November 30, 2021
As a new parent of a child with special needs, you are either feeling overwhelmed by the information that you are receiving or you are feeling that you are not receiving enough information.  Either way, you will need support to guide you through the various benefits, your bills, physical therapy, doctors and even your own well being.  You may contact Lori Reid
for assistance and you may use the links below for more information.

Spina Bifida Association of America
The national chapter dedicated to serving adults and children who live with the challenges of spina bifida.  The fact sheets are useful for understanding some of the medical implications.

Hydrocephalus Association
Provides support, education, resources and advocacy for families and professionals.  If your child has hydrocephalus, this organization will provide you with excellent fact sheets on the medical implications.

Family Village
A global community that integrates information, resources and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with disabilities and their families.  This website has a robust listing of resources and chat rooms.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities provides information on a robust list of topics as it relates to disabilities in children and youth.

Division for Early Childhood (DEC)
A professional organization dedicated to individuals (includigng parents) who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age eight.