Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Resources Galore

Recently, I was sent links to varied types of resources. 
This lead me to do some more research. Here is what I found:

Council for Children's Rights - Wednesday Series in Charlotte, NC

An opportunity for parents, family members, and professionals who advocate for children to ask questions about special education and school discipline.

Take On Sports - Weddington, NC

Take on Sports (fka Challenger Sports) offers athletic opportunities for the special needs youth ages 5 through 22 (or graduation from high school), in Union County, NC. 

 Federation for Children with Special Needs

The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. We are committed to listening to and learning from families, and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities.

Article for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Services In School For Children With Special Needs: What Parents Need To Know

Kids Health - Things explained in terms children can understand

Isn't every kid special? We think so, but what do we mean when we say "kids with special needs"? This means any kid who might need extra help because of a medical, emotional, or learning problem. These kids have special needs because they might need medicine, therapy, or extra help in school — stuff other kids don't typically need or only need once in a while.

Special Education Blog

 Many children are born with special needs. It is important to address the issue as soon as possible. Emerging research indicates that a child with a disability is more likely to be physically or verbally bullied than his typically developing peers. 

Please send other resources to share.


  1. Here is one website from the CDC that I've found helpful in handing out to families/daycares/etc. It is certainly focused more on the younger children group:


    There is a special needs cheer leading squad in Charlotte called: Little Angels. It is mostly girls now, but they are open to becoming co-ed. They do have weekly practices, and do travel for competitions! They do not have a website, however you can find them on Facebook under Little Angels.

    From Amy, Ben's PT

  2. Is there a way to reach you via email? I am working with a very special lady, Dr. Julia Kinder, who has an 8 year old daughter with Down syndrome. We're trying to promote a Petition and I thought you would be a great resource to help spread the word.

    Please get back to me at: colin@juliakinder.com

    Thank you!


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