GA-ChildrensNetwork - The GA-ChildrensNetwork is an exciting listserv in Georgia designed to provide much needed information and support for parents and grandparents of children with special needs. Parents, advocates, attorneys and professionals are members of this list and will offer support and sound advice. Any topic, view, feeling, or concern is open and welcome for discussion, including but not limited to Disability Info, BCW (Babies Can't Wait), SST (Student Support Team), Special Education &; Civil Rights (ADA, IDEA, &; 504), appropriate medical care, and other such issues. This support is provided in an unbiased, safe forum moderated by parents of children with special needs.
This list will also be used to disseminate info related to all types of disability and advocacy information. Types of notices sent: various support group meeting notices, disability and advocacy info, local/national disability organization info, research, and misc. articles. Dedicated to supporting and helping disabled children, this list is thus restricted and requires detailed introductions and members to sign a confidentiality statement for protection of the children, members, and moderators which will be e-mailed to you when you subscribe.
To view this website, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GA-ChildrensNetwork/ .
To subscribe, send an e-mail to: GA-ChildrensNetworkfirstname.lastname@example.org
GA-AdvocatesNetwork This is an exciting new list service designed to set up a State wide network of special needs Advocates in GA to disseminate information to each other and to discuss advocacy matters. We welcome parents and grandparents, advocates, professional advocates, non-profit agency advocates, educators and state department advocates.
To view the website, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GA-AdvocatesNetwork.
To join send an e-mail toGA-AdvocatesNetworkemail@example.com
GA-ADHDe-news - An on-line e-mail newsletter used to disseminate AD/HD and co-morbid disorder information to contacts and interested parties. Types of notices sent: support group meeting notices, advocacy info, local disability organization info, local school news, research, articles, and support information. This is not a list serv or discussion group, you will only receive notices from the group owner, and you cannot respond back to the list.
To view the website, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/GA-ADHDe-news.
To join the e-newsletter group, send an e-mail to GA-ADHDefirstname.lastname@example.org
GA-ADHDParentSupport - This AD/HD discussion list is open to parents with children with AD/HD, professionals and others with an interest in AD/HD and co-morbid disorders.
To view the website, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GA-ADHDParentSupport .
To join send an e-mail to GA-ADHDParentSupportemail@example.com
GA-ADHDAdultSupport - This AD/HD discussion list is open to adults with AD/HD, professionals and others with an interest in Adult AD/HD and co-morbid disorders.
To view the website, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GA-ADHDAdultSupport
To join send an e-mail to GA-ADHDAdultSupportfirstname.lastname@example.org
ADHD_Scouting This list is to share ideas in leading cubs/boys/girl Scouts and Guides. To discuss how ADHD affects the scouts and techniques for guiding them. Anyone with a love of scouting and a concern for these gifted, creative, special, energetic kids are welcome!.
To view the website, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ADHD_Scouting
To join send an e-mail to GA-ADHD_Scoutingemail@example.com
GCBF-support - Georgia Childhood Bipolar Foundation is a parent run organization that provides support, education and advocacy for parents and caregivers of children with or at risk for bipolar disorder in Georgia.
The listserv can be viewed at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GCBF-support
To join, send an email to: GCBFfirstname.lastname@example.org
PDD-Bpkids - This group is for parents of children diagnosed with both a form of PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and BP (Bipolar Disorder).
To view the website, go to http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/PDD-BPkids/ .
To subscribe, send an e-mail to PDD-BPkidsemail@example.com .
Autism-Aspergers - This list is for parents and caregivers of kids with autism and aspergers, and any other disability.
To view the website, go to http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/autism-aspergers/ .
To subscribe, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
OAACstateadvocates - Office of Advocacy for Autistic Children - Welcome to those that have taken the courage to act as trailblazers and blaze new trails for our special children.
To view the website, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OAACstateadvocates/
To subscribe, send an e-mail to OAACstateadvocatesemail@example.com
NLD-In-Common - Listserv for Non-verbal Learning Disabilities. This group has addressed issues associated with learning disabilities affecting visual-spatial processing/organizational skills, information processing speed, socialization/pragmatic language, and motor coordination.
To view the website, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NLD-In-Common/
To subscribe, send an e-mail to NLD-In-Commonfirstname.lastname@example.org
Auditory Processing - Hearing and "listening" are interrelated but distinctly different skills. Individuals who have normal hearing sensitivity but who have difficulty with discriminating words, listening in background noise, trouble following ongoing conversation, and seem to have trouble paying attention when others are talking, may have an auditory processing disorder (APD). This list welcomes questions, comments, and the sharing of information about APD and related concerns.
To view the website, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AuditoryProcessing/
To subscribe, send an e-mail to AuditoryProcessingemail@example.com
Childrensapraxianet - The Cherub Foundation is a world-wide nonprofit organization working to improve the communication skills and education of all children with speech and language delays and disorders. While we outreach to any "late talker" our area of emphasis is verbal and oral apraxia, severe neurologically-based speech and language disorders that hinder children's ability to speak.
To view the website, go to http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/childrensapraxianet/
To subscribe, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
COSEP - The Coalition of Special Education Parents (COSEP) is a national discussion group focused on the pre-school, elementary and secondary education of children having special needs, and particularly those who qualify for individualized programs and services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("the IDEA").
This listserv can be viewed at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/COSEP/
To subscribe, send an e-mail to: COSEPemail@example.com
COPAA (The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates) http://www.copaa.net/ This is a legal list serv where parents and advocates can ask legal questions. There is a $50 fee.
Here is the link to a membership application, which can be mailed in with membership payment. www.copaa.net/national/membership_application_txt.html .
ReedMartinSpecEdLaw - A listserv assisting parents and advocates in special education advocacy for children with disabilities.
To view the website, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ReedMartinSPEDlaw/
To subscribe, send an e-mail to ReedMartinSPEDlawfirstname.lastname@example.org
IEP_Guide - Special education support group with free IEP guide. (must have a large email acct. to receive the guide). http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IEP_guide/
Twice Exceptional - Information and list serv: http://www.uniquelygifted.org/
Words of Wisdom for parents when using the internet to discuss their children's issues. Always keep in mind your posts are public, permanent and can be accessed at any time by lots of people. You are talking in a single e-mail to many people you do not know. List servs, which are monitored and screened are safer to post on than open forum list servs. School systems have been known to monitor list servs and use information against parents, so just be careful. Be careful also to not to libel or slander anyone by either not using names, or stating that your remarks are your opinion (we always have a right to our opinion). Use listservs wisely and they can be a valuable source of information to help you meet the needs of your disabled children.