We have compiled a list of web sites and resources that you may find helpful. When you click on these links, you will be leaving the American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project (ASAP) web site. ASAP is not responsible for the content or accuracy of information found there, nor do we endorse any of these sites.
These sites provide information on issues pertaining to pediatric chronic pain.
There are many federal laws which protect those with disabilities. These sites contain information about disability and educational rights that may pertain to your child.
- My Child’s Special Needs/Disabilities at Ed.gov
- Comprehensive Disability-Related Information and Resources
- IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004
- Frequently Asked Questions about Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities
- Wright’s Law Special Education Law and Advocacy
- Pacer Center- Parent Advocacy Center for Educational Rights
- FAPE – Family and Advocates Partnership for Education
- What You Should Know About Assistive Technology
- LD Online- Information on Learning Disabilities and ADHD
- National Center on Learning Disabilities
- Learning Disabilities Association of America
- CHADD- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
- National Parent Center List- Find a center near you!
- Find a Special Education Advocate as well as other resources near you at Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
- Brave Kids – Resource Directory for children with disabilities, chronic, life threatening illnesses and special needs
- Cerebral Palsy Treatment Options Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national organization that helps families and individuals affected by cerebral palsy. they provide educational material about CP so that parents and caregivers can be better prepared for raising a child affected by this developmental disorder.
There are networking opportunities for children and teens to connect with others.
- Bandaids and Backboards – This is a site about growing up with medical problems
- ASAP Facebook
- Kids For A Cure Club
Many organizations provide free or reduced travel assistance to those in need.
- Air Care Alliance
- Angel Flight
- Children’s Flight of Hope
- National Patient Travel Center
- Hope Flight Foundation
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With more adaptive technologies and progressive legislature, prospective college students with disabilities have countless resources available to make the transition to higher education less stressful. Affordable Colleges Online just updated their College Resources for Students with Disabilities guidebook. You can see the guide here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/resources-for-students-with-disabilities/
They’ve also created a complementary guide to scholarships and financial aid for students with disabilities to help students and their families better understand the vast number of financial aid options available to them. Key elements of the guide include:
– A comprehensive review of all of the scholarships available, listed by disability
– Amounts awarded and deadlines for each scholarship
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Affordable Degrees Online has put together a website focused on explaining some of the lesser-known ways to reduce the cost of a college degree. Sadly, few students realize that they might be able to help bring their dream school within reach financially by taking advantage of their prior life experience, as well as select online courses (varies by school, of course). Here are a few important elements of the site:
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