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Resources, Programs and Support Groups Helpful Links

Here are some of our favorite websites. We hope you find them helpful, we did.

 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

http://www.aacap.org

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) aims to aid in the understanding and treatment of developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders. The site includes information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, and current research.

American Academy of Pediatrics

http://www.aap.org/family

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is the primary professional association for the nation’s 55,000 pediatricians. It is dedicated to the health, safety, and well being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The family section of the site contains links to the AAP’s public education brochures on health, child development, and safety information.

Asthma and Allergy Links:

http://www.aafa.org

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is a patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies through education, advocacy, and research.

Asthma Control test

http://www.asthmacontrol.com

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD Support Group (CHADD)

CHADD web link

CDPHP Health Coach Community Support

https://www.cdphp.com/members/wellness-treatment/common-health-topics/add-adhd

Evidence based treatments for ADHD Video

Saratoga County ADHD Community Resources

http://saratogacountyny.gov/upload/2013013011.pdf

Understanding ADHD

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PDF Resources and Handouts

ADHD Reassessment tool

ADHD Parent Handbook

ADHD Starting New Med

ADHD Starting New Med Adolescent

Labcorp Locations

ADHD AAP Resources

Saratoga County ADHD Community Resources

Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities:

Applied Behavioral Analysis:  Reaching Milestones is one of the leading providers of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. It is a privately owned organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities by providing highly-effective, research-based behavioral interventions. They work with parents and other service providers, including school personnel, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and any other willing provider or caregiver, to provide  effective, and consistent treatment plan. Treatment approach is guided by the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a method recommended by the U.S. Surgeon General as an effective treatment for Autism.  The Clinical Director for the Capital Area is Stacey Francesconi,MS, BCBA, LBA.  Her phone number is 518-855-1001
Autism Therapist and Summer Program: Camp SPECTACULAR is a day camp program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders including those with high functioning. You can visit their website at
http://www.cloverpatchcamp.org/camp-spectacular/.
A therapist who can be helpful with children with high functioning autistic spectrum is Steven Szalowski, LCSW.  He is in Ballston Spa and his number is 518-813-2258
Developmental Screening Evaluation for those under 3 years of age:  
Early Intervention Program – New York State.  To get help call the Early Intervention Program in your county. You will be put in touch with someone to evaluate your child’s development. Then, if your child is eligible, together you’ll make a plan to get help for your child – and you.  Early intervention services are provided to help your child grow and develop, and to help you care for your child.   These services include evaluation services (including hearing and vision screening); home visits; speech, physical and other therapies; child development groups; family counseling; and, sometimes, even help with transportation. These services are provided at no cost to you.  These services are for children  from birth to age three with a developmental delay, disability or condition that affects development.  For the phone number of your county’s program, call the New York State “Growing Up Healthy” 24-hour Hotline at 1-800-522-5006.  You can also call the New York Parent’s Connection 1-800-345-5437 (1-800-345-KIDS) Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., about this and other child-related services.  Web Resources: Visit the NYSDOH Web page at
NYSDOH Early Intervention Link.
Locally, you can also call the county at the following numbers:
Saratoga County Public Health Nursing Service;
31 Woodlawn Avenue
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866.  The phone number is: 518-584-7460, Ext. 388
Schenectady County, please contact:
Schenectady County Public Health Services; 107 Nott Terrace, Suite 306; Schenectady, New York 12308;
Main: 518-386-2815; Fax: 518-386-2801.
Albany County Early Intervention
Main: 518-447-4820; Fax 518-447-4858
Our PREFERRED evaluator is Access Therapy Group.  If you call the Early Intervention Hotline and let them know you prefer this group, they can do the evaluation.  They have evaluators for speech, occupational and physical therapy, oral-motor and feeding therapy and psychology.  Their phone number is 280-4294.  Access Therapy Group
You can also call the following screeners:
Helping Hands: (518) 664-5066 * 41 Werner Rd * Clifton Park, NY 12065-3420.
Kids Care * 11 Century Hill Dr * Latham, NY 12110-2151 * (518) 786-1406.
Developmental Screening Evaluation for those 3 years of age and older:   After age 3, developmental evaluations go through the school district.  We recommend that you contact the pre-school committee chairperson.   Our PREFERRED  evaluator again is Access Therapy Group.  If you let them know you prefer this group, they can do the evaluation.  They have evaluators for speech, occupational and physical therapy, oral-motor and feeding therapy and psychology.  Their phone number is 518-280-4294.  Their website is Access Therapy Group.

