the causes and the effects of
is an internet site developed by Board Certified Pediatricians and
Web Site Development Professionals . Our intent is to inform and
educate parents with the best information available on children's
health and safety issues.
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Child Health Program (CCHP) Dedicated to improving the quality
of child care by promoting and facilitating the linkages between
the health, safety and child care communities and the families they
mission of the Children's
Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every
child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start,
and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with
the help of caring families and communities.
Council (CHC) has served the developmental needs of children
and families in the community for nearly 50 years. Founded in 1953
by Dr. Esther Clark, Palo Alto's first pediatrician, the CHC provides
the highest quality mental health, special education, and developmental
services for children and adolescents.
Children's Institute is dedicated to promoting the well-being
of children, young people and their families and to providing services
that meet their special needs. Their goal is to enable children
and young adults with special needs to realize their fullest potential.
Now is a nonpartisan, independent voice for children, working
to translate the nation's commitment to children and families into
Deletion Outreach, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer, parent
support organization founded in 1992. Our membership consists of
individuals, families and professionals seeking information regarding
a variety of chromosome disorders. CDO's mission is to provide support
to parents of children born with rare chromosome disorders, gather
and disseminate information and promote research and a positive
community understanding of these disorders.
Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC) is a statewide nonprofit
organization that offers information and support to families of
children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through
for Kids, an award-winning multimedia project of the Benton
foundation, helps adults make their communities better places for
families and children. The Web site offers a place on the Internet
for adults-parents, grandparents, educators, policymakers and others-who
want to become more active citizens, from volunteering to voting
with kids in mind.
for Children (CFC) is a non-profit Child Care Resource and Referral
Agency committed to improving the education, development, and well-being
of all children by providing assistance and support to families,
child care professionals, and the community.
Stairs, Inc. Our purpose in all activities is to promote healthy,
enriching lives for children and their families. As a service agency,
Crystal Stairs is unique in its merger of direct childcare service
with research and advocacy. The staff of Crystal Stairs is professional,
multi-ethnic, bilingual and capable, possessing many years of experience
in childcare and related fields.
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is an internet-based consumer healthcare network. Our network provides
users with trusted healthcare content, services and tools to empower
them to better manage their health.
Parent Magazine provides information, support, ideas, encouragement
and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities
and the professionals who work with them.
and Work Institute is a non-profit organization that addresses
the changing nature of work and family life. We are committed to
finding research-based strategies that foster mutually supportive
connections among workplaces, families, and communities.
USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated
to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long-term
care for all Americans. Working at the national, state and community
levels, we have earned a national reputation as an effective voice
for health care consumers for over 15 years.
Village is a global community that integrates information, resources,
and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with
cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those
that provide them services and support.
Voices Created by families from throughout the United States
who have children with special health needs. A diverse group, representing
a wide variety of children, health conditions, families, and communities.
Federation for Children
with Special Needs is a center for parents and parent organizations
to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their
families. We can help! Organized in 1975 as a coalition of parent
groups representing children with a variety of disabilities, the
Federation operates a Parent Center, which offers a variety of services
to parents, parent groups, and others who are concerned with children
with special needs.
(formerly The Alliance of Genetic Support Groups, Inc.), is an international
coalition of individuals, professionals and genetic support organizations
that is working together to enhance the lives of everyone impacted
by genetic conditions.
is a child development program that has served low-income children
and their families since 1965. The Head Start Bureau maintains this
web site as an electronic resource for Head Start service providers,
parents, volunteers, community organizations, and others who share
an interest in helping children look forward to a brighter future.
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website is a free World-Wide Directory - Portal Service for healthcare
professionals and consumers. Our main focus is to assist in the
task of locating medical and healthcare information, products, resources,
services and practitioners on the World-Wide-Web.
Institute for Child Health Policy is a state-wide Institution
of Florida's State University System, was established in October
1986. The Institute has headquarters at the University
of Florida, in Gainesville and affiliates at the University of South Florida, Florida State University and the University of Miami. The Institute
for Child Health Policy has focused its attention on children in
managed care with special a emphasis on children with special health
Inc. Our mission is to provide all children, with priority attention
to disabled and special kids, readily accessible and affordable
resources and tools to help them attain their maximum level of personal
achievement, and to enjoy the highest quality of life experience
on the Block, Inc. provides educational puppet programs which
enlighten children on the issues of disability awareness, medical-educational
differences, and social concerns. Kids on the Block has a strong
commitment to provide communities with programs that address children's
questions, concerns and needs in a lively and entertaining manner.
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is one of the largest sites on the Web providing doctor-approved
health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
Online Developed by a group of parents who want to make a positive
and lasting difference in the lives of parents and children. An
online community that shares common values and goals in raising,
educating and providing for children.
This website is aimed at parents of children with special needs,
child advocates, and any others who desire to; learn about education
of children with special needs in the least restrictive environment
appropriate for them ("LRE"); contact not-for-profit organizations
that promote LRE; link to informative websites on this topic.
