Sorting out good information from the bad information on the Internet can be difficult. This list is intended to help guide you to websites that are reliable and accurate.
General pediatric sites
- Kids Health sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. Well-written articles for parents, and special areas for children and teens.
- KidsGrowth. A 'filing cabinet' of resources and references for parents.
- American Academy of Pediatrics. Free online information about safety, immunizations, and child development. You can also order books and videos about children's health written and endorsed by board-certified pediatricians.
- Health Topics: Infants and Children at the Centers for Disease Control. Articles on common illnesses, development, and safety.
- Children's Health Medical Library at medem.com. Articles on common children's health topics, written and approved by leading medical societies, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association.
- HealthFinder. Search patient health literature for specific topics of your interest.
- MedlinePlus. Search lay health literature with the same tool physicians use to keep up-to-date in medical literature.
- The National Network for Immunization Info. Scientifically-based, easy-to-read information for parents about childhood vaccines.
- The Centers for Disease Control. Frequently asked questions and answers about childhood vaccinations.
- The Parents Guide to Childhood Immunization from the CDC. Information about the diseases that vaccines prevent, and information on what would happen if we stopped vaccinating.
- The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. Information on vaccine research and how vaccines work.
- Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases. Information on vaccines -- and on living with a chronic infectious disease for which no immunization was given.
- The Institute for Vaccine Safety. Current issues -- with references -- regarding vaccines in the media.
- The Immunization Action Coalition. Frequently asked questions about vaccine safety.
- The World Health Organization. A global perspective on the importance of vaccination.
- The Vaccine Resource Library. Gathers top immunization resources in a single website.
- The Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Vaccine information from the United States' first children's hospital.
- American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization Website. Vaccine schedules and safety information from the AAP.
- Every Child By Two. "Vaccine safety information, schedules, and developmental milestone schedules."
- Vaccinate Your Baby. "Features news and information for parents who wish to learn the truth about immunization and how best to protect their children from vaccine-preventable diseases."
- Voices for Vaccines. Provides clear, science-based information about vaccines.
Behavior, developmental, and learning problems
- National Attention Deficit Disorder Association. Excellent, scientifically-based information on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
- ADHD Information. Published by the National Institute of Mental Health.
- Autism Information. Published by the National Institute of Mental Health.
- The Autism Society of America. Clearinghouse of information about autistic spectrum disorders.
- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. National support and advocacy group provides good answers to frequently asked questions and resources for parenting children with ADHD.
- National Down Syndrome Society. National organization to benefit people with Down syndrome through education, research, and advocacy.
- Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Family Resource Center. Provides an individualized information packet regarding a specific medical condition or disability.