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Finding Joy Working with Disabled Children

December 12, 2014 by Tony Rossi<p>A few months ago, I posted an interview I did with Patrick Donohue, whose daughter Sarah Jane suffered a traumatic …

My Mission to Help Disabled Children In Haiti

<i>By Audrey Ortiz</i><p>Children at the Autumn Marshall's Miriam Center Clinic in Haiti<p><b>The Plumfund Story: Helping the "Cocobai"</b><p>"Cocobai" is the creole word used in Haiti to label those with disabilities. It means "worthless." When a child is born with disabilities, the family believes they've been cursed …

Disabled children 'shut out of playgrounds'

<b>Disabled children are prevented from making friends and enjoying playtime because playgrounds and playgroups are not accessible, a charity report warns.</b><p>The Sense report says most parents of disabled children also find negative attitudes from other parents a key barrier to accessing mainstream …

Paralyzed Kitten Who Has a Special Wheelchair Needs Your Help Finding a Forever Home (VIDEO)

Say hello to Two Paws! This super sweet, Energizer Bunny, five-month-old kitten came to the Brother Wolf Animal Rescue after suffering from an …

Shanks’s Superheroes Coffee Cart serves TIS teachers

<b>ALABASTER</b> – A special education class at Thompson Intermediate School recently found a new way to connect with the school’s faculty and staff, as …

Special Education

Sherbrooke daycare for special needs children needs government funding to stay open, owner says

A group of parents in the Eastern Townships say it would be devastating if a daycare that caters to their special needs children were to shut its …

This couple adopted and raised 88 kids with special needs

Camille Geraldi always knew that she wanted to help special needs kids, and as a young nurse at a Miami hospital, she spent so much time with the …

Florida

The Bachelor's Nick Viall Proudly Supports Vanessa Grimaldi as She Raises $30,000 for Special Education

| Sun., Jul. 16, 2017 8:14 PM<p><b>Nick Viall</b> is one proud fiancé!<p>The former <i>Bachelor</i> star was all smiles while supporting <b>Vanessa Grimaldi</b> at her first-ever …

Police say 'Flipper' the special needs kitten stolen from humane society

Police in Kingston are seeking the publics' help in locating a stolen kitten.<p>They say the special needs kitten was taken from the Kingston Humane …

'What are you, retarded?': Yankees fan berates boy with special needs for kicking his chair

A 4-year-old boy with special needs won’t stop repeating the slur hurled at him by an angry Yankees fan, the child’s father says.<p>Danny DiMarco said …

Nike's Latest Shoes For Athletes With Special Needs

Nike has released its latest basketball model designed to be more accessible for athletes with special needs, the Air Precision Flyease.<p>Flyease …

Shoes

Our Mission

The Special Olympics mission remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968. Special Olympics strives to create a better …

Charlotte Woman Soothes 8-Year-Old Stranger with Special Needs During 8 Hour Transatlantic Flight

“We don’t speak the same language. But a smile is universal.”

Special education teacher helps student overcome disability

High school teacher Megan Gross helped Greg Carlson, a student with autism, develop strong bonds with his classmates and coached him toward a career …

Maryland’s Special Needs Cheerleading Team Is Something to Shout About

The members of the Shooting Stars cheer team, based in Salisbury, Maryland, have more challenges to live with than most. But despite those …

5 Ways To Help Your Kid With Special Needs Make Friends

It all starts with the parents.<p>Touching or following other children on the playground is how five-year-old Kellen tries to make new friends.<p>"I have …

She's Right Here With Me, So Please Acknowledge My Child With Special Needs

“Hi Mrs. Radigan. Is Lizzy toilet trained? Do you need a cup for her to leave a sample for her physical this morning?”<p>My expression reflexively said, …