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Down Syndrome Communication Partners
Children with Down syndrome and their families benefit from Dr. James D. MacDonald's "Communicating Partners" strategies that encourage late talking children and those with developmental disabilities like Down syndrome or Autism to be more social, responsive and conversational.
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Teens with Disabilities - Transition to Adulthood
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Elementary School Transition
Transition to Preschool from Early Intervention
High School Transition and Graduation Options
Homeschooling Children with Special Needs
Person Centered Planning
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http://www.nfb.ca/film/tying_your_own_shoes_trailer - Animated short film explores emotional lives of 4 adult artists w/ Down Syndrome
http://is.gd/9Not9 - Don't Boss a Child Around and Call That Playing RT Terri Mauro @mamatude SNC: Good bumper sticker, eh?
http://bit.ly/97v8Fi - CA Ethnic Special Needs Children Face Even Longer Wait for Health Care; SNC: http://tinyurl.com/AdvMltcCmnts Advocating in Multicultural Communities
http://bit.ly/cAkicW - Marathon runner Heath White motivated by Paisley, daughter w/ Down syndrome & her sweet big sis
http://tinyurl.com/SanAntParkSNC - San Antonio amusement park for children, adults w/ special needs - http://www.morganswonderland.com
http://tinyurl.com/SPDrealtokidsBG - Sensory processing disorder real to thousands of kids SNC: http://tinyurl.com/sncSensPrDs
How different foods offer different degrees of challenge in learning to bite and chew. http://bit.ly/953Fv2
NBCs "Parenthood" shines light on Asperger's - http://tinyurl.com/PrnthdAspieChar
Canada readies for its 1st Winter Paralympics
http://bit.ly/bP9Cnf - California legislation for students w/ diabetes
SNC: http://tinyurl.com/schlnrsSNCt1d School Nurses and Diabetes
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