Saturday, June 30, 2012

In the News - June 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 June.

AUDIO indicates an audio clip
BLOG indicates a blog post
EVENT indicates a scheduled event 
LINKS indicates links or resource materials
PHOTOS indicates photos
STUDY indicates a study
THREAD indicates an online discussion thread
VIDEO indicates a video

BLOGRewards of being a caregiver?

Margaret Cho:  'I don't want a retard' baby
BLOG Sorry
BLOG Being Retarded
BLOG Dear Margaret Cho...
BLOG More Apologies
Twin Girls with Down Syndrome and Does God Only Give Parents What We Can Handle?

9 Important Developmental Milestones for Your Child with Special Needs

WA Man with Down Syndrome Earns Black Belt
BLOGThe R-Word Reporter
BLOG What Position Next?
VIDEO Player with Down Syndrome brings passion to game
Wheaton North Embraces Prom King with Special Needs
BLOG New great read for young adults.  Oh, an the main character rocks her extra chromosome
VIDEOEnd the R Word
BLOG Dear You
Tim Harris Serves up Food - And Hugs!
BLOG Why You Tube could teach your child a valuable lesson about life
Tim's Place restaurant takes unique approach thanks to special owner.
People with Down Syndrome can be Jerks too.
BLOG Why my kid will forever stink of fish
In Historic moment, Gov.  Signs Prenatal Testing Law

Down Syndrome Doesn't Slow Teen Rodeo Rider
Former Denver Broncos Receiver Ed McCaffery, Valor Christian host Down Syndrome football, cheer Camp.

Hernando Man with Down Syndrome celebrates independent living
Tim's Place, Restaurant Run by 26 Year old man with Down Syndrome, Serves Hugs with Lunch

Bridget Brown, a 'butterfly for change'

Who wouldn't want a child like this?

Mothers of children with Down Syndrome find strength and support in one another

Summer Camp gives those with Down Syndrome a chance to dance
VIDEO Riley, Student with Down Syndrome, Hula-Hoops like a Pro at Talent Show
VIDEO Down Syndrome:  One Family's Decision (Part 1)
VIDEO Earlier, Easier Down Syndrome Test (Part 2)

The End of the R-Word in Israel

Down Wit Dat hosted the fourth T-21 Blog Hop on June 21.  Don't miss our next one on July 21!

We also started our own Facebook Group!  Down Wit Dat - The Group is an all inclusive special needs discussion forum.  Join the conversation!

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

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