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January 2 2010 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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

Service Dog Etiquette
There are certain rules of etiquette for interacting with service dog handlers and their animals that are critical for people with disabilities in addition to those recommended by trainers for the well-being of the dogs.

I hope that 2009 brought you many joys and real satisfaction & that 2010 brings great fun adventures, happiness and peace. Happy New Year!

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Safety, Risk and Childhood Disability

Family Games for Parties - Social and Educational

Nintendo Wii Therapy Rehab for Children and Teens

Amazon Kindle and Childhood Disability

Nintendo Wii Therapy for Children and Teens

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Pamela Wilson, Special Needs Children Editor

Grandparents and Childhood Disability

Teaching Relatives to Care for a Disabled Child

Cousins and Childhood Disability

Grandfathers and Great Uncles - Childhood Disability

Teaching Children to Plan Meals and Cook

Teaching Printing and Cursive Handwriting

Sign Language and Childhood Disability

Encouraging Fussy Babies and Sensitive Toddlers

Photography Lessons for Children with Disabilities

Anxiety and Childhood Disability

Sensory Integration and Children

Orthotics and Shoe Inserts for Children

Pain Management for Children at Clinics and Hospitals

Interviewing Caregivers for Your Child

Teaching Relatives to Care for a Disabled Child

Positive Psychology and Childhood Disability

Recent Tweets at http://tinyurl.com/SNCtweets

Music and Downs Syndrome - http://www.riverbendds.org/pickard.html

NJ Project Freedom Family of the Year - http://tinyurl.com/McCormackFamDSinspr - inspired by Johnny McCormack, SO athlete w/ Down syndrome

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/79353232.html - San Antonio Down Syndrome Association breaks barriers

http://tinyurl.com/BrookeKovachDS - High school basketball player w/ Down syndrome draws cheers on court

http://tinyurl.com/SethFordOreDucksDS - Oregon Ducks football coach, team inspired by Seth Ford, who has Down syndrome

RT @CompassTweets http://bit.ly/3YdIQP - Readability program cuts clutter from web pages. Good for screen readers; inspired by Instapaper

RT @DrNICHCY http://ow.ly/Rns8 NICHCY Top 20 Shared Articles of 2009 #specialneeds #teachers #disabilities #parenting #moms

RT @Mediadisdat - http://bit.ly/857tjQ - Deaf, blind teen gets one of 1st 12 dual purpose service dogs. SNC: http://tinyurl.com/SrvcDgs

RT @RiverbendDS - http://bit.ly/7KIe0V - Down Syndrome & Golf / highly recommended / Also see: http://tinyurl.com/GolfSNC

http://bit.ly/91wBcy - Clayton Marr, 19, second & youngest New Zealander w/ Down syndrome to earn drivers license #downsyndrome

http://bit.ly/4Jfy3h - Increased prevalence of renal & urinary tract anomalies in children w/ Down syndrome #downsyndrome

http://tinyurl.com/IndiaDSpods - Patience is key to help kids with Down syndrome - India #downsyndrome #parenting #moms

http://bit.ly/5GTJdF - Local mother looks beyond diagnosis of Down syndrome #downsyndrome #parenting #moms

http://is.gd/5DKIJ - Teaching Opposites to Kids with Down Syndrome RT @mamatude via Suite 101

Seeking volunteers for feedback on re portion size nutrition ed tool - info: joan@downsyndromenutrition.com RT @jmedlen

http://appadvice.com/app/313144705 - iPrompts® version 1.0.3 tab lets users keyword search libraries from within any feature RT @iPrompts

http://tinyurl.com/KimPeekLS - Father of Kim Peek tells story of his life after Rain Man

Rewarding teens for good diabetes selfcare - http://is.gd/5CNzN - Is It A Good Idea?

RT @mamatude - http://bit.ly/4qXqBK - Some Resolutions for 2010, or Just for Today

2010 New Year message: http://tinyurl.com/ObamaNewYearWish - President Obama looks to brighter days ahead

Happy New Year! May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and the road downhill all the way to your door.

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