National Health Resources
Our National Health Resources
page provides information, services, and programs nationwide to benefit children and adults with learning disabilities and their families.
Office of Minority Health Resource Center
PO Box 37337
Washington, DC 20013-7337
(301) 251-2160 (fax)
The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health
6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20892-5465
The mission of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) is to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. NCMHD will conduct and support basic, clinical, social, and behavioral research, promote research infrastructure and training, foster emerging programs, disseminate information, and reach out to minority and other health disparity communities.
National Association for Child Development
PO Box 1639
Ogden, UT 84402-1639
The National Association for Child Development (NACD) is a group which focuses on evaluating each child's level of development, and then devises a personalized home program to improve that development. ABA is directed toward skill building, while NACD utilizes exercises to stimulate the brain to improve overall function. It includes a combination of sensory issues, language function, fine and gross motor function, sequential and tonal processing function as well as academic acceleration. Like ABA, this involves an intense one-on-one program with many drills and activities based on a personal evaluation.
National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc. (NCLD)
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016
NCLD provides information, services, and programs nationwide to benefit children and adults with learning disabilities, their families, and other professionals. Resources and services include: national information and referral (including an extensive computerized database with state by state resource listings of schools, diagnostic clinics, etc.); educational programs, including national and regional summits; public outreach and communications; and legislative advocacy and public policy. They publish an outstanding, informative magazine, Their World, and will send free information on a variety of topics.
National Down Syndrome Society
PO Box 206
Wilmette, IL 60091
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through national leadership in education, research and advocacy.
National Fragile X Foundation
PO Box 190488
San Francisco, CA 94119
(925) 938-9315 (fax)
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Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited cause of mental retardation. The full mutation appears in approximately 1 in 3600 males and 1 in 4000 to 6000 females. My favorite place at this website are the new Lesson Plans available for parents and teachers to download in PDF format.
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