The Sunday Paper for February 17, 2008

February 17, 2008 Kyron No 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 needs community.

coffeepaper1 The Sunday Paper for February 17, 2008

Police learn about autism to help prevent tragedy
Education of police officers and first responders with an awareness and understanding of autism and how to teack and live with those affected.

Hospital boss arrested over al-Qaeda attack by human boobytraps
The acting director of a Baghdad psychiatric hospital is arrested on suspicion of supplying al-Qaeda with women with Down Syndrome that it used to blow up two crowded markets in the city.

Balance is key for family of child with special needs

Guam woman writes about her balancing act in caring for her family including 8 year old Deborah with Down Syndrome.

Boy With Learning Disability Teaches Homeless Kids

12 year old Michael started a non-profit group to give laptops to disadvantaged kids and teaches them to use the technology.

Oklahoma’s only special-needs cheerleading squad competes this weekend in Dallas

A really uplifting story about a special needs cheerleading squad that is competing at the National Cheerleading Association Championships in Dallas this weekend.

Al Hammadi creates history riding Sharqi

A 15 year old created history when he became the winner of a long-distance horse race for persons with special needs.

When a Ramp is Not Enough – Addressing needs of disabled in disasters
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) have launched and emergency preparedness initiative designed to help those who plan for disaster understand and meet the needs of the disabled community.

Disability Issues Hit the Big Screen

Eighth annual London International Disability Film Festival features four days of films, documentaries, workshops and seminars from disabled actors and directors from around the world.

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