The internet is a great place to start looking for help, just be sure to follow up with calls to providers in your own community and search out local service directories at places such as United Way, the public library, the chamber of commerce, and/or your local 211 information/warm line.
A word of caution: Because anyone can put anything on the web in just a few minutes, documents of the widest range of quality, written by authors of the widest range of authority, are available on an even playing field. It takes time to distinguish between reliable and questionable information when searching the web. Here are some online resources we found and an excellent resource from the University of California at Berkley to assist you in evaluating what you find.
- A list of helpful New York State websites compiled by the Coalition, an emphasis on places you can call to get info and help in New York State
- Helpful service information & directory websites across the country
- Foster Care and adoption blogs and online communities of interest
- Top 100 Special Needs Sites from PHD in Special Education
- Evaluating web pages: techniques to use & questions to ask
- Service Detective Do-it-Yourself Training Curriculum