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Site of the Day: September 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. Listed here are the sites or pages featured each day in September 2009. For more sites, visit the index.

< August 2009 | October 2009 >

1. Internet Special Ed Resources

What It Is: "A directory of professionals, organizations, and schools that serve the learning disabilities and special education communities. We help parents find local special education professionals for learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder assessment, therapy, advocacy, critical teen issues, and other special needs." Read more

2. National Conference of State Legislators: Health

What It Is: The section of the NCSL site that gathers information on state laws regarding health issues. Read more

3. Teaching With Humor

Why It's Worth Checking Out: When your child struggles with learning, something offbeat, unexpected, and funny often serves to break the tension, soothe the stress, and slip a little information in. Lots of the lesson plans here, especially the ones in the K-3 category, can be adapted by parents for home use -- maybe at Camp Mom -- and the printables provide fun exercises for enrichment. Read more

4. The Horse Boy Movie

What It Is: The documentary version of the book The Horse Boy, described on the site this way: "When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why not take Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersected? The Horse Boy is the dramatic and heartwarming story of that impossible adventure." Read more

5. 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

6. 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

7. The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon

What It Is: The 44th edition of the famed fund-raiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is live from Las Vegas yesterday and today. Read more

8. Sensory Smarts

What It Is: The official site of the book Raising a Sensory Smart Child. Read more

9. My Teacher, My Hero

What It Is: "My Teacher, My Hero strives to give thanks to inspirational teachers across the country and inspire new teachers to join the profession. We hope to help raise the status of teachers in our society and recognize the integral role that they play in shaping our future."

10. I Teach Autism

What It Is: "I Teach Autism.com gathers countless autism teaching strategies, free autism teaching tools, printouts, worksheets, themes and lesson plans. Anything that can help others reach these wonderful students with autism. Additionally, teachers, educators and parents with those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder visit I Teach Autism.com to get the latest news and an opinion from someone that holds this topic very close to her heart." Read more.

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