Public Library: Visit your local public library. Ask the librarian to help you find books, information and resources about babies like yours. Hospital or university libraries may also be helpful.
The following organizations specialize in information about children with special needs. You can contact them and they will send you a catalogue of the books, articles and resources they have available. You can order material from them through the mail.
Parry Sound Books
The Beatty Building
26 James Street
Parry Sound, Ontario
P2A 1T5 (705) 746-7625
21 Harbord Street
M5W 1H6 (416) 537-8334
The Easter Seal Society, Ontario Resource Centre
250 Ferrand Drive, Suite 200
Don Mills, Ontario
M3C 3P2 (416) 421-8377
Fax: (416) 696-1035
Bloorview McMillan Children's Centre
The Exceptional Parent Magazine has good articles as well as "Parent Search" and "Parent Respond" columns. Twelve issues per year cost about $39 Canadian. Their mailing address is:
P.O. Box 3000, Dept EP
Denville, NJ 07834
or: call (201) 634-6550
The Exceptional Parent Library also has a large selection of books which can be ordered from the address below:
Dept. EPCAT4, P.O. Box 8045
Brick, NJ 08723
A Starting Point: A Guide to Services for Parents of Children with a Disability, 2nd edition (1993) is available for parents living in Hamilton-Wentworth, Haldimand, Halton and Brant regions of Ontario. This superb booklet gives parents specific information and contacts about local services.
Call: Chedoke Child & Family Centre
(905) 521-2100, ext. 77215
or: The Easter Seal Society
Ask the Easter Seal Society or any Child Development Workers in your area for similar booklets as many communities may have produced these.
Association for the Care of Children's Health (ACCH)
7910 Woodmount Avenue, #300
Bethseda, Maryland, USA 20814
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
(CNIB) Lending Resources
The Ontario Association for Community Living (OACL) have available resources and also hold workshops and conferences throughout Ontario. Their provincial address is:
Ontario Association for Community Living
(OACL) Resource Centre
240 Duncan Mill Road, Suite 403
North York, Ontario M3B 1Z4
OACL also has regional offices throughout the province. You can find your local office in the phone book.
The Internet - use the "search" function using labels, diagnoses or other terms which may bring forward information onto the computer screen. Many larger communities or libraries can provide a computer for the public's information. You can use the Internet to connect with other parents of special babies.