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National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Part of the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development provides information on health and child development.

Association for Childhood Education International
ACEI supports the education and development of children, from birth through early adolescence.

Autism Society of America
The ASA Web site provides information and resources related to autism.

La Leche League International
The La Leche League site offers mothers support, encouragement, and information related to breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby.

Lamaze International
This site provides information to new parents and educators about the Lamaze philosophy of birth, which is free from routine medical interventions.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
The LDA is a volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities.

NDSS
National Down Syndrome Society works to benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families through education, leadership, and research.

Easter Seals
The Easter Seals organization offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

National Mental Health Assn.
NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans through education, research, advocacy, and service.

Zero to Three
This Web site helps to promote the healthy development of infants and toddlers by supporting families, communities, and those who work on their behalf.

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Children's Health & Safety

KidsHealth
This Web site provides doctor-approved health information about children from prenatal development through adolescence. This site has separate locations for children, teens, and parents?each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. It contains in-depth information developed by experts in child and teen health.

American Academy of Pediatrics
This Web site contains information regarding the health and welfare of children. The members of the American Academy of Pediatrics have dedicated themselves to attaining optimal physical, mental, and social health and well being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
The AAPD is the membership organization representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. The Web site provides journal articles, news, etc.

American Medical Association
The AMA is a professional organization for physicians. The Web site provides news and information related to medical issues.

American Society for Nutritional Services
This Web site provides nutrient information and articles from The Journal of Nutrition.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation
The AAFA site provides information about asthma and allergies.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
JDRF supports research to find a cure for diabetes and its complications. The site provides news and information about diabetes and current research.

March of Dimes
March of Dimes promotes cost-effective interventions that can improve infant health.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau
MCHB is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It provides programs to fill the physical, psychological, and social needs of mothers and children and promotes access to quality healthcare for everyone.

National Association of Childbearing Centers
The NACC’s Web site provides information on birth centers and about various stages of childbearing.

American College of Nurse-Midwives
The ACNM provides research, accredits midwifery education programs, administers continuing education programs, and establishes clinical practice standards.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACOG provides information and news related to healthcare for women.

Maternal and Child Health
This Web site provides information to improve the health of mothers, infants, children, and adolescents, including low-income families, those with diverse racial and ethnic heritages, and those living in rural or isolated areas without access to care.

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Parenting

Parenthood.com
Parenthood.com is dedicated to providing family life and parenting information aimed at parents. This Web site also provides information about parenting and childcare from conception through school age.

The Baby Center
This Web site offers parenting information from preconception through the toddler years.

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
The Web site provides information on the warning signs a person should look for if they suspect an infant is suffering from Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). It also offers information, ideas, and answers for parents and caregivers, such as how to cope with a crying baby.

National PTA
The PTA is a nonprofit organization of parents, educators, and students that works to improve the health, education, and well-being of all children.

Family Information Network Clemson University
The Family Information Network is a source of information for people in South Carolina. It is an information and referral system for families looking for help, care, and services.

Families and Work Institute
FWI conducts research that provides data to inform decision making on the changing workforce, changing family, and changing community.

Healthy Teen Network
This site provides resource information for preventing adolescent pregnancy and helping teens who are parents. HTN was formerly called the National Organization of Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting, and Prevention, Inc. (NOAPP).

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
Planned Parenthood is a voluntary reproductive health care organization that promotes everyone’s right to choose when or whether to have a child. It helps to ensure that every child is wanted and loved.

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
JPMA is a national trade organization that provides information about the safe use of juvenile products.

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