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My younger brother, Josh, has Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. This has, of course, influenced my life considerably. Below you will find links to sites that I think will be of interest, as well as projects that I have done myself. As always, this page is a work in progress. If there is something you would like to see here, feel free to drop me an e-mail and I will do my best to get it here.

Disabilities Bibliography
I have compiled a list of books for children ages 4 and up that positively reflect individuals with disabilities. (Last updated 12/99)

DynaMyte Project
My brother uses a DynaMyte to speak. For one week, I used the augmentative communication device to speak. This is my journal of that week. (For more on the DynaMyte, read part two of my fictional story "Coming Home.")

Our Pages: An RTS site
You can learn about RTS here, as well as individuals who have RTS. Under "Our Pages," you can read about my brother Joshua.

Special Sibs
This is a list I moderate for people who have a sibling with a disability. We talk about everything from our siblings to the latest episode of our favorite shows.

Josh's website
Visit my brother's site! He has his IEP up there, and lots of fun links. : )

Zippity Zoo Day
Zippity Zoo Day is a specially organized day at the Zoo for all users of Augmentative and Alternative Communication and their supporters. This is the page for the Northern Illinois trip, but anyone is welcome to use the handouts, suggested vocab, etc and create their own local Zippity Zoo Day!


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