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May 16 2011 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

As we move through the month of May, planning transitions and preparing for graduations at the end of the school year may add an extra layer of excitement and stress. Most families are making arrangements for summer travel, vacation care, and dealing with changes in routines as well as changes in the weather. Don't put off relaxation or fun until those days on your calendar - practice for a few minutes longer each day so you will be an expert when the time comes.

Please look for the BellaOnline Special Needs Children Facebook page at - I would love to be part of your Facebook community. I also post links to events and articles of interest about childhood disabilities, advocacy, and family support that I find via Twitter and post at
You do not need to have a Twitter account to see messages posted by advocates and families via Twitter.

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

Sickle Cell Disease in Children
Sickle Cell Disease is a genetic anomaly that is more common in families with certain ethnic backgrounds, predominantly those of African descent but also those of Hispanic, Native American & Mediterranean heritage . Research, information and support for children and families affected by Sickle Cell has never been greater than it is today, but more needs to be done to understand and treat this disease. Sickle Cell Disease affects an estimated 72,000 Americans. The condition was recently featured on the television show, Grey's Anatomy, raising awareness in the general population that will benefit individuals with sickle cell and their loved ones. Recent studies have shown Hydroxyurea helps prevent pain in even the youngest subject, and another suggests that nitric oxide gas impacts the source of the classic, disabling pain crises of sickle cell disease.

Please visit for even more great content about Special Needs Children. Whether your child has an 'invisible' condition or an easily recognizable childhood disability, we stand together stronger as a community when we learn about the diversity in the disability community as our mainstream community learns about the true diversity our families represent. My son was born with Down syndrome and developed Type One diabetes when he was seven years old. Raising awareness of a diagnosis in particular and creating better opportunities, support and accommodations for all our children has made an amazing difference for them as well as their brothers, sisters and mainstream peers. Thank you for all you do on behalf of your child.

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

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, Special Needs Children Editor

Let me know if you would like to share an article in your
newsletter, local parenting magazine or newspaper.

Communication and Summer Activities

Sunblocking Clothing and Laundry Rinses

Car Safety Issues - Prevention is the Key

Child Safety - Pills, Purses, and Suitcases

Interviewing Caregivers for Your Child

Severe Weather Events and Children

Avoiding Heat-related Illnesses in Children

Thoughts from the Middle of the Night

Teacher Appreciation and Childhood Disability

Brothers and Sisters of Children with Disabilities

Gardening with Children

Pain Management for Children with Disabilities

Teddy Bear Hospital Events for Children

Pain, Childhood Blood Draws, Injections, IV Lines

A Brand New Baby w/ Down Syndrome

Letter to Myself on Diagnosis Day

Elementary School Transition

Wearing Glasses in Early Childhood

Cataracts and Down Syndrome

Neurological Conditions and Disabilities

Transition to Preschool from Early Intervention

Transition to Kindergarten

Preparing for Emergencies with Children

Art and Self Expression for Children

Private Schools and Children w/ Special Needs

Homeschooling Children with Special Needs

Twins and Childhood Disabilities

Gifts 2: How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World

Grandparents and Childhood Disabilities

Inclusive PE and Childhood Disabilities

Recess Skills - Childhood Disabilities

Explaining Disabilities to Classmates

Down Syndrome and Diabetes Dual Diagnosis

Celiac Disease and Juvenile Diabetes

Celiac Disease and Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome and Autism Dual Diagnosis

Thoughts from the Middle of the Night

Symptoms of Childhood Onset Diabetes

Type One Diabetes Information for Classmates

Down Syndrome and Juvenile Diabetes Dual Diagnosis

Parenting Children with Mental Health Issues

Mental Wellness in Pregnancy and Motherhood

Anxiety and Childhood Disability

Depression and Down Syndrome Dual Diagnosis

Disability and Future Planning for Parents

Advocating in Multicultural Communities - Childhood Disabilities

Bienvenidos Bebés con Síndrome de Down

Welcoming Babies with Down Syndrome

Accueillir les bébé trisomiques
French Welcoming Babies with Down Syndrome

Samples from

Holland: All Down Syndrome actors
Downistie, episode 3, with subtitles

How to Be a Sister
Love Story w/ a Twist of Autism by Eileen Garvin

Colin Farrell on The Ellen Show talks about his
son having Angelman syndrome, misdiagnosed as CP

Being Safe Around Water
Being Safe w/ Weather
Series for elementary/middle school kids

Sun blocking clothing
Rit Sun Guard Laundry UV Treatment; shirts, hats,
umbrellas - Browse, then shop locally

Flood Safety Check List from the American Red Cross

Heat safety for kids & teens:

Browsing or buying at from a link in an SNC article slightly benefits the website - thank you for your support! Browsing online and buying locally or using your public library to find excellent books benefits our communities.

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