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December 20 2012 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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Holiday Breaks and Childhood Disabilities
Parents of children with disabilities may struggle more than their mainstream peers to plan activities, schedule play dates or find childcare when school is not in session during holidays. Changes in sleep schedules and differences in daily routines can be challenging for both parents and children.

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Words cannot express the sympathy and grief we feel for the families and children involved in the terrible events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut last Friday, December 14, 2012. I wish all those affected comfort and peace in the coming months and years.

Soothing Children's Fears

Children, Grief & Loss

New Holiday Traditions - Childhood Disability

Holiday Parties for Children with Special Needs

Holiday Play and Crafts

Holiday Parties and Gifts

Peer Mentoring

Parenting Children w/ Mental Health Issues

Anxiety & Childhood Disabilities

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Via Twitter from The White House ‏@whitehouse
"Newtown, you are not alone." —President Obama at prayer vigil. Read the full remarks:

Via Twitter from Jay Carney (EOP) ‏@PressSec
Video of President Obama making a statement on the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut:

Thoughts on the Sandy Hook Elementary Tragedy

Teachers and School Staff Should Not Carry Weapons

Amy Julia Becker
The Importance of Teaching Children Kindness at a Very Young Age

When Children Die, It’s Time to Grieve and to Reflect, Not to Scapegoat

Whose Life Is It Anyway? By Terri Mauro

Dealing With Grief: Five Things NOT To Say And Five Things To Say In A Trauma Involving Children

Via Twitter from The Goldfish @goldfish: 3 important posts on "I am Adam Lanza's mother" on children & mental illness:

Thoughts from the Middle of the Night

Kindergarten Transition

Kind conversations about someone you love who has cancer

Elementary Transitions - Childhood Disabilities

EIC to Preschool Transition - Childhood Disability

Grandmothers and Childhood Disability

Grandfathers and Great Uncles - Childhood Disabilities

Single Parenting - Childhood Disability

Grandmothers of Children with Special Needs

Grandparents of Children with Disabilities Facebook & Yahoo Groups

Bilingual Children with Down Syndrome

Teaching the Power of Communication

Family Relationships w/ a Complicated Diagnosis

Forgiving Family - Childhood Disabilities

Adoption and Childhood Disabilities

Adoption by Gay or Lesbian Parents

Tenderness & Childhood Disabilities

Parent Isolation & Childhood Disability

Mothering Babies with Special Needs

Single Parenting - Childhood Disabilities

Military Families and Childhood Disabilities

Childhood Disability & Supporting Other Mothers

Mothering Babies w/ Special Needs

Kindergarten Inclusion Cohort

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