Links & Resources

General Links

Medical Dictionary
American Academy of Pediatrics
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Food & Drug Administration
HealthyChildren.org – Whether you have a question about a specific condition or are looking for general guidance, you know you can trust us. That’s because HealthyChildren.org is the only site backed by 60,000 American Academy of Pediatrics member pediatricians. We’re committed to offering the most reliable, up-to-the-minute health advice for proactive parents and caregivers.
Healthy People 2020
KidsHealth – information for parents, kids & teens

MedlinePlus
National Institutes of Health
Richmond’s VIP Resource Connection & Prevention – The ONLY website in Richmond to provide a listing of local services for those with Special Needs. Whether it’s autism, ADHD/ADD, RAD, bipolar, learning disorders, processing disorders, speech delays, down syndrome, etc., now you have ONE place to connect to the resources you need.
Virginia Chapter of the AAP
Virginia Dept of Health & AAP – Bright Futures

Categories in Alphabetical Order

ADHD

ADHD – A Shared Focus
Help for ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Children & Adults with ADHD
ADHD and Addiction: What’s the connection?

Affordable Care Act – NEW!

Concurrent Care for Children (PDF)
Health Home Programs and Coordinated Care
(PDF)
Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Coverage for Children with Disabilities (PDF)

Asthma and Allergies

AAAAI

Autism

Commonwealth Autism Service
Autism Information
How to Help Your Child with Autism Overcome Picky Eating
The Ultimate Guide to Improving Sleep in Autistic Children
How to Help Your Child with Autism Cope During and After a Move
Tips for Keeping Your Child with Special Needs Safe at Home
Banishing the Babysitting Blues
Travel Tips for Children with Autism

Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation

Bedwetting

Potty Pager
Bedwetting Store

Behavioral Health

Child Behavior Disorders
KidsPeace – the National Center for Kids Overcoming Crisis

Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association of Virginia

Breastfeeding

Academy of Breastfeeding
CDC – Breastfeeding Information
LaLeche League
Office on Womens Health

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Character and Citizenship

Center for Character and Citizenship

Child Abuse

Child Abuse Information

Child Behavior & Development

The YourChild Internet Guide

Child Care

Child Care Information

Congenital Heart Information

Congential Heart Information Network

Constipation

About Constipation

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Virginia Dept for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Chattering Children

Dentistry

Richard S. Vacca, D.D.S.
Child Dental Health Information

Disabilities & Special Needs

One Place for Special Needs
Disability.gov
National Disability Rights Network
Administration on Developmental Disabilities
Association on Higher Education & Disability
Disability Guide
 – local online disability information resource
Children’s Disabilities Information
DisabilityResources.org

Kids’ Corner – resources to help kids understand disabilities
Family Village – a global community of disability-related resources
Family Resource Center on Disabilities
Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia – provides early intervention supports and services to infants and toddlers from birth through age two who are not developing as expected or who have a medical condition that can delay normal development
Medical Home Information Center
Ehlers-Danlos FoundationTSA – Air Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions
VA Board for People with Disabilities
VCU Partnership for People with Disabilities
National Longitudinal Transition Study 2
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
TASH 
– fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm
National Arts & Disability CenterResources for Test Takers with Disabilities
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

College for Students with Disabilities Guide NEW!
Helpful Resources for Parents of Children With Special Needs NEW!
Financial Resources and Discounts for Students With Disabilities NEW!

Divorce

Kids in the Middle

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond
National Association for Down Syndrome
National Down Syndrome Society
National Down Syndrome Congress
Down Syndrome and Sleep Disorders
Down Syndrome and Dental Care

Drug Interactions

iGuard.org

Eczema

National Eczema Association
Under My Skin

Education & Learning Disabilities

Council for Learning Disabilities
Council for Exceptional Children
LD Online
Virginia Department of Education
Learning Disorders
Resources for Test Takers with Disabilities
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

Food Allergy

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

Flu Information

American Academy of Pediatrics Swine Flu Information
CDC on All Seasonal Flu
CDC on Swine Flu
Why We Immunize (PDF file)

Genetics

Genes in Life

Health And Safety

Pediatric Health and Safety Guide

Health Care Reform

KidsWell

Healthgrades

Dr. Peter Blakey
Dr. Joel Everett
Dr. Patricia Mulreany
Dr. Christine Seliskar
Dr. Jonathan Mason

Human Papillomavirus

HPV.com

Immunizations

Project Immunize Virginia
AAP Immunization Site
Vaccinate Your Baby
Vaccine Ingredients (PDF)
USDA Safety Watch Site
Influenza Information
Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
Child Immunization Information
Why We Immunize (PDF file)

