Medical References for Adoptions
                                            
                                              by ABC Adoptions.com

America Academy of Child and Adolesent Psychiatry
A membership of over 6,300 child and adolescent psychiatrists and other interested physicians. They actively research, evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders.

Beverly Farm Foundation
"A not-for-profit home and training center for developmentally-disabled adults." Site designed to help people with disabilities overcome barriers to community integration and become more independent.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders
A nonprofit parent-based organization to better the lives of individuals with attention deficit disorders and those who care for them.

Children Youth & Family Consortium
Medical information about children and their health.

Conduct Disorders
ADHD, ADD, ODD, CD, Depression, OCD, RAD, Bi-Polar, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Wellbutrin, Paxil, Zoloft, Ritalin, Conduct Disorders???
If these sound familiar to you, chances are...you're desperate. ConductDisorders.com is a companion site to our wonderful Parent Message Board...that is worth more than many years of paid therapy.

The Deaf Resource Library

DEAF-L FAQ site
All you wanted to know about deafness

Diagnostic and Statistics Manual (DSM-IV) Criteria for ADHD

The Federal Resource Center for Special Education

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
A national parent-run organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders and their families.

Epilepsy Foundation of America
The Epilepsy Foundation of America is the national organization that works for people affected by seizures through research, education, advocacy, and service.

healthfinder(tm)
healthfinder(tm) is a gateway consumer health and human services information web site from the United States government. A reliable health information source for non-medical professionals

Hydrocephalus Association of America
Find out about this non-profit organization.

The Instant Access Treasure Chest
Another fine collection of resources and articles on ADD, dyslexia, auditory deficits and other LD-related topics.

Kid Source - Children with Disabilities
A Parent's guide to accessing programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities.

LD OnLine
an interactive guide for parents, teachers and children.

MGH Spine Center Home Page
Information pertaining to spine tumors, surgery, and anything related.

National ADD Association
home page

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a grass roots, self-help, support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illness and their loved ones.

National Federation of the Blind

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and related issues for families, educators, and professionals.  Their focus is children from birth to age 22.

National Organization on Fetal Alchol Syndrome
Information and  resources on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

New Mobility
"...serving the resource and informational needs of people with disabilities."

NIDDK Home Page
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders's Web page.

OncoLink
The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Resource.

Orphandoctor.com
Adoption travel info and other medical articles on Scabies, Anemia, Rickets, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Giardiasis, Scabies, Iodine Deficiency, Lead Exposure in Chinese Children, Age in Chinese Children, Laboraty Screening Tests, Alcohol Related Birth Defects, and more.
 

Psychology Self-Help Resources on the Internet
Providing links to non-commercial sites with information and help about specific disorders related to psychology.

Special Needs Listservs
Descriptive and subscription information for listservs dedicated to special needs information and support.

The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Washington University Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Information about epilepsy with support groups and programs at the University of Washington.

Western Disabilities Network
You'll find many resources here.

Zero to Three
This organization is devoted to promoting education regarding the importance of the first three years in a child's life. Their mission is simple: to help children best navigate their first three years of life in order to develop a solid intellectual, emotional and social foundation.