Learning Disabilities & Education
Children with NF1 can enjoy good health and academic success, but many have special needs— especially in a school environment. Proper attention to these needs can dramatically increase the chances that children with NF1 will do well, both in school and in later life. This guide will help educators and professionals gain knowledge about the disorder to make a significant difference in the lives of children by providing early intervention when and if needed.
Many parents are not sure what to expect at an Individual Education Plan (IEP) meeting. When they meet school staff on behalf of their child, they may feel vulnerable or even frightened. Often, they don’t know what to do and are not clear about their role in the process. This guide, will help you understand how an IEP meeting works and how you and your child, working together with the school, can get the most out of this process for the benefit of your child.
Know Your Rights: A Handbook for Parents/Guardians of Children with Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Disorder
The purpose of this booklet is to provide parents of children with Learning Disabilities (LD) and/or Attention Deficit Disorder (AD/HD), with information that will help them to be effective advocates for their child.
Talking with your children about Neurofibromatosis is a challenge for most parents. Many people feel ill-equipped to tackle this task successfully. Knowing what to say and when to say it needs preparation and some thought. There is no single approach that is the “right” way or the “wrong” way. This factsheet points out some of the things you will want to think about.
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NF Buddies is a children’s book, explaining Neurofibromatosis as a child would – very matter of fact and full of hope. It has photos on every page, showing children a little of what they might expect after being diagnosed with NF. This book isn’t just for children though. It is a great way to introduce others to NF.
This booklet was created just for teens because knowledge is power – knowledge of the disorder, knowledge of the available resources and knowledge of how you can take charge of your health and your life.
AdvocureNF2 is dedicated to advocacy and to strengthening efforts that will expedite research contributing towards systemic therapies to treat and eventually cure NF2.
The NF2 Crew is one of the largest NF2 support groups in existence, with hundreds of members spanning the globe. They connect through a variety of Internet-based communication mediums, but mainly Facebook.
NF2 Information and Services is dedicated to helping people with NF2 who are looking to learn and find the information and services needed to live better, feel better and do better as they deal with their NF2 issues.
NF2 BioSolutions is a new non-profit organization. They seek to cure neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) by raising funds to support research labs working specifically on gene therapy and immunotherapy.
This site has a curated collection of apps, arranged by challenge area and difficulty level. For kids with special needs, the right tools can make a huge difference. Games, apps, and devices offer access, information, and inclusion to kids with learning differences, autism, vision and hearing loss, and more. Learn how to configure your child's device, boost your kid's social skills, and determine the best digital media for your family's needs.
LDABC’s mandate is to be the Provincial network and voice for persons with Learning Disabilities (LD) and those who support them. The association provides information and resources to ensure the full participation of children, youth and adults with LD in today’s society.
Persons with chronic health conditions and family members can participate in self-management programs offered in communities throughout BC at no cost. These are evidence-based programs which provide information, teach practical skills and give people the confidence to manage their health.
Learning Disabilities Association of BC
Rare Disease Foundation- Provincial Parent to Parent Network
Brain Tumour Foundation- Brain Wave Program
Support for families on a journey with a paediatric brain tumour
A site created by BC’s Children’s Hospital Complex Plain Service and Pain BC
Shriners Hospitals Canada
Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment. They have helped many NF families.