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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.

Following is a list of helpful and reliable websites:

Mental Health

Behavioral

Autism
  • www.wolfberg.com
    Center for Integrated Play Groups Training, Research and Development

  • www.autismsource.org
    
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.

  • www.autismspeaks.org
    
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.

  • www.tacanow.org
    Parents helping parents with information, resources, and support to those affected by autism.

Down Syndrome
  • www.ndsccenter.org
    Promoting availability and accessibility to a full range of opportunities and/or resources that meet individuals’ and families’ needs.

  • www.ndss.org/
    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.

Learning Disabilities
  • www.greatschools.net
    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.

Intellectual Disabilities

General Disability

Family Resources

  • www.frainc.org
    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.
 


  • www.siblingsupport.org
    National effort dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental, or mental health concerns. 

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