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Disability Awareness for 5 year olds

Practical ideas for parents who want to help their child's classmates and playmates understand more about their child and his/her special needs.

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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.


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!


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.


Go Ask ERIC.
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

ERIC gathers and disseminates the professional literature, information, and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilities and/or who are gifted.


Healthfinder
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Healthfinder is a gateway health information website provided by the United States Government and its many partners.


The National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

A treasure trove of training materials for Rehabilitation Practioners!


Tips And Tricks For Almost All Occasions
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

If neccessity is the mother of invention, then these parents are certainly the midwives. From stopping a child from getting into a dirty diaper to getting a child to accept wearing an eye-patch, this site has an answer to the really tough questions.


Facilitated Communication Institute
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

Find out more about this new and controversial method for assisting the communication of non-verbal people.


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Spinning Ball Top - Accessible To Almost All Kinds Of Special Needs

Cause and effect is an important concept. It let's kids understand that they have the power to affect their world. This is an ideal toy with which to learn cause and effect. Accessible even to a baby or to a child with very solid fine motor delay. The strong sight and sound effect means a blind OR deaf child can also enjoy this toy. Encourage children to try pushing with both hands and any other parts of the body that they are developing control over. The top can be glued to a board if necessary to keep it on a tray. (then the board can be strapped on)

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