Medical References for Adoptions - page 2

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Research and Training Center for Hearing and Balance, John Hopkins University
The Center includes researchers, teachers, clinicians, and others in the Hopkins medical community. Research is centered on auditory (hearing) and vestibular (balance) function in normal subjects and in patients with hearing and balance disorders, and on rehabilitation.

Sensory Integration International
A non-profit, tax-exempt corporation concerned with the impact of sensory integrative problems on people's lives. They bring together professionals, individuals, families, and researchers who want to know more about sensory integration. 

SLACK Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy Internet Directory
A large listing of therapy links and resources.

Special Needs Listservs
Descriptive and subscription information for listservs dedicated to special needs information and support.

Teaching disabled students
A gopher list of resources.

A short-term, therapist-directed play therapy for children and their parents. It is designed to enhance attachment, raise self-esteem, improve trust in others and create joyful engagement. Theraplay is based on the natural patterns of healthy interaction between parent and child.

Tourette Syndrome Primer
A thorough document describing the characteristics of this disorder.

Untangling the Web
A  comprehensive list of Disability-Related Web sites maintained by Steven L. Fullmer at the West Virginia Rehabilitation Research & Training Center, includes important legal information.

The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Washington University Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Information about epilepsy with support groups and programs at the University of Washington.

is dedicated to promoting the interests of adaptive, assistive, and access technology researchers, users, and manufacturers.

The Web Server for the Visually Handicapped

Western Disabilities Network
You'll find many resources here.

Wide Smiles
This site provides information and support to families of children with cleft lip and palate. While it is not solely an adoption resource, the magazine frequently has articles about adoption/infertility and the editor, Joanne Green is the adoptive mom of three kids from Korea who are cleft-affected.

Zero to Three
This organization is devoted to promoting education regarding the importance of the first three years in a child's life. Their mission is simple: to help children best navigate their first three years of life in order to develop a solid intellectual, emotional and social foundation.

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