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At Mercer Island Pediatrics, we know that parents and caregivers often have many questions about their child's health and wellbeing. That's why we've put together this compilation of Internet resources. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.



Psychology Today Therapist Network:

Search engine for therapists and counselors that specialize in ADHD in King County

Find ADHD Therapists and Psychologists in King County - Psychology Today


International Dyslexia Association:

Dyslexia research, information, and advocacy

International Dyslexia Association - …until everyone can read! (

Learning Disabilities Association of America:

Information and support including pages for kids

Learning Disabilities Association of America – Support. Educate. Advocate. (


All Kinds of Minds:

Help to understand all kinds of learning differences

Home - All Kinds of Minds

Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD):

The national resource center on ADHD

CHADD - Improving the lives of people affected by ADHD

Parents Med Guide:

Resources for parents developed by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Parents’ Medication Guides (

Allergy and Asthma Network:
Information on allergies and asthma
 What is Asthma | Allergy & Asthma Network (

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI):
Trusted resource for accurate, local pollen and mold levels. Can sign up for email alerts
 Site Map for AAAAI Website

Food Allergy Research and Education:
Trusted tools and resources for families about food allergies

Homepage -

CDC: Autism Spectrum Disorder:
Credible information on ASD, including early signs, causes and risk factors, treatment options, current research, and free materials
 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) | Autism | NCBDDD | CDC

Autism Speaks:
Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information and advocacy

Autism Education & Resources | Autism Speaks


Child Care Aware of Washington: 

Will help you find licensed child care and other resources 

Home - Child Care Aware WA


Parent Help 123:

Within Reach’s website to help connect parents to child care subsidies and other resources

A website for families and individuals in Washington state - Parenthelp123

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education:

Trusted information about health and safety in child care

Home | National Resource Center (

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center:

Homepage includes a Head Start locator

Head Start | ECLKC (

Washington State Department of Early Learning:

Information about licensed care in Washington State

Find Child Care / Early Learning | Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Heads Up:

Complete CDC information about concussions

HEADS UP to Parents | HEADS UP | CDC Injury Center



HEADS UP to Youth Sports:

Online Training

HEADS UP to Youth Sports | HEADS UP | CDC Injury Center

Healthy Children: Concussions:

Info on prevention, symptoms, and treatment

Concussions: What Parents Need to Know -

International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy:

Specific stepwise return-to-play protocol following concussion for a number of pediatric athletics, including gymnastics, cheerleading, and lacrosse



Zero to Three:

Trusted national organization with large amount of parent support materials

ZERO TO THREE | Early Connections Last a Lifetime

Parenting Counts:

Information for parents to support development, videos, and newsletter

Parenting Counts – Parenting Information You Can Trust

Mercer Island Preschool Association:

The only preschool PTA in the state, includes children’s activities, parent support and advocacy

Mercer Island Preschool Association - Home Page (

CDC: Learn the Signs, Act Early:

Information for parents about promoting young children’s development, free resources

“Learn the Signs. Act Early.” | CDC

Read Kiddo Read!:

Book list recommendations for kids from birth to teens, includes resources for free books.

Read Kiddo Read | James Patterson Kids

King County Library: K-12 Resources:

Find story times in many languages, download e-books, and much more.

K-12 | King County Library System (


Free, easy-to-use learning tips for children 5 and under, developed by early learning experts | Boost your child's learning with fast and fun tips


GI Kids:
Digestive health information including constipation, celiac, inflammatory bowel disease
GiKids - Home

AAP: GERD/Reflux
Information on mild to severe reflux, and treatment
Gastroesophageal Reflux & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Parent FAQs -

AAP: Diarrhea
Treatment do's and dont's
Diarrhea in Children: What Parents Need to Know -

AAP: Constipation
Causes, treatment, and prevention
Constipation in Children -

AAP: Abdominal Pain in Children and Teens
Most common causes, and when to call your doctor
Stomachaches in Children & Teens -

Celiac Disease, Wheat Allergy, and Gluten Sensitivity
Descriptions and distinguishing symptoms

Celiac disease, wheat allergy, and gluten sensitivity in children | BabyCenter | BabyCenter

American Academy of Pediatrics:
Trusted advice for parents - From the American Academy of Pediatrics
National Center for Medical Home Implementation:
Info for families about the best health care
Medical Home (
Well Visit Planner:
Plan each of your child’s well visits, information about what is covered at each visit
Well Visit Planner
AAP Symptom Checker:
Should you call 911? Should you make an appointment? What about home care? Simple tool to use
Symptom Checker -
Parent Help 123:
Within Reach’s website to help connect parents to health insurance and health insurance subsidies/Medicaid
A website for families and individuals in Washington state - Parenthelp123
Text 4 Baby:
Credible information for expecting and new parents; sign up for texts and other information.
:: text4baby ::

Community of Mindful Parenting: Listening Mothers:

This program offers a unique opportunity for parents of babies birth through six months of age to discover the joys of parenting, using a proven curriculum that helps turn every moment into positive moments

Home - Community of Mindful Parenting

Common Sense Media:

Dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology.  This site empowers parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

Common Sense Media: Age-Based Media Reviews for Families | Common Sense Media

Tobacco Prevention Toolkit

A new, theory-based and evidence-informed educational resource created by educators and researchers at Stanford Medicine, for anyone that works with youth.

