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February 8 2013 Children with Special Needs Newsletter


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

The Importance of Attitudes about Prenatal Testing
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179549.asp
Some parents and disability advocates characterize the Today Show segment about Sequenom's MaterniT21 PLUS test for Down syndrome as impartial as an advertisement, promoting negative stereotypes and misinformation; insensitive in tone, language and attitude; and lacking real parent representation.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179549.asp

Please visit specialneedschildren.bellaonline.com for even more great content about Children with Special Needs.

Winter Storm Preparations for Families
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art54303.asp

Severe Weather Events and Childhood Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art48466.asp

Preparing for Emergencies with Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art50320.asp

Join our community on Facebook with 294 other parents and advocacy organizations
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Children-with-Special-Needs-at-Bellaonline/232298623459587

Find information and links related to Childhood Disabilities with 2,420 others on Twitter at:
http://www.twitter.com/downsynadvocacy

Via @MarkWLeach What I hope Daniel Day-Lewis says at the Oscars about Down syndrome
http://www.downsyndromeprenataltesting.com/what-i-hope-daniel-day-lewis-says-at-the-oscars/

@DownSynAdvocacy Wow! Addressing awareness as a family member
MT @ELIANATARDIO - Parents of children with Down syndrome
http://fb.me/1QBcU6kDh

The Arc ‏@TheArcUS Find out more about the mandated switch to direct deposit
of all Federal benefit checks before the March 1 deadline at
http://godirect.org

@DownSynAdvocacy Today show stirs emotions w/ prenatal test for Down syndrome
http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/984105/today-show-stirs-emotions-with-prenatal-test-for-down-syndrome

@kolivito I’ll admit, it hurt to hear her say "We are safe. The baby does not have Down syndrome."
http://jendawnscowgirlup.blogspot.com/2013/01/were-safe-baby-does-not-have-down.html

Via Terri Mauro ‏@mamatude From Bloom: When It's Time to Let the 'Special-Needs' Ball Drop
http://bloom-parentingkidswithdisabilities.blogspot.com/2013/02/when-its-time-to-let-special-needs-ball.html

Pamela Wilson @DownSynAdvocacy Thursday my son bought a red miniature rose bush in a red ladybug pot with heart-shaped spots for my birthday tomorrow. He says he will tell me in the morning. Awesome!

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! I have no attribution for this quote - do you know who wrote it?
"Asking you to give me equal rights implies they are yours to give. I demand that you stop trying to deny me the rights all people deserve."

Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, advocates and professionals!

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

Expressing Friendship with Valentines
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art40072.asp

Art and Self Expression for Children with Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art17513.asp

Holiday Parties with Children Who Have Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art46990.asp

Holiday Party Planning - Support Groups
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art47060.asp

Teaching Babies to Self Soothe When Crying
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art173738.asp

Strollers, Walkers and Wheelchairs for Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art9507.asp

Walkers for children:
Posterior and Anterior Gait Trainers
http://tinyurl.com/a2pjnn5
Dual option gait trainer
http://tinyurl.com/bfayoyd
Durable Medical Equipment may be covered by insurance, or available
free from medical support groups, charities or advocacy organizations
Find information and prices from vendors listed at the Family Village website:
http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/at/canes_walkers.html
or UCP
http://www.ucp.org/resources/assistive-technology

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

Creative Playtime for Babies and Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art69834.asp

Encouraging Fussy Babies and Sensitive Toddlers
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art62765.asp

Encouraging Learning in Babies and Toddlers
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art68638.asp

Early Intervention for Developmental Delays
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art35443.asp

Reflux and Digestive Problems in Babies
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art3730.asp

Speech, Feeding Therapy, and Early Intervention
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art47296.asp

New Parent Information on Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art68926.asp

Building a Down Syndrome Library for Parents
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70242.asp

Safety, Risk and Childhood Disability
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art64636.asp

Cars Safety
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art34902.asp

Good Health Habits and Food Safety
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179483.asp

@DownSynAdvocacy Food Safety: E. coli Outbreak 20 Years after losing Riley Detwiler http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/01/jack-in-the-box-riley-detwilers-story

Riley's father still fighting for reforms
http://www.king5.com/health/20-years-later-Fatal-Ecoli-outbreak-that-killed-4-sickened-hundreds-188775881.html

More from Twitter:

Julia Roberts ‏@supportSN Sometimes We Celebrate:
http://supportforspecialneeds.com/2013/02/04/sometimes-we-celebrate/

Gloria Perez-Stewart ‏@LaGloria 2014 retirement of Sen Harkin creates
leadership turnover frm ESEA to special education issues http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/02/01/20retire.h32.html

Gloria Perez-Stewart ‏@LaGloria RT @GPSAdvocacy: RT @think_inclusive:
Just Smile - A Simple Way to Build Inclusive Communities
http://fb.me/1H8G4XyjT

Leighann D-Mom ‏@DMomBlog (Diabetes) My Mind Went THERE: What happens
when your other kid wants water.
http://www.d-mom.com/family-blood-sugar-test/

NICHCY ‏@nichcy We offer this English guide to “NICHCY en español” for those of you
who don’t speak Spanish
http://fb.me/KYkxgG9r

Donna Martin @dmartin336 Ecuador’s wheelchair revolution
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/130204/ecuador-vice-president-lenin-moreno-south-america-disabilities

President Appoints New Chair, Three New Members and One Returning
Member to the National Council on Disability
http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/Feb052013

Special Olympics World Games 2013:

@Bethesda_Inst Wonderful. 'Thank you' poem delivered by @TimShriver
at the closing ceremony of the @SpecialOlympics
http://ow.ly/hqVnb

Sylvia Fuerstenberg at ‏@SylFu
Beth Sullivan, Huffington Post blogger, "applauds Special Olympics athletes"
http://ow.ly/hpiLB http://fb.me/DndmEYnl

Bethesda Institute ‏@Bethesda_Inst
SpecialOlympics 2013: Advocates Speak Out For Athletes Who Are Unemployed, Poor, Denied Rights
http://ow.ly/htbGE


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