Here'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:
+ An e-mail from the folks at HandHold Adaptive alerted me to a free app from another developer, ActiveHealth Management, called "Questioning Autism?" According to the iTunes preview page, it's "a free, easy-to-use educational app designed to help parents and caregivers understand more about autism, and to provide a starting point for conversations with pediatricians."
+ A recent comment on my post about transplants for kids with special needs mentioned a boy with autism being denied a heart transplant, and provided a link to a petition against such discrimination. I contacted the commenter for more information, and Susan directed me to a video of the young man in question, Lief O'Neill, entitled "To Type Is to Love." From there you can go to his mother's Facebook page and find a link to Life for Lief, a page set up to document his medical crisis. There's information there on how you can help the family financially and with prayers, if you're moved to go above and beyond petition-signing.
+ The National Down Syndrome Society will be hosting a webinar on November 29, 1-2 p.m. ET, on the topic of "Achieving Meaningful Employment for Youth With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: High School Transition the Project SEARCH Way." The guest will be Maryellen Daston, Ph.D. and Susie Rutkowski, M.Ed. co-authors of High School Transition that Works: Lessons Learned from Project SEARCH.
+ If you're going to be traveling abroad with your food-allergic child over the holidays -- or if you live in a non-English-speaking country all the time, for that matter -- there are some downloadable foreign-language allergy-explaining cards available for download on the BrokerFish site. Sure wish they had these in English, too, because the way some restaurants respond to allergy requests, you'd think we were speaking a foreign language.
Has something interesting rolled across your computer screen this week? Share in the comments.
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