11. Fun Things to Do
What It Is: 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.
12. Weekly Round-Up
What It Is: 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.
13. ADHD Awareness Week
What It Is: According to a press release for the awareness week, which starts today, "Four national organizations -- ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO); Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA); ADDitude magazine; and Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) -- are issuing a joint call to the public to assist children, adults, and families who are affected by ADHD. On the occasion of ADHD Awareness Week, September 13-17, they’ve compiled evidence-based information and links to available resources and supports at www.adhdawareness2010.org." [No longer online.]
What It Is: This month's All About Parenting blog carnival is hosted by About.com Family Crafts, with a Halloween theme. The deadline is September 30.
What It Is: "PAC2 is a childhood advocacy group dedicated to raising awareness of childhood cancer. The survey includes 10 questions and then provides additional information on childhood cancer. The survey goals are: 1) Spread awareness of the realities and challenges in the childhood cancer world; 2) Engage and encourage citizens to take action and donate to support the most innocent and youngest amongst us, our children; and 3) Provide and collect information to expand and improve efforts to accomplish our mission - curing childhood cancer."
What It Is: "The Parenting Assistance Line (PAL) is a collaborative service of the University of Alabama Child Development Resources and the Alabama Children's Trust Fund. When callers call the toll-free number, 1-866-962-3030, a parenting resource specialist will answer the phone, listen to you, then offer helpful information and support. Callers can also request free literature about their specific parenting concerns."
17. Learning Port
What It Is: "A national professional development library of learning modules, tool kits, archived webinars and video resources designed by U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Across states, national organizations and technical assistance investments, an extensive amount of professional development material is available. This library provides local educators with easy access to an array of resources that can be used or customized to meet their needs." Though it's intended for educators, parents are free to poke around and check out these resources, too.
18. 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.
19. 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.
What It Is: "The goal of this project [from Columbia University] is to gain a better understanding of the road to diagnosis. Parents have different experiences and observations of their child's development and they have different personal resources with which they access care and services. Parents also differ in the type and extent of their support networks and social relations. And finally parents make different decisions in their quest for obtaining the right diagnosis and care for their child. We are eager to hear about how these factors affected your experience and your child's experience with autism."