Resources within the Medical and Healthcare Community

Updated October 2010 | Links checked February 2013Sobre la salud en español | Health resources in SpanishThe doctor says it's... but what is....?Are you looking for information on a health condition or perhaps trying to find health services? There are lots of medical sites out there that explain conditions in terms you don't need to be a doctor to understand. And there are sites that can help you locate healthcare services in your community. Here … [Read more...]

What the National Institutes of Health Have Found

What’s NIH found in all its medical research? Have a look at this incredible list of fact sheets written for the public. Sign up to receive email updates from NIH on the results of its research. http://www.nih.gov/about/researchresultsforthepublic/index.htm … [Read more...]

Health and Transition in the IEP

“Embedding Health Outcomes in the Individualized Education Program” is a video recording of a 40-minute teleconference that provides information and specific examples of health-related goals for an IEP. From the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.http://dpimedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=f44dfa70439241dd85e99cce0cb70e26 … [Read more...]

CD on health and transition

The Wisconsin Community on Transition Health Practice Group has developed health-related training materials that can be used with schools, health providers, families, and directly with youth to help youth with disabilities learn to more effectively manage their health care concerns.http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/wrc/pub.html … [Read more...]

What do those symptoms mean?

Investigate using the Symptom Checker, sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Working from a diagram of the body, click on the body part that's being affected. The Symptom Checker will help you narrow the problem to fit your situation (as much as possible, anyway!), will describe it medically, suggest when to call for help, and give care advice. Find all this at: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/Symptom-Checker/Pages/default.aspx … [Read more...]

NOTICE: The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is no longer in operation. Our funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) ended on September 30, 2013. Our website and all its free resources will remain available until September 30, 2014.