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Teaching Children About Money
Teaching children with developmental disabilities about money, spending and saving can help them build confidence in their abilities to control their lives and achieve the goals they have set for themselves.
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Friendship and Inclusion for Children with Special Needs
School Bus Rides
IDEA - Education Law
IEP Preparation - Teacher Support
Inclusive Education and the Culture of Down Syndrome
Sleep Disorders and Children with Special Needs
Back to School with Celiac Disease
Finding Strollers, Walkers and Wheelchairs for Children
Positive Behavior Support and Interventions - PBIS
Parent Child Interaction
Diabetes Information for Classmates
Sarah Palin and Down Syndrome Awareness
Down Syndrome Buddy Walks
Enjoy Michael Johnson's art and order cards or posters at his website at:
You can also support Down syndrome awareness activities by putting in a bid on artwork Michael Johnson has donated to Buddy Walks and other fundraisers
From the Inclusive Schools Network News eNewsletter:
Teleconference: October 15, 2008, 3:30-5:00 pm ET
"The Role of Youth in Making High Schools Inclusive"
Global Forum for Inclusion: November 17-26, 2008
"Transfoming Rights into Action"
Ottawa, Canada, November 17-26, 2008. http://www.inclusion2008.com/english/index.asp.
Inclusive Schools Week: December 1-5, 2008
"Together We Learn Better: Inclusive Schools Benefit All Children"
Planning Checklist (pdf):
Webinar: December 3, 2008, 3:00-4:30 pm EST
Topics related to inclusive practices in mathematics education.
Autism Speaks Introduces School Community Tool Kit
The School Community Toolkit http://www.autismspeaks.org/community/family_services/school_kit.php.
Inclusive Schools Week is also a great opportunity to raise awareness around the benefits of inclusive education for ALL children. Free publicity materials for ISN and the Week, including a full-page or half-page ad, the ISN logo and the logo for the 2008 Week, can be downloaded from: http://www.inclusiveschools.org/content/celebration-and-awareness-materials
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IDEA - Education Law
Printing and Cursive Handwriting
Access to General Education Curriculum - Universal Design for Learning
Book Review: Raising A Sensory Smart Child
Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device
Sensory Integration and Children
How Uncomfortable is Your Child? Sensory Processing Disorders
Seeing Children with Disabilities in Movies, Ads and Television
MRSA Antibiotic Resistant Staph Infections
Melissa Riggio Made a Difference
Encouraging Late Talking Children
Communicating with Babies
Oral Health and Dental Visits for Children
ADHD Medications and Cardiovascular Events
State and National Park Disability Passes
Early Childhood Education and the NAEYC
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Recognizing Early Signs of Autism
The autism video glossary shows film clips of autism symptoms, helping families reach professionals to find an earlier diagnosis and early intervention options.
Review - Parenting Children With Health Issues: Essential Tools, Tips, and Tactics for Raising Kids With Chronic Illness, Medical Conditions, and Special Healthcare Needs by Foster W. Cline and Lisa Greene
Faith, Religion, and Children with Special Needs
Explaining Down Syndrome to Children