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October 12 2012 Children with Special Needs Newsletter


Here's the latest article from the Children with Special Needs site at BellaOnline.com.

Costume Ideas - Childhood Disabilities
Some children cannot tolerate uncomfortable fabrics, seams, masks or sounds. Accommodations for sensitivities can be a great help for mainstream peers. Costume ideas for children with disabilities take into account mobility issues as well as fabulous opportunities to incorporate wheels or walkers.

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art174668.asp

Visit specialneedschildren.bellaonline.com for even more great content about Children with Special Needs.

Check out Childhood Disability messages on Twitter with 2,200 others, at:
http://www.twitter.com/downsynadvocacy

Join our community on Facebook with 243 other parents and advocacy organizations who post about events, information, resources and support at
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Children-with-Special-Needs-at-Bellaonline/232298623459587

Browsing (and making purchases) at our Amazon aStores benefits the Children with Special Needs website. There are also links to books and other products beneath almost every article at the Children with Special Needs website. I appreciate your support! Most of the books are available at your public library or local bookstore, but the reader reviews and list of related resources on Amazon have been helpful to many parents and other advocates.

Down Syndrome Advocacy - Books, toys and other items
http://astore.amazon.com/downsyndrome-20

Children with Special Needs - Books, toys and other items
http://astore.amazon.com/specialneed0e-20

To participate in free, fun online discussions, this site has a community forum all about Children with Special Needs located here -

http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=57

I hope to hear from you sometime soon. I thrive on your feedback!

Enjoy passing this message along to family and friends!

Pamela Wilson, Children with Special Needs Editor
http://specialneedschildren.bellaonline.com

Via Twitter from Woodbine House @woodbinehouse
"Many newspapers on Monday included Mini Pages on Down syndrome.
If you missed it: http://bit.ly/QdRCrx Good explanations for kids"
http://www.denverposteducation.com/pdfs/minipage/mp121006TAB_CO.pdf

Sesame Street Episode Launches New Service Dog Muppet - Canine Companions for Independence
http://www.cci.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=cdKGIRNqEmG&b=4127877&ct=12188571

Via Twitter from Illuminate Blog @IlluminateBlog
"In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month
@ELIANATARDIO shares the things to know about
people with Down syndrome
http://bit.ly/WRU21H "

MattyB performs at the Atlanta Buddy Walk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT5gM-edgwE&feature=youtu.be

Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City:
It's Down Syndrome Awareness Month!
Feel free to share this informational flier on your facebook page to educate.
http://tinyurl.com/8cvejyw

How to Raise Bilingual Kids with Special Needs - Eliana Tardio
http://spanglishbaby.com/2012/10/how-to-raise-bilingual-kids-with-special-needs/

Bilingual Children with Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art51927.asp

Teaching the Power of Communication
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32725.asp

Study Shows Autistic Children Are Likely to Wander
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/08/science/study-shows-autistic-children-are-likely-to-wander.html

Halloween Costumes and Childhood Disability
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art63629.asp

Costumes for Children with Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art36415.asp

Find costume ideas for children online; put together a
fabulous comfy version at home
:-)
http://tinyurl.com/8rootra

Children's Halloween Books
http://tinyurl.com/9ecy4ve

Three year old 'reading' Instructions by Neil Gaiman
http://vimeo.com/51036284
Blueberry Girl, The Dangerous Alphabet, Instructions
http://tinyurl.com/8v4bvr5

RT @woodbinehouse Woodbine House books on Down syndrome are 20% OFF http://www.woodbinehouse.com/Down-Syndrome.29.0.0.2.htm
Sale lasts all of October #downsyndrome #DSAM2012

Teaching Reading to Children w/ Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents & Teachers http://tinyurl.com/8een3wn
Note @woodbinehouse update includes DVD!

