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Site of the Day: March 2012

Worthwhile Special-Needs Spots on the Web


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 March 2012. For more sites, visit the index.

February 2012 | April 2012

1. March 2012 Calendar

Love Notes for Special Parents Calendar 2012 - March
Image and text by Terri Mauro

2. Special-Needs Ryan Gosling Fridays

Special Needs Ryan Gosling on Adventures in Extreme Parenthood
Image courtesy of Adventures in Extreme Parenthood
Hey girl, Friday is meme day on the blog Adventures in Extreme Parenthood, with everyone invited to come up with something soulfully special-needs related to tack on a photo of Ryan Gosling. If you're not familiar with the Ryan Gosling meme that's been going around, that may sound strange, but stop by Sunday Stilwell's blog today and you'll get the idea, and some good laughs. Then next Wednesday, download the photo of the week and make Ryan work for you. (Sadly, no longer online)

3. Fun Things to Do

Your weekend listing of sites and suggestions.
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4. Weekly Round-Up

Make sure you didn't miss anything on the site this week.
Read This Week's List | More Special-Needs News

5. Readers' Choice Awards

Keep on voting, now through March 21. Go to the Poll Index

6. The Ketogenic Diet as a Treatment Option for Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

In the latest video on the Living With LGS site, "Eric Kossoff, MD, Medical Director of the Ketogenic Diet Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore ... provides an overview of the ketogenic diet and how it works. We also learn about the experience of one of his patients diagnosed with LGS." | View the Video

7. Spread the Word to End the Word

R-Word Badge
Image courtesy of Special Olympics
March 7 is the "annual day of activation" for the R-word campaign. Find out about events near you and how you can start spreading the message that words matter and it's time for this one to go away. R-Word.org | Events | Facebook | Twitter | Tell Your Story

8. World Kidney Day

Observed annually on March 8, World Kidney Day seeks to "raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide." This year's theme is Donate - Kidneys for Life - Receive. | Visit the Site | More on Kidney Disease

9. National Council of Self-Advocates of The Arc

Launched this week, the council encourages individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities "to be part of a group of self-advocates who will unite with a clear and strong voice to create lives that allow them –- and you! -– meaningful choices for a promising future." | Visit the Site | More on Intellectual Disabilities

10. Fun Things to Do

Your weekend listing of sites and suggestions.
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