Tobacco Prevention Toolkit | Tobacco Prevention Toolkit | Stanford Medicine


King County Distaster Preparedness:

Disaster Preparedness resource for families in King County

Emergency Management - King County


American Academy of Pediatrics:

Trusted info about immunizations

Immunizations (

Facebook: The Vaccine Page:

Conversation exploring vaccine hesitancy.

(2) Facebook

Shot @ Life:

UN support for immunizations worldwide

Homepage - Shot@Life : Shot@Life (

CDC: Vaccine Page:

Info on vaccines for a number of populations, including schedule, information statement sheets, and side effects.

Vaccines and Immunizations | CDC

LGBTQ-Themed Picture Books for Children:
Picture books for children about the experience of knowing or having a gay parent, family member, or friend, as well as books for gender nonconforming kids
Gay-Themed Picture Books for Children (

SFSU: Family Acceptance Project:
Publications, training, and resource materials for families of LGBTQ youth. Including family education booklets for English-speaking and LDS families
Welcome to the Family Acceptance Project® | Family Acceptance Project ® (

Lambert House:
Activity center in Seattle for LGBTQ youth, which empowers youth through the development of leadership, social and life skills 
Lambert House

Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG):
Seattle Chapter -- meetings and information
PFLAG Seattle – Creating a caring, just, and affirming world for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them

Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG):
Bellevue/Eastside -- meetings and information
PFLAG Bellevue Eastside | Uniting the LGBTQ community and allies through Support, Education, and Advocacy

Youth Eastside Services: B-GLAD:
Drop-in support group open to kids ages 13-19 who may identify as LGBTQ who may be questioning their sexuality
Mental Health Counseling and Substance Use Treatment Services (

It Gets Better Project:
Communicates to LGBTQ youth around the world that it gets better, and creates/inspires the changes needed to make it better for them
It Gets Better – The It Gets Better Project exists to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the globe.

TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation:
FAQs and resources regarding gender dysphoria in youth
TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation – Spreading the message of tolerance, acceptance & unconditional love which are a birthright for all transkids.

American Academy of Pediatrics: Gender Non-Conforming:
Info and FAQs about raising a gender non-conforming or a transgender child
Gender-Diverse & Transgender Children -

LGBTQ+ Guide for College Bound Students
Resources and a guide for college-bound students to aid in locating and navigating LGBTQ+-friendly universities and communities.
Ultimate Guide to Resources for LGBTQ+ Students (

The Trevor Project
A nonprofit organization that provides life-saving and life-affirming services to LGBTQ+ youth.

The Trevor Project | For Young LGBTQ Lives

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA):
Info and resources
Anxiety Disorders and Depression Research & Treatment | Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA
International Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Foundation:
Includes information about OCD in children
International OCD Foundation | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (
Information for parents and ideas for prevention of bullying
​Youth Eastside Services Violence Prevention Pages:
To prevent bullying and dating violence
Mental Health Counseling and Substance Use Treatment Services (
Bullying -- It’s Not OK:
important information for parents about bullying
Bullying: It's Not OK -

How Children Cope With Ongoing Threat and Trauma:

Info and resources from the National Organization of School Psychologists about the psychological stress associated with extended periods of feeling at-risk, including from violence in news media 

How Children Cope With Ongoing Threat and Trauma (


Let's Move:

Fun and engaging information for parents and children about healthy physical activity and nutrition

Let's Move! (


My Plate:

Outstanding information about nutrition, this replaces the outdated food pyramid, pages, and games for children.

MyPlate | U.S. Department of Agriculture


Girls On The Run:

Encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running.

Girl Empowerment | Girls on the Run | Nonprofit

​Tobacco Prevention Toolkit

A new, theory-based and evidence-informed educational resource created by educators and researchers at Stanford Medicine, for anyone that works with youth.

Tobacco Prevention Toolkit | Tobacco Prevention Toolkit | Stanford Medicine

Young Women's Health:

Credible website with general health information for girls from 11-25 years

Center for Young Women's Health (

Young Men's Health:

Credible website with general health information for boys from 11- 25 years

Young Men's Health (


The Center for Disease Control:

Up to date health and vaccine recommendations, as well as safety and travel guidance, for international travelers

Travelers' Health | CDC

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