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Last updated December 12, 2017






Welcome to Information Connections!!!

Information Connections is a website for parents of children with developmental disabilities and chronic diseases. The project was funded by the National Library of Medicine. It is a collaborative effort led by Marianjoy Medical Library Director and Webmaster with input from Dr. Mary Keen, Director of the Marianjoy Pediatric Program and the parents of children affected by developmental disabilities. Having timely access to high quality and reliable resources helps parents make informed health decisions.

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Supporting Adolescents with Disabilities and their Caregivers through the Transition to Adulthood

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In the News

Schools Told Not To Skimp On Behavior Support:

In a 16-page letter sent this month just before classes begin in many school districts, the U.S. Department of Education signaled its concern over data that shows students with disabilities are disciplined far more often than their typically-developing peers. More>>


Term of the Month
  • What Is Assistive Technology?
    Assistive technology (AT) is devices and aids which can help a person with a disability perform activities that might not otherwise be possible. AT includes communication devices and sensory aids (hearing aids, TTYs, talking boards, braille displays), mobility devices (wheelchairs, modified vehicles, strollers), adaptive computer equipment (ergonomic keyboards, screen readers), and simple devices to aid in daily living activities (reachers, handles, grips). The agencies, organizations, and webpages listed here can help you find the device, product, or manufacturer you need to make everyday life easier.Please visit DAR24.org for More>>
    Source: NARIC

Special Needs Book Review
The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal

By Jonathan Mooney

"What makes this journey so inspiring is Mooney's transcendent humor; the self he has become does not turn away from old pain but can laugh at it, make fun of it, make it into something beautiful."―Los Angeles Times

You may purchase the book from Amazon

What are developmental disabilities?
To find detailed information about developmental disabilities, please go to the following Web sites: