Children with Special Needs @ BellaOnline http://www.bellaonline.com/Site/specialneedschildren The Special Needs Children site offers information, resources and support for families raising children with disabilities, chronic health conditions, developmental delays or other challenges, and can be found in the Family section of Bellaonline.com en-us Copyright 2016 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Mon, 8 Feb 2016 17:21:40 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg Children with Special Needs @ BellaOnline http://specialneedschildren.bellaonline.com Maternal Differences and Down Syndrome Advocacy http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art302326.asp Despite having in common the care and raising a son or daughter with Down syndrome, it's likely that we will get along with about 1in 10 other moms we meet in advocacy or support groups. As parents of a son or daughter with DS, our only credentials in the advocacy community are second-hand. Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:34:01 EST Nurturing Parents of Babies with Disabilities http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183563.asp There are simple steps advocates, friends and family can take to support and nurture parents the first full year after their baby is diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability, is injured, or develops a physical illness or other condition. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 03:40:31 EST Down Syndrome - Parent to Parent Contact http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art182147.asp Families of babies newly diagnosed with Down syndrome may not have access to information or encouragement until their babies enroll in early intervention services and may be on wait lists. Parent groups rely on volunteers to put together info packets or welcome baskets and make hospital visits. Tue, 3 Dec 2013 16:00:00 EST