Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is a comprehensive provider of hospital services, emergency and urgent care services, and subspecialty medical care for babies, children, and adolescents in metropolitan Atlanta. It is consistently ranked among the best children's hospital systems in the United States. Log on to their website for information about the two hospital campuses at Egleston or Scottish Rite, for information or directions to their urgent care centers, or for information about pediatric wellness and safety. Please remember to contact us for prior authorization before using their emergency services or subspecialty care, if your insurance contract requires it.
American Academy of Pediatrics:
The American Academy of Pediatrics is a national organization of pediatricians whose mission is to provide a standard of accepted medical care for infants, children, and adolescents. The AAP helps set our national immunization policy, our schedule of wellness care visits, and our framework for doing routine screening tests. They also publish policy statements on hundreds of health and safety issues, provide medical educational materials for both parents and medical professionals, and serve as advocates for children in legislative matters.
This site has many resources about social communication milestones and development and how parents can get involved with fostering better social communication with their child.
American Academy of Otolaryngology:
Search this website under the Kids E.N.T. section to learn more about the placement of ear tubes, removal of the tonsils or adenoids, or for other general information about the treatment of ear, nose, and throat disorders. If your child may need an E.N.T. procedure, please let our providers help direct you to a surgeon who is competent and conservative in their treatment approach.
Behavior and Parenting Essentials for Toddlers and Preschoolers:
Parenting is hard work! But it can also be fun and rewarding. There are many things you can do to help build a safe, stable, and nurturing relationship with your child. Click here for the website that will help you handle some common parenting challenges, so you can be a more confident parent and enjoy helping your child grow.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based here in Atlanta, is the federal government's agency in charge of controlling infectious disease outbreaks. They work together with other organizations such as the AAP to set our immunization policy. Another service provided by the CDC is keeping track of disease outbreaks worldwide to provide information to travelers about any special vaccines or other precautions.
If your family is planning foreign travel, please click on this section of their website, www.cdc.gov/travel, at least one month in advance to see if we need to assist you with vaccines or precautionary medications.
CLICK HERE for a Pediatric Travel Checklist
Atlanta Jewish Gene Screen:
This website has a wealth of information about genetic diseases prevalent in the Jewish population, what it means to be a carrier, when and how to get screened and a list of upcoming community screenings.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:
CHADD is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADD. They provide science-based, evidence-based information about ADD to parents, educators, professionals, the media, and the general public.
Books for Parents:
Understanding Girls with AD/HD by Nadeau, Littman, and Quinn
Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Barkley
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder by Hallowell and Ratey
Teenagers with ADD and ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Ziegler Dendy
Survival Strategies for Parenting your ADD Student by Lynn
The Overflowing Brain: Information Overload and the Limits of Working Memory by Klingberg
The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Students by Klingberg
Raising Girls with ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Daughters by Forgan and Richey
Books for Children/Teens:
The Girls' Guide to AD/HD: Don't Lose This Book! by Walker
The ADHD Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Gain Motivation and Confidence (Instant Help Book for Teens) by Honos-Webb
Take Control of ADHD: The Ultimate Guide for Teens with ADHD by Spodak and Stefant
International Dyslexia Association www.interdys.org
Learning Disability Association of America www.ldaamerica.org
National Center for Learning Disabilities www.ncld.org
LD Online www.ldonline.org
Video: The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. The Myths, the Stigmas,and the Truths Revealed!
Books for Parents:
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Shaywitz
The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning by Foss
Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities by Flink
Books for Students:
Dyslexia: A Teenager's Guide by Moody
Dyslexia: Surviving and Succeeding at College by Moody
7 Steps for Success: High School to College Transition Strateges for Students with Disabilities by Hamblet
The Food Allergy &Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN):
The mission of this organization is to promote public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all of those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis. FAAN publishes several newsletters and provides books, booklets, videos, and other products that parents find useful in helping them raise children with food allergies.
Instructions for Home Feeding of Peanut Protein to Infants:
Click here for the NIH guidelines on how to feed peanut protein to infants at low risk for peanut allergies.
National Institutes of Health:
The National Institutes of Health is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This website provides an A-Z index of health resources, clinical trials, health news and events, and scientific resources for all age groups.
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition:
NASPGHAN strives to improve the care of infants, children and adolescents with digestive disorders by promoting advances in clinical care, research and education. This organization consists of more than 800 pediatric gastroenterologists who provide care for diseases like reflux, peptic ulcers, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, failure to thrive, and many other disorders. NASPGHAN has a sister organization called the Children's Digestive Health & Nutrition Foundation, www.cdhnf.org, which is geared to provide information to the general public about gastrointestinal diseases.
Postpartum Support International - Georgia Chapter www.psiga.org
- Postpartum Depression : Patient Information Sheet
- Supporting Postpartum Families - Brochure in English
- Informational Resource Guide
Transgender/Gender Diverse/LGBTQ+ Resources: