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NYT Letter to the Editor, Re: "Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay"'

New York Times, June 8, 2008, Letter to the Editor regarding "Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay" by Susan Resko, The Balanced Mind Parent Network Executive Director


State Legislative Advocacy Toolkit

A national coalition of parents, professionals and educators present tips and tools for educating state lawmakers about children’s mental health in America. Includes sample letters and fact sheets.

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Reducing Stigma, Promoting Advocacy

This article by Thomas Anders, former president of AACAP, seeks to articulate the importance of the various advocacy groups, professions, and consumer working together for the common purpose of educating the public regarding this illness and assisting nonprofessionals in dealing with the challenges of living with chronic mental illness.

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thebalancedmindfoundation.org Testimony to the FDA Concerning the Use of Stimulants in Children and Adolescents

The Balanced Mind Parent Network urges the FDA to ensure that significant funding be devoted to research in the use of psychotropic medications by children and adolescents. The Balanced Mind Parent Network further urges that the FDA ensure that children have access to medications for treatment.

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Mastering the IEP Process

To become an effective advocate for your child, you must understand the eight-step process that is required under IDEA.  Certain activities must be completed at each step in order to obtain and implement an appropriate Individual Education Program (IEP) for your child.

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