Here's the latest article from the Special Needs Children site at BellaOnline.com.
Down Syndrome and the Task of Learning
Children with Down syndrome may have delays or gaps in development due to strategies they find effective to avoid learning, working on or practicing skills. Professor Jennifer Wishart explains insightful research on how children with Down syndrome may sabotage themselves in teaching environments.
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Down Syndrome & the Task of Learning http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art68143.asp
Pilot Study Supports Adolescent Diabetes Patients through Personalized Text Messages http://bit.ly/cUCS3S
The Thinking Person's Guide to #Autism: Getting to Know Your New Neighborhood http://is.gd/efWcw
Mattel Says Nay to "SAY" Speech Supplies http://bit.ly/drJ5UU #specialneeds
TheArcUS College Websites remain inaccessible to people with disabilities http://bit.ly/cKdRuj
TheArcUS Have you had a chance to take The Arc FINDS Survey? http://bit.ly/dtkKHt
TheAACE Did you see the 2010 Power of Prevention Thyroid Magazine? Download it free here http://bit.ly/aeK88I
Summer is back! Hope you take full advantage of it and spend it with those you love! Some random acts of kindness would be a sweet bonus
NASA_GoddardPix Check out some dynamic images from this weeks Perseid Meteor Shower: http://bit.ly/aww3jS and learn more about it here: http://bit.ly/bVhOZ1
Sun & high temperatures can take you by surprise! http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32522.asp
Avoiding Heat Related Illnesses
Art Prize Artist Profile - Michael Johnson http://www.artprize.org/artists/public-profile/50874
Churchill Downs 6 - Artist with Down syndrome
AT can increase access to daily living, recreation, education & employment http://watap.org/ UW Center for Technology & Disability Studies
SCI Dorn Report: http://tinyurl.com/DornRprtSCI Identifies, documents policy options in Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
Technical Assistance: 8/17 Help Prepare Exchange Planning Grant Applications http://www.statecoverage.org/node/2526 Health Reform Resources
Way to go! 18 yo man w Down syndrome joins National Youth Theater. http://tinyurl.com/26yl96d - 1st person w DS to do so.
Tour de Munster in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland http://bit.ly/am6Ai3 Left Cork this am heading for Kilalloe tonight!
The 15th annual National Down Syndrome Society NYC Buddy Walk is happening Sept 25 in Central Park. http://www.buddywalk.org/
Down Syndrome Research Foundation urgently needs camcorder & computer equipment. Pls contact if you can help: http://dsrf.org/
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Study Finds Younger Medicare Beneficiaries With Disabilities Struggle More With Cost and Access than Seniors http://bit.ly/9gO01U
WrightsLaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: http://tinyurl.com/Emtns2AdvcyPrnts The Special Education Survival Guide
Negotiating Special Education Maze http://tinyurl.com/GuideSpEdMz Guide for Parents & Teachers
WA Post: http://tinyurl.com/IEPhelpWaPost How to get the extra help your child needs in school
Down Syndrome Transition Handbook: Charting the Course to Adulthood http://tinyurl.com/DSTrnstnHndbk
Zoom! by Robert Munsch http://tinyurl.com/ZoomRbtMnsch Rare: Lauretta gets a souped up 92-speed, dirt-bike model wheelchair #moms #teachers
Rolling Along w/ Goldilocks & 3 Bears http://tinyurl.com/RlgGldlcks3Brs Goldilocks befriends Baby Bear, who has wheelchair, therapy
ABC for You & Me http://tinyurl.com/ABC4YouMe Hardbound book w/ children w/ Down syndrome. For all kids! Also see: 1, 2, 3
Kids Like Me Learn ABCs http://tinyurl.com/KdsLkMeABC Children w/ Down Syndrome featured in board books - also see: Colors (Spanish, too!)
My First Day of School http://tinyurl.com/My1stDySchl Browse at your public library or local bookstore
What Kindergarten Teachers Know: http://tinyurl.com/WhtKTchrsKnw Playful Ways for Parents to Help Children Listen, Learn, Cooperate #moms
Kindergarten Transition www.bellaonline.net/articles/art49718.asp More than books! http://tinyurl.com/KndrgrtnRdns Visit schools, classrooms
Article on teaching sign language to young children. Sign can bridge gap for kids w/ apraxia of speech too http://tinyurl.com/29uptvk
Why do some kids with apraxia of speech refuse or resist speech therapy? New article on Apraxia -KIDS #apraxia http://tinyurl.com/279y7gx
"What I Learned Trying To Get My Child's Speech Therapy Funded" #apraxia http://tinyurl.com/2dpnq3u
Children w/ Apraxia & Reading, Writing, & Spelling Difficulties http://tinyurl.com/ApraxiaKidsRdg
How Learned Helplessness Affects Educational Progress http://www.lupinworks.com/ar/PasI/roger.html Educating as Inquiry Dr. Judith M. Newman
Parents and Physicians Warned of "Alternative" #FoodAllergy Tests http://is.gd/eblsr
Medical ID Bracelets for Children and Teens http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art66973.asp
Medical IDs Your Child Will Want to Wear http://bit.ly/bgmxfe
Heads up! Early registration for 35th Annual TASH Conference ends Sept 1. Join us Dec 8-11 in Denver! Full details: http://bit.ly/bJScsN
Accessibility: Hot summer for technology policy in the USA - Will the whole world benefit? http://bit.ly/duRYqp
Now there are 2 recurring characters w Down Syndrome on the TV show, Glee: http://tinyurl.com/GleeDSdvd That's progress!
The Secret Life of the American Teenager has a character with Down syndrome http://tinyurl.com/ScrtLfAmTeenDS
Children with Disabilities Acting in TV, Movies and Commercials http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art54743.asp.zzz
Photography and Childhood Disability
Using Snapshots for Children with Special Needs
Down Syndrome and Spinal Concerns
Preparing for Emergencies with Children with Special Needs