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Comedians and Intellectual Disabilities
Individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families have deep diversity in their appreciation of humor, funny situations, and comedians. Unfortunately, many comedy writers and performers are motivated by the cheap laughs they can earn by denigrating people with developmental disabilities.
Communicating with Babies
Responding to a baby´s cries and filling their needs teaches them that their attempts to communicate work, that they are loved, and that they are surrounded by people who care deeply about them. Successfully interpreting signals and sounds that babies use to communicate can reduce frustration, too.
Communication Alternatives - Childhood Disability
Alternate forms of communication for children with speech delays or disabilities include body language, behavior, facial expressions, and informal sign language or shorthand words as well as standard sign language, icon based communication systems, handwriting and typing.
Communication and Summer Activities
Children with language delays or articulation problems can improve communication skills during the summer - and we can become better ´listeners´
Children with Down syndrome and their families benefit from Dr. James D. MacDonald's 'Communicating Partners' strategies that encourage late talking children as well as their mainstream peers to be more social, responsive and conversational.
Communication, Autism, and Disability
A woman who has autism, Amanda Baggs, posted a video on You Tube about how she interacts with her environment and communicates
Community Access for Children in Wheelchairs
A child may use a wheelchair for mobility full-time, as the result of an injury or condition that is temporary or intermittent, or to avoid injury, relapse or exhaustion. After a temporary injury, my son needed a walker and wheelchair, an accessible home and community, and a better informed mother
Community Emergency Response Team Training - CERT
Parents and other caregivers of children with disabilities, chronic health conditions and other special needs are participating in Community Emergency Response Training to build stronger networks for support and to expand planning efforts for severe weather, natural disasters and unforeseen events.
Community Support for Families
Child health, Children and Youth with Disabilities, community support, inclusion, inclusive education
Comparing Ourselves to Other Mothers
Mothers with babies and young children at home may project images of themselves and their children to other moms that are as unrealistic as the perceptions that other mothers may have the resources, support, ideas and energy we can´t find. This is also common for mothers of kids with special needs.
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