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March 10 2012 Children with Special Needs Newsletter

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

Growing Up with Down Syndrome
When my son was a baby I did not consider what he might think about growing up with Down syndrome. He did let me know all along that he has a very different perspective on his life and diagnosis than I could have predicted. We are both so fortunate he has role models and media representation of individuals with Down syndrome and wonderful actors with Down syndrome continue to entertain us.

We Can End the R-Word in Movies and TV
The R-word is hate language offensive to individuals with developmental delays or intellectual disability. Individuals and advocates can help ban the R-word by raising awareness, urging everyone in our communities to pledge not to use the word, and demanding that the R-word be removed from scripts.

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Pamela Wilson @DownSynAdvocacy : Kindergarten Transition
Many districts have already scheduled or hosted Kindergarten RoundUp for next year

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Great! @_juliannemoore on @AndersonCooper w ith "Game Change" movie clip
actor/character w/ #downsyndrome in a rope line scene - HBO Sat 9pm

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Ladies Home Journal: Can you see me now?
Hi, my name is Johanna. I'm 4 years old and I have Down syndrome http://www.lhj.com/health/news/down-syndrome

Pamela Wilson @DownSynAdvocacy
Entertainment Weekly - March 2, 2012
Actors with Down Syndrome

Sunday Stilwell ‏ @xtremeparnthood:
Hey Girl - The only R-word you'll hear me use is "Relax."

Sunday Stilwell ‏ @xtremeparnthood: My TV interview: Ryan Gosling Humors Autism Mom
Skills Live, Ep. 89:

Sarah Gordy ‏ @sarah_gordy
A passionate and experienced actor with Downs Syndrome
In development for Feature Film 'Girl from Tibet' About the power of innocence Exciting action, emotional, funny I am just so thrilled

Sarah Gordy ‏ @sarah_gordy
Lady Pamela Hollands on Upstairs Downstairs
Thanks Pamela people getting better at seeing us as individuals @DownSynAdvocacy

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