What It Is: A page of downloads and resources on teaching kids to express emotions from the publisher Parenting Press.
22. Stop Hiding from Psoriasis
What It Is: A campaign to raise awareness of psoriasis and its physical and emotional challenges, headlined by country singer LeAnn Rimes, who was diagnosed with psoriasis when she was two years old. [No longer online]
What It Is: "Talk about Autism is a new campaign by [UK] autism charity TreeHouse, supported by TalkTalk. The campaign aims to increase public understanding of autism, so that children and young people with autism and their families do not have to feel isolated, excluded or judged. Not everyone needs to be an autism expert but each one of us can improve our understanding by finding out a little bit more about autism and talking about it."
24. 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.
25. 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.
I'm spotlighting this Twitter chat group again today because tomorrow morning, I'll be the guest of honor. Join me at 9 a.m. ET to talk about this About.com site, my book 50 Ways to Support Your Child's Special Education, or probably anything you want to tweet at me about.
What It Is: "Easter Seals and Google SketchUp have teamed up to launch this first-of-its-kind online competition. The Easter Seals’ Sketch-A-Space competition offers people with autism -- and those interested in learning more about autism or who have someone in their life that lives with autism -- an opportunity to design their ideal, dream space using Google SketchUp’s free 3-D modeling software."
What It Is: "National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (May 6, 2010) is a day for everyone to promote positive youth development, resilience, recovery, and the transformation of mental health services delivery for children and youth with serious mental health needs and their families. Awareness Day raises awareness of effective programs for children's mental health needs; demonstrates how children's mental health initiatives promote positive youth development, recovery, and resilience; and shows how children with mental health needs thrive in their communities."
What It Is: "In 1997, FAAN [the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network] created Food Allergy Awareness Week to educate others about food allergies, a potentially life threatening medical condition. Help spread the word about the 13th annual Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW), May 9-15, 2010. This year, help those with food allergies 'Respect Every Bite.'" (4/30/10)
What It Is: "LoudLit.org is committed to delivering public domain literature paired with high quality audio performances. We pair together great literature and accompanying audio. Putting the text and audio together, readers can learn spelling, punctuation and paragraph structure by listening and reading masterpieces of the written word. Read and listen via your web browser or on your mp3 player. Regardless of how you enjoy the audiobooks (audio books), they are free."