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Toys "R" Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids

The 2013 Toys "R" Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids, an easy-to-use toy selection resource for those who know, love and shop for children with special needs is now available.  This annual, complimentary shopping guide is available now in Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us stores nationwide and online, in both English and Spanish at Toysrus.com/DifferentlyAbled.   

This year's edition features 2012 All-Around gymnastics gold medalist Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas on the cover, alongside Special Olympics Young Athletes, Isabella Caesar and Samuel Lopez.

 

Introducing the Official Logo of Deaf Autism America

Deaf Autism America has an official logo, created and designed in conjunction with Sweetwater Media.  

Deaf Autism America LogoThere are many ways to interpret this logo.  Each puzzle piece represents the parents/experts and the individual with autism.  They are also symbolic of both deaf and autism.  The pieces fitting together are representative of the collaborative effort of the team as they work towards connecting with, and supporting, this special population as well as towards unlocking the mystery of autism.

If you would like to know more about Deaf Autism America and the ways that you can support DAA’s mission to increase understanding and to provide education and support for deaf children with autism, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


 July 17, 2012


The Honorable SENATOR
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

 

Re: Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Dear Senator NAME:

On May 17, 2012 the Senate received a treaty package for their advice and consent to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA), a Coalition of Consumer and Professional Organizations, supports ratification of CRPD.

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NAD eNews - CRPD Passes Committee, Goes to the Senate Floor

July 27, 2012

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sends the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to a Floor Vote at the United States Senate

Senate Committee Allows The Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities To Move Forward, CRPD Legislation Requires Ratification By The Full United States Senate 

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United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Some Questions and Answers about the CRPD

“The purpose of the . . . Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.”  (CRPD Article I)

Background:  The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted by the United Nations

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From Us To You

Film maker Ted Evans has made a short film to inspire young deaf adults by featuring deaf role models.  This video is done in British Sign Language, is captioned and voiced over.  To view this video visit http://vimeo.com/41284380

About American Society for Deaf Children

We believe deaf or hard-of-hearing children are entitled to full communication access in their home, school, and community. We also believe that language development, respect for the Deaf, and access to deaf and hard-of-hearing role models are important to assure optimal intellectual, social, and emotional development.  Read More


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