Multiple Birth Research

International Society for Twins Studies (ISTS)

“An international, non-political, nonprofit, multidisciplinary scientific organization. Its purpose is to further research and public education in all fields related to twins and twin studies, for the mutual benefit of twins and their families and of scientific research in general”
Website: http://www.twinstudies.org

Twin Research
‘The official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies’
Website: http://www.twinstudies.org/journal/

 

Multiple birth organizations

Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba)
‘A UK charity providing information and support networks for families of twins, triplets, and more’
Website: http://www.tamba.org.uk/

Irish Multiple Birth Association (IMBA), Ireland
‘The Association aims to improve current services and act as advocates for parents and their families of twins, triplets and higher multiples in Ireland’
Website: http://www.imba.ie

Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA)
‘AMBA was founded in 1974 and is a self help voluntary organization, concerned with the well-being of multiple birth children and their families’
Website: http://www.amba.org.au

Mothers of Supertwins (MOST)
‘MOST provides information and resources for families with triplets, quadruplets and more. ‘
Website: http://www.MOSTonline.org

Multiple Births Canada / Naissances Multiples (previously POMBA), Canada
‘The Association aims to improve the quality of life for multiple birth families in Canada by providing a network of local chapters, health care professionals and organisations’
Website: http://www.multiplebirthscanada.org

National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc
‘An organization created to provide information and support relating to multiple birth children and families’
Website: http://www.nomotc.org

Center for the Study of Multiple Birth
‘The Center aims to promote and advance the heath of women and children, particularly multiples, through education, research and public service’
Website: http://www.multiplebirth.com/

 

 

Twin Registries and Study Groups

Australian Twin Registry
‘an Australian registry of twin pairs who are involved on health related research’
Website: http://www.twins.org.au

University of Wisconsin Twin Center
‘conducting research into socio-emotional development from infancy to middle school years in twins’
Website: http://psych.wisc.edu/goldsmith/

Southern California Twin Project
‘coordinating a series of research studies of twins’
Website: http://www-rcf.usc.edu/%7Elbaker/twins.html

National Twin Registry – Sri Lanka
Website: http://infolanka.com/org/twin-registry/

Swedish Twin Registry
‘Swedish registry of twins involved in research about the genetic and environmental influences for behavioral characteristics and diseases.’
Website: http://www.mep.ki.se/twin/index_en.html

 

 

Twins in School

Separating Multiples in School
‘discussion about separating twins’
Website: http://www.twinslist.org/school.htm

Information for parents about twins starting school
Website: http://multiples.about.com/library/weekly/aa072002a.htm

 

 

More than twins

Raising Multiples
Website: http://www.raisingmultiples.org/

 

 

Bereavement

Twins and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
SIDS and twin loss
Website: http://sids-network.org/fp/wood_marla10.htm

 

 

Special Needs

Getting to Know your Classmate with Special Needs
Website: http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1992/1/92.01.05.x.html

Speech delays in multiples
Website: http://www.twinslist.org/speechindex.html

 

 

Parenting Resources

Twinstuff
Website: http://www.twinstuff.com/twinlink5.htm

Twins world
Website: http://www.twinsworld.com/

Twins Magazine
‘ web site features a parent’s forum, articles from their current issue, and information about twins’
Website: https://www.twinsmagazine.com/

 

 

Discussion groups and chat sites

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General Links

Multiple Births in Legend and Folklore
‘Nice site of multiples in legends’
Website: http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/manykids.html

Meet the multiples
‘an online photo gallery for twins, triplets, and other supertwins’
Website: http://multiples.about.com/library/photogal/blgalindex.htm

Twinsburg’s Twins day
Website: http://www.twinsdays.org/

Multiple Births
‘British statistics’
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/multiple.htm

Multiple births
Information on twins research
Website: http://whyfiles.org/053multi_birth/

Twinslist
Links to twin websites
Website: http://www.twinslist.org/