LINCS Local Resources for Special Needs Children

Center for Accessible Technology (CforAT)

Located in Berkeley, CforAT started as a cooperative effort of parents, professionals and people with disabilities to use technology to aid adults and children with disabilities. This website gives details of services, programs, a calendar of events, a newsletter and a description of the actual facility: www.cforat.org.

CHADD of Northern California (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)

A local chapter of the national organization, this organization maintains a website on local issues and links to the national site: www.chaddnorcal.org.

Eden I&R, Inc.

Eden I&R, a nonprofit agency, has a searchable database of social services and community resources, primarily for Alameda County residents: www.edenir.org.

Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California

This website lists other links, local support group information, a calendar, a chat room and programs: www.epilepsynocal.org. Research and news information are available from the national organization link: www.epilepsynorcal.org.

Northern California Hemophilia Foundation (NCHF)

Located in Oakland, NCHF provides an online newsletter, links to other resources and meetings available in Northern California. It also has other basic information on hemophilia and related bleeding disorders: www.hemofoundation.org.

Parents Helping Parents (PHP)

Located in Santa Clara, this organization helps children with special needs and their families. The easy-to-use website includes listings of local support groups, resource services and programs: www.php.com.

Learning Disabilities Great Schools

The actual Learning Center is located in San Mateo. This nicely organized website provides fact sheets on various learning disorders, a newsletter, information on the assessment process for identifying children with learning disorders, practical coping strategies, news articles and links to other useful sites: www.greatschools.org.

Through the Looking Glass

A nonprofit organization that provides support services for families in which one or more members has a disability or related medical issues. Website also has a bookstore with informative publications and a good list of other websites: www.lookingglass.org.

United Cerebral Palsy of the Golden Gate

Available on the website, which also links to the national organization, are local programs and services, a newsletter, links, the latest research information and educational materials on cerebral palsy: www.ucpgg.org.

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