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