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Here is the latest article from the Special Needs Children site at BellaOnline.com.
Down Syndrome and Spinal Concerns
What are the symptoms and treatment for spinal anomalies in children and teens with Down Syndrome? Do all need spinal x-rays for sports physicals?
Children with Down syndrome have been evaluated for the cervical spine disorder atlantoaxial subluxation for a quarter century. The 1996 evidence based guidelines for doctors are now expanded to refer to cranial-vertibral instability and spinal instabilities including occipito-atlanto deterioration.
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IEP Meeting Cancellation Frustration
How can you prepare for unexpected challenges when planning meetings with school staff and administrators? Parents report frustration over poor attendance and late cancelations of school meetings by teachers, support staff or administrators after families members take time off work and have spent weeks gathering information to present for adequate support and approrpriate placement for their child.
Fly Fishing for Children and Teens with Down Syndrome
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Born to Act Players Submission for new Oprah Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NggxizKfiQ0
Free DVD just for kids with special needs from Baby Einstein http://tinyurl.com/2dwan4x
Ireland: 19 yr old Róisín De Búrca had busy year
Scholarship winner plans to further her education
College program in NJ welcomes
Morris Township student with Down syndrome
WA: Faces of Inclusion:
Work starts on See and Learn Speech
for children with Down Syndrome
Special Needs Blog: Send an Information
Packet With Your Child to Camp
The College of NJ
Student w/ Down syndrome, nine others
enter Career & Community Studies program
New "Paul Reiser Show" hires Brock Waidmann to play son in wheelchair http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/jun/29/playing-a-role-he-lives
Learning to Fly: Lose the Training Wheels program
Warm, funny account by volunteer
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Answers to FAQs about your child's IEP:
NDSC Action Alert! Help Pass ABLE Act
Savings accounts for people with disabilities
CA: Morro Bay surf camp for kids w/ disabilities on Today show
Down Syndrome Education Conferences:
Down Syndrome Assoc of Minn: Teen & Adult Issues:
The Pace; Stubborn Is as Stubborn Does; Self-Talk
Has an adult with Down syndrome you know had a decline in skills?
ADSC Hashimotos Encephalopathy
Obsessional Slowness in Teens and Adults with Down Syndrome http://tinyurl.com/ObsSlwnsDS
Mental Wellness in Teens & Adults w/ Down Syndrome:
Study reports parents do not focus on
"impact of disability," but rather the
lack of resources and support
More info on HSC's National Youth Transition Center
Ed Baker, 100, receives Legacy Award from Arc of King County
From To the Max: Walk the line: protective vs. paranoid parenting
Start Speaking Up
"probably one of the hardest struggles"
Amish families have children w/ Autism
And adhere to vaccination schedules http://autism.suite101.com/article.cfm/autism_among_the_amish
El joven Manolo de Santacruz, primer cantaor
de flamenco con síndrome de Down
Bienvenidos a Holanda:
Bienvenidos Bebés con Síndrome de Down:
De Gaulle sobre su hija con síndrome de Down:
«Una bendición; sin Anne no hubiera ido tan lejos»
Jeux d'ete d'Olympiques Spéciaux Canada ~ Athlètes ambassadeurs
LA FIERTÉ DE SE DÉPASSER!
Composition du Conseil d'administration du CREIN 2010-2011 http://www.crein.ca/node/76 Félécitations à toutes et tous !
Bahrain Down Syndrome Society,
Dr Mohammed Al Mannai: Advocates for inclusion
Disability-friendly playground opens at Cousler Park:
Special Needs Blog: Reader Recommends
Immediate Rewards for Toilet-Training Success
MO: Mozingo Music Charity Golf Classic New date: Sept 2
Benefits Pujols Family Foundation
Diabetes Health is the First Diabetes Magazine to Launch
iPhone and iPod Touch Applications, DH Mobile
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Pamela Wilson, Special Needs Children Editor
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Little League Challenger Division
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Supporting Other Mothers - Childhood Disability
Asking More from Medical Professionals