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. Listed here are the sites or pages featured each day in March 2010. For more sites, visit the index.
What It Is: A March calendar page with one of my Love Notes for Special Parents, ready to print and post on a wall near you.
What It Is: "The NPBPAF is a national, non-profit organization founded to ensure that every child receives routine blood pressure monitoring through the physician's office, emergency departments, and any other facility that cares for children. This will be achieved through raising awareness with health care providers including the physicians, nurses and other support staff along with parents. ... An estimated 2 million children in our country have undiagnosed hypertension (high blood pressure.) This is a serious issue that if left untreated can lead to permanent organ failure, stroke, heart attack or even possibly death."
What It Is: "In conjunction with Autism Awareness Month in April, all Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us locations nationwide and Toysrus.com will conduct a fundraising campaign now through April 30 to collect contributions to benefit Autism Speaks. Additionally, Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us together serve as the North American sponsors of 80 Walk Now for Autism Speaks events across the U.S. and Canada." You can donate in stores or here on the Toys R Us website.
What It Is: "Our team name says it all. We are a group of 46 moms of children who have fought or are fighting cancer. Our goal is to make a difference, to get the message out there that kids get cancer too. What better way to do that than to shave our heads? Our team name says it all. We are a group of 46 moms of children who have fought or are fighting cancer. Our goal is to make a difference, to get the message out there that kids get cancer too. What better way to do that than to shave our heads?"
What It Is: A collection of reward certificates you can personalize for your child and print out.
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.
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: Website for last night's winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary Short, about a Zimbabwe band made up of people with disabilities.
What It Is: "Down Syndrome International (DSI) has officially earmarked 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). The date was chosen to signify the uniqueness of Down syndrome in the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome and is used synonymously with Down syndrome. Commemoration of World Down Syndrome Day started on 21 March 2006, it has grown manifold globally."