Federal statutes will no longer use the term “mental retardation” instead substituting the phrase “intellectual disability.” President Obama officially signed into law this October a bill that has spent months wending its way through Congress. Who is Rosa? Rosa is a now 9-year old Maryland girl with Down’s Syndrome. Her mother took issue with the… Read More »
Monthly Archives: October 2010
Apple’s iPad Proving to be a Boon to Special Needs Families
Children with speech and communication problems are benefiting from apps designed for the iPad. “Before she got an iPad at age two, Caleigh Gray couldn’t respond to yes-or-no questions. Now Caleigh, who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, uses a $190 software application that speaks the words associated with pictures she touches on the “tablet”… Read More »
Monica & David: Must See TV For The Special Needs Community
In the meantime, I want the special needs community to know about the film ‘Monica and David’ that premieres tonight on HBO — a love story about two adults with Down Syndrome.
New Long Island Special Needs Radio Show
Monday Evenings at 6:30PM EST Special Needs Long Island is a weekly radio program dedicated to the special needs community on Long Island. It is a forum where the latest information involving special needs will be provided. Featured guests are from special needs organizations, professionals practicing in the field, families and individuals with special needs…. Read More »
Should We Celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week?
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) celebrates Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) during the first week in October. In 1990, the U.S. Congress established MIAW in recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. MIAW has become a NAMI tradition. According to NAMI, the week “presents an opportunity to all NAMI state organizations… Read More »