Resources

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Assisting parents and families in understanding developmental, behavioral, emotional and mental disorders affecting children and adolescents. http://www.aacap.org/

American Academy of Pediatrics
Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. http://www.aap.org/

LD Online
The leading Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals.http://www.ldonline.org

Sites for Parents
Calls itself "The Net's Best resource for Parents"
http://www.sitesforparents.com/

Scholastic
Instilling the love of reading and learning for lifelong pleasure in all children. http://www.scholastic.com/

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of Federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find. The result of that work is the FREE web site.http://www.ed.gov/free/

National Network for Child Care
NNCC unites the expertise of many of the nation's leading universities through the outreach system of Cooperative Extension. Our goal is to share knowledge about children and child care from the vast resources of the landgrant universities with parents, professionals, practitioners, and the general public.http://www.nncc.org/

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alliance is a group of professional and advocacy organizations that have joined forces to provide educational resources to individuals diagnosed with PTSD and their loved ones; those at risk for developing PTSD; and medical, healthcare and other frontline professionals.http://www.ptsdalliance.org/home2.html

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Special Education   http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/

Massachussetts Department of Social Services
The Department of Social Services is dedicated to the safety, permanency and well being of children who have been abused and neglected in family settings, or by recognized caretakers. In delivering services to children and families, the Department seeks first to ensure the safety of children. http://www.state.ma.us/dss/

Reading Is Fundamental
RIF is the nation's largest nonprofit children's literacy organization. http://www.rif.org/

Jack Williams Wednesday's Child
The Jack Williams Endowment for Wednesday's Child continues to raise funding for special needs adoptions.