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April 6 2012 Children with Special Needs Newsletter


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

Respectful Language
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art175511.asp
Respectful language means remembering "People First" word order and avoiding use of the "R-word" or its variations. But being aware of the damage that hate language and bullying causes means that we can no longer be bystanders when others use derogatory words and comments to tease vulnerable children, teens and adults.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art175511.asp

Encouraging Friendship - Childhood Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art171290.asp

Elementary School Transition
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art50637.asp

Shoes for Children and Teens with Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art172459.asp
Note to self: Don't forget orthotics when ordering shoes with tuxedo rentals for prom...

Do you like to have fun and stay informed via Twitter?
Follow the editor/writer of the Children with Special Needs website,
Pamela Wilson, with 1,906 others at:
http://www.twitter.com/downsynadvocacy

Pamela Wilson ‏ @DownSynAdvocacy
RT @NDSC Target's new Spring at Play coupon book
showcases beautiful little girl who has Down syndrome!
http://fb.me/1B2lKeLD4

TASH @TASHtweet We did manage to snag a celebrity!
http://tash.org/amy-brenneman
Check it out! ‏ @DownSynAdvocacy
Nice! Now for more Ryan Gosling:
http://www.extremeparenthood.com/2012/03/special-needs-ryan-gosling-week-5.html
:-)

Sylvia Fuerstenberg ‏ @SylFu
Interesting read on app patents
via @Techland & @Time
A Little Girl Finds Her Voice Thanks to Threatened New iPad App
http://fb.me/zIdweh5Q

CafeMom: Submit your questions about the new health care law
http://www.cafemom.com/group/115890/forums/read/16323429/Obama_for_America_Campaign_Director_Answers_CafeMom_Members_Questions_on_the_New_Health_Care_Law

Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act?
It is disturbing to read hateful comments about people with disabilities and their families not deserving the health services and medical necessities that our children benefit from under the new health care laws. Some say that our families deserve to go bankrupt if we cannot manage our children's care on our own and that our sons and daughters are 'stealing' services paid for by 'people with jobs' while we stay at home, lazy and greedy, expecting all our children's needs to be met. We know how hard we work and how much we and our children contribute to the well-being of our communities. I don't mind respectful debate but I am feeling quite vulnerable due to the bullying and mischaracterization of our families and the new health care law.
I have read that it will have significant positive impact for families of children, teens and adults with disabilities, chronic health conditions, and other special needs. By supporting adequate and affordable healthcare we will save hundreds of dollars in emergency care and health complications for every dollar invested in healthcare for our sons and daughters.
I hope we can raise awareness in the general public about how hardworking and responsible we are as parents and advocates, and how much we and our children contribute to the quality of life and richness of experience of our communities. Our families, including our sons and daughters with special needs, deserve the benefits of affordable health care.
Ms. Cutter will respond to our comments, questions, and concerns next week at CafeMom, and I hope they will reflect the true diversity of our community. Families of children and teens with disabilities know the value of accessible and affordable healthcare in preventive care, early treatment of illness and injury, and available emergency response.

Via Twitter from First Lady Michelle Obama @MichelleObama Curious what the Affordable Care Act means for you and your family? Submit a question for @StefCutter on @CafeMom:
http://OFA.BO/9LtcT9

Please visit specialneedschildren.bellaonline.com for even more great content about Children with Special Needs.

Easter and Children with Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art13561.asp

Spring Craft Ideas
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art21925.asp

Down Syndrome and Type One Diabetes - Dual Diagnosis
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32543.asp

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

School Nurses and Diabetes Care
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art59499.asp

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

Join our community on Facebook with 153 other parents and advocacy organizations
who post about events, information, resources and support at
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Children-with-Special-Needs-at-Bellaonline/232298623459587

Browsing (and making purchases) at our Amazon aStores benefits the Children with
Special Needs website. There are also links to books and other products beneath
almost every article at the Children with Special Needs website. I appreciate
your support! Most of the books are available at your public library or local
bookstore,but the reader reviews and list of related resources on Amazon have
been helpful to many parents and other advocates.

Down Syndrome Advocacy - Books, toys and other items
http://astore.amazon.com/downsyndrome-20

Children with Special Needs - Books, toys and other items
http://astore.amazon.com/specialneed0e-20

To participate in free, fun online discussions, this site has a community forum all about Children with Special Needs located here -

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

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

Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

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

IEP Goals for Children with Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art4330.asp

IEP Preparation - Teacher Support
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art44746.asp

Faith, Religion & Children with Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art52349.asp

Speech Therapy for Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art170901.asp

Child Models with Down Syndrome Raise Awareness
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art172451.asp

Home Accessibility and Visitability for Families of
Children with Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art37751.asp

Mental Wellness in Pregnancy and Motherhood
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art170925.asp

Adult Siblings - Childhood Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art69004.asp

High School Homeschooling & Transition
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art45892.asp

Expectant & New Parent Information on Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art68926.asp

Wearing Glasses in Early Childhood
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art54721.asp

Celiac Disease and Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art48739.asp

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

Cataracts and Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art65415.asp

Via http://www.Twitter.com/downsynadvocacy:

Pamela Wilson ‏ @DownSynAdvocacy
IEP Goals for Children w/ Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art4330.asp

IEP Preparation - Teacher Support
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art44746.asp
#downsyndrome #IEP #SpEd

