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Site of the Day

November 2008

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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 November, 2008. For more sites, visit the index.

1. Fun Things to Do

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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.

2. Weekly Round-Up

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

3. My Voice, My Vote

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This "project to help motivate and teach young adults with disabilities about voting, and about other ways to participate in the political process" offers a video on citizenship and the right to vote, as well as links to nonpartisan sites that present election information in involving ways. (The site is no longer online)

4. Christmas Angel Tree Project

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Reece's Rainbow, which works to find families for children with Down syndrome in international orphanages, is conducting its Christmas Angel Tree Project fundraiser again this year. Give a sponsorship gift of $35 or more, and you'll get a porcelain Christmas-tree ornament with your sponsored child's photo.

5. Positively Autistic

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"Is autism a disorder, or just a neurological difference? Meet the people who are working to change the negative view of living with autism." That's the description of the CBC documentary "Positively Autistic," and on the site you can view a clip and read transcripts of interviews with Amanda Baggs, Estee Klar-Walfond, and Ari Ne'eman.

6. Green Light

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Green Light is a showcase for "emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16-25." The fifteen honorees for this year, and profiled with an example of their artwork on the site, include young artists with ADHD, Crohn's disease, generalized anxiety disorder, traumatic brain injury, Ewing's sarcoma, learning disabilities, ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-cleft syndrome (EEC), trichotillomania, and hearing impairment.

7. Eat, Learn, Live

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Eat, Learn, Live "supports the rights of every child to eat safe foods, to learn in safe environments and to live safer with food allergies and anaphylaxis!" To that end, the site provides opportunities to report misleading labels, serve as a consultant to schools, contact lawmakers on allergy issues, and keep up on allergy news.

8. 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.

9. Weekly Round-Up

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

10. Music By Mommies

Music By Mommies CD
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Two moms, one who has two sons on the autism spectrum, created a CD of songs to get kids through daily activities like getting dressed, brushing teeth, and taking a bath. Through December 31, 10 percent of proceeds from each CD sold will be donated to Autism Speaks. (No longer online)
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