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February 25 2011 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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

Parenting Children with Mental Health Issues
Families raising children and teens with mental health issues face as many challenges from the lack of support, understanding and resources for their children and families as they do from the symptoms and complications of their child's mental health difficulties.

Please visit to find article of interest to share with friends, family, medical and education staff and newsletter editors.

Teaching Your Child to Plan Meals & Cook

Cooking by Color - Recipes for Independence
#disabilities #downsyndrome #autism #parenting #moms #cooking

Everything Parent's Guide to Children with OCD
Professional Advice for a Happy, Well-Adjusted Child

Raising Troubled Kids Help for Parents of
Children w/ Mental Illness or Emotional Disorders

Mommy I'm Still in Here
Raising Children w/ Bipolar Disorder by K. L. McLaughlin
#bipolar #parenting

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Our Stories - 101 Things We Know Now We Wish We Knew Then

Parenting a Bipolar Child What to Do & Why -
Gianni Faedda, Nancy Austin #parenting #bipolar

RT @mamatude
From Hopeful Parents: Oprah Takes On Pediatric Mental Illness

Letter to Oprah
Sensory Processing Disorder is neurological condition,
not mental illness: My Life w/ 3 Boys

Today I Learned Something About Down Syndrome - Roger Fallihee
My fear was making eye-contact with a person with Down syndrome

Remembering a pioneer in the field of Down syndrome -
Dr. Charles Epstein -

The amazing and inspiring Sarah Ely
on quilting, singing and her website

Omigosh! Parenthood this week:
Perfectly intense Asperger story line
I dread but look forward to the next episode

Books for Children w/ Asperger Syndrome & Their Families
Includes Loveable Liam Series by Jane Whelen Banks

Asperger Syndrome
Check reader reviews, request top titles at your public library
#asperger #autism

Parent Guide: Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism
Meet the Challenges, Help Your Child Thrive

Jackson Whole Wyoming by Joan Clark
Viewpoint of friend of classmate w/ Aspergers
#autism #aspergers

Follow the Special Needs Children editor,
Pamela Wilson, on Twitter at

Reading and Literacy Skill Development - Review

Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading
Hand signs to build letter-sound associations

Take-Home Books for Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading

Signing, Reading and Spelling for Communication

Teaching Reading to Teens and Young Adults -

Mr Base Ten Invents Math
A glove maker invents place value, addition, subtraction,
multiplication, regrouping

Dayton Flyers Devin & Miya Oliver Brother/Sister Basketball Duo

Ohio: High school dream comes true
Greenon student manager Rebekah Hitzeman in spotlight #downsyndrome

New Zealand Down Syndrome Association
NZDSA thanks everyone for your thoughts, prayers
Committee Members Linda & Shelley in Christchurch fine & safe
#nzeq #eqnz

Christchurch New Zealand Earthquake Update
Individuals living w/ intellectual disability
#nzeq #disabilities

Quake Aid New Zealand has just been launched.
Matching who can help with who needs help

Down Syndrome Association of New South Wales
.TheUpSideOfDown To all our friends and their families in NZ,
our hearts and thought go out to you. Stay safe...from the
team at DSA NSW #eqnz

New Zealand: Christchurch aka Ôtautahi
Drizzle 57°F Wind 15mph Rain later #nzeq #eqnz

.operationSAFE Tips for Parents:
Even though you/your home are physically fine - you have been through trauma.
A child’s age affects how the child will respond to the disaster.
Early Childhood (5-11) Expect regression to more immature behavior

Preparing for Emergencies w/ Children w/ Disabilities

Winter Storm Preparations for Families
Childhood disability #downsyndrome #diabetes #autism

Severe Weather Events & Childhood Disability -
#diabetes #downsyndrome #parenting #moms

Soothing Children's Fears
#parenting #moms #disabilities #nzeq #downsyndrome

Managing Emergencies at School - Childhood Disabilities
#diabetes #downsyndrome #parenting

Need replacement backpack w/ wheels, retracting handle for son's diabetes kit, notebooks, music. Argh!
Son's old CalPak worked well.
I'm thinking a JanSport SeaTac wheeled backpack would be better?

A Little Bit of Thread When "flaw" transforms into just "difference"

Hit Ice!
Just a Little Bit Downsy blog

Video: Mentor High 'Snow King' gives crown to classmate with Down Syndrome

Philippines: Sam will be the first high school grad w/ Down syndrome

.GirlfriendMovie new perk posted: donate at to be an extra in the next Wayne / Lauren Film Co movie

Coke Happiness Truck video Beautiful smile at 1:38 #downsyndrome

World Down Syndrome Day is 3/21/2011
Show your pride w/ unique awareness products from Down Down Baby

Cal State Northridge is holding a conference in March in San Diego to explore new ways technology can help the disabled.

The cutest 4th grader in the world explains his Asperger's for you

Why I don't care which disability your kid has.

On a Life Less Perfect: My Children, the Professional Patients

All-star national speakers coming to MA for Down syndrome
conference on Mar 19. Are you registered?

For information on disability issues, advocacy events and links to newspaper
and TV stories about Childhood Disabilities via Twitter, include this link in your parent group newsletters:

Childhood Disabilities ~ Families of Children with Special Needs

To participate in free, fun online discussions, this site has a community forum all about Special Needs Children located here -

Pamela Wilson, Special Needs Children Editor


Thoughts From the Middle of the Night

A Brand New Baby w/ Down Syndrome -

Welcoming Babies with Down Syndrome -

Swine Flu Outbreak and Childhood Disability

Down Syndrome and Type One Diabetes - Dual Diagnosis

Back to School with Diabetes

School Nurses and Diabetes Care

Diabetes Information for Classmates

Books on Type 1 Diabetes - Browse and view reader comments
Guide for Children, Adolescents, Young Adults & Caregivers

Food and Eating Issues - Childhood Disabilities

IEP Goals for Children with Special Needs

IEP Preparation - Teacher Support

(Over) Preparing for the IEP Meeting

New and Expectant Parent Information on Down Syndrome

Thoughts from the Middle of the Night -
Mainstream Kindergarten with Down Syndrome

Service Dog Etiquette -

Forgiving Family
#parenting #disabilities #downsyndrome #autism #specialneeds #moms

Acknowledging Abused & Traumatized Children
#parenting #moms #disabilities #bullying

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