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American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Information on issues affecting children, teenagers and their families. Includes statistics on mental illnesses, disorder definitions, resources and information on children and psychiatric medication.

Center for Parent Information & Resources
A centralized hub of information and products created for the network of Parent Centers serving families of children with disabilities. Includes family-friendly information and research-based materials on key topics for Parent Centers.

Central Florida Parent Center for Disabilities
Provides parents of children and young adults with all disabilities and special needs (ages 0-26) in Central and Northeast Florida with accurate information, interactive training, quality assistance and empathetic support.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida
Children’s Mobile Crisis Services
211 Orange County
If there is a medical emergency, call 911 first
This child welfare and behavioral healthcare organization serves children with mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges and their families. Assistance helping families restore calm if a child is losing control. If the need for Mobile Crisis Services is determined, this group provides services by trained counselors in your home, at no cost. They will arrive within an hour or less. Service provided through a partnership with Orange County, Wrap Around Orange, 211, Florida Hospital and the Heart of Florida United Way.
Call 24/7 if your child or teen:

  • is out-of-control emotionally
  • threatens to harm themselves or others
  • exhibits explosive or dangerous behaviors
  • needs immediate mental health stabilization
  • needs immediate help because of drug or alcohol use

Family Network on Disabilities
Programs offer free help and information to families of students with disabilities and the professionals that serve them. Programs are designed to ensure that parents of children with disabilities have the training and information they need to prepare their children for school, and to be able to lead productive, independent lives to the fullest extent possible.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
This U.S. Department of Education site brings together IDEA information and resources from the Department and its grantees.

Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation
Promotes and supports scientific research focused on the cause of and treatments for bipolar disorder in children. Includes general information, educational concerns and diagnostic tools, research news and treatment options.

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