What It Is: "LRO is the story of able-bodied individuals, working in concert with those with spinal cord injury, to motivate each other with the inspirational message of achievement in the face of extreme adversity. Life Rolls On utilizes action sports through our flagship program, They Will Surf Again, which pushes the boundary of possibility for those with spinal cord injury (SCI)."
What It Is: "Make Friends with Autism is a community focused education initiative that encourages understanding, inclusion, support, and appreciation of people and families with autism. Through a generous grant from Kohl's, Children's Specialized Hospital provides materials to businesses, recreation providers, neighbors, and families to support the integration of people with autism into community life."
13. Fun Things to Do
Your super-sized listing of Five Fun Things to Do Today -- including a family activity, a site for the kids, a shopping site, a site offering humor or inspiration about parenting children with special needs, and a site that's just silly or fun.
14. Weekly Round-Up
Here's your weekend round-up of all the articles, blog posts, and site updates you may have missed from the past week in About Parenting Special Needs.
What It Is:"Nanogames has adapted 30 fun brain games and action games games for all ages. Game speeds can be reduced by up to 90%. Time limits can be increased by up to 1500%. Easily simplify the games to reduce their complexity. Large game objects for players with Low Vision."
What It Is: A page on the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation site has all the information you need to send your comment advocating for the inclusion of SPD in the DSM to the American Psychiatric Association.
Today is Ash Wednesday, which for Christians marks the beginning of Lent and the spiritual preparation for Easter. Time to start your parenting preparation for that challenging holiday, too.
18. Dear Sarah
What It Is: The Oz Squad, "an elite group of active, compassionate bloggers dedicated to educating the public about Down syndrome," offer an even-tempered letter to Sarah Palin asking that she be consistent in advocacy against the R-Word -- for example, by not giving Rush Limbaugh a pass. Read the letter and, if you like, sign on in the comments.
What It Is: "This is a survey which will help researchers, policymakers, and advocates learn about the experiences and opinions of grandparents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). If you have a grandchild of any age who has an ASD, and you live in the United States or any of its territories, you are eligible to participate."