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After School Homeschooling - Childhood Disability
Children with disabilities who do not have opportunities for academics and inclusion during their school day are often taught at home and included in neighborhood events and community programs
Age Appropriate Misbehavior - Toddlers Throw
Babies and toddlers with Down syndrome often engage in age-appropriate misbehavior as they pass through developmental milestones as early as their mainstream peers. Throwing food, plates and cups at meal time during the 'hold and release, cause and effect' stage can be delightful for the child.
Aid for Haiti - Childhood Disability
Families and individuals around the world are reaching out to the people of Haiti who were so tragically affected by the 2010 earthquake. Organizations who had already committed to family supoprt, schools and clinics for children with disabilities remain dedicated to filling the urgent need for help
Airline Travel for Children with Special Needs
New security procedures make travel more difficult for children with disabilities or chronic health conditions
Amazon Kindle 2 and Childhood Disability
The updated version of the Amazon Kindle reader for books and magazines may be more useful than the original for children and adults with disabilities. Advocates for the vision impaired would improve text to speech controls but recognize Kindle 2 provides better access to visually impaired readers.
Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device
The light-weight, Amazon Kindle Wireless Reader offers many features to families spending long hours in waiting rooms while children are occupied in early intervention, therapy, medical treatment or other procedures. The Amazon Kindle 2 will be available late in February 2009 and is worth the wait.
Families raising children with Angelman Syndrome are excellent advocates for their sons and daughters and often reach out to other families raising as newly-diagnosed babies. Early intervention for feeding problems, developmental delays, supportive therapy and medications for childhood seizures.
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
Anxiety, OCD, and Childhood Disability
Anxiety in children can be due to any number of stresses and experiences, and may be felt to be a debilitating challenge even when the outward symptoms seem to be mild enough to be seen as a function of a child's personality.
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