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Who does the special needs "case management" at your house?

Who does the special needs "case management" at your house? | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
Amy is looking for advice on how to juggle conflicting schedules, work arrangements and special needs parenting.

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I Am the Person You Hurt When You Say the R-Word

I Am the Person You Hurt When You Say the R-Word | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
You don't have to aim the word directly at me to hurt me and millions of others like me who live with an intellectual disability....

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a4cwsn's curator insight, March 5, 2014 1:44 PM

To all of you who use it, let me say it one more time, THE R-WORD HURTS. You don't have to aim the word directly at me to hurt me and millions of others like me who live with an intellectual disability. Every time a person uses the r-word, no matter who it is aimed at, it says to those who hear it that it is okay to use it. That's how a slur becomes more and more common. That's how people like me get to hear it over and over, even when you think we aren't listening.

So, why am I hurt when I hear "retard." Let's face it, nobody uses the word as a term of praise. At best, it is used as another way of saying "stupid" or "loser." At worst, it is aimed directly at me as a way to label me as an outcast -- a thing, not a person. I am not stupid. I am not a loser. I am not a thing. I am a person.

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Don't Let The Mountain Rocks Get In Your Way | SpecialMoms: A Club for Special Needs Mom Entrepreneurs

Don't Let The Mountain Rocks Get In Your Way | SpecialMoms: A Club for Special Needs Mom Entrepreneurs | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
Quote: “Our way is not soft grass, it’s a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upwards, forward toward the sun”. Don’t let obstacles get in the way of you accomplishing your task. Go around them!Quote: “Our way is not soft grass, it’s a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upwards, forward toward the sun”. Don’t let obstacles get in the way of you accomplishing your task. Go around them!
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Reach out and welcome children with special needs - Indianapolis Star

Reach out and welcome children with special needs - Indianapolis Star | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
Reach out and welcome children with special needs
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As a parent of a special-needs child who is now 26, I've witnessed his rejection over and over from elementary school and into the workplace.
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Rules for Kids Using Social Media Safely

Rules for Kids Using Social Media Safely | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago, moms were worried about their kids safely crossing the street and whether or not they ate too much sugar. Nowadays, moms (and dads) have to be vigilant about the role of technology in their children’s lives, particularly when it comes to social media.
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So Why Is It Better To Exercise In The Morning? | Marla Murasko's Musings From A Special Needs Mom | special needs, family, fashion, travel and more

So Why Is It Better To Exercise In The Morning? | Marla Murasko's Musings From A Special Needs Mom | special needs, family, fashion, travel and more | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
Did you know that the actual time of day which you exercise is important if you are looking to maximize your health benefits?
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World Down Syndrome Awareness Day Video - "21 FACES of Down Syndrome" - 2012 - YouTube

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, 2012 this video shows 21 faces of children & adults with Down Syndrome to celebrate life, spread awareness, ...
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When We Allow Their Light To Shine, A Movement Is Created | Special & Determined | A Special Needs Mom Blog

When We Allow Their Light To Shine, A Movement Is Created | Special & Determined | A Special Needs Mom Blog | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
A movement of inclusion, when barriers are broken down and acceptance takes the forefront, inclusion becomes the norm. Differences become diminished! When people are equally represented in advertising. When businesses overlook the differences and give a platform in advertising to celebrate all of our children’s unique and individual characteristics.
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Cassie Kemmerlin's curator insight, January 21, 2015 6:19 PM

This article talks about the need for inclusion of children with special needs.  This mother focuses on using children with disabilities in advertisements.    She mentions the fact that there is a need for more non-typical models in the world and that children with special needs deserve this opportunity.  More companies need to use children with disabilities to model because it is a place for them where their diagnosis doesn’t define them.  Companies should also intentionally seek out these children so that more companies and individuals will want to include them in their everyday life.  I feel that it is important that companies understand that children with disabilities enjoy being in the spotlight and camera just as much as typical children.  Differences do need to be diminished and we should celebrate children for their unique and individual characteristics.  I love the title and think that it is so encouraging!  "When we allow their light to shine, a movement is created!"  

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What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers?

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What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers?


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Timeline Photos - Special Moms A Special Needs Parenting Club for Mom Entrepreneurs | Facebook

Timeline Photos - Special Moms A Special Needs Parenting Club for Mom Entrepreneurs | Facebook | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
Did you happen to see our "Advocates Corner" in the premiere issue of "The SpecialMoms Parenting Magazine"? http://specialmomsmagazine.com "Help Us Find...
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The Undiagnosed Mom: Special Needs Parenting: Unhappily Coping Thru Chocolate, Caffeine & Blogging

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The Undiagnosed Mom: Special Needs Parenting: Unhappily Coping Thru Chocolate, Caffeine & Blogging http://t.co/rjAm2eYD...

