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Toy Guide for Children with Disabilities: The Toy Industry Association has teamed up with the American Foundation for the Blind and the Alliance for Technology

Access to produce Let's Play: A Guide to Toys for Children With Special Needs. Toys are recommended for children with specific disabilities. The Toy Industry

Association's Website www.toy-tia.org provides a free download. Click on Parents from the main menu, and then click on 4 Toy Safety.

New Book for Siblings: Beyond the Stares ($12.95 U.S.) is written by siblings of children with disabilities and is directed at youths in a similar situation.

It chronicles their experiences. Both youth and adults can benefit from reading these stories. Space is provided for personal journal entries. Order online at:

http://www.dgckids.org/resources-books.htm

Email Discussion Group on Adoption: Blindadoptiveparents is a forum for parents going through the adoption process, past or present. This group shares information and support. Send email to blindadoptiveparents-subscribe@yahoogroups.com to subscribe. All are welcome.

Report on College Outcomes for the Disabled: The Adaptech Research Network is pleased to announce the availability of the following report on the academic outcomes of college students with disabilities: Students with disabilities at Dawson College: Success and outcomes. Visit the website at http://www.adaptech.org to download either the entire report or the executive summary in English. The executive summary is also available for download in French. Direct any questions about the study to Catherine Fichten, Ph.D. at: catherine.fichten@mcgill.ca

Maths Myths: A US blind math teacher has started an email group to dispel blindness-and math-related myths. Shared information will include accessible texts, tactile and sonic graphing programs and blind teacher techniques:

http://www.smartgroups.com/groups/blindmath

New Cookbook: Blindskills, Inc., publisher of Dialogue magazine, has released a new cookbook entitled Connies Kitchen: A Compilation of Recipes and Tips from the Pages of Dialogue. It consists of recipes from Connie Weadon--cook, teacher and former columnist of Dialogue magazine. Recipes include healthful main and side dishes, desserts, and those for the microwave. It is available for sale in Braille and large print from Blindskills, Inc.: phone: 1-800-860-4224;

website:

http://www.blindskills.com

New Mosen Radio Show: Jonathan Mosen, founder of ACB Radio, is once again on the internet on Big Planet Radio.Mosen Explosion includes interviews, technology reviews, music and listener interaction. Visit http://www.mosenexplosion.com for more information.

Technology Magazine Online: AccessWorld, the American Foundation for the Blind's technology magazine, is now a free, web-only publication.

Previous issues dating back to January 2000 are available online. Be sure to sign up to receive AccessWorld Extra, the email newsletter produced by AccessWorld staff in each of the six months when AccessWorld is not published. Visit:

http://www.afb.org/accessworld