This website provides basic information about common disorders in children and adolescents for parents under the heading of “Children’s Health Topics”.
AACAP provides the most comprehensive website for parents and educators seeking to learn more about emotional and behavioral disorders in children and teens. The most popular resources include: “Facts for Families”, brief articles that provide basic information for parents and volunteers about features of common emotional or behavior disorders in children and adolescents. It also has a searchable database to help parents locate trained child and adolescent psychiatrists practicing in their vicinity and useful information for parents on working with insurance companies to obtain necessary treatment for their children
General information is available on manifestations of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Specific information on the website may be useful to educators serving children with Social Anxiety Disorder.
An online course on autism (lasting about 30 minutes) is a good resource for parents and educators.
This website contains a downloadable resource “Educating the Bipolar Child” that serves as an excellent information piece for parents and teachers. Almost all of the leading researchers are actively involved with this organization, and CABF members can access lectures and presentations providing cutting-edge information addressing diagnosis and treatment of juvenile-onset Bipolar Disorder.
This website is an excellent, unbiased resource for parents of children and adolescents with ADHD, along with adults identified with the disorder. CHADD stages a major, international conference on an annual basis, open to parents, at which many of the major thought leaders in the field present and discuss their work...
This website offers extensive information for parents of children receiving special education services.
This website offers useful resource links for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with mood disorders.
Key Ministry Foundation equips churches and other faith-based organizations throughout the US and overseas to provide religious education, initiate outreach, provide respite and extend support to families of children with hidden disabilities. KMF provides educational resources, ongoing consultation and support to churches and religious organizations free of charge. KMF was started in the Cleveland area and select Family Center by the Falls staff members have been instrumental in the growth of the organization.
This website has excellent information links for parents, educators and child care professionals.
This organization provides support to families of adults (as well as children) with mental illness. There is an excellent list of web based resources listed under the NAMI Child and Adolescent Action Center. Many local chapters maintain support groups for parents and family members of children with mental illness.
Informative fact sheets for parents, educators and child care professionals are available on this website, along with useful internet links, especially for ADHD, learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders.
This website contains a vast scope of information, articles and links helpful to those serving individuals with Asperger’s Disorder and their families
This website contains a section labeled “Disorder Zone Archives” with an outstanding list of web based information about rare conditions and disabilities.
Information on Tourette’s Disorder appropriate for parents and teachers is available under “Educational Resources”.
Northeast Ohio Resources
The Cleveland Chapter sponsors monthly support groups for parents of children with autistic spectrum disorders. Their website provides excellent educational materials for parents as well as educators.
NAMI of Greater Cleveland provides support and education groups, a referral hotline and a research library to parents of children with mental illness.