Woodbine House ‏@woodbinehouse
Useful video on #autism, dispells myths about ABA
http://bit.ly/SRTBQb
FYI, Woodbine House autism titles are all ABA-based.
http://bit.ly/OTNcZT
ABA works

Down Syndrome Awareness Month is October
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art53612.asp

Request books about Down syndrome from your
public library - or donate one - to celebrate
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October
http://tinyurl.com/96sepep

Down Syndrome Awareness pins and other jewelry
http://tinyurl.com/8jbur3n

Down Syndrome Awareness T-shirts
http://tinyurl.com/9puczrx

Eliminating Misinformation about Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art69273.asp

A Brand New Baby with Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art51264

Mosaic and Translocation Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33207.asp

Explaining Down Syndrome to Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art55519.asp

Bilingual Children with Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art51927.asp

Building a Down Syndrome Library for Parents
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70242.asp

New Parent Information on Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art68926.asp

Uncommon Beauty - Crisis Parenting from Day One -
Margaret Meder (Author)
http://tinyurl.com/9p3jrbn
Medically Fragile Children: Practical Parenting Help
- Different Dream
http://www.differentdream.com/2012/10/medically-fragile-children-practical-parenting-help/

Adjusting To Shared Custody After Divorce: Keep in Touch With the Kids
http://www.mamiverse.com/adjusting-shared-custody-after-divorce-23069/

Children of Divorce - Childhood Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art177409.asp

Single Parenting - Childhood Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art176615.asp

Asthma and Allergies in Early Childhood
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art176591.asp

Sleep Disorders and Children with Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33877.asp

Lack of Sleep and Rest for Caregivers
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art55033.asp

Early Intervention and Advocacy - Then and Now
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art174676.asp

Disability and Future Planning for Parents
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art59032.asp

Assuring the Care of a Family Member With Special Needs
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/06/your-money/assuring-the-care-of-a-family-member-with-special-needs.html

'Indelible' has been nominated for the people's choice award at the Delhi International film festival.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AaWhKiZ9yU&feature=plcp

Homecoming and Down Syndrome http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178153.asp


Cocoa Bonometti -> National Down Syndrome Congress on Facebook
"Our 17 year old in his homecoming parade! He has been in the drumline for 3 years and is a junior this year. He's been included since preschool. ..."
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4062752922318&set=o.57836810804&type=1&theater

Allyssa Brubeck, Homecoming Queen, Is First Girl With Down Syndrome To Wear School's Crown
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/allyssa-brubeck-homecoming-queen-down-syndrome_n_1909712.html

Westwood H.S. Homecoming King Brent Davis breaks down barriers
http://www.kvue.com/home/Homecoming-King-breaks-down-barriers-169868456.html

17-year-old Sarah Greene Surprised with Homecoming Crown
http://fox8.com/2012/09/18/special-needs-student-suprised-with-homecoming-nomination/
http://fox8.com/2012/09/21/student-surprised-with-homecoming-queen-title/

Michigan homecoming king just happens to have Down syndrome
Students pick Mike Bogumil for top honor
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20120928/NEWS01/309280044/Michigan-homecoming-king-just-happens-Down-syndrome

Students Rally Behind Alex Milan for Homecoming Queen
http://www.wwmt.com/shared/newsroom/top-stories/stories/wwmt_students-rally-behind-girl-down-syndrome-homecoming-queen-4854.shtml

Down syndrome student named homecoming king
Michael Holton - South Effingham High School
http://www.thecoastalsource.com/news/local/story/Down-syndrome-student-named-homecoming-king/8PtX18QSrkanxFyaSvgYJA.cspx

Vickroy: Homecoming crown for Jasmine Rivera, who has Down syndrome
http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/photos/galleries/15577710-417/vickroy-homecoming-crown-for-down-syndrome-girl.html
"... Last year was the first time a special-needs student attended a Homecoming event. Now, one is a member of the court.
“It wasn’t so long ago that these kids were expected to be invisible,” Escherich said. “Now they’re being applauded and celebrated for their contributions.”"
Ow.That was a long time coming.






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