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Web Sites of Interest to Teens

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Web Sites of Interest to Teens

 

The DRM WebWatcher Just for Kids
http://disabilityresources.org/KIDS.html
Sites for, by, and about kids and teens with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

Kids as Self Advocates (KASA)
http://www.fvkasa.org/index.php
Youth with special health care needs speaking on behalf of themselves.

Teens with Chrohn’s Disease
http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/resources/ 
Resources for Parents, Teens, and Kids.

Managing Your Own Healthcare
http://www.mainstream-mag.com/health.html
An article excerpted from "Be a savvy Healthcare Consumer, Your Life may Depend on It" by June Isaacson.

Office of Employment Support Program - Youth with Disabilities - Social Security Administration
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/work/
This section of the larger TheWork Site is dedicated to youth with disabilities. Information in this section is helpful to youth with disabilities, their parents and families, teachers, and counselors.

Starbright Foundation
http://starbrightworld.org/
A computer network where hospitalized children and teens can interact with a community of peers and help each other cope with the day-to-day realities of living with illness.

Bright Futures Encounter Forms for Families
https://www.brightfutures.org/encounter/family/index.html
Encounter forms are forms that are used to record information and questions before a visit to a healthcare provider. The Ages 6 Years-Adolescence section has forms for teens.

Teen Chronic Illness Resources
http://www.dartmouth.edu/dms/koop/resources/chronic_illness/chronic.shtml
Biographies of teens with chronic illness developed by a student at Dartmouth University. Links include diagnosis specific sites and other on-line support for teens with chronic illnesses.

LD Online: Kids
http://www.ldonline.org/kids
For children and teens with learning disabilities that includes stories, articles, and artwork from different kids and teens.

National Youth Leadership Network!
http://nyln.org/
The National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN) is dedicated to advancing the next generation of disability leaders.

Wrong Planet
http://www.wrongplanet.net
An online resource and community for those with Asperger's Syndrome. The site was developed and is maintained by an 18 year old High School senior with Asperger's Syndrome.

Got Transition
http://www.gottransition.org/
This website helps youth prepare for upcoming transition events in their lives including how to advocate for their own healthcare and medical home.

Coping with Chemo
http://chemo.starlight.org/
A collection of online animated stories, called "webisodes" that meet the unique needs of teenagers 13 to 17 with cancer. This website uses colorful graphics, animation, and an engaging storyline to help teens:

  • Learn to cope with having cancer and undergoing treatment
  • Talk more openly about their illness and treatment with friends, family and the health care team
  • Maintain a positive outlook throughout treatment
  • Feel less isolated
  • Better manage interactions with friends and peers

New! Teens Health: Answers and Advice
http://teenshealth.org/en/teens/
This website is created for teens looking for honest, accurate information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up. The information is "doctor-approved".

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