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September 7 2012 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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Housing Discrimination and Childhood Disabilities
Landlords and neighbors sometimes discriminate against families who have children with developmental disabilities, chronic health conditions, physical disabilities or other special needs. Whether parents take a stand against prejudice or walk away from it, haters can be motivators for advocacy.

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month is October

Request books about Down syndrome from your
public library - or donate one - to celebrate
National Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October

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Airline Travel - Childhood Disabilities

16-year-old Bede Vanderhorst, who has Down syndrome
barred from boarding American Airlines flight for first class
"American Airlines wrong to tolerate discriminatory
behavior" - Michael Rubio D-Bakersfield, dad of baby
daughter who has Down syndrome
United Airlines then isolated family at back of plane

Michael Rubio D-Bakersfield: Birth of daughter with Down
Syndrome truly a gift reminding him of priorities in life

The Cook, The Thieves, The Cake & The Mother
A "silent movie" starring young people with Down Syndrome at Shabang's Up Club.

Mother Stacey Lihn praises Obamacare for saving her daughter's life
Born with need for multiple heart surgeries, facing lifetime cap on insurance


Chronic Sorrow and Childhood Disabilities

Encouraging Friendship - Childhood Disabilities

Encouraging Fussy Babies and Sensitive Toddlers

Negotiating an Inclusive Kindergarten Placement

Yoga and Childhood Disabilities

Vestibular Disorders - Childhood Disabilities

Children of Divorce - Childhood Disabilities

Babies with Hydrocephalus

Peer Mentoring Programs and Childhood Disability

Recess Skills for Children with Special Needs

Music Education and Music Therapy

Literacy Skill Development - Teens with Autism or Down Syndrome

Teaching Handwriting to Children

Kindergarten Transition

School Bus Rides

Transition to Preschool from Early Intervention

Back to School with Down Syndrome

Elementary School Transition

Teaching math skills to children with special needs

Talking to Your Daughter About Her Period

Papoose Board Restraints - Dental or Medical Uses


Early Intervention for Developmental Delays

High School Transition and Graduation Options

Back to School with Celiac Disease

Private Schools and Children with Special Needs

Clothing Modifications and Childhood Disability

Advocating in Multicultural Communities

Sensory Processing Disorder in Children

Raising a Sensory Smart Child - Review

Assistive Listening Devices for the Classroom

Anxiety and Childhood Disability

Selective Mutism and Shyness

IEP Goals for Children with Special Needs

Communication Partners

Person Centered Planning - Special Needs Children

Former president Bill Clinton brings down the house with Democratic National Convention speech
"... But it gets worse. They also want to block grant Medicaid and cut it by a third over the coming decade. Of course, that will hurt poor kids, but that's not all. Almost two-thirds of Medicaid is spent on nursing home care for seniors and on people with disabilities, including kids from middle class families, with special needs like, Down syndrome or Autism. I don't know how those families are going to deal with it. We can't let it happen ..."

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