February 8 2013 Children with Special Needs Newsletter
The Importance of Attitudes about Prenatal Testing
Some parents and disability advocates characterize the Today Show segment about Sequenom's MaterniT21 PLUS test for Down syndrome as impartial as an advertisement, promoting negative stereotypes and misinformation; insensitive in tone, language and attitude; and lacking real parent representation.
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Via @MarkWLeach What I hope Daniel Day-Lewis says at the Oscars about Down syndrome
@DownSynAdvocacy Wow! Addressing awareness as a family member
MT @ELIANATARDIO - Parents of children with Down syndrome
The Arc @TheArcUS Find out more about the mandated switch to direct deposit
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@DownSynAdvocacy Today show stirs emotions w/ prenatal test for Down syndrome
@kolivito I’ll admit, it hurt to hear her say "We are safe. The baby does not have Down syndrome."
Via Terri Mauro @mamatude From Bloom: When It's Time to Let the 'Special-Needs' Ball Drop
Pamela Wilson @DownSynAdvocacy Thursday my son bought a red miniature rose bush in a red ladybug pot with heart-shaped spots for my birthday tomorrow. He says he will tell me in the morning. Awesome!
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Expressing Friendship with Valentines
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Winter Challenges for Children with Special Needs
Creative Playtime for Babies and Children
Encouraging Fussy Babies and Sensitive Toddlers
Encouraging Learning in Babies and Toddlers
Early Intervention for Developmental Delays
Reflux and Digestive Problems in Babies
Speech, Feeding Therapy, and Early Intervention
New Parent Information on Down Syndrome
Building a Down Syndrome Library for Parents
Safety, Risk and Childhood Disability
Good Health Habits and Food Safety
@DownSynAdvocacy Food Safety: E. coli Outbreak 20 Years after losing Riley Detwiler http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/01/jack-in-the-box-riley-detwilers-story
Riley's father still fighting for reforms
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Julia Roberts @supportSN Sometimes We Celebrate:
Gloria Perez-Stewart @LaGloria 2014 retirement of Sen Harkin creates
leadership turnover frm ESEA to special education issues http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/02/01/20retire.h32.html
Gloria Perez-Stewart @LaGloria RT @GPSAdvocacy: RT @think_inclusive:
Just Smile - A Simple Way to Build Inclusive Communities
Leighann D-Mom @DMomBlog (Diabetes) My Mind Went THERE: What happens
when your other kid wants water.
NICHCY @nichcy We offer this English guide to “NICHCY en español” for those of you
who don’t speak Spanish
Donna Martin @dmartin336 Ecuador’s wheelchair revolution
President Appoints New Chair, Three New Members and One Returning
Member to the National Council on Disability
Special Olympics World Games 2013:
@Bethesda_Inst Wonderful. 'Thank you' poem delivered by @TimShriver
at the closing ceremony of the @SpecialOlympics
Sylvia Fuerstenberg at @SylFu
Beth Sullivan, Huffington Post blogger, "applauds Special Olympics athletes"
Bethesda Institute @Bethesda_Inst
SpecialOlympics 2013: Advocates Speak Out For Athletes Who Are Unemployed, Poor, Denied Rights
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