Our top special needs stories from April 2017

There are so many great stories and resources online that it's easy to miss some great ones. Here's a look back  to help you catch things you missed, find things you meant to look at, and share the whole batch with others who need some information and inspiration.


1. How Apple Is Honoring World Autism Acceptance Day & Month

From The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: "Explore our updated Autism Acceptance collection on the App Store, as well as iBooks and podcasts, including some great AAC apps like Proloquo2Go which help non-verbal children and adults communicate."


2. Why Barbie has no friends with disabilities, but needs some

From Love That Max: "Barbie has friends of different races and, as of November 2016, a plus-size pal. But Barbie has no BFFs with disabilities. That's not just sad, it's a disservice to children of all abilities."


3. The Rebbe’s Approach To Individuals With Special Needs


4. After an Autism Diagnosis: 13 Necessary Next Steps For Parents

From The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: A parent shares what she wishes she'd known when her son was first diagnosed



5. When getting out is twice as hard 

It's important to get our kids out and using public services so the public knows those services are needed. But that doesn't mean it's easy.


6. Woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss Minnesota USA pageant

From Star Tribune: "Pageant directors say they saw more of Holmgren's talents, goals and self-confidence than they saw of her disability. They accepted her application without hesitation."



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