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Susan's Story - The Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by the head being hit by something or shaken violently. Learn the facts about this all-too-common injury along with helpful tips for parents and teachers.

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A Real Family Village
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

TRACE center has created a wonderful site for parents and caregivers of children with special play needs.


National Information Center For Children And Youth With Disabilities Clearinghouse
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Almost all major resources and organizations for children with disabilites can be located here. Although specific to the US, it's information is helpful anywhere in North America.


The Dana Mitchell Resource Page For Parents With Disabilities
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Did you know that in the US alone, more then 8 million families have a parent with a disability? Find resources here!


Bandaides And Blackboards
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

This is a site about growing up with medical problems of all types. Has sections for kids, teens and adults.


Tips For Grandparents Of A Grandchild With A Disability
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Grandparents can offer their children love and support through difficult times, the trick is knowing how! These tips show ways to grandparent kids with special needs smoothly.


Using The Internet - A Guide For Parents Of Children With Disabilities Or Chronic Health Conditions
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Family Village Guide to the Internet offers several articles that help parents begin the process of locating information and resources online.


Basics For Parents - A Step By Step Guide To Your Child's Educational Evaluation
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

The United States' special education law is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The IDEA is a very important law for children with disabilities, their families, and schools. The evaluation process described in this article is based on what this law requires.


Parent's Guide To Accessing Programs For Infants, Toddlers, And Preschoolers With Disabilities
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who have disabilities are entitled to early intervention and special education. Find out how to access your local resources!


A Parents Guide To Doctors, Disabilities, And The Family
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Finding a skilled and sympathetic doctor for a child who has a disability is both important and challenging. This guide from NICHCY helps parents learn all of the basics. Recommended for medical professionals as well.


Go Ask ERIC.
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

ERIC gathers and disseminates the professional literature, information, and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilities and/or who are gifted.


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Cortical Visual Impairment and Rikki The Rooster

Ricki the Rooster is one of the most popular switch adapted toys. His bright colours make him easier for a child with a cortical visual impairment to see. To help even more try putting Rikki down on a dark carpet, towel, or tablecloth. The contrast makes his colours really pop out!

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