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Circulation: 80,508
ISSN: 1538-320

July 20, 2010

family reading together outsideIt's time to relax, recharge, and ratchet down your stress level. Raising a child with special educational needs can be overwhelming. If you are not careful, special education can consume your life. 

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate, we encourage you to take a break, spend time with friends and family, relax and recharge your batteries.

Please don't hesitate to forward this issue to friends, families, or colleagues.

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Recharge Your Batteries

Pace yourself this summer. Spend time with friends or family to recharge your batteries and regain a healthy perspective on life.

  • Set aside time with your partner.
  • Schedule one-on-one time with each child.
  • Nurture friendships.
  • Ask friends for help.
  • Help others...

Read more Tips for Taking Care of Yourself.

 
Uncommon Fathers: Reflections on Raising a Child with a Disability

Take a Book to the Beach

Think you'll have a little time to relax this summer? Use this time to catch up on your reading.

What books are in your beach bag? Try these from The Advocate's Bookstore.

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Lighten Up and Laugh!

Before you read this article, you should be warned.

If you are one of those humor-challenged individuals who believe THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FUNNY ABOUT CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, we urge you to stop reading now, and go back to biting your nails down to your elbow.

Parent Attorney Aimee Gilman will make you laugh and help you put things in perspective in The Lighter Side of Special Education: Parents and Kids.

More stories in The Lighter Side.

 
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Enjoy Reading to Your Child Every Day

What can parents do to help combat summer reading loss and the physical inactivity that often occurs during the summer break?

Find out here. Let's Read, Let's Move!

Does your child's doctor participate in Reach Out and Read, a program to distribute thousands of books to children? When pediatricians give books to children, they also provide parents with age-appropriate reading tips and advice about reading aloud to your child.

Find Doctor recommended books for early childhood and Reading Tips.

 
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We are beginning the process of translating Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy into Spanish.

We are looking for translators and reviewers for the project. If you may be interested - please click here.

 

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