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Site of the Day: December 2011

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 December 2011. For more sites, visit the index.

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1. December 2011 Calendar

Love Notes for Special Parents Calendar 2011 - December
Image and text by Terri Mauro

2. International Day of Persons With Disabilities

The official day is tomorrow, December 3, 2011, and you can find information about the day and how to honor it on the site of UN Enable. | Go to the Site | More on Disability Rights

3. Fun Things to Do

Your weekend listing of sites and suggestions.
Read This Week's List | More Fun Things

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. Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting

The 15th annual event, in honor of who have died "at any age of any cause," will take place on Sunday, December 11. | Go to the Site

6. Braille Letter to Santa

Fill out a form on the site of the National Federation of the Blind to get your child a letter from Santa in Braille. Deadline is December 20. | Go to the Form | About.com Disability

7. Quotes for Autism Speaks

Through December 14, get any insurance quote from Allstate and the company will donate $10 to Autism Speaks. | Go to the quote page | View a video about the Program With Mark LaNeve, an Allstate executive who has twin sons with autism

8. Our Nation’s Children At Risk: A State-by-State Report on Early Intervention

Easter Seals has a report on how states are doing in supporting very young children with developmental disabilities, and the overall finding is: not so great. From the site, you can download the full report or the information on your state. | Visit the Site | More State-by-State Information

9. College Internship Programs

"CIP's full-year postsecondary programs provide young adults with Asperger's, High-Functioning Autism, ADHD, Nonverbal and other Learning Differences with the social, academic, career and life skills necessary for success." CIP has programs in CIP Berkshire Lee, Massachusetts; Melbourne, Florida; Bloomington, Indiana; Berkeley, California; Amherst, New York; and Long Beach, California. | Visit the Site | More on College for Students With Autism and Asperger's

10. Fun Things to Do

Your weekend listing of sites and suggestions.
Read This Week's List | More Fun Things

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