February 26 2009 Children with Special Needs Newsletter
Teaching Home Addresses to Children
Teaching a child their home address can be a life-saving lesson in emergency situations. When travelling or moving to a new location, knowing their current or previous home address helps first responders to discover the child´s identity, medical information and their way back home to you.
Amazon Kindle 2 and Childhood Disability
The updated version of the Amazon Kindle reader for books and magazines may be more useful than the original for children and adults with disabilities. Advocates for the vision impaired would improve text to speech controls but recognize Kindle 2 provides better access for everyone, including non-readers. I wish the features had been added and the price had been cut in half, but the Kindle 2 is selling like hotcakes.
Multiple Births and Childhood Disability
Recent discussion of the birth of octuplets to Nadya Suleman has included criticism and negative views of the higher risk of developmental disability and other special needs in 'multiple birth' babies. Families raising children with special needs are distrubed and alarmed by these prejudicial, hateful comments.
International Down Syndrome Day is March 21, 2009
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the
Discovery of the triplicated 21st chromosome
Thank you to all who voted for Sunlit Jack in the
Milwaukee Moms "Beautiful Baby Contest"
He won second place!
Terri Mauro is collecting birthday party trauma stories at
I'm sure a few funny and/or positive experiences would also be great additions - of course, moms remember the traumatic events much more vividly even for mainstream kids. My advice: never tell one mom it's ok to give a 'pet' as a present when her daughter wants to give yours a hermit crab - word gets out and you may find yourself transporting hamsters, guinea pigs, kittens or puppies home from the party. At a skating rink. (!)
What's New at the ChildrenwithDiabetes.com website:
Tacoma News Tribune: Two M's pitchers have a common foe: diabetes
CWD's Focus on Technology Conference: Chicago 2009
April 24-26, 2009 Chicago, Illinois
Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel
CWD's Friends for Life Conference
Orlando July 7-12, 2009 Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
CWD's Friends for Life UK August 14-16, 2009
Beaumont House, Old Windsor, Berkshire
Our thoughts and prayers go out
to all who have lost a loved one.
The legacy of Ivan Cameron
Every child changes the world
Federal Disability Policy Information
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Friendship and Inclusion for Children with Special Needs
Transition Planning for Teens with Disabilities
Depression and Down Syndrome
Anxiety and Childhood Disability
Literacy Skill Development - Reading Instruction
for Children with Autism, Down Syndrome
or Other Disabilities
Encouraging Late Talking Children
Advocating in Multicultural Communities
Snapshots and Children with Delayed Language
Grandparents and Childhood Disability
Reading Strategies and Reading Readiness
Teaching Children About Money
Teaching Math Skills
Universal Design for Learning - Access
to General Education Curriculum
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IEP Preparation - Teacher Support
Positive Behavior Support in the Classroom
Reading and Literacy Skill Development
Multiple Births and Childhood Disability
Aversive Restraints and Seclusion in School
Severe Weather Events and Children with Special Needs
Winter Challenges for Children with Special Needs
Family Relationships with a Complicated Diagnosis
Grandparents of Children with Special Needs
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