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Important Disclaimer

We have provided this page for general information purposes only.  It is not intended to be a recommendation or endorsement of any program or entity.  Programs can change so we recommend you contact each agency for updated information.


NeedyMeds Free Patient Resource for Rx Assistance

SlashDrugCosts.com - A free, nonprofit, patient assistance website run by volunteers who have been there.  SDC volunteers help you find ways to cut your drug costs.

RXAssist.org - Largest database of patient assistance programs.  Free service to help find programs and applications for medical assistance throughout the United States.


National Support Organizations

  • Children and Adults with ADD (C.H.A.D.D.)
    (301) 306-7070
     
  • Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)
    (913) 492-8755
     
  • National Center for LD (NCLD)
    (212) 545-7510
     
  • HEATH Resource Center
    1-800-544-3284

Toll-Free Resources

  • International Dyslexics Association
    1-800-222-3123
     
  • Learning Resource Network
    1-800-678-5376
     
  • National Literacy Hotline
    1-800-228-8813
     
  • National Library of Education
    1-800-424-1616

 

 

 

 

Your Diabetes Community Site Index
Financial & Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Special Needs Assistance Programs
Chronically Ill Children, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Links


Hock's offers 30-50% discounted prices on diabetes supplies.  We cannot specifically recommend or endorse any company but we have been listing Hock's in our resource directory for over a year as one of the two cheapest online companies to purchase from.  We recently affiliated with Hock's because our own experience with them has been so positive.  If you do place an order through our site, they will contribute financially towards our cause and you will get reasonable prices for diabetes supplies.

The United Way is a wonderful place to start if you are looking for local support, counseling and assistance resources.  Also, your county or state social services department may have programs available to you.  To find more information about programs in your state contact your local United Way.  To find out more about government programs in your state:

State Gov. Programs

 

Learning and Behavioral Disability Support Sites

Internet Resources for Special Children -  a non-profit web site, which has been providing parents, educators, medical professionals, and caregivers with information regarding children with disabilities.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: CHADD – the national non-profit organization representing children and adults with AD/HD. CHADD works to improve the lives of people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder througheducation, advocacy and support. Working closely with leaders in the field of AD/HD research, diagnosis and treatment, CHADD offers its members and the public information they can trust.  

Learning Disabilities Association of America: a national, non-profit organization, whose purpose is to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who manifest disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature.

College Students with Learning Disabilities - A helpful information and link resource site for college students with disabilities run by the University of North Carolina.

General learning disability information from UNC's site:

Chronically Ill Children

Make-A-Wish Foundation -  grants wishes to children under age 18 with life threatening diseases.

StarLight Children's Foundation -  By granting wishes and providing state-of-the-art audiovisual entertainment, over 55,000 children now benefit from the Foundation's services each month. Worldwide services are provided for seriously, chronically and terminally ill children, aged 4 through 18 years.

Mental Health, Depression, and Suicide Links

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: includes a Facts for Families section, that provides concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families.
     
  • American Association of Suicidology: a nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. Includes a 'Things You Should Know About Suicide' page.
     
  • Befrienders International: In addition to co-ordinating and developing the work of its member centers around the world, Befrienders International supports and advises new and existing centers and makes its expertise and experience available to other agencies. It also runs programs to pioneer new approaches to suicide prevention.
     
  • Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation: great site for parents of children who are bipolar. Includes a drug database to educate users about medicines used to treat bipolar, a learning center with journal articles, and a community center with message boards where parents can talk to each other and ask the experts questions.
     
  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: CHADD – the national non-profit organization representing children and adults with AD/HD. CHADD works to improve the lives of people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder througheducation, advocacy and support. Working closely with leaders in the field of AD/HD research, diagnosis and treatment, CHADD offers its members and the public information they can trust.
     
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America: a national, non-profit organization, whose purpose is to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who manifest disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature.
     
  • Suicide Awareness - Voices of Education: The mission of SA\VE is to educate about suicide prevention and to speak for suicide survivors.

 

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