Terri Mauro ‏ @mamatude
From Disability Scoop: Special Needs A Focus In New Film 'Bully'
http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2012/04/03/special-needs-film-bully/15311/

3 Apr NICHCY ‏ @nichcy
Confidentiality, Copyright Law, and Tests -
http://Wrightslaw.com:
http://bit.ly/HOIJgF

Pamela Wilson ‏ @DownSynAdvocacy
Official Parent's Sourcebook on #AngelmanSyndrome:
Revised, Updated Directory for the Internet Age 2005
http://tinyurl.com/6pusua9
#angelman

Pamela Wilson ‏ @DownSynAdvocacy
Colin Farrell talks about Angelman Syndrome trials
http://twitpic.com/93edi7
on @TheEllenShow
http://ellen.warnerbros.com/2012/04/colin_farrell_-_monday_april_2_2012.php
@AngelmanIRE @LaurenStacks

Pamela Wilson ‏ @DownSynAdvocacy
Via Paula Kluth: Teacher Tip 2: Daily Greeting
http://www.paulakluth.com/2012/04/02/tip-2-daily-greeting
Build community, practice social skills, giving compliments, and shaking hands.

Pamela Wilson ‏ @DownSynAdvocacy
Selective Mutism and Shyness
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art55943.asp
Sad, surprisingly common plight of youngsters w/ selective mutism
http://tinyurl.com/cr8soad

PediaStaff, Inc. ‏ @pediastaff
Selective Mutism in the News:
The children who choose to stay silent -
http://ht.ly/a4RrF
Retweeted by Pamela Wilson

N P A ‏ @NPAlive
Devastating story--and evidence for why #HCR is so needed
Down the Insurance Rabbit Hole -
http://tinyurl.com/c3dv3xs

Gina ‏ @Inky_Ed
Who says a Wheelchair can't Walk?
Our Easter Parade "Eggs on Legs" can show you how...
http://wp.me/pkgpd-oe #disability #wheelchair

Sarah Gordy ‏ @sarah_gordy (Actor with DS in BBC drama)
@lorrif U R so kind. I play 'Alice' in 'The Road to Emmaus'
by Nick Warburton Good Friday 6 Apr BBCRadio4 2.15pm
very proud to be in it

Pamela Wilson ‏ @DownSynAdvocacy
the beheld: beauty and what it means
http://www.the-beheld.com/2012/02/leah-smith-public-policy-phd-student.html
Leah Smith, Public Policy Ph.D Student, Fashion design, Little People of America

Pamela Wilson ‏ @DownSynAdvocacy
Fragile Beginnings: Discoveries and Triumphs in the Newborn ICU
by Adam Wolfberg
http://tinyurl.com/FrglBgngs
#preemies #pregnancy #babies

Penny Green ‏ @pennygreen
Down Syndrome Daily: Why So Many Babies Are Still Being Born With Down Syndrome
http://www.downsyndromedaily.com/2012/04/why-so-many-babies-are-still-being-born.html

Pamela Wilson ‏ @DownSynAdvocacy
Sesame Street - Lunchtime at Hoopers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xt8EuG6YPU
Big Bird, Telly, and Jason order foods that begin with the letter of their names.

DownSyndrmePregnancy ‏ @DownSynPreg
Did you have a prenatal diagnosis? What impact did that have emotionally?
Let expectant moms hear your experience.
http://downsyndromepregnancy.org/the-emotional-impact/

Pamela Wilson ‏ @DownSynAdvocacy
Welcome to Holland - Today and Yesterday
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art172314.asp

Review - Coming Of Age w/ Down Syndrome
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art57912.asp
#downsyndrome

Pamela Wilson ‏ @DownSynAdvocacy
Count Us In: Growing Up w/ Down Syndrome
http://tinyurl.com/6nqy9oh

Gifts 2 How People w/ #DownSyndrome Enrich the World
http://tinyurl.com/ppzfq2

Pamela Wilson ‏ @DownSynAdvocacy
A Small White Scar
http://tinyurl.com/SmlWhtScr
by K. A. Nuzum 2008 Dolly Gray Award Winner Speech
http://tinyurl.com/bu2djvx
#downsyndrome #YA #siblings

Pamela Wilson ‏ @DownSynAdvocacy
Show Me No Mercy: A Compelling Story of Remarkable Courage
http://tinyurl.com/3awewt6
by Robert Perske
http://tinyurl.com/bwu8c2b
#downsyndrome #dads

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Assistive Listening Devices for the Classroom
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art62237.asp

Service Animals and Childhood Disability
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art61552.asp

Service Dog Etiquette
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art64975.asp

Accessible Playgrounds and Inclusive Play Areas
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art51542.asp
Childhood disabilities

Rebuilding w/ Universal Design
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art61312.asp

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

Pain Management for Children with Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art51895.asp

Teddy Bear Hospital Events for Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art66880.asp

School Violence and Children with Special Needs
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art50457.asp

Terrorist Attacks and Children
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33401.asp

Parenting Children with Mental Health Issues
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art170784.asp

Mental Wellness in Pregnancy and Motherhood
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art170925.asp

Anxiety and Childhood Disability
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art59924.asp

Depression and Down Syndrome Dual Diagnosis
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art60685.asp

Disability and Future Planning for Parents
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art59032.asp

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