April 2 2008 Children with Special Needs Newsletter
MRSA Antibiotic Resistant Staph Infections
MRSA and ORSA are antibiotic-resistant staph infections that can quickly become life threatening when diagnosis or treatment is delayed. Children with certain health conditions and developmental disabilities may be more susceptible due to skin conditions, injury, accidents or hospitalizations.
Faith, Religion, and Children with Special Needs
Researchers in the Special Education Departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Kentucky are conducting a survey of parents of children with disabilities and their experiences with their faith communities such as their church, synagogue, mosque, or temple.
Find the survey at:
Disability Ministry Network Gathering in Kirkland WA
Monday, April 7, 2008; 7-9 p.m. at 105 State Street
Parents of Children with Disabilities Give Voice to
Their Experiences & Perspectives in the Church
A gathering for Pastors, Christian Educators, Youth Leaders, Church Leaders & Friends who want to welcome and support families with disabilities in their congregation.
April is Autism Awareness Month
Friday, April 25, 2008 through Friday, May 9, 2008,
Dr. Stanley Greenspan offers the basic course on the
DIR/Floortime model online for parents and professionals
involved with children with developmental disabilities,
including autism spectrum disorders. A post-conference
workshop will be presented by Rosemary White, OTR/L and
Dr. Greenspan on "Regulatory Sensory Processing Disorders"
May 10, 2008 - May 24, 2008
Read more about these at Autism Spectrum Disorders:
The Stanley Greenspan Online Course April 2008 at
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to browse through other articles of interest, like:
Encouraging Late Talking Children
Recognizing Early Signs of Autism
Cousins of Children with Special Needs
Explaining Down Syndrome to Children
Wearing Glasses in Early Childhood
Children and Sign Language
Humor - Preparing for the IEP Meeting
Teens with Disabilities - Transition Planning
Reflux - Pediatric GERD, Infant GER and EER
Teaching Handwriting to Children with Special Needs
Person Centered Planning
Communicating with Babies
Music Education - Every Voice Heard
Baby Sign Language
Children with Disabilities in Movies, Ads and Television
Home Accessibility and Visitability
Preparing for Emergencies - Children with Special Needs
Signing, Reading and Spelling
Oral Health and Dental Visits for Children
Cutting with Scissors and Other Fine Motor Skills
Printing and Cursive Handwriting for Children with Special Needs
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