Integrative Medicine

NCCAM (National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
The Whole Child

Medical Societies

Medical Society of Virginia
Virginia Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Association
American Academy of Child Psychiatry
Richmond Academy of Medicine

Mental Health / Psychiatry

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
Mental Health America
KidsPeace – the National Center for Kids Overcoming Crisis
Virginia Dept of Mental Health
National Longitudinal Transition Study 2
Child Mental Health
SchoolPsychiatry.org
Children’s Mental Health Resource Center

Newborn Screening

A Parent’s Guide to Newborn Screening – from the March of Dimes NEW!    view in Spanish here
Fact Sheet for Providers & Families

Nutrition & Exercise

A Nurse’s Guide to Nutrition for Teens NEW!
Childhood Nutrition Guide
Dr. Gourmet
Child Nutrition Information
Exercise for Children
Nutrition for Kids: Activities & Web Quests
Obesity in Children
Guide to Preventing Obesity 
NEW!

Parenting Information

Commonwealth Parenting
How to Keep Kids Safe Using Social Media
Parenting Classes

Pediatric Health Blogs

100 Pediatric Health Blogs Every Mom Should Read

Physical Education NEW!

The Importance of Physical Education for Kids

Premature Infants

Preemie Clothing (FigLeafBaby.com)
Preemie Clothing (Preemie.com)
Hand Washing Signs

Product Recall Information

Product Recall Finder
Kids In Danger

Psychiatry

SchoolPsychiatry.org

Rheumatology

American College of Rheumatology

Safety Seats

Infant Only Rear-Facing Safety Seat Installation
Convertible Rear-Facing Safety Seat Installation
Forward-Facing Safety Seat Installation
Belt Positioning Booster Seat Installation
Vehicle Safety Belt Use

School Health

School Health Information

Seizures & Epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia

Sleep Information

SleepForKids.org – Teaching Kids the Importance of Sleep!

Special Needs

Pediatric Special Needs Dentist
Medical Home Plus

Suicide and Suicide Support

Referrals and Support groups
Suicide Grief Support for Families

Transportation & Travel

CDC Travelers’ Health
TSA – Air Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions

General Links

Medical Dictionary
American Academy of Pediatrics
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Food & Drug Administration
HealthyChildren.org – Whether you have a question about a specific condition or are looking for general guidance, you know you can trust us. That’s because HealthyChildren.org is the only site backed by 60,000 American Academy of Pediatrics member pediatricians. We’re committed to offering the most reliable, up-to-the-minute health advice for proactive parents and caregivers.
Healthy People 2020
KidsHealth – information for parents, kids & teens

MedlinePlus
National Institutes of Health
Richmond’s VIP Resource Connection & Prevention – The ONLY website in Richmond to provide a listing of local services for those with Special Needs. Whether it’s autism, ADHD/ADD, RAD, bipolar, learning disorders, processing disorders, speech delays, down syndrome, etc., now you have ONE place to connect to the resources you need.
Virginia Chapter of the AAP
Virginia Dept of Health & AAP – Bright Futures

Categories in Alphabetical Order

ADHD

ADHD – A Shared Focus
Help for ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Children & Adults with ADHD
ADHD and Addiction: What’s the connection?

Affordable Care Act – NEW!

Concurrent Care for Children (PDF)
Health Home Programs and Coordinated Care
(PDF)
Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Coverage for Children with Disabilities (PDF)

Asthma and Allergies

AAAAI

Autism

Commonwealth Autism Service
Autism Information
How to Help Your Child with Autism Overcome Picky Eating
The Ultimate Guide to Improving Sleep in Autistic Children
How to Help Your Child with Autism Cope During and After a Move
Tips for Keeping Your Child with Special Needs Safe at Home
Banishing the Babysitting Blues
Travel Tips for Children with Autism

Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation

Bedwetting

Potty Pager
Bedwetting Store

Behavioral Health

Child Behavior Disorders
KidsPeace – the National Center for Kids Overcoming Crisis

Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association of Virginia

Breastfeeding

Academy of Breastfeeding
CDC – Breastfeeding Information
LaLeche League
Office on Womens Health

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Character and Citizenship

Center for Character and Citizenship

Child Abuse

Child Abuse Information

Child Behavior & Development

The YourChild Internet Guide

Child Care

Child Care Information

Congenital Heart Information

Congential Heart Information Network

Constipation

About Constipation

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Virginia Dept for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Chattering Children

