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Child, Parent and Sibling Resources

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Winners On Wheels
www.wowusa.com
WOW's mission is to empower kids in wheelchairs by encouraging personal achievement through creative learning and expanded life experiences that lead to independent living skills.
 
When Chronic Illness Goes to School
http://www.funrsc.fairfield.edu/~jfleitas/contents.html
Stories, articles, and tips geared towards kids, teens, and adults with medical problems.
 
Starbright
www.starbright.org
Starbrightis a secure online community dedicated to projects that empower seriously ill children and teens to address the challenges that accompany prolonged illness - and give them back their childhoods.
 
Brave Kids
http://www.bravekids.org/
Help for kids and their families dealing with chronic or life threatening illnesses.
 
Dreamsurfer Network
http://www.dreamsurfer.org
Password protected this Internet support and education network provides parents and teens with life-threatening or chronic illness a community of friendship and understanding.
 
The Sibling Support Project
http://www.thearc.org/siblingsupport/
The Sibling Support Project is a national support program dedicated to the interests of brothers and sisters of people with developmental and special health needs.
 
Exceptional Parent Magazine - Resources
www.eparent.com/resources/default.htm
Resources for those with a disability or special healthcare need.
 
Family Village
www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/
The Family Village is a global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with mental retardation and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support.
 
Make-A-Wish Foundation (MAWFA)
www.wish.org
The Make-A-Wish Foundation exists for one purpose: to fulfill the special wishes of children under the age of 18 who have life-threatening illnesses.
 
Through the Looking Glass
www.lookingglass.org
A national resource for families in which a child, parent, or grandparent has a medical issues or a disability.
 

The information furnished by the Children's Virtual Hospital at Providence is of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. As each situation is unique, do not rely on this information for diagnosis and treatment. The Children's Hospital at Providence recommends that you visit a qualified Health Care Professional for individual and personal attention.