April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Definition

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Help
Wikipedia
Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC)
Medicine Net

Statistics and Facts

Child Help
Safe Horizon
Do Something Organization

 American Humane Association

Signs and Symptoms

Kids Matter
Tennyson Center for Children
Mayo Clinic
WEBMD

Preventing Child Abuse

National Child Abuse Prevention Month Resources
Prevent Child Abuse America Organization
American Psychological Association
World Health Organization
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Stress Management Resources for Parents Raising a Special Needs Child

Articles

What do Mothers of Children with Special Needs and Combat Soldiers Have in Common? Stress– Ability Path
Stress and the Special Needs Parent- The Child Mind Blog
A Guide to Dealing With the Stress of Caring for a Child With Special Needs– Healthline
When the Caregivers Need Healing- New York Times
4 Tips for Managing Parental Stress-Psychology Today
Stress Management for Parents-Child Development Institute

Augumentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Resources

Definition

American Speech-Language Hearing Association
International Society For Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Pediatric Therapy Network
Wikipedia

AAC and Autism

The Center for AAC and Autism
No-Tech and Low-Tech AAC for Children with Autism
Autism Speaks

AAC Communication APPS

Friendship Circle
Top 10 AAC Communication Apps for iPad
Apps for AAC
Top 5 AAC Apps- Learning Works

AAC Funding

Glenda’s Assistive Technology Information
Augmentative Communication Inc.

Sibling Resources

What Siblings Would Like parents and Service Providers to Know
Sibs-non-profit organization for brothers and sisters in the UK
What about me?
Siblings of Kids with Special Needs
Parenting Siblings of Children with Disabilities
Caring for a Sibling with Special Needs
Sibling Leadership Network
Do Siblings of Children with Disabilities Need Help?
Study: Siblings Impacted by Disabilities
Involvement of Adult Siblings of People with Developmental Disabilities in Future Planning

OT Resources

April is Occupational Therapy  Month!

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapist Assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations. In honor of Occupational Therapy Month, I have included OT resources below:
Pediatric Occupational Therapy Resources
Pediatric Occupational Therapy Activities
Therapy Street for Kids– resources for parents
Occupational Therapy Resources– sensory processing disorder website
Free Teacher OT Resources
Occupational Therapy and Special Education
What is Occupational Therapy?
OT in Schools- AOTA
OT’s with APPS and Technology
School-based Occupational Therapy-Advance Healthcare
Occupational Therapy Services in Early Childhood

 

Autism Resources for the Newly Diagnosed

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Autism Newly Diagnosed Resources

 

  1. Autism Speaks
  2. Interactive Autism Network
  3. Partington Behavior Analysis
  4. An Introduction to Autism
  5. Article: 10 Pieces of Advice for Parents of a Newly Diagnosed Child
  6. Article: Advice for Parents for Newly Diagnosed Children with Autism
  7. Pinterest: Newly Diagnosed with Autism
  8. First 5 Things to do After Your Child is Diagnosed with Autism
  9. Autism Speaks: 100 Day Kit for Newly Diagnosed Families of Young Children.PDF