Helpful Resources

On this page I will post resources that I have found helpful, or places you might find more information on a particular topic.  Resources here include groups or products/services I am familiar with and websites I have screened as providing accurate, relevant information.  I do not endorse any specific sites or products and have not been paid to do so- just simply providing information.

Addiction/substance abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous (groups/resources for people struggling with alcohol abuse)

DrugRehab.com (provides information on substance abuse and treatment)

Narcotics Anonymous (groups/resources for people struggling with drug abuse)

SMART recovery (alternative to 12-step models)

Alanon and Alateen (for families of someone struggling with drugs or alcohol)

Celebrate Recovery (Christian-based recovery program)

ADHD

Chester County/Main Line CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD)

IEPs vs 504 Plans

Autism/Asperger’s

ASCEND Group- The Asperger and Autism Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

Autism Resources for Families 

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents

Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping

CDC Autism Links and Resources

Operation Autism for Military Families

Academic Accommodation Resources

Moving with Special Needs Kids

Home Modifications for Autistic Kids

Temple Grandin’s Teaching Tips

Estate Planning for Parents of Kids with Autism

Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute of Mental Health

SAMSHA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Physical therapy

Therapeuticz Consultants, source for physical therapy and other health information

Professional organizations

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association of Graduate Students

Pennsylvania Psychological Association

Specialists of Schools, a forum for professionals who work with students

Psychology/mental health/substance abuse

Psychology Today, website for the magazine with many psychological articles, also includes a therapist directory (here is my profile).

American Psychological Association

Psychcentral, website with great articles on all kinds of mental health topics

Medicated and Mighty, movement featuring people’s stories to reduce stigma about taking mental health medications

SAMSHA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Relationships

Co-Dependents Anonymous International, information and support groups for those with a history of co-dependency

Special education

IEPs vs 504 Plans

Sports/concussions

IMPACT baseline concussion testing http://impacttest.com/

Concussion awareness and treatment, by Lisa Bonet: Although mild concussion can be treated by an icepack and rest, severe concussion is a lot more complicated and should always be examined by a medical professional. If left untreated, severe concussion can evenlead to mental disorders. The symptoms of severe concussion include a loss of consciousness, vomiting, slurred speech,seizures and clear fluid leaking from the ears or nose. If this happens, the concussed person should go straight to A and E at the nearest hospital. Although, if they’re unconscious or fitting, calling an ambulance is the most sensible option.This article outlines how to spot concussion, whether severe or mild, in yourself and others, and what you should do once you have.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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