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February 18 2009 Children with Special Needs Newsletter


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

Amazon Kindle 2
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art60812.asp
The updated version of the Amazon Kindle reader for books and magazines may be more useful than the original for children and adults with disabilities. Advocates for the vision impaired would improve text to speech controls but recognizes Kindle 2 gives better access to visually impaired readers.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art60812.asp

Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device (the original reader)
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art58353.asp

International Down Syndrome Day is March 21, 2009
http://www.worlddownsyndromeday.org

Here are some fun activities that support children with Down syndrome and their families:

Milwaukee Moms “Beautiful Baby Contest”
Winners are chosen by popular vote
Anyone can vote once per day from now until Feb 20, 2009
You do need to register at the site to vote
My favorite:
Sunlit Jack
http://tinyurl.com/c56vk2

The T21 Traveling Afghan
I hope this is the first of many (and I hope they are all washable!)
http://littlemisse21.blogspot.com/2009/02/t21-travelling-afghan.html

Other stories of interest:

Patricia E Bauer
Susan Axelrod - "I must save my child"
Wife of key Obama aide shares family's journey with epilepsy
http://www.patriciaebauer.com/2009/02/15/susan-axelrod/

Terri Mauro
Information on seizure disorder or epilepsy
http://specialchildren.about.com/od/seizuresandepilepsy/bb/SDresources.htm

Please visit specialneedschildren.bellaonline.com for even more great content about raising and educating children with special needs.

Childhood Seizures and Epilepsy
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art2559.asp

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

Positive Behavior Support in the Classroom
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art58507.asp

Reading and Literacy Skill Development
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art57331.asp

Multiple Births and Childhood Disability
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art60818.asp

Aversive Restraints and Seclusion in School
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art60315.asp

Homeschooling
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art45894.asp

Severe Weather Events and Children with Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art48466.asp

Winter Challenges for Children with Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art46706.asp

Family Relationships with a Complicated Diagnosis
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art60427.asp

Grandparents of Children with Special Needs
tp://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art37114.asp

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

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

Depression and Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art60685.asp

Anxiety and Childhood Disability
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art59924.asp

Literacy Skill Development - Reading Instruction
for Children with Autism, Down Syndrome
or Other Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art57331.asp

Encouraging Late Talking Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art55867.asp

Advocating in Multicultural Communities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art11304.asp

Kawasaki Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art60133.asp

Snapshots and Children with Delayed Language
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art60026.asp

Grandparents and Childhood Disability
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art60481.asp

Reading Strategies and Reading Readiness
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art35577.asp

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

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

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

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

Communicating with Babies
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art54401.asp

Grief and Children with Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art56822.asp

Parenting Children With Health Issues: Essential
Tools, Tips, and Tactics
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art56840.asp

Seeing Children with Disabilities in Movies, Ads and Television
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art54743.asp

Kindergarten Transition
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art49718.asp

Oral Health and Dental Visits for Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art55319.asp

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

Explaining a Serious Diagnosis to Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art56383.asp

Recognizing Early Signs of Autism
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art55223.asp

Faith, Religion, and Children with Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art52349.asp

Explaining Down Syndrome to Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art55519.asp

MRSA Antibiotic Resistant Staph Infections
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art56280.asp

Reading Readiness in Teens and Young Adults
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art57782.asp



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