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ADHD in Young Children: Use Recommended Treatment First Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry recommend behavior therapy over medication as first-line treatment for young children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently analyzed healthcare claims data for young children insured by Medicaid between 2008 and 2011 and young children insured through employer-sponsored insurance between 2008 and 2014, finding that approximately 75% of young children with ADHD received medicine as treatment. Only about 50% of young children with ADHD in Medicaid and 40% with employer-sponsored insurance received psychological services, which may have included behavior therapy. Website
Administration on Disabilities (AoD) The Administration on Disabilities works with states, communities, and partners in the disability networks to increase the independence, productivity, and community integration of individuals with disabilities. AoD includes the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) and the Independent Living Administration (ILA). AIDD is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities have opportunities to make their own choices, contribute to society, have supports to live independently, and live free of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Website
Afterschool Alliance The Afterschool Alliance website offers this brief entitled "Afterschool and Students with Special Needs." The brief shares success stories of programs which have utilized inclusion to assist children in adapting to their community settings in afterschool programs. Document
Aicardi Syndrome Foundation Aicardi syndrome is a rare disorder that affects females only. This site provides a description of the syndrome, a medical study, publications, and information regarding their annual conference. Website
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a nonprofit membership organization that provides information to people who are deaf and hard of hearing regarding verbal communication, speak, speech-read, use of residual hearing, and the process of spoken and written language. Website
Allergies and Young Children This info module highlights some of the most common allergies and their symptoms in young children. Also included are proactive strategies to include and support children with allergies. Info Module
Alliance of Genetic Support Groups The Alliance of Genetic Support Groups website helps build partnerships to enhance the lives of everyone impacted by genetics. The site can connect users with address and phone numbers, legal information, articles and membership information. Website
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) AAIDD, (formerly AAMR -- American Association on Mental Retardation) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities. We're tireless promoters of progressive policies, sound research, effective practices and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Website
American Council of the Blind The American Council of the Blind is the nation's leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people. It was founded in 1961 and incorporated in the District of Columbia. The Council strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired people by: serving as a representative national organization of blind people; elevating the social, economic and cultural levels of blind people; improving educational and rehabilitation facilities and opportunities; cooperating with the public and private institutions and organizations concerned with blind services; encouraging and assisting all blind persons to develop their abilities and conducting a public education program to promote greater understanding of blindness and the capabilities of blind people. Website
American Epilepsy Society The American Epilepsy Society website contains epilepsy-related information regarding research, product and service information, events, membership, resources, virtual exhibits, and projects. Website