Special Children Navigating the world of Special Education can be a challenging task. Below, please find the names and web addresses of national organizations that can help to build your knowledge base.  Of course, all of the Demarest Child Study Team members are available to assist and answer questions.
 
 
*Anxiety Disorders
   Anxiety Disorders Association of America:  www.adaa.org
    SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center, US Department of Health and Human Services: www.metalhealth.samhsa.gov 
    The Selective Mutism Foundation Inc. www.selectivemutismfoundation.org
    Obsessive Compulsive Information Center Madison Institute of Medicine:  www.factsforhealth.org
 
*ADHD
   Children and Adults with AD/HD (CHADD): www.chadd.org                 
   Attention Deficit Disorder Association: www.add.org
 
*Auditory Impairment
   American Assoication of the Deaf-Blind: http://www.tr.wosc.osshe.edu/dblink/aadb.htm
   Association for the Hearing Impaired: www.afthi.org
 
*Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Autism Society of America: www.autism-society.org
   Autism Speaks: www.www.autismspeaks.org
   Asperger's Syndrome Education Network of America (ASPEN): www.aspennj.org
   National Autism Center: www.www.nationalautismcenter.org 
 
*Cognitive Disorders
   National Association Councils on Developmental Disabilities:  www.nacdd.org
 
*Conduct Disorder
   The Balanced Mind Foundation: www.www.balancedmind.org
 
*Developmental Disabilities
   National Down Syndrome Society: http://www.ndss.org
 
*Eating Disorder
   Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness: info@alliance.foreatingdisorders.com
   American Anorexia/Bulimia Association: www.www.aabainc.org 
   National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, www.anad.org 
   The National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, Inc., www.www.namedinc.org 
   The National Coalition for a Healthy America:  www.www.forahealthyamerica.org 
 
*Gender Identity Disorder
    Child Healing: Strengthening Families:  www.www.childhealing.com 
 
*Mood Disorders
   Bipolar Disorders Treatment Information Center, Madison Institute of Medicine:  www.www.miminc.org/aboutbipolarinfoctr.asp
   The Balanced Mind Foundation: www.www.thebalancedmind.org
 
*Sleep Disorders
   American Academy of Sleep Medicine, www.aasmnet.org
   National Sleep Foundation: www.sleepfoudation.org
 
*Tic Disorder
   Tourette Syndrome Association: www.tsa-usa.org
 
*Suicide
   National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide: www.suicidology.org/ncpys
   Break the Silence: www.break-the-silence.org
   Byron Peter Foundation for Hope:  www.byronpeterfoundaton.org
   The Traumatic Loss Coalition of Bergen County (TLC) 
 
*Visually Impaired
   Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic: http://www.rtbd.org
   American Printing House for the Blind: http//www.aph.org/
   Braille Institute: http//www.brailleinstitute.org/
   Helen Keller National Center, 111Middleneck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050 (516-944-8900)
 
 
 
 
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