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January 11 2013 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

Here's the latest article from the Children with Special Needs site at BellaOnline.com.

Your Child is Too Big for a Stroller
Media personalities should acknowledge the situation of children with invisible disabilities. The animosity toward moms whose children are considered too big to ride in strollers stems from what were meant to be humorous depictions of kids in silly poses being pushed in strollers too small for them.


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From the wonderful Terri Mauro:
Parenting isn't Pretty - The Lines We Draw
"... Perhaps a resolution to consider for 2013 is to pick a disability issue on the other side of a line from you to champion. Rebut nasty comments about kids with food allergies even if that's not your child's thing. Tell people to stop using the R-word even if your child doesn't have an intellectual disability. Advocate for inclusion for kids with different special needs than yours. If we can't blur those lines between us, we're never going to be able to get the folks who see us as one big them to do it. ..."

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@DownSynAdvocacy: Flu Outbreaks & Childhood Disabilities http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art61839.asp
Families affected by flu and especially those who have lost loved ones are in our thoughts.
So far, 18 children in the U.S. have died due in current flu epidemic.

Keeping those affected by fires in Australia and Tasmania in our thoughts.
@pourmecoffee Family rescued, but these photos and story of Tasmanian family hiding from wildfire are terrifying:

Love That Max: A child with disabilities on the cover of Parents magazine: YES! YES! YES!

Spina Bifida Association on Facebook: We are pleased to announce that a member of our community, Emily Keicher, will be featured on the cover of the February issue of Parents magazine. Join us in congratulating her on a beautiful cover.

@DownSynAdvocacy: Dolls for Children w/ Special Needs

‏@suzrobitaille American Girl Dolls Embrace Differences and Disabilities

American Girl 18 inch McKenna Doll Lavender-Colored Wheelchair or
NEW Berry Wheelchair - Red with Inner Ster Logo

MT @NDSS Down syndrome dolls: NDSS weighs in on the debate
@KelleHampton Thoughts on a Down syndrome doll @Sheknows @ndss http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/980841/down-syndrome-dolls-spur-questions
‏@KelleHampton Personally, I think it draws more attention to differences. Hard to transpose beautifully unique physical features I love into plastic.

@DownSynAdvocacy: McGnaw the Gluten Free Beaver @ColbertReport http://www.colbertnation.com/ #KickTheBreadDread #DefeatTheWheat

Teaching Children to Plan Meals and Cook

Via Twitter from Elaina Tardio @ELIANATARDIO
I want to be the change. Cooking with Down syndrome
Creciendo con sindrome de Down - YouTube

Twins and Childhood Disabilities

When Your Twin Has Down Syndrome and You Don’t
(Perfectly Human by Vicki Vila)
(Amy Julia Becker) Guest post by Vicki Vila:

Parent "Coming Down to the Ropes" With Twins' Behavior

iPhone and iPod Touch Apps - Childhood Disability

Apps, Electronic Gadgets and Childhood Disability

Consonantly Speaking's Favorite iPad Apps to Use in Speech-Language Therapy Sessions 2012 Edition

Consonantly Speaking's Favorite iPad Apps to Use in Speech-Language Therapy Sessions 2012 Edition: Part Two

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Pamela Wilson, Children with Special Needs Editor

Something for the Pain - Thoughts on Parent Comments

Something for the Pain - excerpt
from Dr. Paul Austin's book:
Something for the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER

In Praise of Honesty
written by George Estreich
George Estreich, author of The Shape of the Eye: Down Syndrome, Family, and the Stories We Inherit

@DownSynAdvocacy What's Up With Down
Documentary film raising awareness about Down syndrome

@sesmithwrites Disability programmes in the US left vulnerable after fiscal cliff 'deal.'
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