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mission of the March
of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth
defects and infant mortality. The March of Dimes carries out this
mission through programs of research, community services, education
Citizens for Children(MCC) was founded in 1959 by Dr. Martha
May Eliot, an internationally recognized pediatrician and chief
of the US Children's Bureau (1951 - 1956). MCC is a non-profit statewide
child advocacy organization, whose mission is to improve the lives
of the state's most vulnerable children through advocacy by concerned
for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation's
largest organization of early childhood professionals and others
dedicated to improving the quality of early childhood education
programs for children birth through age eight.
National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions
The National Association of Children's Hospitals and
Related Institutions is a voice for health systems devoted to the
well-being of America's 70 million children and their families.
NACHRI is a not-for-profit membership organization of children's
hospitals, large pediatric units of medical centers and related
health systems, including those that specialize in rehabilitative
care of children with serious chronic or congenital illnesses.
Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc. Federally
mandated system in each state and territory which provides protection
of the rights of persons with disabilities through legally based
Caregivers Association is the only national, charitable organization
dedicated to making life better for all of America's family caregivers.
There are more than 25 million people who find themselves in a caregiving
role. And the numbers are growing daily. Family caregivers focus
on their loved one's needs. NFCA focuses on family caregivers.
National Fragile X Foundation
is a public nonprofit organization which is charged with increasing
public awareness and education, supporting research, aiding families,
and encouraging collaboration among professionals involved with
fragile X syndrome.
Health Council is a private, nonprofit umbrella organization
comprised of more than 100 national health-related organizations,
including over 40 of the nation's leading patient-based groups,
also known as voluntary health agencies. These groups represent
approximately 100 million people with chronic diseases and/or disabilities.
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).
Health Information Clearinghouse (NOHIC), a service of the National
Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, is ready to help
meet oral health information needs for special care patients. Many
Americans have medical or disabling conditions that compromise oral
health. NOHIC is a resource for health professionals and these special
care patients that gathers and disseminates information from many
sources, including voluntary health organizations, research institutions,
government agencies, and industry.
mission of the National
Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND) is to provide a presence
and national voice for ALL families of children youth and adults
National Parenting Association We believe that helping parents
helps kids. The organization was founded by author-activist Sylvia
Ann Hewlett to give parents a greater voice in the public arena.
Our goal is to build a parents' movement that unites mothers and
fathers across the country. Working together we can create a society
that values parenting, benefits children and strengthens America.
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Perinatal Association (NPA) is a multidisciplinary association
of individual professionals and organizations concerned with perinatal
health issues from preconception through infancy within a multicultural
perspective. We foster optimal perinatal care by promoting education,
supporting research, influencing national priorities, and encouraging
collaboration among all concerned constituencies, including health
care providers and consumers.
National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD)
NSCD is an innovative non-profit organization that provides recreation
for children and adults with disabilities. What began in 1970 as
a one-time ski lesson for 23 amputee children has evolved into the
largest and most successful program of its kind in the world. Participants
learn there is "no mountain too high" through NSCD opportunities
that build self-confidence through recreational and competitive
Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center (NSRC) provides information
services and technical assistance on sudden infant death syndrome
(SIDS)and related topics. Our goal is to promote understanding of
SIDS and provide comfort to those affected by SIDS through information
Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Professionals dedicated to
family empowerment and parents work together to enhance and expand
support services for children with disabilities and their families.
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Hanover Health Network The hospitals and services that are part
of New Hanover Health Network have long, established roots in Southeastern
North Carolina. Working together under the umbrella of NHHN, they
are better equipped than ever to handle your family's health care
needs. Offering the most comprehensive and sophisticated array of
services in the region. As a public, not-for-profit system, we
offer care to everyone who needs it, regardless of their ability
Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children
NJAEYC is an affiliate group of NAEYC, the nation's largest membership
organization of early childhood professionals. This professional
organization with over 2000 members statewide represents teachers,
directors, researchers, professors, volunteers, and others concerned
with the well-being of children ages birth through eight. Primary
attention is devoted to assuring the provision of high quality early
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Education Network (PEN) PEN is Pennsylvania's statewide Parent
Training and Information Center. Much of the information included
in this site is designed to support Pennsylvania parents of children
with special needs, but information and links are included on Federal
Special Education, National Disability Issues and Resources, Special
Education Legal Links, Transportation, and Travel that will also
pertain to parents and individuals with disabilities in other states.
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mission of Parents
Educating Parents and Professionals, Inc. (PEPP, Inc.) is to
provide a presence and State and National voice for all families
of children and youth with disabilities.
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Helping Parents is a parent-directed family resource center
serving children with special needs, their families, and the professionals
who serve them.
Parent Advocacy Network, Inc SPAN is a non-profit educational
and advocacy center for parents of children from birth to 21 years
of age. SPAN assists families of infants, toddlers, children and
youth with and without disabilities. Our overall purpose is to serve
as a vehicle for the exchange of ideas, promoting awareness of the
abilities and needs of children and youth and improving services
for children and families in the State of New Jersey.
National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families ZERO TO THREE's
mission is to advance the healthy development of babies and young
children. This non-profit national organization focuses on the first
three years of life because this is the time of greatest human growth
and development. It is also the time when caring adults have the
greatest opportunity to shape a child's future.
is committed to providing our visitors and subscribers with access
to accurate and timely information on a broad range of topics relative
to developmental disabilities. If you have any special requests
or would like to see a specific topic covered in this informational
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