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November 9 2011 Children with Special Needs Newsletter


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

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing for Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art173781.asp
The National Down Syndrome Society has established criteria to evaluate companies that develop non-invasive prenatal diagnostic tests for Down syndrome. Resources for genetic counselors and medical professionals delivering a prenatal diagnosis are available through advocacy organizations and publishers.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art173781.asp

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Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE Act)
Michelle Beau
http://mdbeau.blogspot.com/2011/11/achieving-better-life-experience-act.html -

"The ABLE Act will give individuals with disabilities and their families the ability to save for their child's future just like every other American family, and help people with disabilities live full,
productive lives in their communities without losing benefits provided through private insurances, the Medicaid program, the supplemental security income program, the beneficiaryís
employment, and other sources.
The account could fund a variety of essential expenses for individuals, including medical and dental care, education, community based supports, employment training, assistive technology, housing, and transportation."

"Please contact state reps to cosponsor the ABLE Act. Important for people with disabilities to have assets & not lose benefits."
http://bit.ly/u1KMvZ

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ABLE
Jawanda Mast
http://sassysoutherngal.posterous.com/able

"The plan will encourage families and individuals to save which may be the ticket to a more independent life and certainly one with more dignity. You can learn more about the legislation at ABLE ACT of the 112th Congress."
http://bit.ly/u1HMDi

"The bill is set to be reintroduced the week of November 14 so the time is now to make your calls. You can find out who you need to contact, contact information and even talking points at

http://capwiz.com/ndss/callalert/index.tt?alertid=56156501&PROCESS=Call+Now -

This will take less than 15 minutes of your time."
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This Diabetes Awareness Month Tell the World You Arenít Equal
http://asweetlife.org/jessica-apple/blogs/type-1-blogs/this-diabetes-awareness-month-tell-the-world-you-arent-equal/21428/
"A few days ago, I heard about the JDRF ad ... shows a beautiful little girl with type 1 diabetes, along with a statistic that made my jaw drop. One in twenty people with type 1 diabetes will die of low blood sugar. One in twenty will die from hypoglycemia?! Seriously? 1 in 20?"

EmPower Diabetes Disaster Plan
http://www.empoweryourhealth.org/diabetes-disaster-plan

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month. As funding is cut or threatened to be eliminated for medicaid prescription coverage for adequate diabetes testing supplies for individuals with Type One diabetes there can be no question that the costs in human life and health will increase, as will costs for emergency care and treatment of the terrible consequences of poorly controlled diabetes. Now more than ever, our children's classmates, friends and extended families need to be more aware of symptoms of unsafe blood sugar and how to intervene. Please share articles and resources with your child's school and medical professionals to benefit children with diabetes and their families.

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

Down Syndrome and Juvenile Diabetes Dual Diagnosis
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32543.asp

Symptoms of Childhood Onset Diabetes
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32583.asp

School Nurses and Diabetes Care
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art59499.asp

Surgery and Children with Diabetes
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art57977.asp

Nick Jonas and Diabetes Awareness
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art63031.asp

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

Mainstream Classes and Loneliness
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art173197.asp

Plastic Surgery and Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art173483.asp

Communication Alternatives - Childhood Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art65230.asp

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

Forgiving Family - Childhood Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art48067.asp

Transition Planning for Teens w/ Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art57505.asp

Encouraging Friendship - Childhood Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art171290.asp

Explaining Disabilities to Classmates
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70228.asp




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