Useful Links
  • Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition –
  • Imperial College London, Professor Michael Crawford, PHD, FSB, FRCPATH –
  • Dr Rachel V. Gow, ADHD , Neuroscience, Nutrition and Education
    This site is centred on ADHD, Neuroscience, Nutrition and Education. It has been written for anyone raising a child with ADHD or similar behavioral/learning difference; adults who either have a diagnosis or suspect they may have symptoms of ADHD; professionals working with young people with ADHD or similar challenging behaviors; and policy makers or philanthropic individuals. See also:
  • Having Happy Children – essential nutritional advice for would-be parents:
  • The Maternal Health Channel –
  • Alliance for Natural Health USA –
  • Alliance for Natural Health Europe
  • All Party Parliamentary Food and Health Forum
  • SANE Mental Health Charity
  • Solid Association –
  • The Global Exchange of EPA and DHA is a 501(c)6 not-for profit trade association. Its goals are to increase consumption of omega-3s to adequate levels around the world and to ensure that the industry is producing quality omega-3 products that consumers can trust.shutterstock_54796771
  • Food and Behaviour Research –
    Food and Behaviour Research (FAB Research), founded in 2003 by Dr Alex Richardson, is a charitable organisation dedicated both to advancing scientific research into the links between nutrition and human behaviour and to making the findings from such research available to the widest possible audience.
  • The Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour
    There is no longer any doubt that brain function is affected by the food we eat, and as behaviour is directed by the brain, it should be no surprise that a clear link exists between food and behaviour. The Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour exists to conduct research and, on the basis of that research make positive recommendations to bring about change.
  • Friends of Quinn –
    Quinn Bradlee, EsqSt. is the author of “A Different Life; Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventurers” and is the Founder of Friends Of Quinn: an online social network for young adults with learning differences and for their friends and family.
  • The McCarrison Society –
    The Purpose of the Society is to assemble scientific knowledge on nutrition and health that is free from economic and political pressures with the object of securing the physical and mental health of future generations.
  • Brain Health Education and Research Institute –
    A small non-profit founded by Michael Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM. Michael is an expert on the use of omega-3 fatty acids for the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI). His pioneering work has helped thousands of people around the world and he is featured regularly in the media. At the end of 2011, Dr. Lewis retired as a Colonel after a distinguished 31 year career in the US Army. He is currently in private practice in the Washington, DC area.
  • The Dyslexic Research Trust –
    DRT is an Oxford University-based charity investigating new and effective approaches to reading problems. Their focus is on visual and auditory difficulties and how diet and nutrition affects behaviour. They support clinics for research and treatment and provide unbiased information about dyslexia.
  • Good Gardeners International – This website is dedicated to The HH-2 Horticultural System (HH-2), developed by Richard Higgins, farmer and entrepreneur. It involves easy to operate fertility making units (HH-2) incorporated into a complete growing/recycling system. HH-2 is slowly gaining recognition as the most highly effective solution to many modern day agricultural and waste problems. It has the potential to be a game-changing technology – but financial resources are required to bring this methodology into widespread use.
  • The Health Bank –
    The website of Martina Watts MSc Nut Med DipION MBANT NTCC CNHC, a qualified Nutritional Therapist practising in Brighton, East Sussex, UK. She studied at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, and completed the MSc Nutritional Medicine programme at Surrey University with Distinction in 2011. Martina works with children, teenagers and adults to provide them with expert nutritionist advice and recommendations to support their optimal digestive, immune, hormonal and mental health.
  • Key Changes –
    This charity provides music engagement and recovery services for young people and adults experiencing a range of mental illnesses. Their innovative approach draws on clinical therapeutic techniques and uses culturally relevant music activities and genres. They aim to have a positive impact on health and well-being through reducing symptoms and relapse rates and creating new life opportunities for people using specialist mental health services in the community.
  • An Unprocessed Life –
    Founded by Jocelyn Weiss, PhD MPH, Health Coach and Epidemiologist. An Unprocessed Life aims to help others take ownership of their health to prevent and reverse disease. Eating unprocessed food, being active, surrounding yourself with love and staying positive are the keys to a healthy life.

  • Birth Injury Guide –
  • The Birth Injury Guide seeks to spread awareness of all types of birth injuries and special needs for infants.

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I’d like to give a big THANKS for all of the great work you’ve done to help families, like mine, in the special needs community.

We also appreciate this note from Christy Clawson of

My name is Christy and I’m a full-time mother to two beautiful children, one who happens to have special needs. I’m also owner and writer for where I love passing on my knowledge and insights to others in the community. Recently I’ve been pondering what life will be like for my non-verbal 6-year-old son when he turns 18. I’m positive he won’t be able to just go off on his own as he transitions into adulthood.

In my research on this difficult topic, I came across your site and thought I’d pass along some additional resources I found. Hopefully, they can help families deal with this scary time in their lives and find it useful: