Organizations to which I belong that may provide you with useful information
- The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)
- The American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN)
- The American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABPN)
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN
- International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
- Pacific Northwest Neuropsychological Society (PNNS)
- Brain Injury Association of Washington (BIAWA)
- Washington State Psychological Association (WAPSYCH)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Medical conditions, anomalies and unusual syndromes
- Online Medellian Inheritance in Man is a data base staffed by Johns Hopkins.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders
Children, Adolescents and Families
Education and Disabilities
PACER.org is a clearing house on educational and disability rights for kids. It bills itself as a parent training and information center for children and adolescents from birth to 21.
Pacer also has a special research based website for special education information for parents and professionals. Click here.
The Educational Resources Information Center has a wealth of information on disabilities, resources, etc.
Family Village is a global community resource for disabilities related resources. They have information on the legal issues, culture of disabilities, family resources, recreation, etc.
The Exceptional Parent has both a magazine and website.
The American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides useful patient educational fact sheets and good treatment guidelines on developmental and psychiatric disorders.
Patient education sites from Children’s Hospitals and Clinics at Boston, Cincinnati, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Yale Child Study Center, are often helpful.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD and Learning Disabilities
Giftedness and Disabilities
Hoagies’ Gifted education pages have extensive information on giftedness, learning disabilities and the attentional disorders. Everything from games and puzzles, recipes, etc. for kids to resources for parents, educators, and other professionals. They also run the Educational Resources Information Center on Disabilities and Gifted Education.
Selected Readings: Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities
Uniquely Gifted addresses the interface of giftedness with the range of other special needs including mental disorders, medical conditions, learning disabilities, etc. The site contains resources, general information, personal stories, etc.