Patient Education

General Information

Zika Virus: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/

Meningitis information: http://www.comomeningitis.org/

Information on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: http://www.cdc.gov/features/sidsawarenessmonth/

American Academy of Pediatrics – Children’s Health Topics – www.aap.org/topics.html
Healthy Children – American Academy of Pediatrics – www.healthychildren.org
Safe Kids – www.safekids.org

Safe Kids North Carolina - www.ncdoi.com

Weight Management - Live Healthy NC – http://www.livehealthynorthcarolina.org/default.aspx
NC Prevention Partners - Tobacco Cessation – http://forprevention.org/p2/solution/patient-quit/
Breastfeeding Support - La Leche League – http://www.llli.org/nb.html
Injury Prevention Publications - CDC – http://www.cdc.gov/injury/publications/index.html
Reach Out and Read – http://www.reachoutandread.org/

The National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Care Needs -  http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/

Immunization Information

Centers for Disease Control – Immunization Information www.cdc.gov/vaccines
American Academy of Pediatrics – Immunization Information – www.aap.org/immunization/

ADHD Information

ADDvance Online Resource for Women and Girls with ADHD – www.addvance.com
Attention-Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) – www.add.org
Bright Futures – www.brightfutures.org
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder – www.chadd.org
Pediatric Development and Behavior – www.dbpeds.org
Vanderbilt Child Development Center – www.peds.mc.vanderbilt.edu/cdc/.html

Exercise and ADHD info: http://www.ellipticalreviews.com/benefits-of-exercise-for-children-with-adhd/

 

Asthma

American Academy of Allergy and Immunology – www.aaaai.org
American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology – www.acaai.org
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – www.aafa.org
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute – www.nhlbi.nih.gov
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – www.niaid.nih.gov
Northwest Asthma and Allergy Center and A.S.T.H.M.A – www.nwasthma.com
Global Initiative for Asthma – www.ginasthma.com
The American Association for Respiratory Care – www.aarc.org
American College of Chest Physicians – www.chestnnet.org
Asthma and Allergy Information Association – www.aaia.ca
National Lung Health Education Program – www.aarc.org

Autism

American Academy of Pediatrics – Information on Autism –www.aap.org/healthtopics/autism.cfm

CDC - Learn the Signs, Act Early – http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html
First Signs – http://www.firstsigns.org/

Car Safety

Infant Passenger Safety Information – www.aap.org/family/infantpassengersafety.htm
Car Safety Seat Check-Up – www.aap.org/publiced/br_carseatcheckup.htm

Health & Nutrition

Food and Drug Administration – www.fda.gov
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network – www.foodallergy.org

Breastfeeding

American Academy of Pediatrics – Breastfeeding – www.aap.org/breastfeeding

Poison Control

Carolinas Poison Center- www.ncpoisoncenter.org

Other

Centers for Disease Control – www.cdc.gov
North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation – www.nchealthystart.org
Smart Start Region A Partnership for Children – www.regionakids.org
The North Carolina Pediatric Society – www.ncpeds.org
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – www.cpsc.gov
American Association of People with Disabilities – www.aapd.com
Council for Learning Disabilities – www.cldinternational.org
Learning Disabilities Association of America –
www.Idanatl.org

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities – www.nichcy.org
U.S. Department of Education – www.ed.gov

RESOURCES

Family Support Network  

Families benefit from the help and support that other families can provide and from information about  their child's special needs and available resources. With this information, families can make informed decisions about services and support. The Family Support Network of North Carolina is a statewide network of affiliated local programs. All services are held in confidence and are free of charge.

How can the Family Support Network of North Carolina help you?

  • Can offer referrals and information to other such programs
  • Put you in touch with other parents with similar experience
  • Provide a "listening ear"
  • Help you become a volunteer Support Parent
  • Connect you to resources in your community, state wide and nationally
  • The Family Support Network of North Carolina is an Alliance Member of Parent to Parent USA.

Referrals to Family Support Network of North Carolina can be made by the parent (biological, foster, adoptive, grandparent, etc.) or, with the family's permission, by a family member, friend, or professional.

For more information about the Family Support Network of western North Carolina call 828-213-0033 or toll free 888-810-2800 extension 2.

NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

Fullerton Genetics Center partners with Western Highlands Network and the state Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services to provide leadership for FASD prevention efforts.

Some of the Center's goals include:

  • Keeping up with research, best practices, and networking to increase understanding of issues surrounding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
  • Providing education and materials to health care providers, addiction/substance abuse counselors, caregivers and allied health professionals.
  • Serving as a resource for pregnancy exposures throughout North Carolina

If you have questions about alcohol use during pregnancy or wish to request training on FASD for your agency, please call the NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program at 800-532-6302.

Other Affiliations

Fullerton Genetics Center is an affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS).

The NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program is also part of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's Southeast FASD Regional Training Center.

If you would like more information on the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder clinic at Fullerton Genetics Center contact:  Fullerton Genetics Center, 9 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Asheville, NC 28803

If you have questions about a harmful exposure during pregnancy, you can call the Pregnancy Exposure Riskline at 800-532-6302. This is a confidential, toll-free number for North Carolina residents.