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National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) is dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improving the quality of life for individuals affected by FAS and their families.

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National Resource Center (NRC) on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

The National Resource Center (NRC) on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a national clearinghouse for science-based information about all aspects of ADHD. The  NRC is a program of CHADD, and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

National Youth Leadership Network

The National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN) “is dedicated to advancing the next generation of disability leaders”.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD)

Information about OCD - please call the office for more information or to talk to an information specialist.

Office of Special Education Programs

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), part of the US Department of Education under the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

Parent and Professional Collaboration

Parent and Professional Collaboration is a booklet published by the National Parent Technical Assistance Center. This guide gives great suggestions & practical tips on how to collaborate as well as the history of parent/professional collaboration.

Parent Special Education Guide

The purpose of this handbook is to help parents understand special education services. When you first “think” your child may need special education services, you may experience great difficulty. For example, you may be so overwhelmed by the process of finding assistance for your child that you don’t know what to do next or where to seek advice. A group composed largely of parents of children receiving special education services, prepared this handbook to help guide you through the process of understanding and navigating special education services.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The purpose of the information packet is to provide individuals with reader friendly information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It includes the following topics:

  • What is PTSD?
  • Common Reactions After Trauma
  • How is PTSD Measured?
  • Treatment of PTSD
  • What Can I DO if I Think I Have PTSD?
  • Discussing Trauma and PTSD with Your Doctor
  • Finding and Choosing a Therapist
  • PTSD in Children and Teens
  • Community Violence: Effects on Children and Teens
  • Lifestyle Changes Recommended for PTSD Patients
  • Helping a Family Member Who Has PTSD
  • State and National Resources
  • MPF Library Materials

All information contained in this packet is for general knowledge, personal education and enrichment purposes. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. For specific advice, diagnosis and treatment you should consult with a qualified professional.

Reactive Attachment Disorder

The purpose of the information packet is to provide individuals with reader friendly information about Reactive Attachment Disorder. It includes the following topics:

  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Attachment & Reactive Attachment Disorder - Warning Signs, Symptoms, Treatment & Hope for Children with Insecure Attachment
  • State and National Resources
  • Library Page

All information contained in this packet is for general knowledge, personal education and enrichment purposes. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. For specific advice, diagnosis and treatment you should consult with a qualified professional.

Requesting a Change of Placement

Requesting a Change of Placement

NOTE: This sample letter could be sent to a teacher, Special Education Director, Principal, contact person or Superintendent. It is helpful to send it to the primary person you are working with and copying another as appropriate. 

Sample letter, Courtesy of NICHY, Communicating through Letter Writing

Requesting a Meeting to Review the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Requesting a Meeting to Review the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

NOTE: This sample letter could be sent to a teacher, Special Education Director, Principal, contact person or Superintendent. It is helpful to send it to the primary person you are working with and copying another as appropriate. 

Sample letter, Courtesy of NICHY, Communicating through Letter Writing

 

 

Requesting an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) at Public Expense

Requesting an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) at Public Expense

NOTE: This sample letter could be sent to a teacher, Special Education Director, Principal, contact person or Superintendent. It is helpful to send it to the primary person you are working with and copying another as appropriate. 

Sample letter, Courtesy of NICHY, Communicating through Letter Writing

 

Requesting an Initial Evaluation for Special education Services

Requesting an Initial Evaluation for Special education Services

NOTE: This sample letter could be sent to a teacher, Special Education Director, Principal, contact person or Superintendent. It is helpful to send it to the primary person you are working with and copying another as appropriate. 

Sample Letter, Courtesy of NICHY, Communicating through Letter Writing

 

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