Friday Knights Program College of St. Rose

http://www.strose.edu/academics/schools/school-of-education/campus-based-professional-groups/friday-knights-program/

Support Groups for Autism

https://www.autismspeaks.org/resource-guide

Support Groups for Developmental Disabilities – Parent to Parent Network

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Support Groups for Siblings – Bus Stop Club

https://www.busstopclub.com/

University at Albany Center for Autism

https://www.albany.edu/autism/

Bright Futures

http://www.brightfutures.org

The Bright Futures site provides educational materials, tools related to health supervision, and developmental and general health guidelines for children and adolescents. Bright Futures is guided by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, with support from the Medicaid Bureau of the Health Care Financing Administration.

Childhood and Adolescent Obesity:

Adolescent Obesity Information and Education

http://www.overweightteen.org/

BMI Calculator Tool for Children and Teens

https://nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/Calculator.aspx

BMI Community Resources

https://www.obesityaction.org/get-educated/public-resources/community-resources/

BMI Explained Video

BMI New York State Resources

https://www.obesityaction.org/action-through-advocacy/access-to-care/access-to-care-resources/state-resources/new-york-state-resources

BMI Self Management Tips from the CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/children/index.html

CDPHP Resources

https://www.cdphp.com/Members/Wellness-Treatment/Common-Health-Topics/Childhood-

Childhood Obesity Information

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/​pages/Obesity_in_children?open

Dash Diet Eating Plan – The DASH diet features menus with plenty of vegetables, fruits and low-fat dairy products, as well as whole grains, fish, poultry and nuts.

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/dash-eating-plan

 

EARLY INTERVENTION LINKS – NEW YORK:

Early Intervention Steps

Early Intervention Program Phone Numbers by County:

http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/child/english/numbers.htm

Fluoride Information by state and county:

Is Your Water Fluoridated? Click here to check

Immunizations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

This site provides immunization information and resources from the National Immunization Program, the federal government’s principal agency for immunization policy and recommendations. You will find a wide range of information on vaccine-preventable diseases, the benefits of immunization, and the risks of immunization vs. the risks of disease.

KidsMeds

http://www.kidsmeds.org

This site provides parents with detailed information about their child’s medications. KidsMeds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing pediatric drug information to parents. The site is run by registered pharmacists trained in pediatric pharmacy.

Mental Health Topics for Children and Adolescents:

UVA Pediatric Mental Health Topics A to Z

http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/uvahealth/peds_mentalhealth/online.cfm

This page contains links to other World Wide Web sites with information about child and adolescent mental health. We hope you find these sites helpful.

National Safe Kids Campaign

http://www.safekids.org

The National Safe Kids Campaign is a national organization dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury. This site provides a broad range of information on child safety, safety regulations, and recent product recalls.

 NEW YORK STATE PASSENGER RESTRAINT LAW LINK:

New York Restraint Law

Ocular photoscreening

AAP policy statement

Pediatric Health and Safety Guide

https://www.acls.net/pediatric-health-and-safety-guide.htm

Parents, teachers, guardians, and even babysitters are all people who are routinely responsible for the care and well-being of children. Because both infants and children are not capable of making the decisions and taking the actions necessary to keep themselves safe, they are dependent on the knowledge and efforts of those who care for them

Pollen Count Link:

Pollen.com

Pregnancy

FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY CALENDER LINKS:

Day-by-Day Guide to Your Pregnancy

Day to Day Guide to Your Pregnancy

Week by Week Pregnancy Guide

Week to Week Pregnancy Guide

FITNESS DURING PREGNANCY LINKS:

10 Tips For An Easier Labor

http://www.fitpregnancy.com/pregnancy/75

NUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY LINKS:

Mom’s Nutrition Guide From Baby Center

http://www.babycenter.com/nutrition

MEDICATIONS DURING PREGNANCY LINKS:

