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February 9 2011 Children with Special Needs Newsletter


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

Apps, Electronic Gadgets and Childhood Disability
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70345.asp

Nothing has given individuals with disabilities of all ages more options than the availability of the same amazing electronics and inexpensive applications that fascinate their mainstream peers.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70345.asp

Please visit specialneedschildren.bellaonline.com for articles and resource links of interest to families raising children with physical or developmental disabilities, chronic health conditions, or perplexing behaviors.

Follow the Childhood Disability editor on Twitter
for information on disability issues, links to newspaper
and TV stories, and advocacy events at:
http://tinyurl.com/SNCtweets

Encourage your local parent support and advocacy groups to catch up with national disability news items, magazine and newspaper articles, or online resources via Twitter.

Follow the Bellaonline.com Special Needs Children editor,
Pamela Wilson, on Twitter at
http://www.twitter.com/downsynadvocacy

Twitter messages:

Natan Gendelman: Pediatric therapy
Physical therapy - Playing at home and in the community
http://t.co/VIVPouo

Barbara Smith: Helping Parents Promote Fine Motor Skills
http://t.co/trOzXFn RT @pediastaff

Recycling OT Barbara Smith
http://tinyurl.com/BSmthRcyclOT
has new book coming out: From Rattles to Writing:
A Parentís Guide to Hand Skills

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit: Watership Down
Just to read something not connected to daily stressors
http://tinyurl.com/WtrshpDownRAdms

Physical therapy for children with Down syndrome
Occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy books
http://tinyurl.com/PhysThrpyDownSyn

Sensory Integration resources
Balance, physical therapy, speech issues, downsyndrome, apraxia
http://tinyurl.com/Info4SnsryIntgrtn

The Happiest Man in Town
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/jerrybrewer/2014158064_brewer08.html
He always wanted to go to school
"People thought he was incapable of learning"

Movie: Larry Crown - Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts
to include scenes w/ actress who has Down syndrome;
opens July 2011
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1583420

To participate in free, fun online discussions, this site has a community forum with topics and issues from the Special Needs Children website, located here -

http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=57

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

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

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

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

Friendship, Inclusion and Childhood Disability
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art48700.asp

Teaching Handwriting to Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art51022.asp

Teaching Students in Inclusive Classrooms
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art63003.asp

Peer Mentoring Programs and Childhood Disability
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art61295.asp

Inclusive P.E. for Children with Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art46155.asp

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

Inclusion Benefits Classmates
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art6157.asp

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

Please pass this message along to family, friends, advocates, health and education professionals - because we all benefit from up to date, accurate information and inspiration.

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

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International Tweets:

The Chosen Ones: By Enrique Lopetegui
The life of Anita, a teenager with Down Syndrome
Alejandra Manzo
http://bit.ly/gSrtu0

twitter.com/DSEint: Down Syndrome Education International
has a new URL
http://www.dseinternational.org/

February is Down Syndrome Consciousness Month
in the Philipines. If interested, come and join
the annual Happy Walk
http://on.fb.me/ijLtmO

Photographers Richard & Maria Campos-Davis on
Iranian TV talk about Down Syndrome
illustrated with their photos:
http://tinyurl.com/4mppbsl

Understanding community care assessments: a guide
http://bit.ly/dHGccW

twitter.com/elblogdeanna
Nueva entrada: Escribe, graba y edita video
sobre su hermana con DS
http://bit.ly/fMCVYf

twitter.com/Downsyndromecen: Run A Muck for Down Syndrome Centre
a fun off road run for teams and individuals.
http://fb.me/F1IXMpQu

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Preparing for Emergencies w Children who have Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art50320.asp

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

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

Tacoma, WA 2011 enABLED in Emergencies Conference
http://enableus.org/upcoming-events/EIEPNW/EIEPNW.html
March 2/3 Emergency mgmt, services

Feeling Safe, Being Safe webcast:
http://www.dds.ca.gov/DDSHomePage.cfm
Persons w/ developmental disabilities developed the webcast & tools
Feeling Safe, Being Safe webinar specifically designed to address
the needs of persons w/ developmental disabilities during emergencies
CAC FSBS webcast:
http://www.dds.ca.gov/DDSHomePage.cfm
Office of Human Rights & Advocacy Services
Dept of Developmental Services Sacto CA

ANNOUNCING: SUMMER INSTITUTE ON TECHNOLOGY AND DISABILITY http://goo.gl/fb/1Rx3c

twitter.com/brianskotko
Wow! Looks what's been going on for people
with Down syndrome in MA:
http://conta.cc/f7TvYr

Moving story on former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn's fight
for his grandson, born w/ cerebellar hypoplasia (small cerebellum)
http://j.mp/ibXRv8

Feeding Therapy for Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art56207.asp

Down Syndrome and Autism Dual Diagnosis
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33178.asp

Food and Eating Issues - Childhood Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art170411.asp

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

Parenting Children with Health Issues
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art56840.asp

Back to School with Diabetes
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art52832.asp

Diabetes Information for Classmates
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32541.asp

Symptoms of Teen or Childhood Onset Diabetes
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32583.asp

Sign Language for Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art49898.asp

Braille for Children who have Vision Impairments
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art61342.asp

Boardmaker and PECS - Communication Alternatives
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art57783.asp

Reponse to Intervention: RTI and IDEA
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art65515.asp

Bathroom Skills & Childhood Disability
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art67777.asp

Explaining Disabilities to Classmates
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70228.asp

Inclusion in Brownies and Girl Scouts
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art66180.asp

Establishing Advocacy Priorities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art69809.asp

Acknowledging Traumatized Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art70319.asp

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

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I thrive on your feedback!

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