Dentistry

Richard S. Vacca, D.D.S.
Child Dental Health Information

Disabilities & Special Needs

One Place for Special Needs
Disability.gov
National Disability Rights Network
Administration on Developmental Disabilities
Association on Higher Education & Disability
Disability Guide
 – local online disability information resource
Children’s Disabilities Information
DisabilityResources.org

Kids’ Corner – resources to help kids understand disabilities
Family Village – a global community of disability-related resources
Family Resource Center on Disabilities
Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia – provides early intervention supports and services to infants and toddlers from birth through age two who are not developing as expected or who have a medical condition that can delay normal development
Medical Home Information Center
Ehlers-Danlos FoundationTSA – Air Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions
VA Board for People with Disabilities
VCU Partnership for People with Disabilities
National Longitudinal Transition Study 2
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
TASH 
– fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm
National Arts & Disability CenterResources for Test Takers with Disabilities
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

College for Students with Disabilities Guide NEW!
Helpful Resources for Parents of Children With Special Needs NEW!
Financial Resources and Discounts for Students With Disabilities NEW!

Divorce

Kids in the Middle

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond
National Association for Down Syndrome
National Down Syndrome Society
National Down Syndrome Congress
Down Syndrome and Sleep Disorders
Down Syndrome and Dental Care

Drug Interactions

iGuard.org

Eczema

National Eczema Association
Under My Skin

Education & Learning Disabilities

Council for Learning Disabilities
Council for Exceptional Children
LD Online
Virginia Department of Education
Learning Disorders
Resources for Test Takers with Disabilities
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

Food Allergy

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

Flu Information

American Academy of Pediatrics Swine Flu Information
CDC on All Seasonal Flu
CDC on Swine Flu
Why We Immunize (PDF file)

Genetics

Genes in Life

Health And Safety

Pediatric Health and Safety Guide

Health Care Reform

KidsWell

Healthgrades

Dr. Peter Blakey
Dr. Joel Everett
Dr. Patricia Mulreany
Dr. Christine Seliskar
Dr. Jonathan Mason

Human Papillomavirus

HPV.com

Immunizations

Project Immunize Virginia
AAP Immunization Site
Vaccinate Your Baby
Vaccine Ingredients (PDF)
USDA Safety Watch Site
Influenza Information
Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
Child Immunization Information
Why We Immunize (PDF file)

Integrative Medicine

NCCAM (National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
The Whole Child

Medical Societies

Medical Society of Virginia
Virginia Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Medical Association
American Academy of Child Psychiatry
Richmond Academy of Medicine

Mental Health / Psychiatry

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
Mental Health America
KidsPeace – the National Center for Kids Overcoming Crisis
Virginia Dept of Mental Health
National Longitudinal Transition Study 2
Child Mental Health
SchoolPsychiatry.org
Children’s Mental Health Resource Center

Newborn Screening

A Parent’s Guide to Newborn Screening – from the March of Dimes NEW!    view in Spanish here
Fact Sheet for Providers & Families

Nutrition & Exercise

A Nurse’s Guide to Nutrition for Teens NEW!
Childhood Nutrition Guide
Dr. Gourmet
Child Nutrition Information
Exercise for Children
Nutrition for Kids: Activities & Web Quests
Obesity in Children
Guide to Preventing Obesity 
NEW!

Parenting Information

Commonwealth Parenting
How to Keep Kids Safe Using Social Media
Parenting Classes

Pediatric Health Blogs

100 Pediatric Health Blogs Every Mom Should Read

Physical Education NEW!

The Importance of Physical Education for Kids

Premature Infants

Preemie Clothing (FigLeafBaby.com)
Preemie Clothing (Preemie.com)
Hand Washing Signs

Product Recall Information

Product Recall Finder
Kids In Danger

Psychiatry

SchoolPsychiatry.org

Rheumatology

American College of Rheumatology

Safety Seats

Infant Only Rear-Facing Safety Seat Installation
Convertible Rear-Facing Safety Seat Installation
Forward-Facing Safety Seat Installation
Belt Positioning Booster Seat Installation
Vehicle Safety Belt Use

School Health

School Health Information

Seizures & Epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia

Sleep Information

SleepForKids.org – Teaching Kids the Importance of Sleep!

Special Needs

Pediatric Special Needs Dentist
Medical Home Plus

Suicide and Suicide Support

Referrals and Support groups
Suicide Grief Support for Families

Transportation & Travel

CDC Travelers’ Health
TSA – Air Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions