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Linking INformation for Children with Special Needs (LINCS) is a project of the ValleyCare Health Library funded in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, contract No. N01-LM-1-3517. LINCS is a collection of reference, circulating and electronic information on special needs children for the Tri-Valley community.

Definition of Special Needs Children

Children with special needs are those who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional condition that requires health-related services of a type or amount beyond that generally required. Children will be defined as anyone between the ages of birth and 21 years.

LINCS Mission Statement

LINCS' mission is to provide access to information and resources to members of the Tri-Valley community interested in children with special needs.

LINCS Disclaimer

LINCS is intended to be an information and educational service to the community. The information and materials do not replace consultation with a health professional. Inclusion or exclusion of materials in the library collection or the electronic data on the library web page does not imply approval, recommendation or disapproval.

LINCS Collection

Print and audiovisual materials are available for reference and circulation via the Library Catalog. In addition, the library maintains a collection of journals and databases.

LINCS Web Resources

LINCS Web Resources is a convenient, annotated list that offers you web links to local, state, federal and national organizations devoted to children with special needs.

Websites are organized alphabetically under:

This listing is intended for educational and information gathering purposes. The list is not intended to be comprehensive. The Library is not responsible for information once the patron has left the library's website. Website links are checked on a regular basis. Sites are chosen on the basis of accuracy, depth of information, currency and overall usefulness.

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