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Site of the Day: May 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 May 2009. For more sites, visit the index.

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1. Love Notes for Special Parents Calendar May 2009

Love Notes for Special Parents Calendar 2009 - May
Image and text by Terri Mauro
Happy May Day! 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.

2. 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.

3. Weekly Round-Up

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

4. Children's Hemiplegia & Stroke Association

Image by Terri Mauro
CHASA is "the first non-profit organization in North America to offer information to families of infants, children, and young adults who have hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy." From the site, you can get more information about pediatric stroke; read and share stories of hope; participate in discussions with other parents; and find out how to make a donation.

5. Kaylen's Write to Heal

Kaylen's Write to Heal
kaylenswritetoheal.com
Kaylen's Write to Heal seeks to comfort parents who have lost a child by mobilizing members of an e-mail database to send out cards and letters. From the site, you can add your address to the database, or share information on a family in need.

6. IAN Research Report on Family Stress

Image by Terri Mauro
The Interactive Autism Community offered a questionnaire on parental depression that was answered by thousands of parents, and part 1 of the results are now up on the site. This part focuses on "stress associated with child-focused issues, such as challenging behaviors and erratic sleep habits."

7. Love Notes for Special Parents Greeting Cards

Love Notes Greeting Card - You Are an Inspiration
Design and text by Terri Mauro
My Love Notes for Special Parents messages are now available on greeting cards for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, Birthday, and Thank You, plus one that's blank inside for your personal message. Mother's Day is this Sunday, and if there's someone you'd like to pay a special tribute to, try one of these cards to download, print, fold, and give.

8. Why Risk It

Image by Terri Mauro
Designed to help young people "get the facts, learn how to manage risks in difficult situations, like dating or dining out, and see how other teens and young adults have coped with their allergies," the site provides information, podcasts, and interaction about food allergies.

9. 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.

10. Weekly Round-Up

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

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