Family & Parenting
The NADD Family Issues Committee has developed an extensive list of websites that may be useful resources for family members. Click here for the list of resources.
Families for Depression Awareness – Families that work together are best able to cope with depressive disorders. Our organization, Families for Depression Awareness, helps people in caregiver roles and people with depressive disorders understand the conditions, reduce stigma, and share issues.
Our-Kids: Devoted to Raising Special Kids with Special Needs – a website devoted to providing support and information for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities.
The Institute for Community Inclusion – Organization which advocates for the right of all people with disabilities to be full participants in all aspects of their communities.
Chromosome Deletion Outreach, Inc. – Organization providing information and support to families affected by any type or rare chromosome disorder.
Renee’s Communique’s – Information on kids with special needs XXYY or Klinefelter Syndrome.
Kennedy Krieger Institute – Dedicated to helping children and adolescents with disorders of the brain achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, school and community life.
CTAA – Human services agencies that provide any sort of transportation
The Alliance of Genetic Support Groups – A national coalition of consumers, professionals and genetic support groups for concerns on genetic conditions
The John and Joanne Davis Story – A journey in Self Determination
PACER Center (Parent Training & Information Center)
11q Research & Resource Group – Provides support and organizational efforts for parents of all children with 11th chromosome abnormalities.
Access through Barriers with Education – Information about disability as it relates to the Disability Community.
Adoption Advocates – Specializing in adoptive family support.
Down Syndrome Home Page – Home page for the Down syndrome listserve.
National Child Care Information Center – A federally-funded project to complement, enhance and promote child care linkages and to serve as a mechanism for supporting quality, comprehensive services for children and families. NCCIC addresses the child care needs of children with disabilities.
Special Child Magazine – Special Child is a free online publication for parents and caregivers of children with special needs.
Basic Educational Materials – Publishers offers quality educational materials for special needs professionals.
The Sibling Support Project – An excellent site of sibling support resources, workshops and connections regarding brothers and sisters of people with disabilities, chronic illnesses or mental health concerns.
Family Village – A Global Community of Disability-Related Resources.
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