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Special Olympics
Special Olympics
The main website for Special Olympics, an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with mental retardation to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with mental retardation year-round training and competition in 26 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics. "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

Tourette Syndrome Plus
Leslie E. Packer, PhD
This site is jam packed with information about Tourette Syndrome and other childhood disorders. It is easily navigated (no frames). The information is presented in a clear and concise fashion.

National Fragile X Foundation
National Fragile X Foundation
This site provides a great deal of information about Fragile X and related conditions (such as Autism), including definitions, causes, testing, interventions, and resources. The site is easy to navigate and the information is thorough and yet understandable. A great site to check out!

Research Autism
Research Autism
This organization works to carry out independent research into new and existing health, education, social and other interventions for autism and autism spectrum disorders. The goal is the improvement of quality of life and outlook for the individuals affected and those around them.  The website contains information about autism spectrum disorders and an extensive list of interventions that may be helpful with information available at a basic, intermediate and advanced level.   In addition, they offer links to related sites, a glossary of terms, and information on recent research studies.

Selective Mutism Association
Selective Mutism Association
The Selective Mutism Association (known formerly as the Selective Mutism Group-Childhood Anxiety Network), dates back to the mid-1990’s. At that time, a parent of a child with selective mutism, created the site to encourage the sharing of information and personal feelings/stories about Selective Mutism. Parents and professionals in the field joined this endeavor, and a more formal group was soon created and developed whereby it became an official nonprofit 501c3 organization. This site provides a collection of articles and resources, search features to find a treatment professional or support group in your local area, ways to get involved with the organization, and more.