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August 31 2010 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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Clothing Modifications and Down Syndrome
Some children with Down syndrome have difficulty with fine motor skills used to deal with buttons, snaps, hooks or zippers. Families may choose to have some clothing altered to avoid difficult fasteners, find special tools to help, or shop for current fashions with elastic waist bands

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Elementary School Transition

Teaching math skills to children with special needs

Early Intervention for Developmental Delays

High School Transition and Graduation Options

Teaching Handwriting to Children

Kindergarten Transition

IEP Goals for Children with Special Needs

Recess Skills for Children with Special Needs

Music Education and Music Therapy

Person Centered Planning - Special Needs Children

Friendship, Inclusion and Childhood Disability

Peer Mentoring Programs and Childhood Disability

Inclusion Benefits Classmates

Teens with Disabilities - Transition to Adulthood

Positive Behavior Support in the Classroom

DIR Floortime Model Techniques

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Meet Nicholas
Off-road riding and Down syndrome

Back to School Books for Teachers & Parents

Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome
Guide for Parents & Professionals by Libby Kumin

The Pink Panther Books on Juvenile Diabetes:
Understanding Type 1 Diabetes
Understanding Pumps & Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Paula Kluth:
Inclusion & Differentiated Instruction
Books to share with teachers
From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks:
100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction
in K - 12 Classrooms
You're Welcome: 30 Innovative Ideas
for the Inclusive Classroom
Joyful Learning: Active and Collaborative
Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
Access To Academics for All Students:
Critical Approaches To Inclusive Curriculum,
Instruction, and Policy
Just Give Him the Whale!: 20 Ways to
Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise,
and Strengths to Support Students with Autism
Autism Checklist: A Practical Reference
for Parents and Teachers
You're Going to Love This Kid!: Teaching
Students With Autism in the Inclusive Classroom
Second Edition
A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy
to Students With Autism
Teaching Students with Autism and Asperger's
Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom
A is for "All Aboard"
Pedro's Whale

Parent's Guide To Children with Juvenile Diabetes

Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified An Essential Guide

Inviting a child with Diabetes to a birthday party
Info for Classmates

The People Who ARE The R Word
Dave Hingsburger on respectful language

Arizona researchers design test to better assess
cognitive abilities in Down syndrome

My heart is on the bus

August in July - A Father's Story

Joan Medlen: Compass is now the home for back issues
of "Disability Solutions"

Insight & tips for kids w/ apraxia & Down syndrome

Born to Act Players demonstrate their performing abilities
Broadway Bound at Madrid Theatre

99-yard TD attracted national attention & took less than a minute
Five years later, it lives on

Continuing to celebrate diversity
Five Hollywood families who have children with disabilities

National Down Syndrome Congress(NDSC)Conference
San Antonio, Tx August 5-7, 2011

Photo essay Pam Cash
Katrina could not bring her down

Saudi Arabia makes effort to teach general public sign language

Get the School Year Off to a Good Start
Back to School Tips & Supplies

Wil and His Hill
Adaptive skiing allows kids to ski with no limits.
They come back every winter, too.

Unbreakable bond: 2 friends share life, travel;
look at death with grace

Special Olympics: Our new Get Into It curriculum
helps teachers educate about advocating for
individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Stem cell ruling could halt research projects to
fight childhood leukemia, study Down syndrome, others

Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome:
A Guide for Parents and Teachers
by Patricia Oelwein

From Emotions to Advocacy: The Parent's Journey
The Special Education Survivors Guide

RealNichelle: Vote for Star Trek Theme to be p
layed on last shuttle mission! Vote repeatedly!

School Bus Rides

Transition to Preschool from Early Intervention

Back to School with Down Syndrome

Back to School with Celiac Disease

Transition to Preschool from Early Intervention

Private Schools and Children with Special Needs

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