Caring4OurKids is a group of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and a few comorbid diseases such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia that have come together to create a site of original and curated resources to help others.
Autism Resources for Families
Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents
Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping
CDC Autism Links and Resources
Planning a Move with Autism
Moving with Special Needs Kids
Creating an Autism Friendly Home
Operation Autism for Military Families
Home Modifications for Kids with Sensory Concerns
Temple Grandin’s Teaching Tips
Estate Planning for Parents of Kids with Autism
A Guide for Helping Children with Autism Get to Sleep
Helping Your Child with Autism Sleep
Sleep Deprivation and ADHD
How to Plan and Provide for a Child with Special Needs
Guide for Driving and Autism
Creating a Disability-Friendly Bedroom
Digital Resources for Students with Autism
Accommodations for Students with Autism
Academic Accommodation Resources
Autism and Travel
CEREBRAL PALSY RESOURCES
Cerebral Palsy Support
Cerebral Palsy Support provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by cerebral palsy. The organization’s website also provides parents with detailed information on the complex condition cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy Group has resources regarding cerebral palsy and children’s health and provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy Guidance website covers medical information, like symptoms and treatments, as well as daily living topics including counseling, abuse, college/careers, bullying and more.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota
NAMI Minnesota’s mission is to champion justice, dignity and respect for all people affected by mental illness. Through education, advocacy and support, they strive to eliminate the pervasive stigma of mental illnesses, effect positive changes in the mental health system and increase the public and professional understanding of mental illness.
Mental Health Awareness Through Wristbands The prevalence of mental illnesses in the United States should make people realize just how important mental health is. It is crucial to care for the mind and one’s psychological and emotional well-being. In doing so, they will reap benefits that can include improving their quality of life, having healthier relationships, making good life choices, maintaining their physical health, and discovering their potential. If more people sought to improve their mental health, it would most likely result in less strain on families and less crime and victimization. Taking care of one’s mental health should begin as early as childhood. When one makes a priority out of caring for their mental well-being, it can decrease the chances of being diagnosed with a mental illness and needing professional treatment.
ADDICTION AND REHABILITATION RESOURCES
RehabCenter.net – Your Portal To A New, Improved, Drug-Free Life
Addiction can strike anyone, and when it does, you feel every part of your life is spinning out of control. Your friends won’t call you, your finances are a mess, and your job feels like a nightmare. When all that matters is your next high, you’ve stopped living. Where can you turn to for help?
A drug or alcohol problem is not a death sentence—you can get your life back and be the person you were meant to be. The benefits of recovery include a renewed outlook, a wiser disposition, and a more energetic and ambitious you.
You don’t have to fight addiction alone. RehabCenter.net is the Web’s most comprehensive guide to quality rehab centers and addiction treatment. We offer free and confidential information about the many effective and empowering rehab options available today.
Find treatment by type of treatment: http://www.rehabcenter.net/types-of-addiction-treatment-programs/
Find treatment by state: http://www.rehabcenter.net/rehab-centers/
Visual presentations regarding addiction and treatment: http://www.rehabcenter.net/infographics/
Expert Article section that provides white papers written by doctors and other mental health professionals: http://www.rehabcenter.net/experts/
MN Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation Clinics
MN Drug Abuse Treatment Programs
A Substance Abuse Guide for Parents
Free Mental Health and Addiction Resources
The Recovery Village
How Addiction Affects Sleep
Drug Rehab Connections
Minnesota Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatment Options
Teen Rehab Center Locator
RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
College Resources for Students with Disabilities Guidebook Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities – A complementary guide to scholarships and financial aid for students with disabilities to help students and their families better understand the vast number of financial aid options available to them St. Mary’s Online Special Education Resource Center
The 2017 Guide to Online Schools for Students with Disabilities, is a free resource that highlights the most disability-friendly online schools in the nation. All of the schools included scored exceptionally in thoroughness of resources, Universal Design for Learning training, availability of distance learning accommodations, and variety of services provided. In addition, the top 15 online schools and the 25 most affordable online schools for students with disabilities can be found here.
How Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities Works
College for Students with Disabilities Guide
Creating a Wheelchair-Friendly Home: A Complete Guide
Financial Resources and Discounts for Students with Disabilities
Assistive Technology Makes Cars Accessible for People with Disabilities
The Ultimate Guide to Finding and Renting Housing with Disabilities
The National Resource Center For Traumatic Brain Injury
Simple Home Fixes to Ease Parenting with Disabilities
The Survival Guide for Kids with Physical Disabilities & Challenges
Parenting with Disabilities: A Guide to Home Modifications
The Guide to Keeping your Home Through Debilitating Disease
Long-Term Disability vs. Short-term Disability Explained
Handicap Accessible Modifications That Won’t Turn Off Future Homebuyers
Highland Friendship Club: The mission of the Highland Friendship Club is to serve individuals with disabilities from teens through adulthood by providing a range of opportunities to develop lifelong skills, friendships
and connections within the community.
Outfitting Your House for a Child with a Disability
Guide to Paying for College for People with Disabilities
Financial Planning for a Child with Special Needs – A Guide
Room-to-room guide for home repairs