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July 13 2011 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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Welcome to Holland - Today and Yesterday
The wonderful essay written by Emily Perl Kingsley has been included in many wonderful anthologies and is often included in New Parent Packets for parents and professionals sharing a newborn or prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Many believe that it is as relevant today as the day it was written.

An interesting discussion is underway on the Down-syn list about what "Welcome to Holland" meant or means to them at

To participate in free, fun online discussions, this site has a community forum:

I would enjoy reading your comments there about people and stories; essays and other literature that meant something to you when your child was diagnosed.

Please visit for even more great content about childhood disabilities, advocacy and family support.

Encouraging Friendship - Childhood Disabilities

Avoiding Heat-related Illnesses in Children

Car Safety Issues - Prevention is the Key

Sunblocking Clothing and Laundry Rinses

Summer Activities, Traditions and Escapes

Summer Learning and Childhood Disability

Home Accessibility and Visitability

Communicating with Babies

Children & Sign Language
Babies, toddlers = less frustration

Speech, Feeding Therapy, and Early Intervention

Follow the SNC editor at for links and articles of interest to parents and advocates for issues and individuals with childhood disabilities and their families.

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to share information about awareness events, celebrations and fundraisers for your parent group or advocacy organization on Facebook.

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 a supportive and inclusive community!

Pamela Wilson, Children with Special Needs Editor

Teaching Children to Count Coins and Bills

Letter to Myself on Diagnosis Day

Recess Skills for Children with Special Needs

Accessible Playgrounds & Inclusive Play Areas

Service Animals and Childhood Disability

Service Dog Etiquette

ardening with Children

Grandparents and Childhood Disability

Grandparents of Children with Special Needs

Equine Therapy for Communication Delays
Kids & horses - hippotherapy

Printing, Cursive Handwriting & Childhood Disabilities

Reading & Literacy Skill Development

Teaching Students in Inclusive Classrooms

Accessible Designs in Playgrounds & Play Areas

Home Accessibility & Visitability for Children w/ Disabilities

Universal Design and General Education Curriculum
Great philosophy, strategies & techniques

Elementary School Transition

Transition to Preschool from Early Intervention

Kindergarten Transition

Adult Siblings - Childhood Disabilities

High School Homeschooling & Transition

Transition Planning for Teens w/ Disabilities
Middle school to graduation or age 21

Elementary School Transition

Transition to Preschool from Early Intervention

Mosaic and Translocation Down Syndrome

39th Annual National Down Syndrome Congress Convention
August 5 - 7, 2011
NDSC: We have a variety of volunteering opportunities in San Antonio
for the convention in August. Many hands make light work.
Souvenir Journal Message - information, recognition, good wishes;
memorialize; business logos and photos may be included.
Pre-conference Sessions
Youth & Adults with Down Syndrome Conference
Brothers and Sisters Conference; Kids' Camp

NDSC Self-Advocate Book Project
ABC for You and Me
Adults w/ Down Syndrome
Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome
Fasten Your Seatbelt: Crash Course on
Down Syndrome for Brothers & Sisters
Donovan & the Big Hole: A Texas Adventure
Main character Donovan, 14, has Down syndrome
NDSC Self-Advocate Book Project

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