Here's the latest article from the Special Needs Children site at BellaOnline.com.
Summer Learning and Childhood Disability
Summer learning opportunities can pop up in unexpected places for children with developmental disabilities, chronic health conditions or other special needs. Our children may benefit from neighborhood play, extended school year classes, summer camp, parks department programs or respite and daycare.
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Vacation Travel, Weekend Getaways, and Children with Special Needs
Accessible Playgrounds and Inclusive Play Areas
Person Centered Planning
Avoiding Heat Illnesses and Other Hazards
Car Safety Issues - Prevention
Airline Travel and Childhood Disability
Grandparents and Childhood Disability
Teaching Functional Math Skills
Sensory Integration and Sensory Defensiveness
Supporting Children Using Behavior as Communication
Boardmaker and PECS Communication Alternatives
DIR - Floortime Model Techniques and Behavior Challenges
Teaching Children about Money
Summer Homeschooling Activities and Childhood Disability
Playground Skills for Children with Special Needs
Comparing Ourselves with Other Mothers on the Playground
Sunblocking Clothing and Laundry Rinse
Friendship and Inclusion for Children with Special Needs
Welcoming Babies with Down Syndrome
Diabetes Information for Classmates and Neighbors
Sibling Support and Rivalry
Cousins of Children with Disabilities
Disability and Future Planning for Parents
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Special Needs Caretaker Concerns
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Elsewhere, Terri Mauro writes about:
Swim Gear - Help your child be cool in the pool
Tonight on Lifetime: Zac Efron as a Teen With Autism
Miracle Run - Tuesday May 19, 2009
From Patricia E Bauer's Disability News web site:
Poll: Parents Lack Long Term Plans for Children with Disabilities
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Pamela Wilson, Special Needs Children Editor