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Disorders & Disabilities


American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Comprehensive guide to conditions and treatments.

Attachment Disorder

Families by Design, Nancy Thomas Parenting


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)​

ADDitude Magazine



Children and Adults with ADHD

National Resource Center on ADHD

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Learning Disabilities Online

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Research Institute

Autism Society of America

Autism Speaks

Autism Web

CDC – Autism Spectrum Disorders

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Autism After 16

Talk About Curing Autism

USD Center for Disabilities – Autism Spectrum Disorders Program

Sign up for Autism Listserv

Birth Defects

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

National Library of Medicine

CDC – Congenital Heart Defects

Brain Injury

Brain Injury Alliance of South Dakota

Brain Injury Association of America

Center for Parent Information and Resources

The Sarah Jane Brain Project


American Cancer Society

National Cancer Institute

Celiac Disease

Celiac Support Association

Celiac Disease Foundation

Gluten Intolerance Group of North America

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Guide

CDC – Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy Association

Chiari Malformation

National Institutes of Health Chiari Malformation Information Page

American Syringomyelia Chiari Alliance Project

Emotional/behavioral/mental Health Disorders

Mental Health America

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI – South Dakota

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

National Institute of Mental Health


South Dakota Suicide Prevention

Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder

Epilepsy Foundation

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Better Endings

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Community Resource Center

CDC – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

USD Center for Disabilities – FASD Program

Genetic Disorders/Rare Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center

Knowledge, Support and Action

National Association for Down Syndrome

National Down Syndrome Congress

National Down Syndrome Society

National Institutes of Health – Genetics and Birth Defects

National Organization for Rare Disorders

UNIQUE – Rare Chromosome Disorders Support Group

Hearing/ Speech/ Communication Impairments

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

CDC – Developmental Disabilities

National Consortium on Deaf – Blindness

NICHCY – Deafness and Hearing Loss

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

USD Center for Disabilities Deaf/Blind Program

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Learning Disabilities Online

Learning Disabilities Pride

Parent Center Hub – Learning Disabilities

Great Schools

Visual Impairments

American Foundation for the Blind

Family Connect

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness

National Federation for the Blind

South Dakota Association of the Blind

USD Center for Disabilities Deaf/Blind Program

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Check out our most recent publication, “Understanding School Testing and Test Scores” created to help parents better understand the data included in their child’s evaluation so they can best advocate for their needs.

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