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June 1 2010 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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

Epilepsy, Seizures and Vagus Nerve Stimulation
VNS (Vagal Nerve Stimulation) therapy to reduce the frequency and intensity of seizures for children and adults was developed in the mid-1990s. Today it is used when children who lose consciousness during complex partial seizures or generalized seizures not being controlled by medication or surgery.

Have you put together an emergency kit for summer sports and parent group picnics, camping or other activities? Prevention is the best option but summer emergencies including severe weather can be unexpected and unpredictable.

Get ideas for what your first aid kit should contain:
Sometimes the kits are less expensive at stores, so
please compare prices and quality with local retailers
for any items you consider:
Heat Stress Kit (seems expensive!)
Cold Packs for the team:
Or Cold Packs for the league:
Electrolyte Replacement Tablets
Mylar emergency blankets with dozens of uses
12 Hour Light Sticks

A clean cooler full of bags of ice can provide a source of cold water when temperatures rise; baggies full of ice can treat bumps and bruises, cool overheated athletes and playground adventurers, and the melted ice is good for hydration and wetting bandanas for heads or necks.

Avoiding Heat Illnesses and Other Hazards

If you are considering a new cell phone or new provider, browse online to compare phones and plans with those available in your community:
Amazon cellular

Helpful and interesting cell phone apps are available for all the cell phones I asked about at our local retailer, including family locator, gps, games, entertainment, news and weather.

iPhone and iPod Touch Apps

The Top FREE iPhone Diabetes Applications

Doorstops for Children and Teens in Wheelchairs

Child Safety - Pills, Purses and Suitcases

Preparing for Emergencies with Children who have Special Needs

Little League Challenger Division

Please visit for even more great content about Special Needs Children.

ID Bracelets for Children and Teens

Teaching Home Addresses to Children

State and National Park Disability Passes

I appreciate you sharing SNC articles and links - Thank you!

These shorter URLs are great for posting via Twitter,
parent group email lists, or advocacy eNewsletters:

Patient Advocacy for Children in Hospitals

Boardmaker and PECs Communication Alternatives

Homeschooling Children with Special Needs

Airline Travel

Luggage Rules for Flights Today

Finding Strollers, Walkers and Wheelchairs for Children

Extended School Year - Special Education Summer Classes

Car Safety Issues

Outdoor Games for Children

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

Find interesting articles and events on Twitter:

Dr Phil's Show Update on Triplets who are Deaf-Blind
Book: Teaching Children who are DeafBlind
Magazine: Intervention Canada

More about Billy Adams, deaf bodybuilder
with Down syndrome, age 9, who steals the show
at the Florida Gulfcoast Championships

Terri Mauro's Special Needs Blog:
Crystal Bowersox Says She'll Make
Diabetes Advocacy "the Main Focus
of My Career"

Down Syndrome, Book Clubs, and the
Special Hope Network:
SNC: Teaching Reading:

Terri Mauro Special Needs Blog:
Happy Memorial Day (Good Luck With That)

Making a Case for Life
A New Definition of Perfection

Dr. Len Leshin:
A new company in Ohio is making jeans
for children and adults with Down syndrome.

Taking Down Syndrome to School

Graham Rahal places Down Syndrome
Indiana logo on car for Indy 500

Life Goes On: The Book
Interviews and stories about the
groundbreaking TV show featuring
a main character with Down syndrome

Life Goes On - Season One DVD
It has been twenty+ years since
Chris Burke played Corky Thatcher,
a main character with Down syndrome

Montana occupational therapist creates
toys with a mission:

Auburn WA: New barrier free playground,
sensory garden Les Gove Park
Celebrate June 25 Kids Day

Easter_Seals: Evacuation plans don't meet
needs of people w disabilities

LD Online: Teacher reforms raise question:
How to measure special ed?

Terri Mauro Special Needs Blog:
Passing the Advocacy Baton (to our teens and young adults)

Heart of Sailing: Nautical world for children
& adults with developmental disabilities

Phonics They Use: Words for Reading & Writing 5th Ed

Arnie & His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions
That Build Success

Donna Martin: Judith Heumann joins State Dept.
Special Advisor for International Disability Right
Fulfills Obama-Clinton Pledge-TAKES OFFICE JUNE 7

DiabetesHealth: Brett Michaels Type 1 Diabetes
Patient and Celebrity Apprentice Winner

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

Photography and Childhood Disability
Using Snapshots for Children with Special Needs

Explaining a Cancer Diagnosis to Children

Supporting Other Mothers - Childhood Disability

Asking More from Medical Professionals

Disability & Future Planning for Parents

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