Wednesday, February 29, 2012

In The News - February 2012

Every month I compile a list of the stories I post on Down Wit Dat's Facebook page. They are stories of inclusion, of advocacy, of education, of hope and of love.  These are from the month of February, from newest to oldest. 


AUDIO indicates an audio clip
BLOG indicates a blog post
LINKS indicates links or resource materials
PHOTOS indicates photos
STUDY indicates a study
VIDEO indicates a video


Bank Of America Charged With Disability Discrimination
BLOG Punky....... Have you checked out this wonderful cartoon?
PHOTOS Actors With Down Syndrome
BLOG Discriminating against ourselves

Actors with Down Syndrome Featured in Entertainment Weekly

Funding For Down Syndrome Research Shrinks
VIDEO Down Syndrome Basketball Player Inspires Tennessee Team

Isolating a Child With Disabilities Can Do Life Long Damage

What Are You Up To Next, Jeremy?

Kathryn "Kay" McGee, founder of Down Syndrome group, dies at 91

Vote for Favorite Special-Needs Parenting Blog
VIDEO Virginia Special Olympics "Overcome"
VIDEO Adopting an Angel With Down Syndrome
PHOTOS Autism Moms (Meme)
BLOG What to Say to Parents of a Baby With Down Syndrome:  Dos and Don'ts
BLOG Disable Life:  The Person Inside

Deborah celebrates 12 years
Periodontal disease and Down syndrome;  What Dental Professionals can Expect

Silicon Valley family finds strength, community through technology

Jane Cameron Award, 2012
BLOG Happy Birthday Davey and Will! 12 Years old Today!

Hospital Apologizes to Amelia Rivera who was denied kidney transplant

Special needs kids shine in Polar Bears basketball
PHOTOS East Dallas couple with Down syndrome discovers joys, challenges of marriage
VIDEO Love Story sheds Light on How Society Treats People with Disabilities
VIDEO My Miracle Lily

Down Syndrome Awareness Gets Boost from UN
BLOG Special Needs Ryan Gosling
BLOG Small Victories
BLOG The RIGHT Things to Say of Parents of Special Needs Kids
VIDEO The Roche Trials Explained:  Watch Online

How Down Syndrome Stops Cancer
VIDEO Watch:  The Down Syndrome Center at Hope Haven Children's Clinic

Dentistry for Special Needs Children

Donations to the Canadian Down Syndrome Society

Cambridge leads funding boost for dementia research
VIDEO Down Syndrome Guild PSA
BLOG Thank You!
LINKS How to talk to your child about disabilities
LINKS Healthy Eating Tips for Children with Down Syndrome
BLOG My Down's Decade

Second Opinion:  Think about the words you use

Children with Special Needs - Activities for Helping Your Special Needs Child

A child first:  a mother's perspective on her son with Down Syndrome

DNA Test That Identifies Down Syndrome Can Also Detect Trisomy 18 and Trisomy 13
VIDEO Living With Down Syndrome

Model behaviour: Five-year-old girl with Down's Syndrome becomes child model

Down Wit Dat was featured as a guest blogger this month:

"A Little Longer and A Little Different" on Life with Penis People

Down Wit Dat was also announced as a finalist in's Reader's Choice Special Needs Parenting Blog for 2012!  You can vote for DwD here.

...And that's the news.  Keep the stories and information coming!

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