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Children with Special Needs

October 30 2007 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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Person Centered Planning

Children, teens and young adults benefit greatly from Person Centered Planning directed by trained and experienced guides with the support of family and friends.



Did Halloween sneak up on you, too?

Costumes for Children with Special Needs


Help Find a Newborn Actress with Down Syndrome -

Message from Gail Williamson, DSALA:

The book "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" is being made into a film for the Lifetime Channel. It is shooting in Nova Scotia in November. They are looking for a baby girl born in October 2007 to appear in the film as the new born Phoebe. They only found one baby with DS born in Nova Scotia in 2007 and she is 6 months old.

I need to hear from any parent of a newborn who might want the opportunity for their little one to work in Nova Scotia in November 2007. I would also consider older babies weighing under 8 lbs. I know from my son Blair being a preemie he didn't hit 8 lbs until he was about 4 months old. I have an agent that would negotiate all the details making sure to get appropriate pay and travel for the family.

Please have anyone interested contact me at the DSALA office at 818-242-7871 or they can reach me by email at gail@dsala.org. Thank you for helping me with this search, and watch for the film on Lifetime next spring.


Gail Williamson
Executive Director
Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles, Inc.
315 Arden Avenue, Suite 25
Glendale, CA 91304
818-242-7871 voice 818-242-7819 fax

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Music Education and Music Therapy

Children with disabilities should be included in school music programs, and allowed to express themselves by playing instruments, writing and singing songs.


Printing and Cursive Handwriting for Children with Special Needs

Children with special needs have shown great success in learning to print and write in cursive when given the support, encouragement and tools that should be readily available to them as well as their mainstream classmates


Chicken Soup for the Soul - Children with Special Needs
Stories of Love and Understanding for
Those Who Care for Children with Disabilities
Reaching Back by Pamela Wilson - Page 35

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Childhood Hearing Problems

Finding Computer Software and DVDs for
Children with Special Needs

Early Intervention for Developmental Delays

Changing Bad Behavior Habits

Preparing for Emergencies - Children with Special Needs

Perfection and Gift Giving

Gifts for Babies and Young Children Who have a Disability

A Brand New Baby with Down Syndrome

Printing and Cursive Handwriting for Children with Special Needs

Early Childhood Education and the NAEYC

Person Centered Planning

Private Schools and Children with Special Needs

Down Syndrome and the Acting Gene

Down Syndrome Awareness Month - March or October?

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Pamela Wilson, Special Needs Children Editor

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