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Thanksgiving Adventures with Extended Families - Childhood Disability
Our Thanksgiving adventures may more closely resemble a television high drama or situation comedy than heartwarming holiday special. Sometimes the greatest challenges we face have less to do with a child's diagnosis or special needs than it does with our own childhood relationships.
Wishing you and your family a safe, satisfying and wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
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Please sign this petition in support of
Ms. Eliza Schaaf
Student with Down Syndrome excluded from
Southern Oregon university ceramics class
Background at www.elizaschaaf.com
University Decision To Withdraw Student
with Down Syndrome Sparks Outcry
Southern Oregon University dean reaffirms decision
to drop art student w/ Down syndrome elizaschaaf.com
Disability Scoop has also picked up on Eliza's story
Fun Things to Do, Thanksgiving Edition
3E Love's Wheelchair Heart direct link to view & buy buttons:
Only 50 cents each until Sunday!
NPR: When One Sibling Is Developmentally Disabled
Tennessee approves Down Syndrome license plates
DSPolicy Network will benefit from sales
KY Adults w/ Down syndrome 35 and older
http://uknow.uky.edu/content/aging-study-seeks-adults-down-syndrome sought for study on aging
Up Down Boy a poignant British comedy inspired by
the extraordinary life story of a boy with Down syndrome
Tiniest Newborns With Down Syndrome http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2010/nichd-22.htm
Face Other Health Risks
Touching article about how Glee helped a boy
relate to people with Down Syndrome
Antioxidants & folate for infants w/ Down syndrome http://www.bmj.com/content/336/7644/594.full
had no effect on sod, gp, IQ
The use of Ginkgo, Prozac & Focalin as treatment for Down syndrome http://www.down-syndrome.org/statements/2106/
Changing Minds warning
NSW: Band of Gold
Wife, mother w/ Down syndrome writing book about her life
Chile: Transporte Público de Pasajeros y Accesibilidad de Personas con Discapacidad, Ley 20.422:
Downsyndrome Awareness Day with Boston Bruins
on Jan 17 - Tickets On Sale Now!
WA: Candlelight Vigil to Protest Devastating Budget Cuts www.theolympian.com/2010/11/17/1443709/vigil-goers-hold-candles-to-the.html
Video: Candlelight Vigil to Protest WA Budget Cuts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVGjg8At8Wc
People w/ Disabilities
National DownSyndrome Society Policy Center
Survey 2011-2013 Legislative Agenda http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BGEDDCW6V
At a community craft bazaar today I was just
knocked out by Christmas ornaments
w/ kids photo faces & artist chat
NDSS Buddy Walk T-Shirt Design Contest
Include unaltered Down Syndrome
Buddy Walk logo, 300 dpi; cool idea!
Please visit specialneedschildren.bellaonline.com for even more great content about Special Needs Children.
Adult Brother and Sister Relationships - Childhood Disabilities http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art69314.asp
Teaching Home Addresses to Children http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art60816.asp
Teacher Appreciation and Childhood Disability http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art62183.asp
Wearing Glasses in Early Childhood http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art54721.asp
Teens with Disabilities - Transition to Adulthood http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33519.asp
Snapshots, Photography, and Childhood Disability http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art60026.asp
Boardmaker and PECS Communication Alternatives http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art57783.asp
Photography Lessons for Children http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art63595.asp
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Thoughts from the Middle of the Night -
a Thank You Note to YOU and You and you
Encouraging Learning in Babies and Toddlers
Brothers & Sisters of Children w/ Disabilities
Affirmations - Expressing Affection and Acceptance
Teaching Your Child to Plan Meals and Cook
Swine Flu Outbreak and Childhood Disability
What is Parent-Child Interaction Therapy?
Snapshots, Photography & Childhood Disability
Person Centered Planning
Selective Mutism and Shyness
Photography Lessons for Children
School Bus Rides
Transition to Preschool from Early Intervention
Teaching Relatives To Be Caregivers
Interviewing Caregivers for Your Child
Winter Storm Preparations for Families
Parent Information on Down Syndrome
Patient Advocacy for Children in Hospitals
Medical ID Bracelets for Children and Teens
Dealing with Rude Comments or Behavior in Public
Burn Survivor Camps for Children and Teens
Teaching Handwriting to Children
Teens and Pre-Teens with Down Syndrome
Symptoms of Childhood Onset Diabetes
Type One Diabetes Information for Classmates (and their families)
Oral Health and Dental Visits for Children
Private Schools and Children with Special Needs
After School Homeschooling - Childhood Disability
Rebuilding America with Universal Design
Down Syndrome and Diabetes Dual Diagnosis
Celiac Disease and Juvenile Diabetes
IEP Goals for Children with Special Needs
Recess Skills for Children with Special Needs
Person Centered Planning - Special Needs Children
Friendship, Inclusion and Childhood Disability
Peer Mentoring Programs and Childhood Disability
Music Education and Music Therapy
Literacy Skill Development - Teens with Autism or Down Syndrome http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art57331.asp
Back to School with Down Syndrome