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October 21 2008 Children with Special Needs Newsletter


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

Disability and Future Planning for Parents
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art59032.asp
Families of children with disabilities have greater responsibilities in planning for the future of their son or daughter as well as the parent who is the main caregiver, especially single moms who may not have investments, health coverage, savings or retirement plans sufficient to take care of herse

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art59032.asp

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness month. Buddy Walks and other events have been scheduled around the country, with news coverage, interviews and articles written by parents and advocates.

Journalist Patricia E. Bauer is collecting links to stories about Buddy Walks and Down syndrome awareness activities at her website, http://www.patriciaebauer.com

A friend sent me these links to some wonderful UK Down Syndrome calendars and I thought you'd enjoy seeing them. Johanna wrote:

"For the 2008 calendar they asked participants to “stage” a favorite thing or part of their personality."
http://www.ds2008.co.uk/page5.htm

"The 2009 calendar helps answer the question “Does DS exist in every race?” It’s a gorgeous calendar that demonstrates the beautiful fabric of DS diversity--of families and religious beliefs."
http://www.ds2008.co.uk/page11.htm

Terri Mauro features a related video at her website:
365 Images of Children with Down Syndrome
http://specialchildren.about.com/od/inspirationalvideos/youtube/ds2.htm

Down Syndrome Moms for Obama are looking for pictures of children and adults with Down syndrome with candidate Barack Obama or Joe Biden
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DownSyndromeMomsforObama/

Patricia Bauer is collecting snapshots of children and adults who have Down syndrome or other special needs with candidates at www.patriciaebauer.com

New York Times Magazine produced a fascinating story in their October 17, 2008 issue online: "Reaching Young Men with Autism at The Community School in Decatur, Ga." updating DIR and Floortime techniques for adolescents
http://www.patriciaebauer.com/2008/10/17/autism-teens/

DIR Floortime Model Techniques
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art56206.asp

Please visit specialneedschildren.bellaonline.com for even more great content about Special Needs Children.

Halloween Safety Tips - Children with Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art58864.asp

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

Holiday Party Planning for Support Groups
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art47060.asp

Down Syndrome and the Acting Gene
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art34198.asp

Diabetes Information for Classmates
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32541.asp

Teaching Children About Money
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art58960.asp

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

Mothering Babies with Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art50678.asp

Parent Child Interaction
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art58273.asp

Sarah Palin and Down Syndrome Awareness
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art58737.asp

Down Syndrome Buddy Walks
www.bellaonline.com/articles/art46077.asp

Teaching Math Skills
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art38411.asp

Friendship and Inclusion for Children with Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art48700.asp

IEP Preparation - Teacher Support
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art44746.asp

Inclusive Education and the Culture of Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art44827.asp

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

Back to School with Celiac Disease
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art52323.asp

Finding Strollers, Walkers and Wheelchairs for Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art9507.asp

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

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

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

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!

Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

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

Universal Design for Learning - Access
to General Education Curriculum
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art50363.asp

School Bus Rides
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art45298.asp

IDEA - Education Law
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art204.asp

IEP Preparation - Teacher Support
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art44746.asp

Inclusive Education and the Culture of Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art44827.asp

Finding Strollers, Walkers and Wheelchairs for Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art9507.asp

Positive Behavior Support and Interventions - PBIS
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art58507.asp

Parent Child Interaction
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art58273.asp

Diabetes Information for Classmates
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32541.asp

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

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

Book Review: Raising A Sensory Smart Child
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art57603.asp

Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device
http://www.www.bellaonline.com/articles/art58353.asp

Sensory Integration and Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art48942.asp


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