Lulu Publishing: Publishers of Discovering the Lost Key the book written by Thomas Carder


Learning Disorders

Riggs Institute The Riggs Institute is a self-supporting, non-profit literacy agency and publisher. We offer language arts curriculum for teachers nd parents and fromal training seminars as well.
Handwriting Without Tears Millions of students all over the world use Handwriting Without Tears. Our easy-to-teach, easy-to-learn curriculum makes handwriting mastery joyful for students and their teachers.
Dyslexia Training Program From the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, offers videotape instructional and computer-based programs.
Learning Disabilities Association National non-profit organization to advance education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who manifest handicaps of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature.
Very Special Arts Non-profit organization with a mission to promote arts, education and creative expression involving children and adults with disabilities.

Communication Disorders

National Center for Stuttering Established in 1976.  Provides up-to-date information about stuttering.  Links to National Stutterer's Hotline.  Cites research regarding causes and treatments.
Stuttering:  Science, Therapy and Practice An on-line book with excellent hyperlinks to science, therapy, and practice.

Pervasive Developmental Disorders


Autism and Developmental Delay Resource Catalog Catalog which includes books on autism, developmental disabilities, ADD/ADHD.  Developed by parents of an autistic child.
Autism Society of Indiana Since 1998, the Autism Society of America - Indiana (ASI) has worked to raise awareness about autism, to promote early diagnosis and early intervention thereby helping people on the autism spectrum have the fullest and most successful journey possible.
Autism Research Institute The Autism Research Institute offers references to research on autism.
Autism Society of America Serving the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy, education, public awareness, and research since 1965.
The Center For Adoption Support and Education Providing a safe place for adoptees of all ages to share their thoughts and feelings about adoption.
National Fragile X Foundation The National Fragile X Foundation's website contains over 3000 pages of content on the genetic mutation called Fragile X including fragile X syndrome (FXS), fragile X-associated tremor ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) and premature ovarian failure (POF).

Asperger's Syndrome

Autism--High Functioning, Asperger's Syndrome From the Society For The Autistically Handicapped, presents diagnostic information and common features.

Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders

ADD/ADHD Online Newsletter A publication for helping children and adults with ADHD.  Emphasis is on nutrition.
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:  American Description Diagnostic criteria for ADHD.
CH.A.D.D. A non-profit parent-based organization formed to better the lives of individuals with ADD.
The ADD Medical Treatment Center I hope this site helps you understand the genetics, how the diagnosis should be made, what to expect from effective treatment, and more, of the disorder now commonly referred to as ADD/ADHD.
Conduct Disorder:  American Description Diagnostic criteria for Conduct Disorder.
The TOVA Test The Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A) is a computerized test of attention that assists in the creening, diagnosis, and treatment monitoring of attention disorders like ADHD.
Transforming the Difficult Child Now in it's 20th year...(this organization) has acheived international acclaim as an essential set of strategies for transforming the most intense children (and all children) by channeling their energies in inspiring ways - without the ue of medication.
Amen Clinic Amen Clinics, Inc. is dedicated to optimizing the brain-life connection in our patients and people worldwide, and to utilizing the latest medical advances in the treatment of psychiatric disease.

Tic Disorders

Tourette's Syndrome Association

Official web site of the national Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.


Elimination Disorders

Wet Set:  What Parents Need to Know About Bedwetting

Great article for parents.  Discusses who's affected;  what can be done;  kinds of enuresis; no answers, but a cure;  successful treatments.


Quick medical overview looking at causes;  signs and symptoms;  risk factors;  prevention;  diagnosis and treatment; medications;  activity;  diet;  possible complications;  prognosis.


Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a potentially disabling condition that can persist throughout a person's life. The individual who suffers from OCD becomes trapped in a pattern of repetitive thoughts and behaviors that are unproductive, distressing, and extremely difficult to overcome.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders and to improve the lives of all people who suffer from them.


Chemical Dependency Disorders

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.


For over 50 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics.

Narcotics Anonymous

"NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We … meet regularly to help each other stay clean. ... We are not interested in what or how much you used ... but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help".

Gamblers Anonymous

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.


Other Disorders & Sites of Interest

SPD Foundation

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation...Research catalyst, education innovator, advocacy pioneer Processing Disorder.

Association for Play Therapy

The Association for Play Therapy (APT) is a national professional society established in 1982 to foster contact among mental health professionals interested in exploring and, when developmentally appropriate, applying the therapeutic power of play to communicate with and treat clients, particularly children.

Sandplay Therapists of America

The Sandplay Therapists of America (STA) is a non-profit professional organization, whose purpose is to promote education, training and research insandplay therapy.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Founded in 1987...we are a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction.

National Fatherhood Initiative

The National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) was founded in 1994 to lead a society-wide movement to confront the problem of father absence.  NFI's mission is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers.


Family and Social Services Administration of Indiana

The Indiana FSSA mission is to develop, finance and compassionately administer programs to provide healthcare and other social services to Hoosiers in need in order to enable them to achieve healthy, self-sufficient and productive lives.





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