CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Animated Sign Language Dictionary
Attention Deficit Disorder in Children - an article from MedicineNet.com
Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents - list of resources
Child & Family Canada - Special Needs Resources
Child Care Plus - Univ. of Montana: provides training, technical assistance and resources for successful inclusion of young children with disabilities in early childhood programs.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
Children with Disabilities - wide variety of resources; developed by the US Dept. of Justice
Circle of Inclusion - offers demonstrations of and information about the effective practices of inclusive educational programs for children from birth through age eight. Spanish website also available.
Council for Exceptional Children: Division of Early Childhood
FACT SHEETS on a variety of disabilities and disorders; from NICHCY (also available in Spanish)
Future of Children - Special Education for Students with Disabilities
Institute for Community Inclusion - Univ. of Mass.-Boston & Children's Hospital Boston; wide variety of resources and information regarding children and adults
Journal of Early Intervention - journal of the Council for Exceptional Children, available online
LD online - an interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children
Assistive technology solutions for families with young children with disabilities.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation - Distributes a catalog of public health education materials, including publications, posters, buttons, exhibits, educational kits, and audiovisuals. Materials on adolescent pregnancy, prenatal care, and substance abuse are available in Spanish as well as English.
National Association for Gifted Children
National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) - site also available in Spanish
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NEC*TAS) - Assists states and other designated governing jurisdictions as they develop multidisciplinary, coordinated, culturally sensitive, and comprehensive services for children with special needs, birth through age 8 years, and their families.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) - includes information in Spanish
National Parent Network on Disabilities
SchwabLearning.org - "A parents' guide to helping kids with learning differences"; also available in Spanish
UNESCO - Special Needs Education - a branch of the United Nations addressing the special needs education of children around the world
Univ. of Virginia Office of Special Education Information on disabilities by category
Young Exceptional Children - journal of the Council for Exceptional Children - Division of Early Childhood, available online
An exhaustive list of national clearinghouses and national organizations for various disabilities and disorders compiled by NICHCY