American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians. The website contains general information for parents of children from birth through age 21. Topics covered range from selection of car seats, injury prevention, breastfeeding, and immunizations to obesity and injury prevention. Red Book (today's most reliable and clinically useful information on the manifestations, etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of some 200 childhood infectious diseases) and Pediatrics, the official journal of the academy are available full-text online to subscribers.
Autism Society of America (ASA)
The Autism Society of America (ASA) is a national society and chapter network that provides information, research, and referral on autism. This informative Website contains information about autism diagnosis, treatment, and living with autism; an ASA chapter locator; and a list of relevant agencies searchable by State.
This web site offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education.
Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA)
CHASA, a non-profit organization, offers support and information to families of infants, children, and young adults who have hemiplegia, hemiparesis, or childhood stroke. The CHASA Website has a listserve with over 800 members and provides access to a variety of resources and publications.
Easter Seals is a non-profit, grassroots, community-based organization that provides services to help children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs and to support their families. Easter Seals produces a variety of materials, including brochures, tipsheets, articles, books, and others that are available on their Website.
Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP)
ICAAP is an organization of approximately 2,300 pediatricians in Illinois. Primary activities include advocacy on behalf of children, families, and health professionals in Illinois; provide continuing medical education and other resources and collaboration with other state organizations and agencies.
Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, the award-winning KidsHealth provides families with accurate and up-to-date health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
Mayo Clinics Children’s Health Center
Information to help you manage children's health, understand child development and explore parenting concerns. This web site provides useful and up-to-date information and tools that reflect the expertise and standard of excellence of Mayo Clinic.
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
The Muscular Dystrophy Association-USA (MDA) is a non-profit, voluntary health agency. MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through: programs of worldwide research; comprehensive medical and community services; and professional and public health education.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
The NINDS is the nation's leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system. Created by the U.S. Congress in 1950, NINDS is one of the more than two dozen research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The website has a very extensive index of neurological disorders including rare-known only to the patients and families affected and commonly known disorders such as Stroke, Epilepsy, Autism, and Cerebral Palsy.
Pediatric Stroke Network (PSN)
The PSN is dedicated to helping parents and families cope and move forward in their lives. PSN is also the first support group for infant, pediatric and childhood stroke registered with the American Heart Association. The web site offers information on Childhood Stroke, After Effects, Rehabilitation, Support Information and Links to other sites.
Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA)
The Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA) is a non-profit organization composed of chapters and coalitions nationwide. The mission of SBAA is to promote the prevention of spina bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected. The web site provides information for Programs, Research, Health Professionals, Advocacy Center, and Press Room is available in Spanish.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability.