Extractions: As veterinary medicine advances, veterinarians are able to help an increasing number of animals with serious problems, and these animals are living longer than ever before. The number of animals with disabilities, chronic diseases, and other conditions that require special care is constantly rising, and these animals are beginning to find a special place in pet owners' hearts. "Animals are amazing in their ability to recover and adapt to life with a disability," says Dr. Robin Downing, a veterinarian in Windsor, Colorado. "Often it's much harder for us as people to get over our prejudices about special needs pets than it is for the animals to get over their disabilities." Less obvious needs Many animals with mental retardation or cognitive function problems can do quite well with a little extra attention from owners, though results can vary widely depending on the pet's condition. Dr. Downing's cat Kramer was born with cerebellar hypoplasiapart of his brain did not fully develop. He can think and reason as well as any other cat, but he has problems coordinating the movement of his legs, and he often stumbles and falls. When he does, he simply picks himself up again. "He was born this way," explains Dr. Downing, "and he's never known any other kind of life. He doesn't know he's different from any other cat." Kramer mostly lives his life as a normal cat, but he does require some protection from staircases and other precarious places where his falls could be dangerous.
Therapy/Respite Camps: Kids With Autism And Other Special Needs A page with information about summer camps for kids with special needs needs for movement, creativity and various sensory experiences. Sky Ranch is to serve the disabled schools, Boulder, colorado puts out a list every Spring through their special http://wmoore.net/therapy.html
Extractions: Therapy/Respite Camps for Kids This page evolves as people tell me about new camps, so if you know of camps that are not listed here, please email me so I can get the information posted here. If you direct a camp that would like a simple WWW page that describes your camp, I'll be pleased to put one up just email a description of the camp to me. Also, please let me know about any other WWW resources to which I should have a link. Thanks! Information about summer camps that focus on therapy for kids with special needs and/or respite for the kids and their families. I have broken it into national categories and regional categories in the USA: Apologies in advance if my sense of these regions differs from yours! If you cannot find an appropriate camp on this page I also have some links to other potentially useful pages as well as some other websites that list camps. I list all of the camps I know of, so please do not email me asking for help locating a camp. Thanks. Connecticut
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Food Service Resource List Special Needs CO University of colorado Health Sciences Center, School and feeding needs of the developmentally disabled is described children with special needs who attend schools that provide http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/service/t2.htm
Extractions: Special Needs March 1997 The resources selected for this list contain reliable information and are available nationwide. Your local library or bookstore can help you locate these books, journals, and audiovisuals. Other items can be obtained from the source listed. The call numbers provided are for the National Agricultural Library. Lending information is provided at the end of this document. Summary: Describes some of the factors which must be considered in the early phases of planning for substitutions to the regular school meal which must be made to accommodate children with disabilities. Suggests ways in which the school food service can interact with other responsible parties in the school and the community at large to serve children with disabilities.
The Colorado Advisory Network schools that help children clearinghouse for info training about Center for Computer Assistance to The disabled Helping Children with special needs. The colorado Advisory Network http://www.coloradoadvisory.org/parentline9-29-97.htm
Extractions: Hello, welcome to Parentline, where your questions get answered about children with special needs. Watch for this upcoming section in our web site: The Educator's Area Although much of our information is geared towards parents, many educators have found our information helpful as well. We decided to focus a little more on educators and what they need to meet the needs of children with special needs. So, watch for this area, soon to be developed! Dear CAN: Hi, I'm new at this, but hope someone can answer my question. My 8 year old son has Attention Deficit Disorder and his teacher and classmates want to encourage him. Are there any books out there besides "Shelley the Hyperactive Turtle?" The teacher wants to read them to the class. Thank you very much. Kate Dear Kate: Thank you for your question. Yes, there are other books for children, and here are a few to look into: Eukee the Jumpy, Jumpy Elephant
Colorado School Guides TM Accreditation Association of colorado Independent schools Waiting List Usually; special needs Capability Academically gifted, learning disabled, sight impaired http://www.coloradoschoolguides.com/subscriber/sample1.html
Extractions: Address: 4725 Miller St. City: Wheat Ridge Zip: Phone: Date Founded: Accreditation: Association of Colorado Independent Schools, National Association of Schools Principal: Mary L. Faddick, head of school Contact Person: Carroll Jones, communications director Grades Offered: K-12 Enrollment: Elementary-80, Middle-64, High-60, 50% girls, 50% boys Pupil/Teacher Ratio: Pupil/Classroom Teacher Ratio: Teacher Support: Librarian; teachers for music (2), art, foreign language (4), PE, and theater workshop (3); teacher aides (3) Dress Code: Respectful dress Costs: Tuition $6,030-7,130 year; application fee $100 Scholarships Available: 10-100% of tuition Services: Child care after school 3:30-5:30 PM, organized car pools, handicapped access, lunch Student Profile: Motivated, different learning styles Admission Requirements: Two-day visitation, interview Waiting List: Usually Special Needs Capability: Academically gifted, learning disabled, sight impaired/blind, hearing impaired/deaf, developmentally disabled, physically disabled
Schools Also, a preschool for nondisabled youngsters ages 3 Peer models and special needs children are integrated in University of colorado at Boulder, (303) 492-6301 http://www.ci.broomfield.co.us/schools/index.shtml
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Extractions: IMPACT - Whittier Christian SchoolI.M.P.A.C.T. = Increasing Might, Power, Academics, Choices, and Truth. This is an opportunity program for students with specialized needs within the Whittier Christian School System, involving the two elementary schools and the junior high school. The program is directed by a dynamic and caring specialist, Mrs. Joyce L. Inouye, M.A.Ed. Opportunity Program - Grace Christian School Provides a learning environment that enables children to overcome learning differences, to spark and develop their ability to succeed at school, to build their skills, confidence, and character so as to empower them to manage life and reach their highest personal potential. This program is directed by an experienced and concerned educator, Mrs. Anita M. Burch, M.A.Ed.
Extractions: Colorado Department of Education As public schools, charter schools must open their enrollment to any student who lives within the authorizing school district, and must provide appropriate special education services as needed by students with disabilities. Charter school developers and operators are encouraged to focus their attentions on the difficulties charter schools encounter when serving students with disabilities and the technical assistance required for appropriate placement, IDEA compliance, liabilities and responsibilities, curricular adaptations, instructional modifications, and implementation of quality standards within charter schools. Resources and personnel are often limited as districts struggle to fill vacancies with a limited pool of licensed educators. Charter applications and contractual negotiations should provide explicit language for identifying and serving special ed students. Numerous research and studies on charter schools both locally and nationally indicate the growing awareness of and need for technical assistance in developing quality special education programs for students attending charter schools. Colorado charter school experiences are no different. Charter schools need to plan for the provision of ongoing and embedded staff development and training, resource development, IEP staffing, service providers, and funding around the issues of special education.
Extractions: Home Getting Here Local Links Weather ... Community Chaffee County Schools SOSS Mission: To generate and distribute resources to the Salida Public Schools to enrich and expand programs and projects that enhance the quality of education and provide students with opportunities to become contributing citizens. Salida School District R-32-J PO Box 70, Salida, CO 81201, 719-539-4382 The Salida School District covers the southern half of Chaffee County and Western Fremont County, encompassing approximately 500 square miles. The district is served with one high school, one middle school, and one elementary school. All the schools are located within the City of Salida. The School district is fully accredited with the State of Colorado and grades 9-12 are accredited by the North Central Accrediting Association. A comprehensive academic and activity program is offered with emphasis toward the basics in grades K-8, and "cutting edge"' programs in the high school using state-of-the-art technology. Quality programs exist in the areas of special needs children, Chapter I, General Education, Vocational Education and Work-Study. There are 96 accredited teachers and 166 employees. The average age of the certified staff is 42 years, with a closely equal number of men to women. The total school staff includes a complement of over 50 support personnel including secretaries, aides, cooks, custodians and bus drivers. The District employs six administrators, five in the schools and one at the District level.
