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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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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.


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.


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.


Basics For Parents - A Step By Step Guide To Your Child's Educational Evaluation
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

The United States' special education law is called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The IDEA is a very important law for children with disabilities, their families, and schools. The evaluation process described in this article is based on what this law requires.


Keeping The Promise: Reflections On A Global Workshop On Children With Disabilities In Developing Countries
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

The Acadamy for Educational Development convened a Global Workshop of grassroots practitioners, service providers, professional educators, parents of children with disabilities, NGOs and advocacy groups to discuss the worldwide challenge of full intergration of children with disabilities. Here is your chance to read their report.


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.


SERI - Special Education Resources On The Internet
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff

If you are a educator teaching a child with special needs in your classroom, chances are the resources you need can be found here.


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Learning how to catch a ball can be as easy as 1 2 3!

Catching a ball can be harder then it looks! Catching balls develops good shoulder stability and torso stability. You can help make the process easier by offering the right balls in the right order. Here is a three step process to try: 1. First start with a sturdy balloon, a punching balloon without the elastic is ideal. It can be easier to start in a sitting position about 2-3 feet away. 2. Next, try with a light high friction ball. The 9 and 15 inch Yadda balls are ideal. ,3. In the final step, stand or sit a little further apart and bounce the Yadda ball to the child. The bounce gives the child a little extra time to catch the ball. Note: For children with latex allergies, balloons contain latex but the Yadda balls are latex free.

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