Useful Links

ADD/ADHD

Lots of great information and tips on wide range of topics related to ADD, ADHD and LD.
Lots of products such as books, videos and DVDs related to ADD, autism, depression and school related problems in children and adolescents.
Most well-known non-profit group related to ADHD.

Asthma

Asthma resources for parents including instructional videos.

Autism

To improve recognition of the early signs of ASD among pediatricians, parents and early intervention providers, autism researcher Dr. Rebecca Landis has developed a free 9 minute video tutorial on ASD behavioral signs in one year olds.
If you and your provider agree that further screening is needed, you can request a free developmental assessment through your state Department of Health.
The MCHAT is an autism screening tool designed to identify children 16-30 months of age who should receive a more thorough assessment for possible early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or developmental delay.  We administer the MCHAT at the 18 month well visit.

Car Seat Safety

Empowering parents to keep their children as safe as possible while traveling by car.
Everything you need to know about car seat laws in Maryland.
Comprehensive car seat safety information for families.
Information regarding the Child Safety Seat Program including Safety Seat Checkpoints and contact information.

General Health

Healthy Children.org is committed to offering the most reliable, up-to-the-minute health advice for proactive parents and caregivers.
Good general information about kids' health.
Tips that doctors who are also mothers use for their own families.

LGBTQ

The Frederick Center serves the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community and its allies.  Its vision is to be the leading organization for LGBTQ resources and advocacy in central Maryland.

Mental Health

Experiencing an emotional, mental, family or relationship crisis?
Suicidal thoughts? Anxiety, grief or depression? Help is here. At MHA’s Walk-in Behavioral Health you will meet with a crisis specialist who will work with you to resolve your concerns and connect you with appropriate supports.

Newborns

The State of Maryland and the Office of Genetics and People with Special Health Care Needs are dedicated to screening newborn infants for conditions that can cause serious illness, developmental delays and even death if not detected in the first few weeks of life.  
Great site for comprehensive information about breastfeeding.

Nutrition

The Healthy Weigh for Kids is a nutrition and weight management program designed to promote, teach and understand proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
Nutrition information for parents.

Travel Medicine

Information on almost every infectious disease, environmental toxin, etc. Traveling out of the country? This link to Traveler's Health will tell you what vaccinations, medications and precautions to take.

Vaccines

Vaccine schedules for children and adolescents from the AAP.
Information for parents about vaccines from the AAP.
The Vaccine Education Center from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Vaccine schedules for infants and children in easy-to-read formats.
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