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211 Virginia

  • Get connected –Get answers!
  • DO YOU NEED HELP GETTING MEDICATIONS?  CHECK OUT THIS LINK FOR ASSISTANCE.

Addiction Resources   For Addiction Support 24/7 Call SAMHSA: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Our goal at Addiction Resource is to provide a wealth of information to help better educate families about substance abuse and motivate the ones who may be suffering to seek the support they need. We believe in our ability to help improve the lives of others, and belief is what motivates us to educate and support our readers every day.

One very beneficial aspect of our site is not only is it for parents seeking information or help, but also for those who want to assist in a loves one’s recovery but unsure how to go about it.  We also teach how to look for warning signs of addiction in case there is any suspicion.

A Life for Me

  • A NEW website for middle schoolers with disabilities and their parents
  • Plan for life after high school
  • Try “Who AM I” and “Jobs for Me” activities
  • Hear tips from high schoolers with disabilities
  • Explore neat places to work or hang out in our cyber community www.alife4me.com

A Parent’s Guide to Online Acronyms

  • OMG, BFF, LOL – What does it all mean? This website will help you understand all the acronyms that people are using online and in text messages.

AD/HD

https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/find-resources-programs/autism-treatment-network/tools-you-can-use/atn-air-p-puberty-adolescence-resource

  • Autism and Puberty can be a time of mixed feelings for parents and pre-teens. It may be a time of pride and celebration, as well as a time of worry and confusion. It is hard for pre-teens to understand the many changes that come along with puberty. Also, parents may feel unsure of how to explain these changes to their child.All parents eventually face the challenge of teaching their children about the natural changes of puberty. However, parents of pre-teens with ASD may need the help of additional strategies to ease the transition. Our aim in developing this tool is to provide guidance on the subject of puberty that can be directly applied to pre-teens with ASD. In doing so, we hope to increase families’ understanding of puberty and their ability to adapt to these changes with confidence.

Behavior

Free charts. You’ll find free chore charts, potty charts, behavior contracts, award certificates, and many other types.

We provide them as a free resource in an effort to help parents and teachers improve child behavior and to help raise awareness to our nonprofit’s cause.

Bullying
http://www.wikihow.com/Stop-Bullying
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/how-raise-happy-cooperative-child/201212/7-ways-schools-can-prevent-bullying
https://www.girlshealth.gov/bullying/school/
http://www.nea.org/home/51629.htm
https://www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org/what-is-bullying/
http://www.thebullyproject.com/
http://www.apa.org/topics/bullying/
Stop Bullying
Teen Bullying 

Cerebral Palsy
Drugwatch. Dedicated to providing consumers with information on a variety of health topics including diseases, conditions and defective drugs and devices.  We have developed comprehensive guides on several health and wellness topics. By adding our newly developed pages detailing the ins and outs of child health and Cerebral and Erb’s Palsy, we can spread awareness together.   www.drugwatch.com/children/

Children

Newly diagnosed with a disability
Teach children morals and values

Disabled Children’s Relief Fund

  • Disabled Children’s Relief Fund (DCRF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization,  provides disabled children with assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eyeglasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery. Blind, Deaf, Amputees, and children with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spastic Quadriplegia, Encephalitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spina Bifida, Down’s Syndrome, and other disabilities receive assistance. DCRF focuses special attention on helping children throughout the U.S. that do not have adequate health insurance, especially the physically challenged. In some cases, DCRF may be the last resort…
  • Time to Get Help, a site designed to help parents of drug and alcohol addicted youth. Early drug prevention web resources and articles. These help parents prevent their children from ever engaging in alcohol and/or drug use.

Code of VA Amendment for HI & VI Students  

      Services for Students Identified as Hearing or Visually              Impaired

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes

Family
All aspects of Family Life

How to Explain Disability to a Child

The Guide to Buying Used Accessible Vehicles for Disability Accommodation

Life Planning for Children and Adults with Special Needs

Grants for Home Modification: 16 Resources for Homeowners with Disabilities

Tips for Travelers with Disabilities

Wheelchair and Handicap Ramp Cost Guide

Developing an Accessible Workplace

Elderly Health
 Academic resource on the aging population, future of retirement and an overview on elderly health.

Insomnia and Sleep Issues

Insomnia is a problem for over 50% of all adults in the US over the age of 65 and the percentage is even higher worldwide. My team at Tuck created a guide to help combat this issue.
We created a piece to help adults and senior citizens deal with everything from insomnia to sleep aids to CBT and have also curated all of the relevant support groups and forums worth participating in.

 

Mental Health America- Fredericksburg
http://www.mhafred.org/

  • MHAF provides a free, confidential Mental Health
     HelpLine to assist people in accessing needed resources in our community.

Mental Health Provider List

  • Resources, therapists and psychiatrists in the Fredericksburg Region
  • A project of People Inc., the Museum proves that everything’s possible.  It is a trusted, go-to resource for anyone that is looking to learn about the history, evolution and achievements of Americans with disabilities over the past few centuries.

puberty_tool_kit

  • A Guide for Parents of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder or any disability.

Senior Navigator

  • Your One-Stop Source for Information and Access to Community Programs and Services: Empowering Seniors and Caregivers to Navigate.

Summer Academic Packets

Teenagers
Helping in all aspects of life

Virginia Easy Access

  • For seniors and adults with disabilities and the providers that support them.  A public private partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, SeniorNavigator, and 2-1-1 Virginia.  Your secure and confidential connection to community resources.

Va Family Special Education

The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities at George Mason University, is pleased to announce the launch of new Web site dedicated to providing comprehensive information on special education issues, practices and services to families who have children with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The new Web site is entitled “Virginia Family Special Education Connection” and can be located at: http://vafamilysped.org
The Web site was designed in consultation with advocacy organizations, families, and special educators to provide easy access to special education information in a family friendly format.  The site contains significant resources on local, state and national topics related to special education, education planning, academic and family support, as well as federal and state regulations.  A section of the Web site is also dedicated to providing families with online training that can be completed on demand.
The Virginia Department of Education is committed to ensuring that parents of children with disabilities have access to critical information they need to fully participate as an active member of their child’s education team. We believe this new Web site will help aid families in their efforts to ensure that their children receive the necessary special education supports and services to become successful citizens of the Commonwealth.

  • The Virginia Center for Self-Advocacy Leadership.  The Center for Self-Advocacy Leadership increases opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn self-direction and become community and state leaders.
  • Self-advocates develop leadership skills through education, mentoring and community involvement. Individuals learn to speak and inform others about issues important to their lives.

What Works Clearinghouse
BACK TO SCHOOL with the What Works Clearinghouse™
Turn to practice guides from the What Works Clearinghouse™ (WWC) for practical back-to-school teaching tips.

Promoting a partnership between families, teachers, and Caroline County Public Schools