The Sunday Paper for January 20, 2008….

January 20, 2008 Kyron 4 Comments

….and a cup of coffee

Every Sunday I hope to offer you my version of the Sunday paper with articles from the past week or two, relevant or uplifitng (or both), on various issues within the special needscoffeepaper1 The Sunday Paper for January 20, 2008.... community.

Disability 101: The greatest gift is not help
Columnist Sandy Lahmann, former Special Education Teacher from Colorado talks about a living with disabilities and disability acceptance. She relates a story of bringing a young boy universal acceptance among his school peers.

New group in Jackson (MO) trying to help parents of students with special needs

Group formed by teachers and parents to help parents of preschoolers with special needs wade thru the maze that is special education. Goal is to meet the needs and find ways to improve and to make parents of special education students feel more a part of the district.

Special-ed teacher a special bell recipient
Special education teacher who works to teach acceptance and integrate her students more fully wins local award for her work.

Abilities United: Making Noise to Break Hollywood Stereotypes of Characters with Disabilities
Larry Sapp, founder and president of Abilities United Productions works to break barriers for disabled actors and how disabilities are portrayed in the cinema.

Students with special needs get chance to attend USC
People with intellectual disabilities will have a chance to attend the University of South Carolina under a new program being created by the State General Assembly

RVSD Teacher’s special needs efforts lauded
Canadian educator is named to the Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) program. These educators are recognized for understanding the application of technology in educating students and are trained in advocacy, advising, authoring and providing expert assistance.

‘Retarded’ is a Dirty Word
Richmond, VA women work to have the state remove the word ‘retarded’ from the books and used the appropriate terminology of intellectually disabled.

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Currently there are "4 comments" on this Article:

  1. Deana says:

    Thanks so much for putting all of these links together. What great articles!

    I’ve been reading your page for a couple of weeks now, and truly enjoy every bit of it!

  2. Kyron says:


    Thanks so much! I am glad that you are enjoying the site and hope it continues to be one you enjoy visiting regularly. If it’s something you think others could benefit from I hope you’ll share it with them as well.


  3. Deana says:

    Yes, I’ve shared your site several times with our listserve for kids with organic acidemias, which is my son’s metabolic disorder. When I get a free moment, I will link to your page off of my son’s webpage.

    That is

  4. Kyron says:

    Wow Deana, Thanks so much. I appreciate that so much! I’ve been entranced reading the story of Max. I hope that your move brings you everything you are hoping for.


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