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From My Inbox: Gifts, Videos, and Promoting Inclusion

By November 12, 2012

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InboxHere's my weekly gathering of events, activities, and sites of interest that have landed in my e-mail queue or otherwise caught my attention this week:

+ Netbuddy, a 2011 Readers' Choice Awards finalist for Best Special-Needs Online Community, has created a Christmas gift guide out of product reviews written by community members. According to the site, "Each person or family was asked to try out a product and let us know their thoughts. The items range from clothing and bibs to books and toys, and from little 'uns to grown ups."

+ The "Navigating the Storm" series of videos on the Living With LGS (Lennox-Gastaut syndrome) site has a new entry, this one on "Identifying Your Team of Experts," and an accompanying tip sheet. The video features Patricia Gibson, MSSW, Director of the Epilepsy Information Service at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC.

+ If you haven't signed the I Stand With Henry petition, supporting the attempt of a 13-year-old autistic self-advocate to go to the school that's right across the street from his house, signatures are still needed. His family is battling an extremely stubborn school district and needs a strong show of support from those who believe in inclusion.

+ Speaking of inclusion, I participated in a Huffington Post Live segment last Friday night talking about inclusion and why kids with special needs benefit from being in the same class as everyone else. Appearing along with me were Nicole Eredics of The Inclusive Class and Laura Kaloi of the National Center for Learning Disabilities. The segment is still available for viewing, if the sight of my giant disembodied head won't scare you too much.

Has something interesting rolled across your computer screen this week? Share in the comments.

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