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Brave Kids was founded on June 9, 1999, by Kristen Fitzgerald , after the loss of her two children to catastrophic illnesses. The Brave Kids program has been approved by and is linked to over 110 health organizations such as: The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, The National Brain Tumor Foundation, the National Pediatric AIDS Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy, and the National Children's Cancer Society. Their mission is to help children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities.

The Kids on the Block provides educational puppet programs which enlighten children on the issues of disability awareness, medical-educational differences, and social concerns.

CerebralPalsyGuidance.com is a comprehensive informational website on cerebral palsy. It is critical for parents of a child with CP to have access to reliable information on this complex condition. From information on cerebral palsy symptoms to financial assistance to daily living articles, CerebralPalsyGuidance.com covers all aspects of cerebral palsy. And all of the information is thoroughly researched and cited.

The Frostig Center is dedicated to helping children reach their full potential through an integrated approach of primary research, professional development and consultation, and the Frostig School.

Through funding by sponsors and the commitment of volunteers, The Miracle League of Mercer County together with the Hamilton-Washington Townships Sunrise Rotary will be building a special needs complex. The barrier-free site will include a custom designed field, the first of its kind in the State of New Jersey, which incorporates a cushioned synthetic turf that allows children in wheelchairs and walkers to glide unrestricted to their positions without fear of injury. A pavilion with restroom facilities, a playground and exercise trail are also planned to meet the special-needs of the children. Contact Kathy Rhead at krhead@hamiltonymca.org or (609)581-9622 ext. 1114.

Record keeping is a must when parenting a child with special health care needs. Parent to Parent of NYS has created a notebook to provide an invaluable reference tool that will make keeping your child’s records easy and convenient.  Click on health care information and then go to record keeping.  There you can download the notebook.

There is a short video “Animal School” that helps illuminate the challenges and adult perceptions that face special needs children.

Additional topics on this website include: Children & Money, Controversial Parenting Ideas & Styles, Disciplining Children, Effective Communication, Motivating Children, Parenting Teenagers, Values & Ethics and more.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
has launched a new, interactive, online resource center to support children and adults living with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Website visitors can:

  • Learn about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options;
  • Get tips on managing ADHD at home, school and work;
  • Watch a "Fireside Chat" video series of leading psychiatrists discussing the condition
  • Read personal stories about living with and managing ADHD
  • Keep up with current ADHD research


A recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics states that over 2.5 million college students, around 11%, live with a disability. As part of our effort to support students in their pursuit of a rewarding and successful college experience, we at BestColleges.com have compiled a collection of resources for students with disabilities. The collection includes information for:

Each guide includes an outline of student rights, strategies for success, a listing of assistive technologies, and a curated list of scholarships.

Updated: 2/12/2017