Links for Parents

5 Steps to Getting an iPad Covered by Insurance: A Mom’s Story of Success – This is a simplified version of the steps 1 mother took in getting an iPad covered by insurance for her special needs child & who hopes that others can benefit from her information.

American Academy of Pediatrics Whether you’re looking for general information related to child health or for more specific guidance on parenting issues, you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll find information regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics many programs and activities.

Autism Support Network Join our free support community and connect with thousands of other families and individuals touched by ASD. Find out what’s working for others, coping strategies, and life guides from others living what you’re going through now.

Autism Speaks Resource Guide Autism Response Team (ART) members are specially trained to connect families with information, resources and opportunities.

Career Assistance for People with Autism  National Center for Autism Resources & Education 

AutismNOW Transition Planning  Aquatic Therapy for Children with Autism Autism

Brain Building in Progress   Brain building is an investment that yields high returns. An investment in the economic prosperity of everyone in Massachusetts. Learn about the science of brain building and why our future depends on it.

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Born Learning Everyday life is a learning experience for children. Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.

Caring4OurKids    We are a group of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and a few comorbid diseases such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.  We’ve come together and are creating a site of original and curated resources to help other like us.  

Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping

Resources for Military Families

Academic Accommodation Resources

Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids

Centers of Excellence for Children’s Well-being  (Parenting Series) The mission of the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD) is to improve our knowledge of the social and emotional development of young children.

“Cerebral Palsy”    Cerebral Palsy Guide is an organization that shares educational materials to families and individuals affected by cerebral palsy, including information about different therapies, treatment options, and financial resources. 

CerebralPalsySymptoms.com  Cerebral palsy is one of the most common physical disabilities in the United States, with roughly 500,000 people suffering from the disorder. It is also a very complicated disorder with a number of different types and symptoms. Despite how common it is no parent wants their child to be afflicted by it. Whether your child already has it or you are simply concerned about its potential harm, cerebral palsy is something every parent should know about.

Child Care Aware Parent Network is an organization within the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), brings you together with millions of people who share your concern about access to safe, affordable and nurturing child care.

Climate Change and Sustainability 

Complete guide to safe travel with kids

Whether it’s an adventure-park getaway or a beach vacation filled with buckets and spades, isn’t it time you all enjoyed some quality family time together?

Earned Income Tax Credit & Child Tax Credit Flyer – Informational flyer to see if you can qualify for the EITC.

Federation for Children w/Special Needs – a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families.  Offering workshops and training, advocacy and resources to parents of children with special needs.

Fire Safety – Before, During and After a Fire in Your Home Prevention is the first step when it comes to protecting yourself and your family from home fires. Smoke detectors and alarms are often the first line of defense, as these devices will alert your family to a fire so that you have time to escape safely.

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, Inc. Creating a safe environment for your baby is the best thing you can do to ensure the first years are happy and healthy. Raising your bundle of joy takes care and knowledge. Being more aware of the products in and around your home is just another step that will become second nature as baby grows. Kid’s Terrain - Low cost webinars, blogs & other family resources.

MASS 211 Every day, someone somewhere in Massachusetts needs to find essential community services, an after school program, a food bank, or where to secure care for an aging parent. Many face these challenges, but don’t always know where to turn for help.  The solution is to dial 2-1-1

MassResources.org provides useful information about a wide range of assistance programs for people in need living in Massachusetts. It provides information on what benefits are available, how to apply, eligibility requirements, benefit amounts, and answers to commonly asked questions.

Mom’s Guide to caring for little teeth    Dental hygiene is not just for grown-ups. If children don’t develop healthy dental habits when they are young, they probably won’t be inclined to care for their teeth as adults. Even unhealthy baby teeth can cause problems for future permanent teeth. Oral care does not come naturally, but encouraging and modeling it in a child’s early years can lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

National Tax credit outreach campaign How much are the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit worth in Tax Year 2010 for the 2011 filing season?

Parents Helping Parents – No one said it would be easy. Find a Parent Support Group near you!

Pediatric Health and Safety Guide  A home safety guide is an invaluable tool for the first time parent. A good safety guide will instruct parents on what is necessary to create a home environment for their children that is the least likely to result in injury or death for them. Information will often include what should be done before the birth of the baby and through various stages of his or her life. For example, a home safety guide may discuss playpen safety for infants, and staircase safety for children who are old enough to walk or crawl. It will also advise parents on what changes to make around the home to make it a safer environment.

Up & Away and Out of Sight! - educates parents and caregivers by: reminding them about safe medicine storage; providing them with information and tools to keep their child/children safe; and encouraging them to take action.

En Espanol. Search for a Licensed Adoption or Foster Care Agency

Search for a Mass Family Network Program (MFN) Search for Special Education

Senior Help,  as part of ElderAction’s mission

Social Isolation and Loneliness Checklist: Recognizing the Signs in Friends, Family and Yourself

Aging in Place with a Little Help from Roommates, Neighbors and Teenagers

 5 Winter Hazards & How Seniors Can Avoid Them

 Wheelchair and Handicap Ramp Cost Guide

 Anxiety in Older Adults

Symptoms Seniors Can’t Afford to Ignore

Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide

 10 Great Volunteer Jobs for Retirees

 What You Need to Know About Volunteering During Retirement

 4 Tips for Connecting with Your Young Adult Children Over the Holidays

 Parental Instinct: Identifying and Stopping Opioid Abuse in Adult Children

 How to Bond with Estranged Adult Children

 

Substance Abuse Guide for Parents  Drug addiction is a disease that affects 23 million of Americans, but also something that can be controlled effectively with various treatments and therapies.

Tax Credit Resources for Parents Many times we experience significant life events that have a tax impact too! This page is designed to help you while explaining to taxpayers the tax impact of these events.

Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment (TRUCE) is a national group of educators deeply concerned about how children’s entertainment and toys are affecting the play and behavior of children in our classrooms.

The Ultimate Guide To Sustainability & Recycling For Kids

Recycling in the classroom ……Much of the emphasis on children learning is based in the school environment. Therefore, what better place for recycling to be taught than in the classroom? Recycling doesn’t have to be boring and there are loads of great ways to make this fun. There are plenty of schemes available and games you can play to give recycling the importance it deserves in school.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.

ViaCord treating cerebral palsy with the umbilical cord blood cells that are collected from newborns, a wealth of information on this site, including research details.

Zero to Three Here you’ll find science-based information and tools designed to help parents and caregivers nurture their young children’s development. Take our on-line survey and give us your feedback!!

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