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Helpful Links

Generic Home Reference

Genetics Home Reference
Website developed by the NIH with up-to-date information on genetic conditions and the basics of genetic science. Under this program, doctors can request free “Information Rx” pads, which will enable them to write “prescriptions,” pointing patients to the Genetics Home Reference site.
Genetics Home Reference

Montgomery County Parent and Infant Resource Guide

This web database has a comprehensive list of resources for families and children in Montgomery County.
www.montcopa.org

Local Advocacy

Zero to Three

ZERO TO THREE’s mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation’s infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf
www.zerotothree.org

We Can!

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity&Nutrition) is a national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

Vote Kids

Vote Kids is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to making children a political priority in American politics, not a political afterthought, and hold Congress accountable to the needs of America’s children by mobilizing voters, running campaigns spotlighting the voting records of selected legislators, promoting children and family issues, and creating a database of voters with a strong interest in voting for children.
www.votekids.org

Voices for Americas Children

The mission of Voices for America’s Children is to improve the lives of children in the United States.
www.voicesforamericaschildren.org

The Future of Children

The Future of Children seeks to promote effective policies and programs for children by providing policymakers, service providers, and the media with timely, objective information based on the best available research.
www.futureofchildren.org

Stay Safe.org (Internet Safety website)

Stay safe is an internet resource to help protect children and adults from internet predators and unwanted solicitations. Lots of great information and educational tools.
www.staysafe.com

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a program that promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading aloud into the pediatric exam room.
www.reachoutandread.org

National Center for Children in Poverty

The mission of NCCP is to identify and promote strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and families
nccp.org

National Breast Feeding Resource Center

Partnered with La Leche League International, this site offers a free breastfeeding hotline for common breastfeeding questions. Also supplies free information about breastfeeding- 1-800-994-WOMAN (9662)
www.4women.gov/Breastfeeding

KidsHealth

KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
www.kidshealth.org

GovBenefits.gov

GovBenefits.gov is a free, easy-to-use website that helps people find government benefits and assistance programs that you might be eligible to receive. Click on this site and select Pennsylvania to begin.
govbenefits.gov

First Signs

First Signs, Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and pediatric professionals about the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders.
www.firstsigns.org

Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters Education Fund is a national nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of children and families by advocating for better public policy during federal and state campaigns.
www.everychildmatters.org

Docs for Tots

National advocacy organization to assist doctors in their advocacy roles.
www.docsfortots.org/

Connect for Kids

Connect for Kids makes the best use of communications technologies, specifically the Internet, to give adults – parents, grandparents, guardians, educators, advocates, policymakers, elected officials and others – the tools and information they need to improve the lives of children, youth and families
www.connectforkids.org

Children’s Defense Fund

The mission of the Children’s Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities
www.childrensdefense.org

CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD)

The nation’s leading non-profit organization for children and adults affected by ADD/ADHD-800-233-4050
www.chadd.org

Anne E. Casey Foundation

Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States
www.aecf.org

American Academy of Pediatrics

Website for parents and pediatricains to find resources for children’s health and welfare.

National Advocacy

Links to national and regional childhood advocacy organizations and family resources