Sunday, September 30, 2012

In The News - September 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 September.

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

Against The Odds, A 'Miracle Boy Grows Up'
Pakistan 'Koran plot' imam remanded in blasphemy case
LINKSLatest News

President Zardari: Save my daughter!
LINKS Explaining Down Syndrome to Children
Family: Boy With Down Syndrome Kicked off Flight

Blood test for Down's 'could avert 300 miscarriages a year'
BLOG A Sister Stands with Her Brother: I Am Heard, I Am Important, and I Am Included

The Changing World of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
EVENTMaking Connections – Film Screening. Untapping emerging talent from Toronto’s special needs community
BLOG What’s The Difference
An open letter from a pissed dad
Young girl with Down Syndrome, wrongly accused of horrible crime released
“Picky Eaters” Will Not Starve Themselves But Problem or Resistant Eaters Might
Feeding Milestones for Children

Man with Down’s syndrome sues over DNR order

A Mosquito in the Room

Sue’s Infant Daughter Is Just Like "Any Other Baby": How Glee Succeeds in Its Portrayal of Down Syndrome — Exclusive

Disabled Vulnerable to Violence
Welcome to the Table

Recess Skills for Children with Special Needs
I'm Down with You, An Inspired Journey
A Special Needs Parents Response to "I don't know how you do it"

Beyond picky eating: avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.

FDA links SimplyThick to infant deaths, warns parents not to use

Down Wit Dat has been nominated for Circle of Moms' Top 25 Canadian MomsEveryone, everywhere can vote once a day, every day until October 11th. 

I am participating in the 31 for 21 Blogging Challenge again this year.  I will be blogging every day for the month of October to educate and raise awareness of Down syndrome.  Please share and get the word out.

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

Our Facebook page now has over 820 fans. 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 September's Photo Theme "Back to School" Results to be posted tomorrow on Down Wit Dat's Facebook page. October's Theme to be announced at the same time.

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

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