Teaching Phone Number Skills Resources

Lasting Thumbprints- 8 ways to teach children their address and phone numbers
Spell Out Loud- Free Printable
Tiny Oranges- An easy way to teach kids their telephone number


Lesson Plans

Busy Teacher- 44 Free Telephone Worksheets
DLTK- Telephone Practice
ESL Kidstuff

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder Resources


Childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), also known as Heller’s Syndrome is a developmental disorder that is characterized by aggression of previously acquired skills such as language and social abilities. Symptoms include:

  • Lack of play
  • Loss of motor skills
  • Loss of social skills
  • Delay in language

The following resources provide an overview of Childhood disintegrative disorder including prevalence, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders
Mayo Clinic
Medline Plus


The Blessing of Autism: one family’s journey through childhood disintegrative disorder

When Autism Strikes: Families Cope with Childhood Disintegrative Disorder


Aicardi Syndrome Resources

aicardi syndrome ribbon

Aicardi Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that occurs in 1 in 105,000 to 167,000 newborns in the United States and occurs exclusively in females. People with Aicardi Syndrome often have undeveloped tissue which connects the let and right halves of the brain. For additional information, click on the links below.

Medical Sites

Genetics Home Reference
National Organizations for Rare Disorders


Aicardi Syndrome Foundation


July Special Needs Resource Article Links

article links

Each month, I will post articles on developmental disabilities and special needs that I tweeted from my feed. The articles will cover a variety of articles including, autism, special education , epilepsy, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and more!


Spiking Rates of Autism Due to Changing Diagnoses Classification of special Education Students
What is Autism and Why is Public Understanding Important?
How Katy Perry Has Had an Impact on Autism Awareness
5 Ordinary Fathering Skills that Connect you with your Autistic Son
Can-Do Attitude Fuels Pilates Teacher with Cerebral Palsy
Preemies Don’t Show Typical Signs of Autism in Early Infancy
Why Were Cases of Autism So Hard To Find Before the 1990’s?
Teen Model with Down Syndrome Lands First Ad Campaign
Shriver Center Studying Falls Prevention in People with Intellectual Disabilities
6 Autism Terms That Have Disappeared From the Textbooks

Infographic: Anatomy of a Special Needs Child

Anatomy of a Special Needs Child Infographic
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