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December 20 2013 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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TASH Conferences and Conventions - Childhood Disabilities
Attending a TASH Convention in San Francisco changed the way I advocated for my son, and changed the way he saw himself as an advocate and citizen of the world.

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Just Give Him the Whale! ♥ @PaulaKluth
RT @LoriBregman Do Mothers Want Advice?
via @PeggyOM

Wandering kids? Keyless Locks
Electronic Deadbolts
Keypad Deadbolt Lock

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Enjoy the Children with Special Needs Facebook community with 365 other families and advocates:

Dyslexia: A Difference, Not a Disability By Cheri Rae

A mom reminds us how important understanding a family's culture, makeup and finances is to providing good care

TASH: Three days of learning in Chicago

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Hands Free Mama (Put Down the Phone, Burn the To-Do List,
and Let Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters)

The Bully Too Close to Home
Getting closer to the person and parent you want to be

Seven Steps To Being Less Hard On Our Kids: Tips to
shifting thoughts and actions from the negative to the positive

Engaging in the Natural World or Gardens - Childhood Disabilities
The Urban Birder

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Down Syndrome Advocacy

Children with Special Needs

Thoughts from the Middle of the Night

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

Kindergarten Transition

Negotiating an Inclusive Kindergarten Placement

IEP Goals for Children with Special Needs
Writing IEP goals for children with special needs can be a challenge for teachers and other school personnel who are not yet familiar with your child as an individual. Whether it is called an Individualized Education Plan or Individualized Education Program, your child is the "I" in IEP.

Special Education: A Parent's Guide for Children's Success
50 Ways to Support Your Child's Education

Symptoms of Childhood Onset Diabetes

Diabetes Information for Classmates

Children and Sign Language

Baby Sign Language


The Real Scandal Behind the Mandela Service Sign Language
Interpreter - Amber Smock, Director of Advocacy - Access Living, Chicago

NAD Responds to Interpreter at Nelson Mandela Memorial Service
Re: Fake interpreter

My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me
Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids; Mixed Like Me

KODA in Kindergarten Holiday Concert
Kid of Deaf Adults singing holiday songs w/ sign language, animated expressions

My son is still invisible to many. RT @amyjuliabecker Who do you have trouble seeing?

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

Taking a Safe Vacation from Diabetes

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

RT @Andrew_Solomon Parenting in Holland
'You are Going to be Dads' … #dadstalking #adoption #autism #families

Tenderness & Childhood Disabilities

Parent Isolation & Childhood Disability

Signing, Reading and Spelling for Communication

Mothering Babies with Special Needs

Single Parenting - Childhood Disabilities

Military Families and Childhood Disabilities

Childhood Disability & Supporting Other Mothers

Mothering Babies w/ Special Needs

@TheMotherCo Love these 12 Days of Fatherhood ideas from @mindfuldadblog!

‏@KidadaEWilliams ICYMI: "Why “12 Years a Slave” Will
Always Matter to Louisiana" by Lamar White, Jr. HT the AHA blog.

Social Matches & Teens with Disabilities

High School Transition, Graduation Options

Welcoming Babies with Down Syndrome
Spanish - Síndrome de Down

Interviewing Caregivers for Your Child or Teen

Teaching Relatives To Be Caregivers

Severe Weather Events Childhood Disabilities

Preparing for Emergencies

Back to School with Diabetes

Sample 504, IEP Plans for Students w/ Diabetes; Pre-K-12 + SAT Test

Teaching Your Child to Plan Meals & Cook

Behavior as a Medical Symptom

School Nurses, Insulin, and Diabetes Care

Diabetes Information for Classmates

A New Diagnosis of Type One Diabetes

Symptoms of Childhood Onset Diabetes

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