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Disabilities WebQuest

As with any research task, start with general information first.
Use the Connecticut Digital Library (http://www.iconn.org) and access the Health & Wellness database for definitions and articles about the disability that you are studying. Also be sure to use general reference tools such as encyclopedias to help you with definitions: try Worldbook online (from school) or Wikipedia (a free, online encyclopedia).

Also, take a look at the following first person accounts from a Learning Disabilities website.

Profoundly Hard of Hearing

Let's Hear it for the Ear!
http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/ear_prt.htm

Hearing Health Dictionary
http://www.drf.org/hh_dictionary/hh_dictionary.htm

Deafness/Hard of Hearing
http://www.deafness.about.com/

You Can: You Will - Athletes with Hearing Loss
http://www.agbell.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?p=Pride_and_Catchings_

Visually-Impaired

Visual Impairment
http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/sight/visual_impairment.html

Visually Impaired
http://library.thinkquest.org/11799/data/blind.html

Definition of Legally Blind & Site Loss Facts
http://www.brailleinstitute.org/facts_about_sight_loss 


Paralysis

Paraplegic Online
http://www.paraplegic-online.com/

Infantile Paralysis
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3968

Multiple Sclerosis All About Multiple Sclerosis
http://www.mult-sclerosis.org/
Muscular Dystrophy Info

Muscular Dystrophy Information
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/md/md.htm

Meaning of Muscular Dystrophy
http://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/bone/muscular_dystrophy.html

Cerebral Palsy

What is Cerebral Palsy?
http://www.nichcy.org/pubs/factshe/fs2txt.htm

March of Dimes: Cerebral Palsy
http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/14332_1208.asp

Seizure Disorder

Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders
http://www.neurologychannel.com/seizures/

Disability Info: Epilepsy
http://www.nichcy.org/pubs/factshe/fs6txt.htm

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Facts - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
http://www.healthnewsflash.com/conditions/down_syndrome.php

Down Syndrome
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/Down_Syndrome.cfm

Teen with Down Syndrome Tells Her Story
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/0612/

Autism

What is Autism?
http://www.naar.org/aboutaut/whatis.htm

Autism
http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/school/autism.html

Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger Syndrome: What is It?
http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/aswhatisit.html

Famous People with Autism (including asperger's)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_persons_with_autism_spectrum_disorders.

Characteristics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger%27s_syndrome#Characteristics

Fact Sheet
http://www.naminc.org/CFS%20ASPERGERS.htm

ADD/ADHD

What is ADHD?
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/add_adhd/what_is.html

Following Bliss: A First Person Account about ADHD
http://www.ldonline.org/article.php?max=20&id=573&loc=11

Facts
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/add_adhd/add_doe_facts.html

Tourette's Syndrome

What is Tourette's Syndrome
http://www.tsa-usa.org/

Tourette Syndrome Life Stories
http://www.tourette-syndrome.com/tourette-syndrome-life-stories.htm

Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism
http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/SelectiveMutism.htm

Selective Mutism Foundation
http://www.selectivemutismfoundation.org/about.shtml

Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities
http://www.ldonline.org/

A Man's Reach Should Exceed his Graph by Henry Winkler
A First Person Account about being Dyslexic
http://www.ldonline.org/article.php?max=20&id=604&loc=11

Emotionally-Disturbed

Facts about Emotionally-Disturbed Children
http://www.nichcy.org/pubs/factshe/fs5txt.htm

Definition of Emotional Disturbance
http://parentpals.com/gossamer/pages/Detailed/685.html

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Facts & First Person Account
http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/ocd.htm

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/
anxiety-disorders/obsessive-compulsive-disorder.shtml

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/learning_problem/ocd.html

OCD Personal Stories:
http://understanding_ocd.tripod.com/ocd_personalstories.html 

Copyright 2004. Webquest developed by Mrs. Martens, Ms. Turk & Mrs. Kompar. Last updated January 5, 2009.


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