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Sustaining High Spirits This Winter

It's easy to get caught up in the craziness that comes with the end of the year; your responsibilities can range from holidays to end-of-year work at the office. But one thing many forget until it's too late is self-care. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons. If you're like most people with SAD, your symptoms start each year in the fall and continue into the winter...

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UK research on Cornelia de Lange Syndrome

The Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders is organized through the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham. Their work focuses on difficulties experienced by children and adults who have intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and genetic syndromes. Specifically, those that are associated with developmental delays. Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) is one of the six conditions studied.Ms. Laura Groves, Dr. Caroline Richards and Prof. Chris Oliver recently published an anxiety guide for people...

Camps and Professional Development for AL Area Families

Summer can be a time to relax, and have fun - but the learning can still continue! Check out the various Camps for Students that are available at different institutions, Universities, and more this summer. Additionally, feel free to share these professional development opportunities ( VI-HI Professional Development Flyer ) with your child's care team, or even participate yourself! ...

Jack Walks Wisconsin

My son, Jack, and the five other students in his sixth grade special education class walked nearly 400 miles this past school year. Throughout the year, they took turns walking on a treadmill during class, starting at fi ve minutes and working their endurance up to 15 minutes. The students tracked their miles on a map of Wisconsin, and learned about the cities that were on the path. They would then visit the community's website...

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Wrightslaw offers IEP worksheet to keep meetings focused

The team at Wrightslaw has created a great tool for parents hoping to have a successful and productive IEP meeting for their child. The worksheet focuses in on needs and actions that should be taken to address your needs. It also gives great tips, such as:"Make requests in writing. If you make a verbal request, be sure to follow up with a letter. If you have a problem, think about possible solutions to the problem....

A new resource from Wrightslaw

Many of you may already know that the Special Needs law resource, Wrightslaw, has useful resource guide books and e-newsletters. (Wrightslaw.com is a website that focuses on special education law and advocacy.) What you may not know is that they also have an incredible resource to accompany these resources, a YouTube channel. The channel can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/user/wrightslaw/ and it includes videos on topics from organizing your child's informational folder, to the explanation of protocols...

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Genetic testing Information from "Genes in Life"

If you're interested in learning more about genetic testing, Genes in Life will be hosting a series of spotlights on this topic. Through November and December, the organization, backed by Genetic Alliance, "will feature professionals with experience in all different aspects of whole genome sequencing from medicine to biotechnology to ethics. Readers will be able to pose their questions to our featured experts using our Ask the Experts feature, and answers will be promptly provided...

Internship Opportunity for Students with Special Needs

"Talented young men and women with disabilities often are denied opportunities for a strong start to their professional careers; the emerging leaders program exists to change that." - Ralph W. Shrader, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Booz Allen HamiltonThe following information is provided by the Emerging Leaders Program Web site. The Foundation staff wanted to pass along this information for those who qualify. Be sure to visit the program's Web site directly for more information...

Middle School curriculum; "Rare Diseases and Scientific Inquiry"

As school begins once again, many parents may be thinking of ways to integrate your son or daughter's CdLS into their classroom.  This would help their peers understand more about CdLS, help their teachers understand what it means for your child's learning process, and help your child become more streamlined into the education process and the school in general. The National Institutes of Health have created a curriculum for 6th to 8th grade teachers, entitled "Rare Diseases...


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