My Child Without Limits December Newsletter

The holidays are upon us! Here are some good tips for the holidays and we found the piece about preemies very interesting.

Preemies are Still Facing Severe Disabilities
Despite healthcare and medical advances between 1995 and 2006, virtually the same percentage of babies born premature in those years developed some type of severe disability. The good news is that the survival rate between these years has increased by 11%. While it does seem like we are moving in the right direction, what else can the healthcare industry do to improve the lives of extremely premature babies? To find out more information on this subject click here.

Stay Safe this Holiday Season
Are you feeling overwhelmed this holiday season? From getting the house ready for the holidays to buying gifts for friends and relatives, it is very easy to forget about important safety concerns. Fires cause extensive damage around the world during the holiday season because people forget to keep safety in mind. Here are a couple steps you can take to make sure you have a fun, safe holiday season:
•Water your tree- A dry tree can be a fire hazard, especially with hot Christmas lights wrapped around it.
•Check your lights- double check the sockets and light bulbs for damages and wear as they pose a fire threat as well.
To see more holiday safety tips check out the full list here.

Finding the Perfect Gift
When the holidays arrive, all children anxiously await opening the perfect gift. But finding that gift for a child with disabilities can be intimidating. By taking a minute to consider the child’s abilities and developmental age, you can make an informed choice and provide the child(ren) in your life with pure delight as they open that special toy!

Fortunately, resources are available to help you find that gift. Check out the websites below for tips on what to consider when making that selection:

2012 Toys “R” Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids
Choosing Gifts for a Child with Special Needs
Infinitec Adaptive Toys Guide

Published by Life Without Limits: UCP of Orange County

The mission of UCP of Orange County is to help children with disabilities reach their full potential and improve the quality of life for their families.

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