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Down Syndrome Buddy Walks
Down Syndrome Buddy Walks throughout the country have been raising awareness about Down syndrome for more than fifteen years. Most occur in September or National Down Syndrome Awareness month in October. The New York City event includes a Times Square video featuring individuals with Down syndrome.
Homeschooling Children with Special Needs
Parents who homeschool their children with special needs report improvements in academic gains, independence and interdependence, as well as improved socialization, self discipline and greater self confidence.
Bill Maher and Comments about The Extra Chromosome
In 2006, Bill Maher helped popularize using derogatory references to individuals with 'an extra chromosome'. Families of children with Down syndrome speak out about why they are concerned about the effect on their children's opportunities and safety.
Another Year Past 9/11
Children's health issues five and ten years past 9/11 should be important stories in coverage of the loss of the World Trade Center towers and other terrible events of that day and those that followed
Another Year Past Hurricane Katrina
One year after hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, disability advocacy organizations for children, families and individuals are more aware, still working to help those affected and to prepare all communities
The Diagnosis of Learning Disability
The correct diagnosis of a childīs learning disability can bring great relief to students and their families when the best support is offered for their learning style and special needs
Hearing, Vision and Scoliosis Screening at School
Hearing, vision and scoliosis screenings conducted at school can alert parents and teachers to problems that diminish a childīs academic success and opportunities
Childhood Hearing Problems
Early diagnosis of childhood hearing problems is crucial because undetected hearing loss has a significant impact on babies' and young children's ability to communicate and learn
School Bus Rides
Preparing for the first school bus rides of the new school year can relieve anxiety and build anticipation in students with special needs
Carry On Luggage Rules for Flights Today
The Transportation Security Administration has a website with information for Airline Travelers with Disabilities, Traveling with Children, and Frequently Asked Questions
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