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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Caring for a Seriously or Chronically Ill Child

Balancing Schoolwork and Hospital Stays

When your child has a serious or chronic illness, it's hard to think beyond the next treatment. But with some planning, you can help your child balance schoolwork with hospital stays.

Birth Defects

Some birth defects are minor and cause no problems. Others can be serious and require lifelong treatment.

Camps for Kids With Special Needs

There are many camp choices for kids with special needs. From highly specialized camps to regular camps that accommodate kids with special needs, options abound.

Cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) Syndrome

Cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome is a rare genetic condition. It affects the heart, facial features, and skin.

Caring for Siblings of Kids With Disabilities

Kids love their siblings. Often, those who have a brother or sister with special needs want to help. Here's how to help them feel loved and secure about their place in the family.

Caring for Your Child With CP: Ages 6–12

If you have a school-age child with cerebral palsy, there's a lot to know. This checklist makes it easy to find out what programs and services may be available to you.

Caring for Your Child With CP: Birth to Age 5

If your child has cerebral palsy, there's a lot to know. This checklist makes it easy to find out what programs and services may be available to you.

Caring for Your Teen With CP: Age 13 and Up

If your teen has cerebral palsy, there's a lot to know. This checklist makes it easy to determine what programs and services might be needed as your teen nears adulthood.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy (chemo) is treatment with medicines that stop the growth of cancer cells.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disease. It's a physical condition that also can also affect a person emotionally.