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Resources for Families

At Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, our pediatric care teams are here for you and your family. We are experts in evaluating, assessing and treating common and rare pediatric conditions.

We understand that you want to learn as much as possible about your child's diagnosis. Here are several trustworthy resources that may answer some of your questions. Remember, you can always ask your child's care team for information, too. We are here to help.

Please note: When you enter any of the sites listed below, you are leaving the Marianjoy website. This list of resources has been compiled as a convenience for informational purposes only. Marianjoy has no control over the information posted on these sites and inclusion of a site on this list does not imply any endorsement or sponsorship by Marianjoy or Northwestern Medicine. Consult your care provider if you have questions about your own medical condition or symptoms.

General Resources

More Information on Certain Conditions

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects social and communication skills and can cause behavioral challenges. Children with ASD have a range of symptoms and signs that can vary widely from person to person.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is a mental health disorder that can cause hyperactivity, trouble concentrating and impulsiveness. It affects 6.4 million children ages 4-17, and the average age of diagnosis is 7. There are three different types of ADHD.

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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move. It is caused by abnormal development or damage to the brain. There are different types of cerebral palsy, and symptoms vary from person to person.

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Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is also called Down's syndrome or trisomy 21. It is a genetic disorder that causes developmental and cognitive disability. The condition occurs when a person has a third copy of the 21st chromosome.

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Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury is damage to the brain caused by an outside force, such as an accident or injury. Symptoms vary from person to person. Some symptoms start right away while others do not show up until later.

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Developmental Disabilities

As your child grows, they will meet milestones, such as their first steps or their first words. Developmental disabilities can impact physical ability, learning, language and behavior. They may be marked by delayed or missed milestones. These may last for your child's lifetime and affect how they function each day.

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