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

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March 2012 in Review

As in February, March brought a lot of readers hoping to learn about the Readers' Choice finalists, praise them, vote for them, and vote for them again. It was also a month in which the R-word was on our minds, in observance of the annual Spread the Word to End the Word day on March 7. Look back at the most popular posts and articles on this site in March.

Top 10 Blog Posts of the Month
These posts were the most-read of the month, excluding those that contained only polls for RCA voting. 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. Papoose Boards Make Child Restraint … Easy? Inhumane? (2007)
  5. Does Mady Gosselin Need Discipline, or a Diagnosis? (2009)
  6. Bloggers Spread the Word to End the Word (2012)
  7. It's Not That Hard to Find Alternatives to the R-Word (2012)
  8. Actors With Down Syndrome Featured in Entertainment Weekly (2012)
  9. Fans of NoahsDad.com Tell Why They Love It (2012)
  10. Inclusion Done Right and Gone Wrong (2012)

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

  1. Bloggers Spread the Word to End the Word (March 7)
  2. It's Not That Hard to Find Alternatives to the R-Word (March 15)
  3. Fans of NoahsDad.com Tell Why They Love It (March 13)
  4. Inclusion Done Right and Gone Wrong (March 27)
  5. Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts! Can Our Kids Join the Party? (March 12)
  6. Meet the Finalists for Favorite Special-Needs Online Community (March 5)
  7. Blog Finalists Get Some Love From Fans (March 14)
  8. Meet the Finalists for Favorite Special-Needs Regional Resource (March 6)
  9. Meet the Finalists for Favorite Special-Needs TV Show (March 9)
  10. Bread Painting and More Fun Things to Do (March 3)

Top 10 Articles of the Month
These articles were the most-viewed of March 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. Five Ways to Stop School Behavior Problems
  9. Tea Tree Oil for Head Lice
  10. How to Make Behavior Charts Work

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

  1. 225 Substitutes for the R-Word
  2. Readers' Choice Award Finalists: Favorite Special-Needs Online Community
  3. Readers' Choice Award Finalists: Favorite Special-Needs Regional Resource
  4. 25 Signs Your Child's Classroom Is Not Really So Inclusive
  5. What Kind of IEP Advocate Are You?

Most Commented-On Posts
These are the posts that got the biggest response from you in March. The year the post was written is indicated in parentheses.

  1. Autistic Kids, Violent Adults (2009)
  2. Fear of Escalators (2008)
  3. Papoose Boards Make Child Restraint … Easy? Inhumane? (2007)
  4. Whose Job It Is to Care (2012)
  5. Watch the Arthur Asperger's Episode Online (2010)

All New Articles and Posts
These weekly round-ups list everything new in March. 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.

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

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