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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.
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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"
Sesame Street Episode Launches New Service Dog Muppet - Canine Companions for Independence
Via Twitter from Illuminate Blog @IlluminateBlog
"In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month
@ELIANATARDIO shares the things to know about
people with Down syndrome
MattyB performs at the Atlanta Buddy Walk
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.
How to Raise Bilingual Kids with Special Needs - Eliana Tardio
Bilingual Children with Down Syndrome
Teaching the Power of Communication
Study Shows Autistic Children Are Likely to Wander
Halloween Costumes and Childhood Disability
Costumes for Children with Special Needs
Find costume ideas for children online; put together a
fabulous comfy version at home
Children's Halloween Books
Three year old 'reading' Instructions by Neil Gaiman
Blueberry Girl, The Dangerous Alphabet, Instructions
RT @woodbinehouse Woodbine House books on Down syndrome are 20% OFF http://www.woodbinehouse.com/Down-Syndrome.184.108.40.206.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
FYI, Woodbine House autism titles are all ABA-based.
Down Syndrome Awareness Month is October
Request books about Down syndrome from your
public library - or donate one - to celebrate
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October
Down Syndrome Awareness pins and other jewelry
Down Syndrome Awareness T-shirts
Eliminating Misinformation about Down Syndrome
A Brand New Baby with Down Syndrome
Mosaic and Translocation Down Syndrome
Explaining Down Syndrome to Children
Bilingual Children with Down Syndrome
Building a Down Syndrome Library for Parents
New Parent Information on Down Syndrome
Uncommon Beauty - Crisis Parenting from Day One -
Margaret Meder (Author)
Medically Fragile Children: Practical Parenting Help
- Different Dream
Adjusting To Shared Custody After Divorce: Keep in Touch With the Kids
Children of Divorce - Childhood Disabilities
Single Parenting - Childhood Disabilities
Asthma and Allergies in Early Childhood
Sleep Disorders and Children with Special Needs
Lack of Sleep and Rest for Caregivers
Early Intervention and Advocacy - Then and Now
Disability and Future Planning for Parents
Assuring the Care of a Family Member With Special Needs
'Indelible' has been nominated for the people's choice award at the Delhi International film festival.
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. ..."
Allyssa Brubeck, Homecoming Queen, Is First Girl With Down Syndrome To Wear School's Crown
Westwood H.S. Homecoming King Brent Davis breaks down barriers
17-year-old Sarah Greene Surprised with Homecoming Crown
Michigan homecoming king just happens to have Down syndrome
Students pick Mike Bogumil for top honor
Students Rally Behind Alex Milan for Homecoming Queen
Down syndrome student named homecoming king
Michael Holton - South Effingham High School
Vickroy: Homecoming crown for Jasmine Rivera, who has Down syndrome
"... 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.