Here's the latest article from the Special Needs Children site at BellaOnline.com.
When a Sibling or Parent is Arrested and Incarcerated
The criminal justice system is a complicated and painful experience for the whole family. It may be even more difficult to explain to a child or teen with a developmental disabiilty what it means when their brother, sister, cousin or parent is arrested and sentenced to time in jail or prison.
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Browse at your public library, local bookstore or online retailer for books on the topic of a sibling or parent being incarcerated, like:
Learning to Sing in a Strange Land: When a Loved One Goes to Prison
When My Brother Went to Prison (Kids Have Troubles Too)
Arrested: What to Do When Your Loved One's in Jail
ADHD and the Criminal Justice System: Spinning out of Control
Browsing and/or ordering via Amazon links in articles or newsletters slightly benefits the Special Needs Children webpage ~ but it is also important to request books at your public library or local bookstore to keep your community informed and up to date about topics and issues important to your family.
Please visit specialneedschildren.bellaonline.com for even more advocacy, information and support for families of children and teens who are partially disabled due to childhood disabilities, chronic health conditions or other special needs.
IEP Goals for Children with Special Needs
IEP Preparation - Teacher Support
Down Syndrome Awareness - March and October
3/21 - World Down Syndrome Day
Parenting Children with Mental Health Issues
TV Actors Who Have Down Syndrome
Running lines as speech therapy, vocational education
(Over) Preparing for the IEP Meeting
Food & Eating Issues - Childhood Disabilities
Healthy Smiles & Dental Visits
Affects general health, speech, eating & socialization
New and Expectant Parent Information on Down Syndrome http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art68926.asp
Thoughts from the Middle of the Night -
Mainstream Kindergarten with Down Syndrome
Service Dog Etiquette -
Down Syndrome & the Acting Gene http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art34198.asp
Trisomy 21 - Variations in Down syndrome
Mosaic & Translocation Down Syndrome
Explaining Down Syndrome to Children
Siblings, extended family & classmates #downsyndrome
Down Syndrome & Spinal Concerns
Atlando-axial instability xrays & sports #downsyndrome
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Childhood Disabilities ~ Families of Children with Special Needs
Down Syndrome Assn LA Yahoo group
21 Quotes in 21 Days by people with Down Syndrome
.PEAKParent Need info/resources/Tech Assistance 2 help support kids w/ disabilities in Least Restrictive Environments? Starter list
.mamatude From Bill and Ria:
http://j.mp/fTxw3E Book Review:
Taking Down Syndrome to School
You may find that you love or despise certain books depending on your child's age and experience, and your own changes in perception. Maybe you will write the next wonderful storybook or novel with a character who has Down syndrome.
Books on Speech Therapy for Children
.NZDSA New Zealand Earthquake
Earthquake info resource from Tautoko Services
for caregivers of children w/ #autism - please pass it on
.mamatude From Love That Max: Meet the mom of the guy who won Oprah Your Own Show
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Pamela Wilson, Special Needs Children Editor
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Jean Vanier letter to friends of L'Arche in the U.S.
.JasonFitch916 New Confessions of a Down Syndrome Daddy Post: Let's Read!
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.fionndavenport President MacAleese addressing the 40th anniversary celebrations of Down Syndrome Ireland. #dsi
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National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Disasters impact lives of survivors worldwide - PTSD
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Center for Independent Living - Berkeley
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