Medications in Pregnancy from Family Practice Notebook

http://www.fpnotebook.com/OB137.htm

Medicine During Pregnancy from BabyCenter

http://www.babycenter.com/general/pregnancy/prenatalhealth/9327.html

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION LINKS:

Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth

http://www.bradleybirth.com/WhyBradley.aspx

Myths about Lamaze

http://www.lamaze.org/expectant/Myths.asp

What Childbirth Education Class Is Right for You?

http://www.babycenter.com/calculators/childbirthclass/?_requestid=232429

FETAL DEVELOPMENT LINKS:

Month-by-Month Fetal Development

Month by Month Development Link

How Your Baby Develops from BabyCentre

http://www.babycentre.co.uk/fetaldevelopment

Ultrasound Images from Parenthood.com

http://www.parenthoodweb.com/us.html

PRENATAL TESTING LINKS:

Amniocentesis from MedicineNet.com

http://www.medicinenet.com/amniocentesis/article.htm

Fetal Tests

http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/women/9908/09/pregnancy.tests/

A comprehensive Guide to Ultrasound Scans in Pregnancy

http://www.ob-ultrasound.net/

Obstetric Ultrasound Imaging from the Radiology Society

http://www.radiologyinfo.org/content/obstetric_ultrasound.htm

PREGNANCY LINKS BY SYMPTOM:

Morning Sickness

http://familydoctor.org/154.xml

Pregnancy Symptoms from About.com

http://pregnancy.about.com/od/symptoms/

COMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY LINKS:

Pregnancy Complications from StorkNet

http://www.storknet.com/complications/

MISCARRIAGE LINKS:

Coping with Miscarriage from BabyCenter

http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/4006.html

Miscarriage Support and Information Resources from FertilityPlus

http://www.throughtheheart.org/

ANESTHESIA AND CHILDBIRTH LINKS:

Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery

http://www.asahq.org/patientEducation/labordelivery.pdf

LABOR AND DELIVERY LINKS:

Labor and Delivery from MEDLINEplus Health Information

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childbirth.html

Episiotomy from MedicineNet.com

http://www.medicinenet.com/episiotomy/article.htm

BREECH BIRTH LINKS:

Breech Birth from FamilyDoctor.org

http://familydoctor.org/310.xml

Breech Birth from Babycenter

http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/158.html

CESARIAN LINKS:

Birth by Cesarean Section from BabyCenter

http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/160.html

VAGINAL BIRTH AFTER C-SECTION LINKS:

Cesarean Section FAQs from Parenthood Web

http://www.parenthoodweb.com/articles.html?article_id=373#VBAC

PREMATURE LINKS:

A Primer on Preemies from the Nemours Foundation

http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/growing/preemies.html

MULTIPLE BIRTH LINKS:

Twins, Triplets & Multiple Births

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/twinstripletsmultiplebirths.html

BREASTFEEDING LINKS:

Medications in the Breast-feeding Mother

http://www.aafp.org/afp/20010701/119.html

SEXUALITY AND EDUCATION LINKS:

AAP Education Topics for Parents

http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/sexuality.cfm

Adolescent Sexual Behavior – Risk Factors

http://www.rand.org/publications/RB/RB4543/

SMOKING LINKS:

Smoking – Child and Teen Tips & Education

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/​PED_10_2X_Child_and_Teen_Tobacco_Use.asp?sitearea=PED&viewmode=print&

Smoking – Education for Parents

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp

SUBSTANCE ABUSE LINKS:

Kids Against Drugs – Campaign for Drug Free Families

http://www.kidsagainstdrugs.com/

Parents – The Anti-Drug Education about Alchohol and Substance Abuse

http://www.theantidrug.com/

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

http://www.cpsc.gov

This site offers safety and injury prevention tips as well as recall notices on a wide range of consumer products. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent federal regulatory agency whose mission is to protect the public against unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with consumer products.

VIOLENCE PREVENTION TOPICS:

AAP Links on Violence Prevention

http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/violprev.cfm

Zero to Three

http://www.zerotothree.org

This site focuses on the development of your child during the important first three years of life. Zero to Three is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen and support families, practitioners, and communities to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers.

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