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Raising Awareness About Disabilities
Many parents of newly diagnosed children who decide to raise awareness and encourage opportunities for their child and others who share the same diagnosis find that many friends, coworkers, neighbors and others already have personal experience and knowledge of childhood disabilities.
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A New Diagnosis of Type One Diabetes
Welcome to Holland - Today and Yesterday
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@downsyndromeaia Productive members of society, need we say more?
@drgrist National Weather Service:
"HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY - CALL 911."
@dsagsl Do any of you speak Mandarin Chinese?
The DSAGSL has a family with a newborn baby with Down syndrome ...
@brianskotko A recap of what we accomplished together today
re @GQMagazine insensitive comments
about #Downsyndrome @ChildrensBoston:
Down Syndrome Program at Children's Hospital Boston
@mamatude Today's About.com Parenting Special Needs newsletter: Think Positive
My week started with a negative story -- a mind-bogglingly insensitive reference
to Down syndrome in a snarky GQ article.
A magazine w/ style, but no taste
Joan Vennochi of The Boston Globe weighs in on the @GQ controversy
@Mediadisdat UK - Close friend of 'The Specials,' Owen, dies.
Video tribute here: the-specials.com
National Night Out Tues Aug 2: Neighbors get together, Give Crime a Going Away Party
Please participate! Build safer, more inclusive communities
@GirlfriendMovie Hollywood Outbreak reviews GIRLFRIEND, calls
it "SUBLIME" and a praises Evan Sneider's "REMARKABLE" performance.
Norwegian islander ferries children to safety - CNN.com
Prayers and comfort to all those affected by the terrible events in Norway.
Heartbreaking story, too terrible pictures
@AbilitiesUnited How a Dog Breeder, a Blind Man and a German Shepherd Changed
the World in 1929 huff.to/pWAE2a
Energetic discussions on the down-syn list serv this week:
I loved the Violets and Daisies thread
Orthotics and Shoe Inserts for Children
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Avoiding Heat-related Illnesses in Children
Car Safety Issues - Prevention is the Key
Sunblocking Clothing and Laundry Rinses
Diabetes Information for Classmates
Traumatic Birth and Motherhood
Summer Activities, Traditions and Escapes
Encouraging Friendship - Childhood Disabilities
Children & Sign Language
Babies, toddlers = less frustration
Speech, Feeding Therapy, and Early Intervention
Teaching Children to Count Coins and Bills
Gardening with Children
Reading & Literacy Skill Development
Teaching Students in Inclusive Classrooms
Accessible Designs in Playgrounds & Play Areas
Universal Design and General Education Curriculum
Great philosophy, strategies & techniques
Transition Planning for Teens w/ Disabilities
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.
Youth & Adults with Down Syndrome Conference
Brothers and Sisters Conference; Kids' Camp
Vision and Eye Related Problems
Cataracts and Down Syndrome
Wearing Glasses in Early Childhood
Golf for Children with Special Needs
Down Syndrome and the Task of Learning
Vacation Travel, Weekend Getaways and Childhood Disabilities
Thyroid Problems and Down Syndrome