Special Children Navigating the world of Special Education can be a challenging task. Below, please find the names and web addresses of national organizations that can help to build your knowledge base.  Of course, all of the Demarest Child Study Team members are available to assist and answer questions.
    *Anxiety Disorders
       Anxiety Disorders Association of America:  www.adaa.org
        SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center, US Department of Health and Human Services: www.metalhealth.samhsa.gov 
        The Selective Mutism Foundation Inc. www.selectivemutismfoundation.org
        Obsessive Compulsive Information Center Madison Institute of Medicine:  www.factsforhealth.org
       Children and Adults with AD/HD (CHADD): www.chadd.org                 
       Attention Deficit Disorder Association: www.add.org
    *Auditory Impairment
       American Assoication of the Deaf-Blind: http://www.tr.wosc.osshe.edu/dblink/aadb.htm
       Association for the Hearing Impaired: www.afthi.org
    *Autism Spectrum Disorders
        Autism Society of America: www.autism-society.org
       Autism Speaks: www.www.autismspeaks.org
       Asperger's Syndrome Education Network of America (ASPEN): www.aspennj.org
       National Autism Center: www.www.nationalautismcenter.org 
    *Cognitive Disorders
       National Association Councils on Developmental Disabilities:  www.nacdd.org
    *Conduct Disorder
       The Balanced Mind Foundation: www.www.balancedmind.org
    *Developmental Disabilities
       National Down Syndrome Society: http://www.ndss.org
    *Eating Disorder
       Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness: info@alliance.foreatingdisorders.com
       American Anorexia/Bulimia Association: www.www.aabainc.org 
       National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, www.anad.org 
       The National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, Inc., www.www.namedinc.org 
       The National Coalition for a Healthy America:  www.www.forahealthyamerica.org 
    *Gender Identity Disorder
        Child Healing: Strengthening Families:  www.www.childhealing.com 
    *Mood Disorders
       Bipolar Disorders Treatment Information Center, Madison Institute of Medicine:  www.www.miminc.org/aboutbipolarinfoctr.asp
       The Balanced Mind Foundation: www.www.thebalancedmind.org
    *Sleep Disorders
       American Academy of Sleep Medicine, www.aasmnet.org
       National Sleep Foundation: www.sleepfoudation.org
    *Tic Disorder
       Tourette Syndrome Association: www.tsa-usa.org
       National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide: www.suicidology.org/ncpys
       Break the Silence: www.break-the-silence.org
       Byron Peter Foundation for Hope:  www.byronpeterfoundaton.org
       The Traumatic Loss Coalition of Bergen County (TLC) 
    *Visually Impaired
       Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic: http://www.rtbd.org
       American Printing House for the Blind: http//www.aph.org/
       Braille Institute: http//www.brailleinstitute.org/
       Helen Keller National Center, 111Middleneck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050 (516-944-8900)
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