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Site of the Day: July 2009


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 July 2009. For more sites, visit the index.

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1. Book Discussion for July 2009

What It Is: My forum listing of the books I'll be reading and reviewing in July. Read more

2. About Parenting July Blog Carnival

What It Is: "The Parenting Guides on About gather together with other parenting experts and bloggers to help you troubleshoot a specific parenting challenge. This month, we're focused on the topic of ending mid-summer madness." Read more

3. Voices of Our Region

What It Is: "Audio interviews with 57 individuals with disabilities of all types across generations and culture comprise Voices of Our Region. The six-hour oral history encourages listeners to learn about both the struggles and triumphs individuals with disabilities have experienced in seeking self-determination and non-discrimination by providing candid, non-scripted stories of the progress made in pursuit of personal goals." Read more

4. 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. Read more

5. 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. Read more

6. Caption Action 2

What It Is: A Facebook group with a mission to "get Congress to pass a new bill, and increase closed or open captioning on the Internet." The bill is the 21st Century Communications & Video Accessibility Act of 2009, and the group hopes to gain enough members, and enough people contacting their Congressperson, to get it the attention it needs to become law. Read more

7. CHADS Coalition for Mental Health

What It Is: "CHADS Coalition for Mental Health is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to advance the knowledge and prevention of adolescent depression and suicide through awareness, education and research." Read more

8. Charlie Porter Research Grant

What It Is: "The Charlie Porter Research Grant will award a goal of $50,000 to one research scientist (possessing an M.D., D.O. or Ph.D). The purpose of this grant is to support experienced investigators with a promising new research approach relating to the etiology, treatment and cure of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in children. This Grant represents one important piece of the puzzle toward understanding leukemia and allied cancers." Read more

9. Quotes Contest

Overwhelmed No More!
What It Is: Got a favorite quote that inspires you, amuses you, or in any way helps you be a better parent of a child with special needs? Got five? Share them on this contest page at SpecialNeedsParentCoach.com, and if one is used as a Quote of the Week on the site, you'll win a 200-page E-Book called Overwhelmed No More, a "complete system for balanced living for parents of children with special needs." One winner chosen at random will receive an "Overwhelmed No More! Care Package, which includes the Overwhelmed No More! paperback book and spiral bound workbook, relaxing music, delicious teas, and more." Read more

10. Living Out Loud With Diabetes

What It Is: "A positive, fun, informative, humorous, forum dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of Diabetics and their loved ones." Read more

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