Here's the latest article from the Special Needs Children site at BellaOnline.com.
Families of children who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum want others to know that each son or daughter with autism is as unique and different from one another as their mainstream peers. They also stress awareness of best practices that benefit most children and teens who have autism.
News from twitter.com/downsynadvocacy:
Many Autism Apps for iPod Touch and iPhone are free in April. Go to iTunes & search under "apps" "autism" - many are helpful for children with delays and other developmental disabilities.
Greg Terhaar - Self-advocate w/ Down syndrome appointed to the Spokane Human Rights Commission
Sprout Film Festival 4/30-5/2 - featuring people with developmental disabilities - NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art
Freddy Boza competes, wins awards and sets records in weightlifting. He has Down syndrome, his competitors don't.
Thoughts from the Middle of the Night
Mothering Babies with Special Needs
Encouraging Fussy Babies and Sensitive Toddlers
Please visit specialneedschildren.bellaonline.com for even more great content about childhood disability.
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