Every Sunday we select the big special needs stories and great blog post from special needs bloggers from the week before. This week we bring you seven news stories and six great blogs posts.
The Washington Post:
Autism diagnosis is found to be more common in those who weighed least at birth
The Boston Globe:
Autism and possible intellectual advantages
The Seattle Times:
PC changed world of man with cerebral palsy
The Boston Globe:
The truth about autism
What is life like for a teenage prodigy?
Carrie With Children
Target’s New Ad and Down Syndrome
Finding Balance: Obesity and Children with Special Needs
Hartley’s Life With Three Boys:
What Do You Do All Day?
Lost And Tired:
How could someone help YOUR special needs family?
The most important Autism social network
The Autism File:
Autism Grandparents: Rising to the Occasion
There’s a new technology helping people who are visually impaired participate in competitive sports; cameras track the movement and position of the players and the ball, and these images are turned into sound so players can hear the player and ball positions.
Mingy’s post includes a list of 15 books that will help you explain special needs to your child or child’s classroom. It also links to other special needs stories, movies, and documentaries.
Have a Google+ account? Check out these nine special needs organizations—including Autism Speaks, The Friendship Circle International, and United Cerebral Palsy—and add them to your circle.
Doctors repeatedly diagnosed twins Noah and Alexis Beery as having Cerebral Palsy, but after reading an article in the L.A. Times talking about Dopa-responsive dystonia, the family realized that condition was a better fit to what the twins were experiencing. This post features a video from the Today Show and shares Noah and Alexis’ story.
LinkedIn Groups bring together professionals with a common interest and offer an outlet to share resources and hold discussions regarding that topic. Over the next month, the Friendship Circle blog will be featuring some of the thousands of groups that are dedicated to special needs. This post’s focus: special education.