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

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February 2012 in Review

February 2012 found us in the heat of the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards nominations and voting. The top new articles were galleries of the finalists, and the top blog posts as well (although since those posts now just say "Voting is over," I've left them out of the totals below). Take a look back at the RCA honorees as well as the other articles, posts, and comments you found and made on this site in February.

Top 10 Blog Posts of the Month
These posts were the most-read of the month, although why that comments post kept drawing readers is a mystery. The year the post was written is indicated in parentheses.

  1. TV, Teaching, and More of Your Comments (2010)
  2. The Middle Actor Has Osteogenesis Imperfecta (2010)
  3. Setting Up an iTunes Account Without a Credit Card (2008)
  4. Does Mady Gosselin Need Discipline, or a Diagnosis? (2009)
  5. Papoose Boards Make Child Restraint … Easy? Inhumane? (2007)
  6. Fringe's Alternate Astrid Has Asperger's (2010)
  7. Actors With Down Syndrome Featured in Entertainment Weekly
  8. Wordless Wednesday: Special Olympics Gold Medals
  9. Autistic Kids, Violent Adults (2009)
  10. Rivera Family Gets Apology from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2012)

Top 10 New Blog Posts
Of all posts written in February, these were the most popular (with exception, as noted above, of now-defunct Readers' Choice posts). The date posted is indicated in parentheses.

  1. Actors With Down Syndrome Featured in Entertainment Weekly (February 24)
  2. Rivera Family Gets Apology from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (February 16)
  3. This Week in Outrage (February 6)
  4. Finding a Meaningful Future for Your Child (February 15)
  5. Beware of Valentine's Day (February 7)
  6. Book Shares Parents' Stories of Perinatal Hospice (February 8)
  7. Weekly Round-Up: Week of January 30 (February 5)
  8. Valentine Hugs and More Fun Things to Do (February 11)
  9. Weekly Round-Up: Week of February 6 (February 6)
  10. Four Things I Wish Schools Would Pay More Attention to Than Lunch (February 17)

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

  1. 504 FAQ
  2. Sample 504 Plans
  3. Write Your Own Behavior Plan
  4. What Are Special Needs?
  5. Set Up a Free iTunes Account Without Credit Card, Gift Card or Allowance
  6. 101 Things to Do When There's Nothing to Do
  7. What Is a Behavior Intervention Plan?
  8. How to Make Behavior Charts Work
  9. Five Ways to Stop School Behavior Problems
  10. Tea Tree Oil for Head Lice

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

  1. 2012 Readers' Choice Award Categories
  2. Readers' Choice Award Finalists: Favorite New Special-Needs Children's Book
  3. Readers' Choice Award Finalists: Favorite Special-Needs App
  4. Readers' Choice Award Finalists: Favorite New Special-Needs Memoir
  5. Readers' Choice Award Finalists: Favorite New Special-Needs Parenting Book

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

  1. Autistic Kids, Violent Adults (2009)
  2. Ritalin for Autism? (2005)
  3. Special Education Comes to Catholic School (2010)
  4. Four Things I Wish Schools Would Pay More Attention to Than Lunch (2012)
  5. Papoose Boards Make Child Restraint … Easy? Inhumane? (2007)

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

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

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

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