Special Education In colorado, students with disabilities must take either of special services for disabled children means of the costs of educating special needs students in http://headfirstcolorado.org/factsheets/special_education.php
Extractions: Last revised October 2003. For more information about special education, you may find the following links helpful. Home of the Special Education Services Unit of the Colorado Department of Education. Home of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services of the U.S. Department of Education. Home of Peak Parent Center, a federally-funded parent training and information center for Colorado families with disabled children. Home of Special Education News Please note: These websites are maintained by organizations other than Headfirst. By providing links to these websites for your information, Headfirst does not endorse the content nor warrant the accuracy of these websites. Home About Us Subscriptions Articles ... -Archives
Extractions: Two frequent questions asked about early behavioral intervention for young children with autism are "What is discrete trial training?" and "What is the difference between discrete trial training and the Lovaas Method?" The following is a brief explanation of discrete trial training and a basic contrast of the two.
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Extractions: Although there are an increasing number of holiday tour companies providing holidays for the disabled, holidays specifically for the visually impaired are few and far between. Although they are on the increase the current availability is fairly limited. The good news is that although a little sparse, the choices already out there consist of thoughtful, high-quality short breaks and holidays focusing on sensational activities and sensual experiences. Thrilling adventures with first-class, highly skilled guides, tailor-made tours at various locations around the world, special challenges for those wishing to try something completely different, or relaxing, peaceful breaks with superb facilities ensuring your stay is as straightforward as possible. Activity Holidays The Colorado Mountain School is the only guide service legally entitled to climb in Rocky Mountain Park. The school is conveniently located less than two hours' drive from Denver International Airport. Sessions inclusive of equipment and highly qualified staff start from as little as 45 USD. For more information about climbing with the school, or to make reservations, visit the school's web site at www.cmschool.com.
GDC Do Gifted Students Have Special Needs Do Gifted Students Have special needs? Kreger Silverman, Ph.D. Gifted Development Center Denver, colorado. (The best teachers for learning disabled students are http://www.gifteddevelopment.com/Articles/Do Gifted Students Have Special Needs.
Extractions: Denver, Colorado Every gift contains a danger. Whatever gift we have we are compelled to express. And if the expression of that gift is blocked, distorted, or merely allowed to languish, then the gift turns against us, and we suffer. (Johnson, 1993, p. 15) In order to understand the true meaning of giftedness, it is necessary that we separate the concept from achievement. High achievers are those who are motivated to do well in school. Gifted students may be high achievers or they may be high school dropouts. They have learning needs that differ from other students, just as developmentally delayed students have different learning needs. When giftedness is seen as the mirror image of retardation, it becomes clear that we have a responsibility to meet their needs, whether or not they are high achievers. So how can teachers meet the needs of gifted students? 1) First of all, ask the students! Engage the students in academic planning. It is amazing what a heart-to-heart talk with a gifted student will reveal. 2) Assess what they have already learned before teaching them. There is no use in relearning what one already knows. This can be done by looking at achievement test scores, giving them pre-tests of the material to be covered, informal talks about the subject matter or teacher-constructed diagnostic tests.
Home, Family, Parenting: Special Needs Children with special needs in the Security, Widefield, Fountain, and colorado Springs, colorado area. special needs Support site for the disabled, chronically ill http://www.combose.com/Home/Family/Parenting/Special_Needs_Children/
Extractions: Top Home Family Parenting ... Support Groups Related links of interest: Society:Disabled:Children Society:Disabled:Family Resources Health:Child Health:Special Needs "Autism Today" - "Autism Today"is an ezine that addresses the needs of families, teachers, and caregivers of individuals diagnosed with autism. "Helping Your Special Needs Child" - Authors Sandy Tovray and Maria Wilson-Portuondo, both parents of special needs children, share their experiences and offer solid advice in Helping Your Special Needs Child. "The Bibles Way to Victory over ADHD and Other Childhood Challenges." - This free online book provides sound answers on preventing and overcoming behavioral, emotional and learning problems, including ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder), Conduct Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome. Ability Online - A safe computer haven where kids and teens with disabilities can meet and share their interests. About ADD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Information on every aspect of AD/HD, including diagnosis, treatment, alternative medicines, medication, practical advice, support. About Parenting Special Needs - The starting place for exploring parenting special needs, from About.com.