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Groups in this category provide information on many disabilities or issues.
Groups specifically geared toward older children and teenagers.
Starting a New Self-Help or Support Group
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American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse - Contains information on starting self-help groups, statewide training workshops, online newsletter, and contact information for over 170 local mental health groups (including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, families of the mentally ill, dual diagnosis, and more). If you frequently refer people to such support groups and would like a hard copy of their database, they recently published the 7th Edition of their Self-Help Group Sourcebook, which contains their database, how-to's, research reviews, over 300 additional national to--free help lines. The 448-page guide costs $18 postpaid, and may be ordered by phone with a credit card, or by check to: Am. Self-Help Group Clearinghouse, Attn: Sourcebook, 100 E. Hanover Ave., Rm 202, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927-2020.
ActivTeen - Visit this chat room to socialize and meet other teens with disabilities from all over the world. In addition, you can visit a private chat room for Active Teen staff and for those interested in attending or starting support or information-sharing groups. Also, check out their cyber pen pals board.
National Federation of the Blind - Slate Pals is a pen pal program for blind Braille reading students who want to write Braille letters to other students.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Find pen pals with chronic fatigue syndrome from all over the world.
Children with Diabetes - Meet other kids with diabetes from all around the world. You can make some great e-pals.
Do-It Pals - Are you interested in a career in science, engineering, mathematics, or technology? Get tips from college students and adults with disabilities. Find a mentor to help you pursue your dreams. (Sponsored by the University of Washington.)
E-buddies - Make a new e-mail friend at this site especially for connecting kids with disabilities.
International Dyslexia Association Teens Web Site - Connect with other teens who know what it's like to have dyslexia.
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation - Read messages from kids around the world and post your own message on the e-bulletin board.
The Sibling Support Project - Tell your brothers and sisters about this web site that's just for them. They can join listservs and meet other kids who have a sibling with a disability.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) - Check out this bulletin board just for kids who have traumatic brain injury.
We the Siblings - This site helps brothers and sisters of kids who have autism to meet each other.
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