Resources for Physical and Health Disabilities

Universal Design and Wheelchair Accessible Playground Equipment: http://www.universaldesignstyle.com/wheelchair-accessible-playground-equipment/ (Links to an external site.)

Epilepsy Foundation: http://www.epilepsy.com/article-list (Links to an external site.)

National Tourette’s Syndrome Association: http://www.tsa-usa.org/ (Links to an external site.)

American Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.org/home.jsp (Links to an external site.)

American Epilepsy Society
http://www.aesnet.org (Links to an external site.)

American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org (Links to an external site.)

American Occupational Therapy Association
http://www.aota.org (Links to an external site.)

American Pain Foundation
http://www.painfoundation.org (Links to an external site.)

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
http://www.apta.org/
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
http://www.aafa-md.org/ (Links to an external site.)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov (Links to an external site.)

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
http://www.cff.org (Links to an external site.)

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
http://www.dystonia-foundation.org/ (Links to an external site.)

Easter Seal Society
http://www.easter-seals.org (Links to an external site.)

Epilepsy Foundation of America
http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org (Links to an external site.)

Famous People and Spina Bifida
http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/~rowley/sb-kids/famous.html (Links to an external site.)

Health Talk – Living with Hope
http://www.healthtalk.com/ (Links to an external site.)

Leukemia-Lymphoma Society of America
http://www.leukemia.org/hm_lls 

 (Links to an external site.)
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
http://www.modimes.org (Links to an external site.)

Muscular Dystrophy Association
http://www.mdausa.org (Links to an external site.)

National Cancer Institute
http://www.nci.nih.gov (Links to an external site.)

National Health Information Center
http://www.health.gov/nhic (Links to an external site.)

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health
http://www.nih.gov/niams (Links to an external site.)

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
http://www.nichd.nih.gov (Links to an external site.)

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/ (Links to an external site.)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://www.ninds.nih.gov (Links to an external site.)

National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx
National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
http://www.loc.gov/nls/ (Links to an external site.)

National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation
http://www.albinism.org (Links to an external site.)

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
Database on 1000’s of disabilities and illnesses
http://www.rarediseases.org (Links to an external site.)

National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center
http://www.thebody.com/content/art5978.html
National Reyes Syndrome Foundation
http://www.reyessyndrome.org/ (Links to an external site.)

National Spinal Cord Injury Association
http://www.spinalcord.org (Links to an external site.)

Occupational Therapy
http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/system/ill/occupational_therapy.html (Links to an external site.)

Shriners Hospitals
(Directory info)
http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/
Spina Bifida Association
http://spinabifidaassociation.org/
United Brachial Plexus Network (ERBS Palsy)
http://www.ubpn.org/ (Links to an external site.)

United Cerebral Palsy
http://ucp.org/
Web MD
(Search engine for medical definitions/tests/etc.)
http://www.webmd.com (Links to an external site.)

Wheelchair Sports, USA
http://www.wasusa.org/

 

InvisAbilities

InvisAbilities is an organization that promotes awareness, education and support of young adults living with hidden, chronic illness. See this YouTube video with students sharing their invisible chronic illness: 

Chronic illnesses are covered by special education if the condition affects the student’s educational performance adversely. It is covered under Other Health Impaired or OHI.

Study Finds Gluten/Casein-free Diet Doesn’t Improve Autism Symptoms

A small, carefully controlled study finds gluten/casein-free diets don’t improve behavior or bowel symptoms in kids with autism; larger studies are needed to see if small subgroups of children may benefit. https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/study-glutencasein-free-diet-doesn%E2%80%99t-improve-autism-symptoms?utm_source=social-media&utm_medium=text-link&utm_campaign=espeaks

Resources for Intellectual Disabilities

Best Buddies Arizona: mission is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendship and employment.
http://www.bestbuddiesarizona.org/site/c.jtJVJaMRIsE/b.1377403/k.BD62/Home.htm (Links to an external site.)

CDC info on intellectual disabilities: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dd/ddmr.htm (Links to an external site.)

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Support, Training, Advocacy, and Resources http://www.fasstar.com/ (Links to an external site.)

National Down Syndrome Congress: http://www.ndsccenter.org/ (Links to an external site.)

National Down Syndrome Society: http://www.ndss.org/ (Links to an external site.) The mission of National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.

National Fragile X Foundation: http://www.fragilex.org (Links to an external site.)

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: http://www.nofas.org (Links to an external site.)

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USA: http://www.pwsausa.org (Links to an external site.)

Special Olympics: http://www.specialolympics.org (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

e-buddies: http://www.ebuddies.org/ (Links to an external site.)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Lead Poisoning: http://www2.epa.gov/lead (Links to an external site.)

About Down Syndrome: scroll down to see the table of contents: lots of information, including famous people with Down Syndrome. http://www.about-down-syndrome.com/ (Links to an external site.)

The Arc: http://www.thearc.org (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

 (Links to an external site.)Williams Syndrome Association: http://www.williams-syndrome.org (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

Down Syndrome New South Wales: http://www.dsansw.org.au/ (Links to an external site.)

Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/nordoff (Links to an external site.)

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

This is an 11 page training .pdf by the Pacer Center. It includes bulleted slides and more detailed text explaining the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) model:Using a Functional Behavioral Assessment to Understand Behavior. You will have to copy and paste this link into your browser to get the .pdf.  http://www.pacer.org/pbis/trainingmods/pdf/02-SW-PBIS-Using-FBA-to-Understand-Behavior.pdf

Bad Behavior Does Not Doom Pupils, Studies Say

This is a Nov. 13, 2007 article written in the New York Times which reports on two studies on children who enter school with behavior problems and how teachers and parents should understand and manage those problems.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/13/health/13kids.html?_r=3&oref=slogin&