http://iser.com/steps.html Assessing Your Child's Learning Disabilities: This page offers some good assessment techniques that parents can use for their children who they think may have ADHD. It offers a brief explanation the assessment test, it gives a series of questions to ask the child and questions consulting a professional. Once the assessing has taken place to show that the results are positive then it gives pages of good professionals to look up for help according to one's location. This would be wonderful for parents who wanted to find out if their child has ADHD and what options would be available to parents to provide what is best for their child.
http://www.bruno.com Bruno: This web site talks about Independent Living Aids. These products include battery powered three and four wheeled scooters, automobile, truck and van lifts to transport scooters and wheelchairs, and stair-lifts that allow access to upper and lower levels of buildings. This could be useful to parents because I feel that a lot of times parents do not know where to go to get services such as these. This web site may at least give them a starting point.
http://www.cafamily.org.uk/ Contact a Family: This web site has a variety of information about families with children who have a disability. Contact a family is the only national charity providing support and advice to parents, whatever the medical condition of their children. This is a good network because it provides information about disabilities. It puts families in touch with other families. It helps assist parents to develop their own local or national support groups.
http://www.familyvoices.org Family Voices: This is an organization of families of children with special health needs and friends and professionals who know and love our children and make sure these children get the health services they need. Contact them also by:
Algodones, New Mexico 87001
http://www.fathersnetwork.org The Father's Network: They are dedicated to providing support and resources for fathers and families of children with special needs. The web site also includes photos celebrating dads and their kids.
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Including/chapter1.html Including Your Child: This site explains the importance of family in the life of their special needs child. This guide speaks to not only birth parents, but parents by adoption, guardians, grandparents etc. This site makes known to parents what kinds of services are available to them.
http://www.jewishfamily.com Jewish Family.Com: A website that highlights parenting tips and activities for Jewish families.
http://www.fathers.com National Center for Fathering: A website geared to fathers providing practical tips when raising their children alone.
www.nichcy.org National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities: This site serves the nation as a central source of information on: disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth, IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education, No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and research-based information on effective educational practices.
http://www3.sympatico.ca/anne.maclellan/index.html One Mom's View of Autism: This gives one Mom's view of Autism, for families of children with autism and PDD. Includes coping with the diagnosis, myths, communications and behavior.
www.parentpals.com/gossamer/pages Parent Pals.com: Special Education: Welcome to Parentpals.com Special Education Guide, a special education community where parents and professionals share information and offer support..
http://www.parent.net Parent News: Weekly magazine that gives parent tips, movie reviews, and health readings.
http://www.pbs.org/learn PBS Teacher Source: Provides adults with information on various subjects and concepts. It is in connection with PBS programs such as Reading Rainbow, Sesame Street, and Barney.
http://www.preventiveoz.org The Preventive Ounce: This was another fun site for the whole family. The program is for parents of infants and young toddlers, 4-16 months. The site states that "No child is average" and since most sites are for the average child this site lets the parent see more clearly their child's temperament and aides them in finding tactics that work for them. It has a section that refers parents to other parenting resources. Gives help in knowing the "normal" development of a child.
http://www.taalliance.org/ Technical Assistance Alliance: This site lists federally funded parent training and information on projects and experimental groups in the US. It features TA Talk, databases, a calendar of events, www.links, newsline, legislative issues and has a parent centered directory of natio