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 2014 BellaOnline.com All Rights Reserved. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:37:17 EST 240 http://www.bellaonline.com/images/logo.jpg Children with Special Needs @ BellaOnline http://specialneedschildren.bellaonline.com Strangers Observing My Son with Down Syndrome http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183975.asp People in public who stare at children with Down syndrome without smiling or greeting them can make parents uncomfortable or angry. When my son was younger, I decided to approach strangers who stopped to watch him, and discovered that there are many stories out there in the world I do not know. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:12:48 EST Solidarity for Civil Rights and Human Rights http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183952.asp Events unfolding in Ferguson Missouri in August of 2014 following the death of Michael Brown resulted in a call for solidarity for civil rights and human rights from advocacy and support organizations throughout the country. Unfortunately, that call happened when we should still have been listening. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:47:00 EST Age Appropriate Misbehavior - Toddlers Throw http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183814.asp Babies and toddlers with Down syndrome often engage in age-appropriate misbehavior as they pass through developmental milestones as early as their mainstream peers. Throwing food, plates and cups at meal time during the 'hold and release, cause and effect' stage can be delightful for the child. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 04:25:35 EST