Islets of Hope special needs assistance programs
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.
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
Special Needs Assistance Programs
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
Page Updated 10/01/2007