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Debunking four common steryotypes about kids with special needs

Often what is known about disabled children comes from television and movies. This information often is false and exaggerated and leads people to believe in stereotypes. Stereotypes can be destructive to the relationships between children and new, inexperienced caregivers.

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Closing The Gap - Technology In Special Education
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Computers are tools that can provide solutions to many problems facing people with disabilities today.


A Real Family Village
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

TRACE center has created a wonderful site for parents and caregivers of children with special play needs.


National Information Center For Children And Youth With Disabilities Clearinghouse
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Almost all major resources and organizations for children with disabilites can be located here. Although specific to the US, it's information is helpful anywhere in North America.


British Columbia's Treasure Trove For Special Educators!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Resources for educators ranging from vision loss to anorexia in the classroom.


The Dana Mitchell Resource Page For Parents With Disabilities
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Did you know that in the US alone, more then 8 million families have a parent with a disability? Find resources here!


Bandaides And Blackboards
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

This is a site about growing up with medical problems of all types. Has sections for kids, teens and adults.


National Organization On Disability - Religion And Disability Program
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

This interfaith program from the National Organization on Disability (NOD) urges local congregations, national denominational groups and seminaries to remove architectural, communication and attitudinal barriers.


The Foreign Language Teacher's Guide to Learning Disabilities... And More!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Anyone teaching either a first or second language will appreciate this list of helpful resources.


Bobby Is On The Beat, Checking The Web For Accessible Design!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Bobby is a web-based tool that analyzes web pages for their accessibility to people with disabilities. Anyone who has a website can now check their sites to make sure that everyone has access.


Personal Ponies
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

A unique non-profit organization dedicated to providing disabled children with a Miniature Shetland Pony to love and care for completely without charge.


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Accessible Art Activities: Art In Living Color!

Children with physical impairments like cerebral palsy can have a lot of trouble finding accessible art activities. Try playing with the switch adapted Gelly Paint'n'Swirl. Name each color as it is added to the picture. The child presses the switch to swirl the colors on the paper. Each colorful creation is unique!

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