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2012 in Review: The Special-Needs Stories That Caught Our Attention

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January 2012 in Review

The big story in January 2012 was a hospital's rude declaration that a little girl couldn't have the heart transplant she needed because of her intellectual disability. A blog post on the topic that turned into a running list of reactions from around the Web was the most-read and commented-on post of the month. Look back at the posts, articles, and comments you found and made on this site in January.

Top 10 Blog Posts of the Month
These posts were the most-read of the month. The year the post was written is indicated in parentheses.

  1. Hospital Denies Kidney Transplant Because of Girl's Intellectual Disability (2012)
  2. TV, Teaching, and More of Your Comments (2010)
  3. Setting Up an iTunes Account Without a Credit Card (2008)
  4. The Middle Actor Has Osteogenesis Imperfecta (2010)
  5. Does Mady Gosselin Need Discipline or a Diagnosis? (2009)
  6. Papoose Boards Make Child Restraint … Easy? Inhumane? (2007)
  7. Autistic Kids, Violent Adults (2009)
  8. Boy on Touch Loses Autism Diagnosis (2012)
  9. Finally, A Smile As Big as the Moon Is a Movie (2012)
  10. College Scholarships for Students With Special Needs (2007)

Top 10 New Blog Posts
Of all posts written in January, these were the most popular. The date posted is indicated in parentheses.

  1. Hospital Denies Kidney Transplant Because of Girl's Intellectual Disability (January 13)
  2. Boy on Touch Loses Autism Diagnosis (January 25)
  3. Finally, A Smile As Big as the Moon Is a Movie (January 24)
  4. Snowman Snacks and More Fun Things to Do (January 14)
  5. Affirming the Value of Children With Special Needs (January 16)
  6. Readers' Choice Award Nominations Are Now Open (January 18)
  7. Parents Seek Help for College Clubs (January 12)
  8. Parent Seeks Advice for Dealing With R-Word-Slinging Principal (January 9)
  9. Why Are People Still Not Taking Food Allergies Seriously? (January 5)
  10. Book Gives Recipe for Making Special-Needs Parenting Palatable (January 17)

Top 10 Articles of the Month
These articles were the most-viewed of January 2012.

  1. 504 FAQ
  2. Sample 504 Plans
  3. Love Notes: You Are Loving
  4. What Are Special Needs?
  5. Write Your Own Behavior Plan
  6. Set Up a Free iTunes Account Without Credit Card, Gift Card or Allowance
  7. 101 Things to Do When There's Nothing to Do
  8. Tea Tree Oil for Head Lice
  9. Make a Paper-Bag Book Cover
  10. Start an iTunes Account With a Gift Card

Top 5 New Articles
Of the articles written in January 2012, these were the most-viewed that month.

  1. 2012 Readers' Choice Awards
  2. Recognizing a "Whatever Works" Situation
  3. It's Okay to Be Angry About Your Child's Special Needs: Excerpt from Making Lemonade
  4. Book Review: Making Lemonade
  5. Book Review: Crazy Love

Most Commented-On Posts
These are the posts that got the most reaction from you in January. The year the post was written is indicated in parentheses.

  1. Hospital Denies Kidney Transplant Because of Girl's Intellectual Disability (2012)
  2. Autistic Kids, Violent Adults (2009)
  3. Why Are People Still Not Taking Food Allergies Seriously? (2012)
  4. Finally, A Smile As Big as the Moon Is a Movie (2012)
  5. Is Being Short a Disability? (2006)

All New Articles and Posts
These weekly round-ups list everything new in January. Click through to see what was going on that week on About.com Parenting Children With Special Needs.

All of Your Comments
Find a list of all posts that received comments in January in these weekly comment round-ups:

More Special-Needs News
Find posts from around the Web that were featured in Today's News and Views on the topic pages.

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  2. Parenting
  3. Children With Special Needs
  4. Respite
  5. Article Index
  6. Fun and Games
  7. 2012 in Review: The Special-Needs Stories That Caught Our Attention

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