Friday, August 31, 2012

In the News - August 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 August.

AUDIOindicates an audio clip
APPEAL indicates an online petition or plea
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

Bath mother: Why my Seb's a model child

UA Established as International Center for Down Syndrome Research

Mom: Autistic son denied haircut at Kennewick JC Penney
BLOG Olympic Spirit

DSE to evaluate reading and language intervention in US schools

In a perfect world, none of us would belong
BLOG Stop beating a dead chicken

Glee Season 4 Spoilers: Sue Sylvester's Pregnancy Game-Changer

JoJo Maman Bébé Autumn Catalogue features models with Down's syndrome

Disability advocates ignoring what’s best for disabled

State promises help for man fired from $12 per week job
Teeth Suck (But they don't have to)

'She is my heart and I am her legs': Devoted dad runs triathlon carrying his teenager daughter with cerebral palsy because she loves being outdoors

Deaf pupil with Down syndrome passes Leaving Cert


Arizona first: Man with Down syndrome gains right to vote

2 Omahans with Down syndrome honored with Eagle Scout
Positively New Year's
Rapist jailed for 16 years for targeting students with learning difficulties and attacking them in the back of his van


Hear, Hear!

Bated Breath's Burst Bubble
We got the call, or rather the email. Buddy Walk video stars!
The Lightning Kid and the New Sign
The Doctors' Waiting Room, or, The Value of Our Daughter's Life

8 truths about special needs parenting

VIDEO Train singer gives fan the shirt off his back

Young Adults with Down Syndrome Inspire New Moms

Alaska Politician Suggests that It is Time to Stop Educating Handicapped Children
What's it like to live with Down Syndrome?

An Immune Disorder at the Root of Autism
VIDEO Plus 15

American Muslim Organizations’ Issue Statements on Pakistani Blasphemy Arrest

Student shot at Perry Hall High School

How do you deal with the tough days?
The face of Disability Represented in Marketing Catalogues

London 2012 Paralympics - Schedule, Results, Medals, Tickets, Venues

Down Wit Dat is featured in Apostrophe' Magazine's Summer issue as a Web Resource.  Check out page 12!

We had our sixth T-21 Blog Hop on August 21. Join us for three days of excellent blogging on September 21! 

Our Facebook page now has over 800 fans.  I am humbled.  Welcome to all our new friends. 

Don't forget our Facebook Group!  Down Wit Dat - The Group is an all inclusive special needs discussion forum.  Join the conversation!

I'm looking forward to judging August's Photo Theme "Look What I Can Do!" Results to be posted tomorrow on Down Wit Dat's Facebook page. September's Theme to be announced at the same time.

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

1 comment :

  1. What an awesome idea! It's useful to have a guide of informative topics and faves! Love it! :)



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