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Finding Respite Care for Your Child With Special Needs

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Web SiteEmergency Information Form for Children with Special Needs
http://www.aap.org/advocacy/blankform.pdf
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.

Web SiteKidNeeds.com
http://www.kidneeds.com
This website is for children with special needs, their parents, and other caregivers and contains information and health supplies.

OrganizationEaster Seals
http://www.easter-seals.org
Easter Seals is a nonprofit, community-based health and human services provider dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities and special needs gain greater independence.

Web SiteARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
http://archrespite.org/home
This organization provides information on respite care and connects families with respite and crisis care programs in their area.

Web SiteThe Special Needs Alliance
http://specialneedsalliance.org/home
The Special Needs Alliance helps people with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who represent them. Find national and local services and support programs, get answers to questions about finances and disability benefits, or search the attorney database to find help with legal matters.

Web SiteFamily Voices
http://www.familyvoices.org
This website brings together families who have children with special health needs.

OrganizationUnited Cerebral Palsy
http://www.ucp.org
This organization provides information about cerebral palsy (CP) as well as new research and therapies.

Web SiteSpecial Needs Answers
http://www.specialneedsanswers.com
Special Needs Answers offers information to help plan the future of kids with special needs, including a searchable attorney database to find someone who can answer legal questions and assist in planning.

Web SiteKidscamps.com
http://www.kidscamps.com
This website includes a searchable database of camps listed by their specialties.



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