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General

Family & Medical Leave Act
U.S. Department of Labor covers law & regulations.

Parenting

The Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange
An information and referral service for prospective adoptive parents interested in adopting children with special needs and for adoption workers looking for homes for these children.

Parenting Resources for the 21st Century
Federally sponsored site linking parents with information on child development, school violence, home schooling, organized sports and other issues.

University of Michigan Health Systems Parenting Resources
Research-based links reviewed by panel of medical experts which include sites giving information, support and recommended reading on a wide range of topics.

Zero to Three
National Center for Infants, Toddlers & Families.  Information for parents/professionals on first years of life; A-Z FAQ’s.

Senior Family Members

AARP Webplace
Official website of the American Association of Retired Persons.

ABLEDATA
Sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), part of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) of the U.S. Department of Education. ABLEDATA provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers and caregivers within the United States.

Administration on Aging
Site is designed to assist older persons and their caregivers quickly obtain information and resources on a variety of aging-related topics.

Benefits Checkup
From NCOA (National Council on Aging) information about gov’t programs & assistance with various expenses.

Elderhostel, Inc.
Education and travel for older adults.

Medicare
Official website includes information as well as billing and plan choices

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
Information and assistance available to Michigan residents.

OTBS (formerly Library for the Visually and Physically Impaired)
Provides access to materials for Oakland County residents who are unable to read standard printed material because of a visual impairment or physical limitation.

Senior Net
Senior citizen friendly website; can enlarge text.

Senior Resource Directory (Oakland County)
Many programs and services have been identified to assist you in locating federal, state and local programs, which address specific areas of need for senior citizens and their families.

Social Security Administration
Official website includes news and information about benefits.

Support and Information

CHADD
Children and Adults with ADD/ADHD; FAQ’s, access to lists of professional & disability info.

Autism Society of America
Information , resources & research.

La Leche League International
Breastfeeding Information; Multilanguage ability & local contacts.

National Stuttering Association
Information geared towards children as well as adults.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
( PFLAG) – Support, education and advocacy

Pets

American Animal Hospital Association Healthy Pet Homepage
Hospitals; resources & pet care library.

American Kennel Club
Official website with breeds, breeders, clubs & events.

Aquaria Central
Freshwater and saltwater, as well as garden ponds; includes resources.

Cat Fanciers
General information; breeds and breeders; clubs and shows

Pet Education
Categories for every type of pet, including exotics.

2000 Dog Names
Clever ideas for naming your new pet.