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Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses
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Introduction to Disorders of ChildhoodIntellectual DisabilitiesMotor Skills DisordersLearning DisordersCommunication DisordersAutism and Pervasive Developmental DisordersADHD and Disruptive Behavior DisordersFeeding and Elimination DisordersAnxiety DisordersReactive Attachment DisorderStereotypic Movement DisorderTic DisordersInfancy, Childhood or Adolescence, Not Otherwise Specified
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Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Child Development & Parenting: Infants (0-2)
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TEACCH : Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children) focuses on the person with autism and the development of a program around this person's skills, interests, and needs. Major priorites of TEACCH include centering on the individual, understanding autism, adopting appropriate adaptations, and a broadly-based intervention strategy, building on existing skills and interests. On the site are educational and communication approaches which are intended to enable individuals with autism to function as meaningfully and as independently as possible in the community. Current and past published research is made very easy to locate and training opportunities are offered.

Sibling Support Project
The Arc
This Web site is a project of the Arc. It is dedicated to the interests of brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs. Offers access to a newsletter, sibshop program, and other resources.

Your Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder
This site provides an overview of ODD, including definition, symptoms, causes, how common it is, prognosis and treatment information, and more. The site is easy to navigate and the information is thorough, yet understandable.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder Center
Mayo Clinic
This topic center of the Mayo Clinic website provides information on ODD, including signs and symptoms, causes, risk factors, when to seek medical advice, screening and diagnosis, complications, treatment, self-care, and coping skills. The site is easy to navigate and the information is presented in an easy to understand way.

Childhood Anxiety Network
The Childhood Anxiety Network website offers a typology of childhood disorders, a forum, and reading material. Topics include OCD, Panic, Selective Mutism, Separation Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety, PTSD, Trichotillomania, Specific Phobia, and other conditions that can occur with childhood anxiety - Depression, ADHD, and DSI.