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June 22 2009 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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

Child Safety - Pills, Purses, and Suitcases
Purses, diaper bags and suitcases - from a toddler's perspective, childhood treasure chests - are often overlooked as dangers even in child-proofed homes and vehicles. Parents, babysitters, relatives and visitors may not realize how inquisitive and vulnerable children may be to accidental poisoning, choking, or other injury.

This week marks the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. How you invest your time this year could start new and wonderful traditions. If you are planning to travel, or entertain out of town guests, for the July 4th weekend, I hope you find happy memories that your family enjoys. I am wishing you a safe and pleasant summer!

Next weekend my family will have the honor of attending the wedding of a young man who we have known since he was a toddler. My favorite observation from a mutual friend was: "...they never go as planned but none of the guests will know; they always except what is and are happy to be there."

Those seem to be the best expectations we could have for all events involving family and friends. I hope you find plenty to lift you into the happiness of being there.

Pam W
SE of Seattle


From Patricia E Bauer's Disability News website:
Golfer with Down syndrome finalist in People Magazine contest
June 20th, 2009 From the Cherry Hill [NJ] Sun:
"Brad Hennefer, a 20-year-old man with Down syndrome, is a finalist to represent the Philadelphia Phillies in People Magazine’s “All-Stars Among Us.” ... Hennefer was a high school varsity golfer who started the Golf for Life Foundation with his father, Robert, to inspire young children with Down syndrome to play golf."

Golf for Children with Special Needs

World of Dreams

There's a music video from the CD 'Realidades Parlelas/Parallel Realities' that can be seen at the Riverbend Down Syndrome home page:
The song in the music video is called Mundo de Suenos/World of Dreams.
Realidades Parlelas features ten songs written by people with Down syndrome, played by three different rock groups. Enjoy!

Music Education - Every Voice Heard

Music Education and Music Therapy


Sensory Integration International Site Shut Down

Thursday February 21, 2008, Terri Mauro wrote:
"I've frequently recommended the SII site to parents new to a diagnosis of sensory integration, for its excellent FAQ and its directory of occupational therapists qualified to do sensory-integration therapy. Sensory-integration pioneer A. Jean Ayres, author of Sensory Integration and the Child, was a founder of SII, and that made it an authoritative resource for information on the subject.
It's a sad fact of Internet research that useful sites with good information can up and disappear without warning. Sometimes it's just a matter of an organization changing its Web address; other times, service-provider issues put pages out of contact temporarily or permanently, or site writers simply move on.
And sometimes, as with the site for Sensory Integration International (SII), it's more complicated than that."

Sensory Integration and Children

Sensory Processing Disorder in Children

Review - Raising a Sensory Smart Child


Please visit for articles of interest to families and professionals advocating for children with developmental disabilities, chronic health conditions, or other special needs.

Avoiding Heat Illnesses and Other Hazards

Car Safety Issues - Prevention

iPhone and iPod Touch Apps - Childhood Disability

Vacation Travel, Weekend Getaways, and Children with Special Needs

Airline Travel and Childhood Disability

Teacher Appreciation and Childhood Disability

Outdoor Games for Children with Special Needs

Pain Management for Children

Amazon Kindle 2 and Childhood Disability'

People First Language Sensitivity

Sibling Support and Rivalry

Cousins of Children with Disabilities

Assistive Listening Devices for the Classroom

Playground Skills for Children with Special Needs

Summer Learning and Childhood Disability

Extended School Year for Special Education

Sunblocking Clothing and Laundry Rinse

Recess Skills and Childhood Disability

Inclusive P.E. and Childhood Disability

Transition to Preschool from Early Intervention

Friendship and Inclusion for Children with Special Needs

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

Recent Messages at the Forum:
Songs from People with DS - World of Dreams
Varsity Golfer with Down Syndrome - Golf for Life
Sensory Integration International Website Info
Child Safety: What do you think about the following situation?
Sped Bus Driver Advice - World Autism Awareness Day
Special Needs Caretaker Concerns
Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles of Disabled Kids
Amazon Kindle DX Reader More Disability Friendly?
iPhone Apps and Childhood Disabilities
Teacher Appreciation
What's New in 'Children with Diabetes'
Home Design for People with Disabilities
Yearbook Software 'Weeds Out' Special Ed Students
New Special Need Mom
Summer Learning and Childhood Disability
Nick Jonas Video Creativity Contest - Diabetes

Feel free to browse or participate:

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

Kindergarten Transition

Disability and Future Planning for Parents

Teaching Handwriting

Boardmaker and PECS Communication Alternatives

DIR - Floortime Model Techniques and Behavior Challenges

Welcoming Babies with Down Syndrome

Teaching Functional Math Skills

Autism Spectrum Adolescent Issues and Privacy

Person Centered Planning

Teaching Children about Money

Sensory Integration and Sensory Defensiveness

Prenatal Diagnosis: Down Syndrome

Welcoming Babies with Down Syndrome

Thoughts from the Middle of the Night

A Brand New Baby with Down Syndrome

New Mother, Newly Diagnosed Baby

Down Syndrome Buddy Walks

Down Syndrome Awareness

Down Syndrome and the Acting Gene

Inclusive Education and the Culture of Down Syndrome

Literacy Skill Development - Reading Instruction
for Children with Autism, Down Syndrome
and Learning Disabilities

Depression and Down Syndrome

Reflux, Pediatric GERD, Infant GER and EER

Sleep Disorders

Peer Mentoring Programs and Childhood Disability

Inclusion Benefits Classmates

IEP Preparation and Teacher Support

Universal Design for Learning - Access
to General Education Curriculum

People First Language Awareness

People First Language Sensitivity

Down Syndrome and Diabetes Dual Diagnosis

Down Syndrome and Autism Dual Diagnosis

Anxiety and Childhood Disability

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