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January 18 2012 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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A History of Early Intervention and Advocacy
The first early intervention programs for children with developmental disabilities began as preschool studies of children with Down syndrome. Films, photos and videos showing their potential and accomplishments raised professional and public awareness, like today's advocates using social media.

Please visit for even more great content about Children with Special Needs.

Is Diversity Like A New Box of Crayons?

Expressing Friendship with Valentines

Cataracts and Childhood Disabilities

Wearing Glasses in Early Childhood

Diabetes Information for Classmates and their Families

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information, resources and support, at

Recent tweets:

@TheArcUS A great story on Ryan Langston, a child model with Down syndrome, featured in Target and Nordstrom ads –

@DownSynAdvocacy FL research study: Babies at 6 months use lip-reading in learning to talk

@mamatude Hospital Denies Kidney Transplant to Girl With Intellectual Disability

@downsynadvocacy Experts Call 'Scream Rooms' Untherapeutic, Harmful To Children And Others At School

@philnel Dr. Seuss on conditioned laughter, racist humor, and why adults are “obsolete children.”

@disabilityscoop Natl Assn for Education of African American Children w/ Learning Disabilities to train parents to advocate effectively

@DiabetesHealth After Shock

@PatientSafety01 Two American Indian Academics Examine the Media Slant as
the Diabetes Crisis Looms: The US Health and Human Services ...

@DownSynAdvocacy Lives Worth Saving: Organ Transplantation, People w/ Disabilities
2004 Natl Working Group Disability and Transplantation

@downsynadvocacy Jason and His Snowman
One of my favorite snapshots from our recent snowfall playday

@IMDb Winner, Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie:
Peter Dinklage for "Game of Thrones"
At Golden Globes, Peter Dinklage shouted out Martin Henderson who was
paralyzed in an attack inspired by England's"dwarf-tossing" rugby team.

@thearcofnj Respected blogger, disabilities advocate Dave Hingsburger
calls for "day of mourning" for lives lost in institutions:

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Thank you for encouraging and supporting children with special needs, their siblings, and all our families within your own community. Getting through the tough times and enjoying the great moments of our children's lives is something we have in common with one another and with all parents. You may be inspiring or comforting others without realizing how important you are to your friends and neighbors. Hang in there!

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message.

Don't hesitate to pass this newsletter along to family and friends - I volunteer my time and energy to pay forward all the help I have had and will have from friends and advocates we meet along the way. So far, so good!

Pamela Wilson, Children with Special Needs Editor

Encouraging Friendship - Childhood Disabilities

Advocating for Children with Type One Diabetes

Bacterial and Viral Pneumonia

Severe Weather Events and Children

Family Games for Parties - Social and Educational

Holiday Party Planning and Childhood Disabilities

Asking More from Medical Professionals

Patient Advocacy for Children in Hospitals

Service Animals and Childhood Disability

Service Dog Etiquette

Assistive Listening Devices for the Classroom

Recess Skills for Children

IEP Preparation - Teacher Support

Speech Therapy for Children

(Over) Preparing for the IEP Meeting

Mental Wellness in Pregnancy and Motherhood

Letter to Myself on Diagnosis Day

Gifts 2: How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World

Cutting with Scissors and Other Fine Motor Skills

Teaching Handwriting to Children

Organ Transplants and Developmental Disabilities

The Disability Hierarchy, Equity and Advocacy

Young Adults with Down Syndrome Inspire New Moms

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