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OrganizationAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.orgThis link will open in a new window.
This site, operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), provides information on family physicians and health care, a directory of family physicians, and resources on health conditions.

Web SiteEmergency Information Form for Children with Special Needs
http://www.aap.org/advocacy/blankform.pdfThis link will open in a new window.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a form for all the vital information about the child's condition, and the doctors and other key contacts in case of an emergency. It's a good idea to post it near the phone, in the car, and in a prominent common area in the house.

OrganizationAmerican Red Cross
http://www.redcross.orgThis link will open in a new window.
The American Red Cross helps prepare communities for emergencies and works to keep people safe every day. The website has information on first aid, safety, and more.

OrganizationU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
http://www.cpsc.govThis link will open in a new window.
This federal agency collects information about consumer goods and issues recalls on unsafe or dangerous products.

Web SitePoison Control Centers
http://www.aapcc.orgThis link will open in a new window.
Use this toll-free number to reach any of the United States' 65 local poison control centers - (800) 222-1222 - or visit the website to find the poison control center nearest you.