Monday, September 12, 2011

Cerebral Palsy and Other Helpful Info Links

Links By Subject

Adaptive Therapy Equipment
Abilitations specialized therapy tools/toys and adaptive equipment

Enablemart carries the latest assistive technology products and software

ADDitude Magazine Understanding the Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Ages and Stages Questionnaire
The Ages and Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ) Third Edition is a questionnaire designed to help parents check their child's development. Parents can use the results of the ASQ to help talk with pediatricians, teachers or other professionals if they have concerns about their child's development.

CDC Online source for credible information

CDC Take the developmental milestones quiz quiz

CDC Has information for doctors, healthcare providers, families. Look over the facts for any concerns you may have facts

National Center for Learning Disabilities provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities 
Karen Gaffney Foundation dedicated to championing the journey to full inclusion in families, schools, communities and the workplace for people with Down syndrome or other developmental disabilities House is an organization helping children and families by providing treatments, courses, and support to families and individuals affected by autism and related disabilities

Foley Vision Center Vision Therapy and Pediatric Eye Doctors

Lifetime Eye Care Vision Therapy and Pediatric Eye Doctors
Family Programs & Services

Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped donated dental services Special Solutions future care planning for families with special needs children

Disability Compass provides information on services, products, and special health care resources

Lose the Training Wheels is a program that uses unique adapted bikes allowing children to Lose the Training Wheels™ and ride conventional bicycles

Family Support/Consultation
Barbara Avila Consulting- RDI services, Autism and Social Behavioral supports

Diane Frost Wiscarson, P.C. - Legal support for families of children with special needs

Lana L. Traynor, LLC - Compassionate counsel to families and people with special needs

Occupational Therapy Resources
Handwriting Without Tears® The goal of HWT is to make legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students

Vital Links (Therapeutic Listening®) is an evidence-backed protocol that combines a sound-based intervention with sensory integrative activities to create a comprehensive program that is effective for diverse populations with sensory challenges

Physical Therapy Resources
Hemi-Kids is an email support group where parents of children who have hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy share support and information

Wheelchair Works provides specialty rehabilitation equipment esp. wheelchairs

United Seating & Mobility provides seating and mobility solutions for people with disabilities

Rifton Adaptive rehab equipment for children with differing abilities

Sammons Preston Rehabilitation equipment and supplies

A Step Forward Scoliosis bracing, lower extremity orthotics and foot orthotics

Social Skills Resources
Michelle Garcia Winner, SLP, CCC specializes in developing further understanding and educational strategies for helping persons with social thinking/social communicative challenges

All Kinds of Minds non-profit Institute helps students who struggle with learning measurably improve their success in school and life by providing programs that integrate educational, scientific, and clinical expertise

Speech Therapy Resources
Talk Tools products designed to encourage clients to explore shape and texture, increase sensory awareness, and build muscle tone/strength in the jaw, lips, checks, and tongue

Speech Language Pathology Web sites provide pointers to finding information in the field of Speech Language Pathology

ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 127,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists

Visual Supports
Mayer-Johnson enhances learning and human expression for individuals with special needs through symbol-based products, training and services

Sandbox Learning can provide children with customized tools that connect them to their goals, their community, and the world around them

Do2Learn provides tools and solutions based on scientific research and clinical experience to help those with special learning and treatment needs
Cerebral Palsy
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability

Hemi-Kids is an email support group where parents of children who have hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy share support and information

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