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As a parent of a child with a chronic illness, information is essential because it provides me with education I need to make decisions for my child's care. Access to this information is vital because it helps me navigate the health care system and achieve the best care possible for my child.

- Carolyn G.

Links

Sections:

Minnesota Resources

Assistive Technology

Simon Technology Center
System of Technology to Achieve Results (STAR)

Children's Hospitals

Children's Hospitals and Clinics
Gillette Children's Hospital
Shriner’s Twin Cities Hospital
Fairview-University Children's Hospital

Department of Employment and Economic Development

Minnesota Rehabilitation Services

Department of Health

Early Childhood Services Directory
Guidelines for Medication Administration in Schools
Help Me Grow, MN Parents Know
Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs
Minnesota Department of Health
Minnesota Medical Home

Disability

Arc of Minnesota
Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
Disability Minnesota A-Z – Listing of disability organizations and resources
Lasting Imprint – Exists to create a supportive community that will inspire people to join in the fight against congenital heart defects through education, research, and assistance to heart families
Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities
Minnesota Hands & Voices
Minnesota LDA – Provides resources, screening and evaluations for Learning Disabilities
Minnesota Special Education Advisory Councils – Provides input to local school districts regarding special education issues
Minnesota State Council on Disability
Resource List of Disability Organizations

Department of Human Services

Children's Mental Health Division
Intervention Services – Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
Minnesota's Medical Assistance (MA) (Medicaid) Program
MinnesotaCare
Waiver Programs

Legal

Autism Advocacy and Law Center
Law Help MN

MN Disability Law Center

Other Links

Emergency Medical Services for Children Resource Center of Minnesota
Family Voices Minnesota
Food Allergy Support Group of Minnesota: “Strengthening Families & Communities Affected by Food Allergies”
MN Department of Commerce:  Insurance Division
Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
North Star - Minnesota State Government Online

National Resources

Disability/Health Information Resources

Cerebral Palsy Guide
Disability.gov
Disability History Online Museum
International Health Education Alliance
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)

Health/Diagnosis related information

Administration for Children and Families (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Healthfinder
Health.gov
Health Resources and Services Administration
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)
WebMD
National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs
National Center for Ease of Use of Community Based Services

Mental Health

Addiction Center
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep (PANDAS) Network
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Mental Health Services

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health

Parent Programs

Family Voices
PACER Center
Partners in Policymaking

Prevention

Healthy Habits: Student Guide to Nutrition and Fitness Resources
Let's Move

Transition

National Health Care Transition Center - Got Transition
PACERís National Parent Center on Transition and Employment

Other Links

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Knowledge Path
Health Insurance and Access to Care for Kids and Teens Knowledge Path
Emergency Preparedness for Children with Special Health Care Needs
National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC)

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