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RECOMMENDED GENERAL LINKS

ORGANIZATIONS

* American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine: a forum for health professionals, parents, and patients to promote the dissemination and development of general medical knowledge
* American Foundation for the Blind: a resource for people who are blind or visually impaired, the organizations that serve them, and the general public; develops, collects, and disseminates information; identifies and analyzes critical issues; educates the public and policymakers about the needs and capabilities of people who are blind or visually impaired; produces and distributes Talking Books and other audio materials
* American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA): is the national professional association established to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy, and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.
* Caring 4 Our Kids: We are a group of parents who have children on the Autism Spectrum or who suffer from inflammatory diseases such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia. We have come together to curate and create resources that have been helpful to us in the hopes that these will help other parents struggling to care for and to help their children thrive.
* Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association: promotes practice, education and research within the profession of occupational therapy, including issues such as reimbursement of occupational therapy services, legislation, credentialing, research and continuing education
* Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA): exists to develop and promote this specialized therapeutic intervention emphasizing direct handling to optimize the function of individuals with neurological impairments within their environment; provides specialized clinical training for health care professionals, offers educational services to the membership and community, supports clinical research, and promotes client and family advocacy
* National Library of Medicine: the world's largest medical library and creator of Medline, the database containing over 11 million references to journal articles and free access to PubMed, for professionals and consumers
* Zero to Three: The nation's leading resource for parents and professionals on the first years of life

COMPANIES AND PEER SITES

* Boehme Workshops: a clinically based continuing education provider specializing in training, video-tapes, and text books with a specialized focus on children and adults challenged by both congenital and acquired injuries to the central nervous system
* Camp Avanti: provides an intensive occupational therapy program within a rustic camp setting for children ages 6 to 13 who have learning disabilities and/or sensorimotor disabilities
* Gerber Products Company: provides baby food, baby care products, nutrition research facilities, and consumer relations answering consumer questions
* Helping the Out-of-Sync Child at Home and School (website of Carol Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child): provides information and support for families, educators, and therapists, including workshops and presentations; recommended books, tapes and videos; and more resources: S.I. Focus, the new magazine devoted to sensory integration; catalog companies offering equipment and materials for home, school, and clinics; organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children with special needs; clinics; therapies; and other valuable support available on-line
* Henry Occupational Therapy Services: offers occupational therapy services, products, and workshops promoting understanding and awareness of issues related to sensory processing, sensory integration and the sensory systems that may influence attention, motor coordination, behavior and even violence in schools
* New Visions: provides continuing education and therapy services to professionals and parents working with infants and children with feeding, swallowing, oral-motor, and pre-speech problems
* Occupational Therapy by Barbara A. Smith. M.S., O.T.R.: offers information, resources and activities related to hippotherapy, low vision, Alzheimer's Disease, and pediatrics (normal hand development and activities to promote function in individuals with severe developmental disabilities)
* Pileated Press, LLC: publishes books, DVDs and CDs for children with special needs, available to therapists, educators, and parents; dealer inquiries welcome
* Points of Stillness: website of Nancy Lawton-Shirley, OTR, an occupational therapist who specializes in cutting edge interventions including a variety of energy techniques and techniques to enhance sensory processing; short term intensive programs offering an eclectic approach to a child's health and development
* Richter Active Integration Resources (RAIR): the latest therapeutic devices and resources for pediatric OTs & PTs, parents and infants and children, designed by Eileen Richter, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA
* Shore Handwriting Screening for Early Development: a screening tool used to determine the possible factors (postural control, hand control, and bilateral hand skills) that may contribute to handwriting dysfunction in students from preschool through third grade
* Special Education Page: special education-related links, lesson plans, and educational resources


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