Favorite Websites

This is a list of websites that have information about disabilities and special needs. 

Richland/Lexington Disabilities and Special Needs Board is not responsible for the information contained in the website listed here.
The views presented by these website are not necessarily the views of Richland/Lexington Disabilities and Special Needs Board.
Viewers are advised to consult their own physician regarding any medical information.

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Autism Links
Child Development Links
Children with Disabilities Links
Head and Spinal Cord Links

Health Related Links

AAIDD National Organization (American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
Allen, Shea & Associates Resource on disabilities
ANCOR An advocacy and lobbying organization for providers of services to people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
The Arc of the United States   National Organization
Autism Resources links to worldwide resources
Autism Independent UK (Formerly Society for Autistically Handicapped) links to worldwide resources
Brantley GB A Website created by someone with CP about her life with CP.
Cornucopia of Disability Information provides information and links to a variety of information
Easter Seals Provides information about the organization and resources
The National Registry of Facilities with Access for People with Disabilities information about accessibility
Social Security online official website of the SS administration
South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs State agency for disabilities and special needs services
The Waisman Center Disability resource information
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides publications and state and national resource information
U.S. Department of Justice provides information about ADA
American Association of People with Disabilities Information on membership and benefits of this organization
Parents with Disabilities On-Line The internet's one-stop resource for parents with disabilities
SC Hands On Health Health Resources in South Carolina
College Scholarships
College information for students with disabilities
Communicating with an Autistic Child Tips for parents on communicating with an Autistic Child

Autism Links

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Books General information about Autism including links to other sources
The National Autistic Society Established by parents to encourage a better understanding of autism
Autism Resources links to worldwide resources
Autism Independent UK (Formerly Society for Autistically Handicapped) links to worldwide resources

Child Development Links

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The National Academy for Child Development A family centered approach to child development and education
MEDLINEplus: Child Development Definitions, research and information on specific conditions and aspects of child development
Early Child Development Home Page A collection of carefully selected Internet resources on Early Child development and related topics.
The Nemours Foundation For parents, kids and teens.  From the medical experts at the Nemours Foundation.
American Academy of Pediatrics Child health and safety information.
Auburn University Principles of Parenting
Head Start Administration for Children and Families, US Dept of Health and Human Services
The Whole Child – For Parents – By Leaps and Bounds Information about the physical development of your child

Children with Disabilities

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Children with Disabilities: Understanding Sibling Issues National Information Center For Children and Youth With Disabilities
Disability Benefits This site illustrates the kinds of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits a child with a disability might be eligible for and explains how we evaluate disability claims.
Kid's Source On Line   Considerations when buying toys for children with disabilities
Kid's Source General information about physical disabilities
Special Child:  For Parents and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs Special Child is provided by The Resource Foundation for Children with Challenges (RFCC), a nonprofit charity organization
National Center for Learning Disabilities Information and links about learning disabilities
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities National issues and events affecting the disability community

Head and Spinal Cord Injuries

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South Carolina Code of Laws, Title 44, Chapter 20 South Carolina intellectual disability, related disabilities, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries act
South Carolina Code of Laws, Title 44, Chapter 21 South Carolina Department of disabilities and special needs family support services

Health Related

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Emergency Room or Urgent Care Not sure whether you need to go to urgent care or ER? Making the right choice could save your life.
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