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Brochure for Health Care Professionals: "Your Next Patient Has Autism..." (PDF; size=247k) - The Education Subcommittee of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (NSLIJHS) Autism Steering Committee has recently completed work on its first educational initiative. “Your Next Patient Has Autism...” is a trifold brochure developed for the many health professionals – nurses, physicians, technicians and others – who provide services for children on the autism spectrum. It is especially designed for those who only occasionally treat this population. Physical assessment, diagnostic imaging, and a variety of other interventions – both invasive and non-invasive – may induce fear and anxiety in people with autism. Their behavioral responses to such experiences often interfere with needed care and increase the risk of physical and/or psychological trauma. “Your Next Patient Has Autism...” provides caregivers with a brief synopsis of autism together with specific recommendations for managing the special needs of these patients in the context of in-patient or out-patient healthcare. Thanks to Beth Kimmel of ASA-Oakland for suggesting this resource.


Featured Resource: The Care Notebook - The Care Notebook and Care Organizer are tools for families who have children with special health care needs. Families use Care Notebooks to keep track of important information about their child's health and care. This makes it easier to find and share key information with their child's care team.


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Publications & Ordering Information - NIMH publications are available for order in quantities up to 50 each (if in stock). Also featured are their new "Easy to Read" materials which explain issues in an easy-to-comprehend format. These publications are nice additions to publication counters and waiting rooms. An example of one of the available publications is Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders) - A detailed booklet that describes symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping. You can also read this publication online at Most publications are geared toward issues usually associated with older children. A few of these are: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia: An Update from the National Institute of Mental Health, Teenage Brain: A Work in Progress, Treatment of Children with Mental Disorders, What Do These Students Have in Common? and Your Child and Medication. You may have to do a search or click around a bit to find exactly what you want. The printable version of the order form is available at Simply print, mark down the quantities of each publication that you want, and fax to the number listed on the form.


Lead Poisoning Prevention-related Downloads

Lead Poisoning Informational Brochure (PDF): Is Your Child Safe From Lead Poisoning? (from the Michigan Department of Community Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program)


 pdfA Guide To Cleaning Up Lead Paint Chips And Dust 


 pdfState of Michigan, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention: A Call to Action. July 2003


Diversity & Cultural Issues

The Diversity Kit: An Introductory Resource for Social Change in Education

We used to link to this information but it has since been moved from the internet. If you have a suggestion for a different resource, please let us know. Thank you!

The Law, Education & Special Education

Michigan Rules and Regulations Governing Private Schools and Homeschools - click here. (View the pdf document - click here.  Also see "Tips on Searching a Text File".)


Information for Surrogate Parents from MDE: Revised Policy for the Appointment of Surrogate Parents for Special Education Services - click here. (PDF)


Administrative Rules for Special Education - You can now download the rules in text format.  Looking for a specific word, phrase or rule?  See Tips on Searching a Text File. A copy of the rules can be ordered by calling 1-800-593-9146, ext 4 for $1.60 or for free in pdf format - click here.


How to obtain a copy of the Federal IDEA Laws - click here.

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