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February 8 2013 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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The Importance of Attitudes about Prenatal Testing
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.

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Winter Storm Preparations for Families

Severe Weather Events and Childhood Disabilities

Preparing for Emergencies with Children

Join our community on Facebook with 294 other parents and advocacy organizations

Find information and links related to Childhood Disabilities with 2,420 others on Twitter at:

Via @MarkWLeach What I hope Daniel Day-Lewis says at the Oscars about Down syndrome

@DownSynAdvocacy Wow! Addressing awareness as a family member
MT @ELIANATARDIO - Parents of children with Down syndrome

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

@DownSynAdvocacy Today show stirs emotions w/ 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."

Via Terri Mauro ‏@mamatude From Bloom: When It's Time to Let the 'Special-Needs' Ball Drop

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!

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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

Expressing Friendship with Valentines

Art and Self Expression for Children with Special Needs

Holiday Parties with Children Who Have Disabilities

Holiday Party Planning - Support Groups

Teaching Babies to Self Soothe When Crying

Strollers, Walkers and Wheelchairs for Children

Walkers for children:
Posterior and Anterior Gait Trainers
Dual option gait trainer
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:
or UCP

Winter Challenges for Children with Special Needs

Creative Playtime for Babies and Children

Encouraging Fussy Babies and Sensitive Toddlers

Encouraging Learning in Babies and Toddlers

Early Intervention for Developmental Delays

Reflux and Digestive Problems in Babies

Speech, Feeding Therapy, and Early Intervention

New Parent Information on Down Syndrome

Building a Down Syndrome Library for Parents

Safety, Risk and Childhood Disability

Cars Safety

Good Health Habits and Food Safety

@DownSynAdvocacy Food Safety: E. coli Outbreak 20 Years after losing Riley Detwiler

Riley's father still fighting for reforms

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Julia Roberts ‏@supportSN Sometimes We Celebrate:

Gloria Perez-Stewart ‏@LaGloria 2014 retirement of Sen Harkin creates
leadership turnover frm ESEA to special education issues

Gloria Perez-Stewart ‏@LaGloria RT @GPSAdvocacy: RT @think_inclusive:
Just Smile - A Simple Way to Build Inclusive Communities

Leighann D-Mom ‏@DMomBlog (Diabetes) My Mind Went THERE: What happens
when your other kid wants water.

NICHCY ‏@nichcy We offer this English guide to “NICHCY en español” for those of you
who don’t speak Spanish

Donna Martin @dmartin336 Ecuador’s wheelchair revolution

President Appoints New Chair, Three New Members and One Returning
Member to the National Council on Disability

Special Olympics World Games 2013:

@Bethesda_Inst Wonderful. 'Thank you' poem delivered by @TimShriver
at the closing ceremony of the @SpecialOlympics

Sylvia Fuerstenberg at ‏@SylFu
Beth Sullivan, Huffington Post blogger, "applauds Special Olympics athletes"

Bethesda Institute ‏@Bethesda_Inst
SpecialOlympics 2013: Advocates Speak Out For Athletes Who Are Unemployed, Poor, Denied Rights

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