Childhood Disintegrative Disorder Resources, Support and References

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder Support Groups

A family with a child who has a CDD often finds their situation to be very much stressful. The parents of CDD children should acquire great knowledge and information about the disorder for management and finding best treatment for their child. Parents are expected to have great patience as it requires understanding and loving care. Finding and joining support groups is great help for the family of a child with childhood disintegrative disorder. With support groups, the parents and other members of the group can share their experiences and problems to ease their burden and pain and lessen their frustration so they would feel and realize that they are not alone with their situation. Although CDD is a rare condition, support groups for them are usually integrated into the services of autism support groups. Here are some of the organizations and online support groups:

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder Network

This is a nonprofit organization consisting of families of children with childhood disintegrative disorder
85 Maple Ave, Alleghany, NY 14706, United States

Autism-help Organization for Children with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Related Developmental Disorder

This is an online community for individuals with autism, asperger’s syndrome and other disorders related to developmental delays.
autism-help.org

Autism Society of America

This is an online society that helps collect relevant data about autism to provide answers that address about autism.
autism-society.org

National Autism Association

An online associated dedicated to provide education about autism and other related disorders.
nationalautismassociation.org

National Association of Rare Disorders (NORD)

An online website devoted to research about rare disorders.
rarediseases.org

Yahoogroups

This is an online forum for individuals with Childhood Disintegrative Disorder.
groups.yahoo.com

Psych Forums

This is an online community where members deal with childhood disintegrative disorder. Forums and chat features are available for members to communicate and share their views with each other.
PsychForums

Firefly (known as CarePlace)

An online forum for families dealing with Childhood Disintegrative Disorders.
careplace.com

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