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Organizations and Web Sites That Provide Information for Parents of Young Adolescents
Federal Offices or Federally Funded Agencies and Clearinghouses
No Child Left Behind Parents Tool Box
U.S. Department of Education
Toll Free: 1-888-814-NCLB
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091
Toll Free: 1-800-328-0272
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Clearinghouse
Toll Free: 1-800-370-2943
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013-1492
Toll Free: 1-800-695-0285 (voice & TTY)
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202
Al-Anon Family Groups Headquarters
1600 Corporate Landing Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617.
Toll free: 888-425-2666 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Learning Disabilities Association of America
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
412-341-1515 or 412-341-8077
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated
PO Box 7
Highland Park, IL 60035
National Black Child Development Institute
463 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Toll free: 800-556-2234
National Eating Disorders Association
603 Stewart Street, Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101-1264
Ph. (206) 382-3587
Fax (206) 829-8501
Toll-Free Information & Referral HelpLine 1-800-931-2237
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
Toll free: 800-729-6686 (24 hours a day)
Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Toll free: 800-843-5678.
National Runaway Switchboard
Toll free: 800-621-4000 (operated 24 hours a day for runaway and homeless youth and their families)
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency
12 West 21st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212-206-6770 or toll free: 800-NCA-CALL
National Middle School Association
2600 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 370
Columbus, Ohio 43231-1672
Toll free: 800-528-NMSA