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How Is ADHD Diagnosed? | SpecialMoms: A Special Needs Parenting Club

How Is ADHD Diagnosed? | SpecialMoms: A Special Needs Parenting Club | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
If you have a child that seems to act out more than others or who has a difficult time concentrating on homework and other tasks it may be time to find out if they have ADHD.

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Olivia Gillingham's curator insight, October 28, 2013 8:18 AM

ADHD is often believed to be just misbehaviour or poor parenting, but is such cases where the child is diagnosed with ADHD, this isn't the case. In those with ADHD, it can be difficult to understand their constant hyperactivity and lack of attention, making challenges for those with ADHD and their families.

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Tax Strategies for Parents of Kids with Special Needs - Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)

Tax Strategies for Parents of Kids with Special Needs - Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
RT @TACAfoundation: 6 days before taxes are due! Do you know what write offs are available for #autism?...

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15 Things Never To Say To A Special Needs Parent

15 Things Never To Say To A Special Needs Parent | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
I write this list in the hopes that it will be read by some of those good people who mean well but whose words can still be as sharp as knives....

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a4cwsn's curator insight, March 5, 2014 1:49 PM

All of the following examples of things not to say come from things that have actually been said to me or other special needs parents.

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This Father-Daughter Dance Is the Most Beautiful Thing You Will See Today

This Father-Daughter Dance Is the Most Beautiful Thing You Will See Today | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
This will make you weep. (You will weep when you see what this father did for his daughter with special needs.
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A High Mountain to Climb: Finding Employment for People with Disabilities and Special Needs

A High Mountain to Climb: Finding Employment for People with Disabilities and Special Needs | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
There appears to be a significant gap in the efforts of socially-concerned businesses, namely providing employment for those with disabilities or special needs....
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How To Do Disney For Both Business and Pleasure During Springbreak - Part 1 | Special & Determined | A Special Needs Mom Blog

How To Do Disney For Both Business and Pleasure During Springbreak - Part 1 | Special & Determined | A Special Needs Mom Blog | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
This year we spent Springbreak in Orlando, FL. There was a blogging conference, Type A Parent that I had heard such wonderful things about and almost every blogger I know goes to it, that I wanted to attend. They had the Type A Parent Bootcamp which takes place prior to the big conference in Atlanta in September the same time as our Springbreak in Orlando, so it worked out perfectly. We could enjoy Disney both for business and for a family vacation. Plus we wanted to take a look at Marriott Vacation Club property to see if we wanted to become owners.
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Will You Be Joining Me? Mom Conference - It's Free!

Will You Be Joining Me? Mom Conference - It's Free! | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
The Mom Conference is going to be more fun than shopping in PJs and fuzzy slippers, and more educational than having brunch with Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil and Dr. Spock! And, better yet, it’s ONLINE and FREE from April 7 – April 14, 2014!
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When We Allow Their Light to Shine, a Movement Is Created

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What does the quote "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder" mean? For me it means "equality, inclusion." For me it means everyone has the right to be equally included and represented in the advertising world....
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Why Tablets Are Great For Classrooms - Edudemic

Why Tablets Are Great For Classrooms - Edudemic | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it

Desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone/smartphone, there sure are a multitude of options when it comes to classroom technology. You may be stuck with one or the other, but if you have a choice, what option will be the best for your students?


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Educational Technology Development Stages for Kids Infographic

Educational Technology Development Stages for Kids Infographic | Special Needs Parenting | Scoop.it
The Educational Technology Development Stages for Kids Infographic walks you through the educational technology milestones for different development stages.

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Special Needs Parenting - When Life Throws us Curveballs

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Life throws everyone curveballs, especially when you have children with special needs. Fight back! Special needs parenting is an adventure.

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Special Needs Resources | SpecialMoms: A Special Needs Parenting Club

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12 Best Special Needs Apps of 2012 - Special Education

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12 Best Special Needs Apps of 2012 - Special Education

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Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:28 PM

Through the use of digital technologies students develop ICT capabilities through being exposed and adapting to new ways of doing things as technologies evolve (ACARA, 2013). Students learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively, and in their lives beyond school.

 

The following list consist of applications addresses the learning needs of special needs students. These applications delevop social skills, speech to text, augmentative/alternative communication and  develop spatial reasoning skills. I have used some of these applications such as "My first ACC and Pictello" in previous practicums and they have engaged the student.

Steven Blomdale's comment, March 9, 2013 10:06 PM
Great applications for developing crucial 21st century skills for special needs students
Naomi W's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:56 PM
12 Best Special Needs Apps of 2012