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June 29 2011 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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

Young Adults with Disabilities Inspire New Moms
The success and ambition of teens and young adults with disabilities is inspiring to mothers of babies and young children with the same diagnosis. It sometimes takes that reality check to believe that our sons and daughters diagnosed with Down syndrome will be capable of much more than we imagine.

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DSAInfo Lovely Film Celebrating 5th Anniversary Of The PSDS Support Group

Babies with Down Syndrome: A New Parent Guide

Terri Mauro at mamatude: Four Hard Things About the Fourth of July
mamatude: Special Needs and Special Occasions
mamatude Looking for a parent advocate in Connecticut
to interview on early intervention, special education, and transition to adulthood.
mamatude:: We Expect Respect: A Manifesto

AccessWGBH: In Canada, researchers develop CanConnect,
a one-button Skype system to aid disabled people, senior citizens:

DownSynAdvocacy: Meet Adrian Forsythe: aspiring actor, college student,
confident young man
Lauren Potter #Glee #downsyndrome @TheArcUS

Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti
Take a 'look inside' this amazing book!


Montage of footage from the Opening Ceremonies
Special Olympics World Summer Games

The Muppets Green Album
Muppet classic songs performed by
contemporary rock and alternative artists 8/28

DeborahFreedman:@PamelaPaulNYT talks to Tomi Ungerer,
"the bad boy of children’s literature":
Author of he terrifying story of Crictor the Boa Constrictor
and the heroic Emile the Octopus (Tomi Ungerer)

GDSFoundation: Providence woman w/ Down syndrome lives independently,
thanks to a network of assistants providing a new style of care

Invest Wisely, Support Medicaid!--Call Your Reps on

NDSC San Antonio August 5–7 RT @DownSyndromeBV
Absolutely the best Down syndrome convention in the world. Don't miss it.

Did you feel belittled or insulted by a comment or conversation at church?
If so, what do you say when your child is listening?

Please visit for even more great content about children with special needs and their families.

Summer Learning and Childhood Disability

Outdoor Games for Children

Sensory Integration and Children

How Uncomfortable is Your Child? Sensory Processing Disorder

Raising a Sensory Smart Child - Book Review

Finding a Welcoming Congregation

Faith, Religion and Children with Special Needs

Inappropriate Comments in Inclusive Congregations

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

Choosing Disability Related or Inclusive Summer Camps

Avoiding Heat-related Illnesses in Children

Car Safety Issues in Hot Weather

State and National Park Disability Passes

If you have a twitter account, please post positive messages that include the
phrase "Down Syndrome" and use the hashtag #downsyndrome so that
families of newly diagnosed babies can find support and encouragement

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

Accessible Playgrounds

Extended School Year for Special Education

Outdoor Games for Children

Summer Learning and Childhood Disability

Car and Driving Safety Issues

State and National Park Disability Passes

Acknowledging Abused and Traumatized Children

The Disability Hierarchy, Equity and Advocacy

Bilingual Children with Down Syndrome

Dolls for Children with Special Needs

Mental Wellness in Pregnancy and Motherhood

Traumatic Birth and Motherhood

Preparing for Emergencies w/ Children

Teaching Home Addresses to Children

Children and Sign Language
Down syndrome #apraxia #slp

People First Language Awareness

seattletimes; Inexpensive vaccine shows promise in reversing Type 1 diabetes

MD: An entire community rallies to support a student w/ Down syndrome
'No Program' for Logan at hometown high school

We at TwentyWonder believe that our ability to influence others
starts with ACCEPTANCE of others as we wish to be accepted

Downs Designs
Clothes that fit for people w/ Down syndrome

MarathonAndi: Hey, Baby! What's Your Sign? Sign language, that is...

29 year old Kristen's life with cerebral palsy blog and vlog
D-afos with PINK Crocks

mariashriver: Inspiring to see so many law enforcement officers from USA
here in Greece after protecting the @SpecialOlympics Flame of Hope along the way.
"You will never be left out" - A few thoughts before @SpecialOlympics
World Games Opening Ceremony tonight. #Athens2011

Fundraiser for Special Olympics Missouri Compete to rappel off a building
in Jefferson City, Kansas City or St. Louis

Can you assist #Minot ND, Ward County disability support orgs
affected by the Mouse/#Souris flooding?
Ward County Resources Minot ND
Parent to Parent, Down Syndrome Support, Autism MAPS-4-asds, more
Pathfinder Parent Center Minot ND closed due to flooding,
checking email Joan @ Grand Forks office 800 phone #

rumhud: Schuyler and I have a new thing. Whenever we drive past the duckpond
next to our apartment, one of us will say "Release the Quacken!"

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