Disability and Special Needs News for June 5, 2011

 

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Every Sunday I hope to offer you my mini version of the “Sunday paper” with articles from the past week or two, relevant or uplifting (or both), on various issues within the disability and special needs community.

The Special Parent Time Capsule

Do I Have the Will To Go On

Planning for the future is still a critical issue that far too many parents think they have plenty of years for. When you have a child with a disability, this is one place where you should assume the worst and start planning today.

Inspiration Disability article of the week

Wekiva High valedictorian’s life a victory over disability

To take 14 advanced placement courses is an achievement by anyone’s standards. To do that, have a 5.1 GPA all while having spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) a degenerative neuromuscular disease is inspiring and teaches us no obstacle is too great with determination! I don’t think this young woman has ever let her disability stop her!

Hot News topics in the disability world

Parent: Teacher In Facebook Flap Should Be Fired

Would you want your disabled or special needs child being taught by this teacher? Reminds me of what my mother always said….if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all….oh and something about being thought a fool or opening your mouth and removing all doubt….

Joplin Tornado Devastates Local Special Olympics Program

I warn you, you’ll need kleenex but this wonderful Special Olympics organization needs our help! I hope people will share this article so that the can rebuild in tribute to those fine athletes who were lost.

From around the blogosphere:

MOM-NOS

ASD and PTSD

I read this with an acute understanding and recognition. I felt like I could have written it myself.  Mine was with a kid who was more nearly PDD-NOS (not her current diagnosis) but I still find myself having reactions now with my youngest’s ASD diagnosis. I HIGHLY recommend a read-thru

Bringing the Sunshine

Advice for the new mom

she specifically mentions CP (cerebral palsy) but I think most moms who are now figuring out they are going to be on a different journey should consider this as well as of course “Welcome to Holland“. Both filled with great words of wisdom for the parent new to having a child with a disability.

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May 1, 2011 was the fifth anniversary of Blogging Against Disablism Day.   I was sorry I didn’t participate this year (I found out about it on the 3rd – my bad for being out of the loop) but I thought this was a great submission in the parenting group for this years participants. I hope you’ll take a minute to read it. I hope everyone teaches their kids about disability this way!

 

 

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