- This is a great site for Tourette Syndrome: Submitted by Haejinn
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Assisting families and parents in understanding developmental, behavioral, emotional and mental disorders affecting children and adolescents.
About.com: Special Needs
- A comprehensive list of links about Special Needs Parenting.
About.Com Toys & Clothes
- Link for specialized Toys & Clothes
Special Needs - CANADIAN Therapeutic Riding
- CANTRA (Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association)
Anxiety Disorders of America
- Website that offers information about anxiety disorders--cause, incidence, treatment--on-line anxiety screening tests, books about anxiety, etc.
Support site for ODD, CD, etc.
- Informational articles about various disorders...ODD, CD, ADHD, BP, etc. Also has a support message board.
WRIGHTSLAW - IEPs
- Federal IEP laws
504 & IEP
- Explains the differenes in 504 & IEPs, plus what to do (many addiitonal links as well which are very good for school teaching!)
- About children with ADD, ASD/PDD
- NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association) -
WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC HORSEBACK RIDING?
It is horseback riding taught in a special program in which disabled persons learn
horsemanship skills. These skills provide multi-task learning that can help a disabled person in achieving daily living skills. Disabled people can ride for rehabilitation, for fun and recreation, for skill development and even to compete. It is a means to developing independence and a way to develop confidence. It helps develop balance, strength, coordination, and endurance.
Speclla Needs - Riding
- RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association)
HOW IS THERAPEUTIC RIDING GOOD FOR THE DISABLED PERSON?
Riding for the disabled person can be therapeutic in many ways. It can lead to increased mobility, motivation and courage. Positive benefits can also include improvement in coordination skills, language, emotional control, social awareness, peer relations, self-concept, improvement of work skills and self-confidence. It also helps develop an increased internal locus of control and positive self-concept.
- Reactive Attachment Disorder