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Site of the Day: March 2009

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Looking for somewhere good to surf? Stop by this Site of the Day listing for a daily destination of interest to parents of children with special needs. Images generally indicate the topic under which the site falls. Listed here are the sites or pages featured each day in March 2009. For more sites, visit the index.

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1. Weekly Round-Up

Catch up with everything you missed this week on the About.com Parenting Special Needs site.

2. Love Notes for Special Parents Calendar March 2009

Hey, it's March already! Time to print out your Love Notes for Special Parents calendar page for the month. It's just the right size to tack up by your computer to remind you of the dates, and of how tough you are.

3. All About Parenting Blog Carnival

This month's theme is birthdays, and About.com Parenting Young Adults guide Jackie Burrell has gathered articles and posts from around the About.com Parenting channel to illustrate it -- including my blog post on birthday party trauma.

4. Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury Awareness Month
Image courtesy of Brain Injury Association of America
That would be March, and the Brain Injury Association of America has lots of information and materials to spread the word on this year's theme, Sports & Concussions. From the site, you can download handouts, read about events around the country, and add information about an event near you.

5. 10 Toys That Speak to Autism

Image by Terri Mauro
The site for this year's Toys'R'Us fundraiser for Autism Speaks lists ten toys recommended for children with autism; photos and quotes about nine beautiful children on the autism spectrum; and an opportunity to make a donation.

6. National Ability Center

Image by Terri Mauro
The National Ability Center, located in Park City, Utah, offers sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities. Among those are camps for kids with physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

7. Fun Things to Do

Image by Terri Mauro
Your Saturday super-sized listing of amusements, 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.

8. Weekly Round-Up

Catch up with everything you missed this week on the About.com Parenting Special Needs site.

9. My Diabetes

Image by Terri Mauro
My Diabetes offers "online support and community service for patients, families, friends, and healthcare professionals." Join for free and gain access to forums, blogs, groups, and your own page for social networking.

10. Parent Center Directory

Books and sites on special education are useful, but sometimes when you're struggling with your school district you need somebody on the local level who knows how the game is played. Parent centers offer parent-to-parent advice and education; this director from The Pacer Center will help you find the one in your area.

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