These links provide useful information for individuals with disabilities and their families.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh contains well organized lists of resources for individuals with disabilities
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh contains parenting tips, injury prevention information, and a child health library
Allegheny County Family Resource Guide is a comprehensive compilation of services and systems available to Allegheny County families of children with disabilities.
Pennsylvania State Links
Pennsylvania Education Law Center Covers disability and education law, as well as other legal issues pertaining to children with disabilities.
PA chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics Section titled ECELS has fact sheets on pediatric illnesses.
Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council Includes information about grants available from the PA DDC.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Designed to assist families in understanding developmental, behavioral, and mental health disorders affecting children and families. See section “Facts for Families and Other Resources.”
American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations of preventive pediatric health care, policies, and publications.
American Psychological Association Information on mental health disorders.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Information on communication/speech disorders and information on the speech and language developmental milestones
Association of University Centers on Disability A network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. LEND Brochure
Council on Children with Disabilities Provides information and resources for those interested in the care of children with special needs and supports the goal of every child and youth having access to a medical home.
Autism Information: http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/about/cocwd/autism.aspx
Partners and Helpful Links: http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/about/cocwd/links.aspx
Family Village Contains information and resources for families of children with special needs
Immunization Action Coalition Current information on immunizations (schedule, shortages)
Kids Growth Information on child health, development, growth, and parenting.
Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Also link to http://mchb.hrsa.gov:80/2010express/CHD-brochure.htm to access information on the 2010 Express, an action plan to achieve community-based service systems for children with special needs and their families.
OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man)The most comprehensive compendium of information on genetic disorders
National Institute of Mental Health - section on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Containing information on illnesses such as eating disorders, depression, ADHD, anxiety disorder.
TASH.org Organization that advocates the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society www.usdoj.gov Website of the US Department of Justice. Includes information on disability law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Wrightslaw.com Contains information on advocacy for children with disabilities
Zero to Three Advice on every aspect of child development from birth to age three. Also has a Quality Child Care Checklist to use in selecting a childcare provider Projects & Programs Early Childhood Partnerships Plan of Study Training Application Calendar / Events Resource Center Site Map