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Resources for Families

Recommended Readings & Programs

We have compiled a resource library for parents, teachers and the community to learn about the disorders affecting their families, and how to cope with them. We invite you to add to this list by leaving a comment for others to read and reply.

About Our Kids

The NYU Child Study Center (CSC) presents About Our Kids on SIRIUS Doctor Radio, powered by NYU Medical Center. This weekly radio program offers for easy access to essential information and advice about child, teen and family mental health. Topics range from psychiatric disorders like autism and depression to encouraging healthy behaviors and school success.

Tune in to SIRIUS CH 114 on Friday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. EST.

Exceptional Student Education

The mission of the St. Lucie County School District is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools, equipped with knowledge, skills and the desire to succeed. The Exceptional Student Education (ESE) department supports the Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for each child. Learn more about ESE services at ESE website.

Florida School Choice

Florida’s A+ Education Plan was the impetus for policies and programs that thrust Florida into the spotlight as a national leader in providing parents and students with a wide array of school choice options directed to meet individual learning needs and styles. Learn more about Florida’s School Choice Program online at www.floridaschoolchoice.org.

Contact the Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice (IEPC) on the Toll-Free Information Hotline: 1-800-447-1636.

McKay Scholarship Program

Florida’s school choice programs ensure that no child will be left behind by allowing parents to choose the best educational setting — public or private — for their child. The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program provides Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school.

Learn more from the St. Lucie County School District Exceptional Education Program McKay Scholarship Program page.

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

The National Federation is a national family-run organization that advocates for the rights of children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. Their vision is to ensure children, youth and families obtain needed supports and services so that children grow up healthy and able to maximize their potential. Learn more online at www.ffcmh.org.

National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides mental health information on a wide range of health topics. Connect with NIMH on the Outreach web page.

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