state-by-state listing of advocacy and other helpful programs
for kids in your state.
Information on Free Medications for Low-Income Families
Some pharmaceutical companies offer medication assistance programs
to low-income individuals and families.These programs typically require
a doctors consent and proof of financial status. They may also require
that you have either no health insurance, or no prescription drug benefit
through your health insurance. Please contact the pharmaceutical company
Insure Kids Now - Kids that do not currently have health insurance
are likely to be eligible, even if you are working. The states have
different eligibility rules, but in most states, uninsured children 18 years
old and younger, whose families earn up to $34,100 a year (for a family
make a free call to 1-877-KIDS-NOW for more information.
The Special Ed Advocate
Pete and Pam Wright's Web Site
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
The OSERS "supports programs that assist in educating children with
special needs, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with
disabilities, and supports research to improve the lives of individuals
Includes SpeciaLaw, "Full texts of statutes, regulations, and
Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Individual Education Program (IEP) Parent Preparation and Planning
Special Education -- General
Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)
SERI lists many links to other sites containing information on a
number of subjects including: general disability information, legal
and law resources, parents and educators' resources, special
education discussion groups, medicine and health, learning
Inclusion Press Home Page
Collaborative Teaching: Special Education for Inclusive Classrooms
This site offers an online "text book". Ten chapters of good background
on the ideal of inclusive education, the law, and practically making inclusion
Links: General Disability Information Sites to be familiar with.
Books: General Recommendations ~ Disabilities The ones you need to know about.
Children with Disabilities and Childcare
An overview of disabled childrens rights in relationship with childcare centers.
and empowers children and youth with disabilities, gifts and talents,
helping them to attain their greatest potential.
The Scholarship Awards for undergraduate students with exceptionalities.
Special Child Magazine
Publication offers resources to parents of children with special needs. Features tips, bulletin board and articles on family issues.
Children's Disabilities and Special Needs - http://www.childrensdisabilities.info/
ABLEDATA is a federally funded project whose primary mission is
to provide information on assistive technology and rehabilitation
equipment available from domestic and international sources to
consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within
the United States.
nonprofit organization that assists and encourages parental
involvement in education, wherever that education takes place:
in public school, in private school, or at home. AllPIE offers a
newsletter (Options in Learning), annual conferences and retreats,
a book catalog, workshops, lending library and more.
children and adults with disabilities to technology tools.
Today's technology is redefining what it means to have a
The Apraxia-Kids website is sponsored by a new organization,
the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America
(CASANA). The site is designed to provide accessible and under-
standable information regarding Childhood Apraxia of Speech
(also called Developmental Apraxia of Speech, Developmental
Verbal Dyspraxia, and other terms).
international professional organization dedicated to improving
educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities,
students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
Parent's Guide: Doctors, Disabilities, and the Family #PA7
Created by the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults With Disabilities. Users can learn about what services the government provides
This guide offers suggestions on how families with a child who may have a disability and/or special health care needs can find a primary health care provider or pedicatrician. Suggestions are included for those who use private physicians, public health clinics, or Indian Health Services. The document concludes with several lists of questions parents might want to ask--before the doctor sees their child, when scheduling an appointment, when the doctor has seen the child, about general checkups and development, medications, tests, referrals to specialists, surgery, and hospitalization.
Enable empowers people with disabilities to achieve their
goals (in work, home, school and play) in harmony with
the community. Enable provides assessment, instruction,
therapy and support for children and adults with disabilities
and their families.
new project that aims to inform and educate families and
advocates about the Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act of 1997 (IDEA 97). The Partnership helps to ensure that
the changes made in IDEA are understood by families and
advocates and are put into practice at local and state levels.
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
Ican.com A place where people affected by disabilities can
take advantage of the community building power of the
Internet. A one-stop resource for information, guidance,
conversation and companionship.
organization for parents or care providers of a child with
any disability, rare or not so rare disorder, chromosomal
abnormality or health condition. MUMS' main purpose is to
provide support to parents in the form of a networking
system that matches them with other parents whose children
have the same or similar condition.
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).