February 16 2008 Children with Special Needs Newsletter
Oral Health and Dental Visits for Children
The Winter 2008 Linkages Newsletter features a focus topic on Oral Health for Children with Special Health Needs, with resource links for dental professionals outlining appropriate treatment, establishing better dental health habits, and preparing children and families for office visits and care.
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Wearing Glasses in Early Childhood
Children with Disabilities in Movies, Ads and Television
Recognizing Early Signs of Autism
Preparing for Emergencies - Children with Special Needs
Recess Skills for Children with Special Needs
Asking More from Medical Professionals
Communicating with Babies
Diabetes Information for Classmates
Type One Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes, Childhood Onset T1D
Is Diversity Like A New Box of Crayons?
Reading Readiness and Reading Strategies
Teaching Your Child to Plan Meals and Cook
Grandparents of Children with Special Needs
Tom Cruise, ADD and Postpartum Depression
Home Accessibility and Visitability
Early Intervention for Developmental Delays
Signing, Reading and Spelling
Teens with Disabilities - Transition Planning
Reflux - Pediatric GERD, Infant GER and EER
Speech Therapy, Feeding Therapy and Early Intervention
Communication, Autism, and Developmental Disabilities
Disability Advocacy and Awareness
Welcoming Babies with Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome Awareness
Down Syndrome and the Acting Gene
Mosaic Down Syndrome
Advocacy Organization Announcements:
In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, The International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association (IMDSA) of Franklin, Texas, will sponsor its second annual "Genes Day" ~ an opportunity to spread awareness of Down Syndrome and Mosaic Down Syndrome throughout offices, schools and communities. Participants make donations and then wear their jeans for the day to support Down syndrome awareness. The top three fundraising teams will win gift boxes of donated prizes. Read more about the IMDSA at www.imdsa.com/genesday.htm
The IMDSA is also bringing the movie "Mr. Blue Sky" ~ featuring an actress with Down syndrome ~ to Houston Texas on February 29, 2008
Read more about the movie at
See the cast at
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