Useful Websites

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Useful Websites

Web Resources

Accessible Outdoors
The Division of State Parks and Recreation's Universal Access Program

Boundless Playgrounds®

Adaptive/Assistive Technology
Toy Guide for Differently-abled

Lekotek Online
The country's central source on toys and play for children with special needs

Texthelp Systems Inc
is the worldwide leader of literacy software solutions

Clothing for Physically Disabled Youth

Wheelchairs for children

Assistive technology solutions

Assistive/Adaptive technology

Camps and Programs for Kids

Camp Korey
Camp Korey in Seattle WA offers a free summer camp week for children with mitochondrial disease
Dream Street Foundation
Dream Street provides camping programs for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses

Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides year-round activities for young cancer patients and other seriously ill children (and for their siblings), both at camp and in their own communities

Disability Information

Disability Resources Welcome to the Family Village! We are a global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support. United Cerebral Palsy (check "one-stop resource guide" state lists) Clearinghouse site created and maintained by a man who has spastic quad and writes with AAC (sip/puff, mouthpiece pointer, voice recognition, eye gaze. Extensive site! List of page after page of every resource imaginable for people with disabilities and health care needs in the US, UK, Canada, and more Type in "community Services, "Disability Services," a specific disability, etc. and your state for a comprehensive list of available services. Missouri resource clearinghouse, easy to search for national resources by disability and resource category. The National Financial Resources Guidebook for Patients Immune Deficiency Foundation's site; lots of info about immune def. but also has links to resources: education, advocacy, financial assistance and health insurance, gener health, genetics, and more! links to specific disability sites links to federal and state resources; housing, health care, energy, education, employment, etc.

Education We serve the nation as a central source of information on:
· disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth,
· IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education,
· No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and
· research-based information on effective educational practices. Wrightslaw info listing, can pull up education and disability information by state

Employment The Job Accommodation Network, a service of the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, brings together information from many sources about practical steps employers can take to make accommodations for the functional limitations of employees and applicants with disabilities. JAN consultants provide technical details and assistance with accommodations and the implementation of products and procedures in the workplace. Callers should be prepared to explain the specific problem and job circumstances. Brochures, printed materials, and a newsletter are available free of charge. Online resources for workers with disabilities Employment assistance and disability accommodation info

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance Links

G-tubes & IV

Oley Foundation
provides information and psycho-social support to consumers of home parenteral (IV) and enteral (Tube-fed) nutrition (homePEN)

Kids with Tubes
Support for parents and caregivers of tube-fed children

Hospice/End-of-Life Issues

Children's Hospice International

Compassionate Friends, Inc.
Compassionate Friends, Inc., is a nationwide nonprofit self-help organization offering support to bereaved parents and siblings after the death of a child


Disability Rights Commission

Pro Bono Help in All States


Resources for parents of children with disabilities
Complex Child is a monthly online magazine written primarily by parents of children with special healthcare needs and disabilities. It is intended to provide medical information, along with personal experiences, in simple language that other parents can understand. Articles are on a wide variety of topics ranging from basic information on medical conditions and treatments to advice on how to beat insurance company denials. Online archives of Exceptional Parent magazine. The newer issues require a subscription for access, but back issues can be viewed and printed for free. Includes an extensive annual resource directory The official magazine of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Mitochondrial Disease is one of the neuromuscular diseases covered by the MDA "umbrella," which means that children and adults with a Mito diagnosis are eligible for MDA services, including home delivery of Quest magazine. Current and back issues are available online and are easy to search. Our mission is to provide parents of special needs children, of all ages and stages of life, both information and inspiration. Through Parenting Special Needs Online Magazine, we've created a world that provides practical tips, shares life's lessons, tackles the challenges and celebrates the joys, of one of life's greatest gifts.

Mitochondrial Disease Organizations and Information

Online Web Pages

Free, personal, private Web pages that help family and friends communicate when someone is facing illness


National Parent to Parent Network is a national Parent-to-Parent organization for parents or care providers of a child with any disability, rare disorder, chromosomal abnormality or health condition

For Parents of children with special needs

A new way of thinking

Social Security

Social Security

Social Security, Disability and SSI answers


Bandaides and Blackboards
about growing up with medical problems

Brave Kids
Brave Kids works to broaden the support and resources available for children who have chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities

Starlight Starbright Foundation
The Starlight Starbright Foundation creates projects that are designed to help seriously ill children and adolescents cope with the psychosocial and medical challenges they face

Sunshine Foundation
The Sunshine Foundation grants dreams for seriously ill, challenged, and abused children

Chai Lifeline
Chai Lifeline is a nonprofit Jewish organization that provides support service programs to children and their families in crisis

Children's Hopes & Dreams Foundation

Eli's Angels
Our Goal is to mail literature to children diagnosed with Leigh's syndrome and other mitochondrial or metabolic disorders


America's Compounding Center
History of working with mitochondrial disease patients to compound the "mito cocktail" and ship anywhere in the U.S. Insurance accepted.
Acton Pharmacy
Metro-Boston pharmacy dedicated to customer service and provider of compounded medications for mito patients, including CoQ10, l-carnitine, etc.
Solace Nutrition
Provider of medical food products to help patients with primary mitochondrial disorders, including Cyto-Q and Cytotine.
Horse Power
Article about equine therapy
Sirtris Pharma, a GSK company


Ronald McDonald Houses
provide a home-away-from-home for the families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals Air Care Alliance
AirLife Line
Air Mercy
American Airlines
Miles for Kids in Need Angel Flight America
Passengers with Disabilities (air travel)

Articles or Personal Web Stories