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Home | Autism Speaks

Welcome to the home page of the Autism Speaks website. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.

Home | Autism Society

The Autism Society relies upon the tremendous work and support of our local and state affiliates throughout the nation. Local and state affiliates are the primary approach through which the Autism Society helps individuals and families throughout the United States. Each local or state affiliate adheres to the highest standards of excellence.

Home | Cerebral Palsy | NCBDDD | CDC

Home page for Cerebral Palsy. CDC estimates that an average of 1 in 303 children in the U.S. have CP.

United Cerebral Palsy

UCP affiliates provide services and support on a community-by-community basis, serving the unique needs of people with disabilities in their region. Find your local affiliate UCP educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities.

Recognizing Developmental Delays in Children

As you watch your child grow, remember that each child develops at his or her own pace and the range of normal is quite wide. However, it is helpful to be aware of red flags for potential developmental delays in children. These delays are significant lags in one or more areas of emotional, mental, or physical growth.

Type 1 diabetes in children is a condition in which your child's pancreas no longer produces the insulin your child needs to survive, and you'll need to replace the missing insulin. Type 1 diabetes in children used to be known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes in children is a chronic condition that affects the way your child's body metabolizes sugar (glucose). Type 2 diabetes is a disease more commonly associated with adults. In fact, it used to be called adult-onset diabetes. But type 2 diabetes in children is on the rise, fueled largely by the obesity epidemic.

Hearing Loss in Children

Hearing loss can affect a child's ability to develop communication, language, and social skills. The earlier children with hearing loss start getting services, the more likely they are to reach their full potential. If you are a parent and you suspect your child has hearing loss, trust your instincts and speak with your child's doctor.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association | ASHA

ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 182,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

U.S. Government's Official Web Portal | can help you start your search for government information by topic and agency.

A federal government website managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244

Medicaid Home |

The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) is one of six centers within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). CMCS serves as the focal point for all national program policies and operations related to Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

U S Food and Drug Administration Home Page

Home Page for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) |

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage to eligible children, through both Medicaid and separate CHIP programs. CHIP is administered by states, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government.

MMWR - State or Territorial Health Departments

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Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) - Home Page

New Questions and Answers Regarding Inclusion of English Learners with Disabilities in English Language Proficiency Assessments and Title III Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives. This guidance document is on the inclusion of English Learners (ELs) with disabilities in English language proficiency (ELP) assessments under Titles I and III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended ( ESEA).

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) | Food and Nutrition Service

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Home | Administration for Children and Families

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services. We promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities with partnerships, funding, guidance, training and technical assistance.

Archived: Early Childhood Education

For current information on the Department's plans for preschool and early learning, visit Select a link below to jump to the relevant page section. 1. Early Childhood Initiative The years before a child reaches kindergarten are among the most critical in his or her life to influence learning.

Darrell Armstrong's Foundation For Premature Babies

Babies born early have their own set of challenges to face. And if you're parenting a preemie, you'll need specialized information on your baby's health, development, feeding, and care. We are here to lend a helping hand with the journey of raising a healthy premature baby.

The Gift of Life

The Gift of Life is an Orlando, FL - based 501(c)3 non-profit corporations that provides support to parents and families who have #preemies in the #NICU. We provide care packages and emotional support both during and after the NICU stay.

About CaringBridge | Technology 501(c)(3) Nonprofit | CaringBridge

CaringBridge started as one person helping friends in a time of need. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a technology service, we serve over 300,000 people a day.

Connect Locally

Helping people with disabilities gain greater independence.

Lions Clubs have provided resources for the blind for nearly 100 years. A local club near your community may sponsor a program that provides assistance for the purchase of glasses, hearing aids, health-related services, scholarships or educational needs.

Call 2-1-1

Millions of people have called 2-1-1, the nationwide resource and information helpline. What will it do for you?