Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Features

~New blog alert! Check out A Stroke of OT to follow Bea, an occupational therapist, on her journey of raising her son, who had a stroke on the day of his birth. 

~Next Monday, January 23, 2012 is National Handwriting Day. Check out the Handwriting Without Tears website for ideas on how to incorporate National Handwriting Day into your classroom. In addition, Handwriting Without Tears is hosting a contest to win a free license to their interactive Digital Teaching Tools. What are you doing to celebrate National Handwriting Day?

~February 25, 2012 will be OT Global Day of Service. This is a day for occupational therapy practitioners and students to participate in volunteer activities. For more information and ideas on how you can participate, check out the Promoting Occupational Therapy website. Slack Incorporated will be making a donation to UNICEF. This donation is tied to participation, so be sure to register your day of service.

~Thank you to Lindsey Biel, OTR (from Raising a Sensory Smart Child) for bringing this amazing young woman to my attention. Anastasia Somoza is a 27 year from New York, who just happens to have cerebral palsy. She received a scholarship to pursue a masters degree in human rights at the London School of Economics. Due to her cerebral palsy, she is not able to live alone and needs funding for an aide to assist her in London while she pursues her studies. To learn more or to donate to her cause, click here

~The National Fragile X Foundation unveiled their new website this week. This is a great resource for families and anyone who works with someone with Fragile X. Be sure to check it out!

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