The internet can be a valuable source of information on the health and well-being of your child. Listed below are sites that may you may ﬁnd helpful for your child or teenager. However, it should be noted that the internet is not a substitution for discussing concerns with your doctor.
CHILD & TEEN HEALTH
WebMD is one of the most widely used websites for health information about multiple illnesses and conditions, personal wellness, and health news information.
American Academy of Pediatrics is a website consisting of an organization of thousands of pediatricians committed to the physical, mental and social well being of children from infants to young adults.
CHILD & TEEN MENTAL HEALTH and LEARNING DIFFERENCES
Website for the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), a non-proﬁt organization whose mission is to “promote the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders, and to improve the lives of all people who suffer from them.” Contains comprehensive information on Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other speciﬁc phobias.
This is a website with a broad spectrum of information for parents, youth and adults including newsletters, webinars, news reports, guest blogs and much more.
Website for Children & Adults with Attention-Deﬁcit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, the nation’s leading non-proﬁt organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. Website contains comprehensive information on ADHD, resources, information on workshops, the latest research and how to ﬁnd support.
National Center for Learning Disabilities is one of the leading websites with information on learning differences for parents, young adults, healthcare
professionals and educators.
International Dyslexia Association website contains information specifically for your area. Please click on your state for more information.
Website of the Selective Mutism Group & Childhood Anxiety Network. Provides information about selective mutism for parents and teachers, treatment, resources, articles, and access to a selective mutism parent/community chat room.
Website of the Trichotillomania Learning Center, a non-proﬁt resource founded in 1990, for obsessive hair pullers and skin pickers, their families and friends. Provides information about trichotillomania, treatment, resources, conferences/ workshops, and support.
Website of the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, an international non-proﬁt organization, founded in 1986, whose mission is to educate the public about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related disorders, to provide assistance to those with OCD and to support research. Website provides information on both pediatric and adult OCD, resources, workshops, and support.
Website for the Learning Disabilities Association of America, founded in 1963 to provide support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. LDAA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make the Learning Disabilities Association of America the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.
Website for the Autism Society of America, whose goal is to promote education, awareness, and advocacy in the area of autism. Provides educational information, resources, and avenues of support.
Site for the National Parenting Center, which provides comprehensive parenting advice and information.
Comprehensive website with separate sections for parents, children, and teens. The teen link contains information on relationships, food & ﬁtness, health and mental health issues, body & mind, and school & jobs.