Our ParentsCAN website and newsletters list many resources and events not sponsored by ParentsCAN to help families select those best suited to their particular need. We encourage you to obtain more information about all resources that interest you. ParentsCAN does not support or endorse any therapy, medication or philosophy that families may encounter from the resources listed.
Click here to download a list of Napa County resources in English and Spanish.
Following is a list of helpful and reliable websites:
Living well with ADD and learning disabilities. Includes tips for success in the classroom, time management, social skills, behavior, parenting helps.
A national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD.
What parents can do. From the National Feederation of Families for Children's Mental Health • The Youth Mental Health Project
Mental Health Resource Guide for Teens. This guide is designed to help teens, parents, and other readers recognize and understand which mental illnesses are most common in teenagers and what they can do to get help
Center for Integrated Play Groups Training, Research and Development
A grassroots autism organization providing increased public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy. Search database is available at their site of resources, providers, services and support.
Dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.
Parents helping parents with information, resources, and support to those affected by autism.
A complete therapy dog guide for children with autism.
Promoting availability and accessibility to a full range of opportunities and/or resources that meet individuals’ and families’ needs.
The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to realize their life aspirations. NDSS is committed to being the national leader in enhancing the quality of life, and realizing the potential of all people with Down syndrome.
A parent’s guide to helping children with learning disabilities. Highlights include identifying learning disabilities, successful people with LD or AD/HD, parent to parent message board. Their website for kids 8-12 years old with learning disabilities is www.sparktop.org for both information and fun.
The Napa County SELPA Local Educational Agencies (LEA) are dedicated to helping your child grow, learn and receive full educational opportunity. The Community Advisory Committee serves as a group of parents to advise the administrators of SELPA in the development and review of the local plan.
To access their Parent Handbook in English, visit https://parentscan.org/file_download/134d0271-1ef2-44b5-94eb-ee4c9c628a1b.
To access their Parent Handbook in Spanish, visit https://parentscan.org/file_download/47f88996-0856-4abf-b49c-4f2b2756a95b.
www.thearc.org and www.arccalifornia.org
Organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Describes the medical home as a model of delivering primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective care.
Guide to laws regarding disability rights and much more.
Provides services to ensure that people living with autism and other disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.
www.familyvoices.org and www.familyvoicesofca.org
Speaking on behalf of children with special healthcare needs. Site available in Spanish.
Sections for children, parents and professionals.
Information, support, and resources for fathers of children with disabilities or chronic illness. Supports the efforts of 83 fathers' programs in the US. Site available in Spanish.
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys can find accurate, reliable information about special education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
A New Jersey non-profit agency with the mission of helping children, adolescents and people of all ages with disabilities to reach their fullest potential. Acknowledging the powerful influence of the family, they offer both support and education.
National effort dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental, or mental health concerns.
Pediatric dentistry is defined as the practice, teaching, and research of preventative oral care in children from birth through adolescence. In other words, pediatric dentists encompass all aspects of oral health care for developing children.