Organization Links

CF Services, Inc. – a subsidiary of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a national pharmacy that specializes in providing medications to individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF). Since 1988, CF Services has ensured the availability of CF medications to the CF community at the lowest possible cost.

National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. www.cff.org

National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Committee (NCFAC) – serves in advancing community awareness of CF.

Boomer Esiason Foundation – This site includes detailed information about the Boomer Esiason Foundation and in-depth resources for cystic fibrosis information exchange. Working together, we will cure it fast.

Cystic-L – a free email service dedicated to the exchange of information and support specific to cystic fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. – CFI’s mission is to fund cystic fibrosis research and to offer educational and support programs in a safe and healthy environment.

Mycysticfibrosis.com – is a free resource for people living with cystic fibrosis (CF). This site contains personal management tools to help track important health measures on a daily basis.

Brave Kids – A site for kids and their families that are dealing with chronic illnesses.

Pharmaceutical Links

Chiron Corporation – information on Tobramycin for inhalation (TOBI®).

Genentech, Inc. – you will find a wealth of information about cystic fibrosis, its symptoms, and its treatment, and about Pulmozyme® (dornase alfa) Inhalation Solution.

Hill-Rom – offers information on The Vest System airway clearance device.

Axcan Pharma – information on Ultrase pancreatic enzymes, ADEK vitamin, Scandical, Scandishake supplements, Flutter device, and patient care programs and education material.

Solvay Pharmaceuticals – information on Creon pancreatic enzymes.

Digestive Care, Inc. – Pancreacarb enzymes including educational literature and patient assistance programs.

Source CF – a comprehensive line of products for CF.

 

Patient Rights

The Parent Advocacy Coalition for Education Rights (PACER) Center is staffed by parents of children with disabilities and works in coalition with 18 disability organizations and may have information or advice on accommodations in school. (952) 838-9000

The National Association of School Nurses has position statements published on their website regarding administration of medication in the school setting, including student self-administration.

Programs for Children with Disabilities Ages 3-5:
Preschool Programs, Special Education
Department of Education
(501) 682-4225

Programs for Children with Special Healthcare Needs:
Children’s Medical Services
Department of Human Services
(501) 682-2277

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Ages Birth –2:
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Department of Human Services
(501) 682-8676

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Disability Rights Center
(501) 296-1775 (V/TTY)
(800) 482-1174 (V/TTY)

Newsletters

CF Life – (800) 296-1542

Commitment – CF Foundation newsletter

Homeline – CF Services Pharmacy newsletter

IACFA Newsletter – for adults with CF

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Patient and Family Support Link

CFParents – This is a place to discuss issues specific to raising children who have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis… a place for parents of children with CF to come for support and information.

Brave Kids – Help for children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities.

Reaching Out Foundation, Inc. – is sensitive to the needs of patients and families with Cystic Fibrosis and provides financial and educational resources to assist them.

Parents Helping Parents, Inc. – the family resource center

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Just for KIDS

Kids Touched by CF – is a moderated/restricted list for children with Cystic Fibrosis or for siblings of children with Cystic Fibrosis. The list is designed for support for the kids who have a personal connection to CF.

STARBRIGHT Foundation – dedicated to the development of projects that empower seriously ill children to combat the medical and emotional challenges they face on a daily basis.

CFKIDS – is a place for kids with CF and their families and friends.

PatchWorx -is a fun and secure on-line community that breaks down the barriers of isolation, offering a warm and friendly environment for children facing illness and disability.

PBS KIDS -provides games, stories, music, coloring, and other fun and educational content for kids.

Encourage Online – is a place for teens with chronic illness and their family and friends to talk, connect and have fun with someone who understands!

FDA Kids Home Page – web page for kids

KidsHealth for Kids – living with cystic fibrosis

TeensHealth – teen specific information for living with cystic fibrosis

The Cystic Fibrosis Gene Game

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