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NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Information Resource Center

The NICHD is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NICHD has primary responsibility for conducting and supporting basic, translational, and clinical research in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences related to child and maternal health, in medical rehabilitation, and in the reproductive sciences. Information specialists are available to respond to inquiries Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Review Date: July 26, 2011

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Alliance National Parent Technical Assistance Center

The ALLIANCE National Parent Technical Assistance Center (NPTAC) provides Parent Centers, Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), with innovative technical assistance, up-to-date information, and high quality resources and materials. A major goal of the ALLIANCE National PTAC is to build the capacity of Parent Centers in order to improve results for children with disabilities ages 0 -26 in rural, urban and suburban areas and from underrepresented and underserved populations. The ALLIANCE National PTAC, six Regional PTACs and the 106 Parent Centers are funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

Review Date: September 26, 2011

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, formerly the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, was founded in 1953 to further the diagnosis, research, and treatment of mental illnesses affecting children, adolescents, and their families. It provides information for both the public and mental health professionals. The Academy also works with a network of mental health groups to improve mental health care and with government agencies to influence public policy. It also holds scholarly institutes on such subjects as epidemiology and psychiatry and the law.

Review Date: December 29, 2011

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American Music Therapy Association

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. The American Music Therapy Association works to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and to increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.

Review Date: January 13, 2012

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HEATH Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center

The HEATH Resource Center at The National Youth Transitions Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. Managed by the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The HEATH Resource Center serves as the official resource website of the HSC Foundation’s National Youth Transitions Center, and gathers, develops and disseminates information in the form of resource papers, fact sheets, website directories, newsletters, and resource materials.

Review Date: May 24, 2011

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Helpguide

Helpguide is a project of the Rotary Club of Santa Monica and WISE & Healthy Aging. Helpguide’s mission is to empower you and your loved ones to understand, prevent, and resolve health challenges. Helpguide’s purpose is the advancement of education regarding mental and physical wellness.

Review Date: January 27, 2012

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International Dyslexia Association

The International Dyslexia Association, formerly the Orton Dyslexia Society (ODS), was founded in 1949 and is a scientific and educational society dedicated to the study, treatment, and prevention of dyslexia. The association provides leadership in programs, research, and publications related to specific language disabilities and sponsors annual international conferences on dyslexia. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the neurological aspects of language disabilities. There are 45 branches throughout the United States, as well as one in Israel and one in Canada.

Review Date: June 07, 2011

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Learning Disabilities Association of America

The Learning Disabilities Foundation of America is a tax-exempt public charity established in 1979 dedicated to providing funds for research and education and the promotion of public awareness of both children and adults with learning disabilities. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide support for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, and for the accurate identification, ongoing evaluation and complete education of, and services for, children and adults with learning disabilities. The Foundation solicits grant proposals for research projects and related activities directed towards identifying the cause, and developing methods of prevention and treatment of learning disabilities, particularly where there is unmet need.

Review Date: May 03, 2011

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National Center for Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities (LD) have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. NCLD carries out its mission by (1) providing essential information to parents, professionals, and individuals with LD; (2) promoting research and programs to foster effective learning; and (3) advocating for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities. NCLD created Parent Center, a comprehensive resource section for parents of a child with LD or for parents who suspect their child may have a learning disability. The goal of the Parent Center is to empower parents with the information and tools they need to become informed and effective advocates for their children, both at home and at school.

Review Date: April 21, 2011

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