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June 17 2011 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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Choosing Disability Related or Inclusive Summer Camps
There may be as many kinds of summer camps specifically for children with disabilities as there are mainstream or inclusive camps. Making a decision on which camp to choose may depend as much on a philosophy of parenting as it does on location, amenities, and cost.

Visit any time for articles of interest to families raising children with special needs.

Avoiding Heat-related Illnesses in Children

Car Safety Issues in Hot Weather

State and National Park Disability Passes

Dads, Complicated Pregnancies and Childbirth

Grandfathers and Great Uncles - Childhood Disabilities

Dads of Babies with Disabilities

Fathers of Children with Special Needs

Facebook page for Special Needs Children at BellaOnline
Please share info on events, advocacy, education, summer

I enjoyed finding Hopeful Parents on Facebook:

Although the twitter account for this website is
I post messages and ReTweet links to articles, events, support and
advocacy for all childhood disabilities. You do not have to have
your own twitter account to take find these resources.

Evan Sneider, actor w/ #DownSyndrome,
interviewed by @strombo
Hear his thoughts on the @GirlfriendMovie, his life

Please share links to camp or summer related activities!
To participate in free, fun online discussions, this site has a community forum:
Specialized Diabetes Camps
Camp Mom: Terri Mauro
A summer's worth of fun for kids
Camp Songs
Songs for summer: Summer Camp Songs Sing
Along Songs: Campout at Walt Disney World

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, in the forum, on Facebook, or in response to this email message. I am interested in your questions, comments and suggestions.

Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love to be connected to a supportive community!

Pamela Wilson, Special Needs Children Editor


Father's Day 38 essays written by fathers with a child with Down syndrome
Riverbend Down Syndrome Association

drgrist: Attn: Heatwave NYC & DC or anywhere:
How to stay cool for next to nothing
Cooling Bandanas
Other evaporative cooling for hot weather
Cooling vests #heatwave

Headquarters Emergency Operations -
Personal/Family Preparedness Plan - (via @NASA)

Life with Diabetes: Emergency Preparedness.
Checklist, evacuation procedures, guidelines for
carrying insulin, & more.

Community Emergency Response Training
Disaster response training, emergency planning

Hear Al read _When I Grow Up_
Weird Al Yankovic has an app for children's book

I am looking forward to seeing the Tintin movie based on
books I enjoyed reading w my children
Tintin movie is based on The Secret of the Unicorn
and Red Rackham's Treasure
Watch Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn trailer

Reflections from a Different Journey
What Adults w/ Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew

Five Ways to Make Your Church More Inclusive
From DOJ Protecting the Rights of Students with Diabetes
There's No One Right Way to Parent (Some Wrong Ways, Maybe)

RT @AAPD Heat Wave Especially Horrible for People with Certain Illnesses

JasonFitch916: A great site that captures on video the growth and development of Noah

DownSynPreg reflects on recent press coverage of prenatal testing

Looking for fiction or non-fiction books that have a person with
a developmental or other disability as a primary character

Show Me No Mercy: Compelling Story of Remarkable Courage
Father, son overcome obstacles to reunite

Evan wants to raise $1 million for Down syndrome advocacy
Starting out at $1 from 100 people for $100
Your son or daughter can write or dictate their story
whether they raise money or not - go for it!

New Zealand TV
Loved the interviews w/ man w/ DS, his workplace
Screening for Down syndrome RT @frank_buckley

Eliminating Misinformation about Down Syndrome

A Brand New Baby with Down Syndrome

Mosaic and Translocation Down Syndrome

Explaining Down Syndrome to Children

Bilingual Children with Down Syndrome

Building a Down Syndrome Library for Parents

New Parent Information on Down Syndrome

Blueberry Shoes
Down Syndrome 1st 18 Months DVD
Now available w Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic soundtrack See the website
Blueberry Shoes Down syndrome DVDs

Baby with Down syndrome from Northern Ireland
becomes youngest British soap opera star on "Emmerdale"

NDSC: Congratulations to NDSC Dad Trent Whitfield and his
Boston Bruins teammates for winning the 2011 Stanley Cup!

MarathonAndi: Would you still park in that #disability parking space if
you knew it was hurtful to me and my family?

Beautifully written poem: R-word | Gabriel Gadfly Poetry

Teaching Children to Count Coins and Bills

A New Diagnosis of Type One Diabetes

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