Special Education News
Boy with special needs gets custom log cabin
Evan Vaudry, 6, woke up to a log cabin in his backyard thanks to Make-A-Wish.
Boy with special needs gets custom log cabin in his backyard
A 6-year-old boy who uses a wheelchair was surprised with a custom-made log cabin in his backyard that is inspired by a cabin he fell in love with at a camp for kids with serious illnesses. Evan Vaudry, of Cumberland, Rhode Island, was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at 18 months old.
Utah mom pleads guilty to abuse of son locked in bathroom
A Utah mother has pleaded guilty to child abuse charges after her 12-year-old son was found severely malnourished in a feces-strewn bathroom where authorities believe he was locked for about a year
Indoor 'skydiving' record broken for charity
Two men broke the world record for longest indoor freefall by "skydiving" indoors for more than 7 hours and 15 minutes, raising money for charity that helps families of children with special needs.
Children with autism find a way to thrive
Finally, our persons of the week. Sons and daughters facing challenges, but diving right in. Go! Reporter: It's swim team practice for the hammerheads in New Jersey. 13 swimmers, all on the autism spectrum. When I'm swimming, I feel Normal. Feels amazing when I swim. If you want gold medals, you
'Swim Team' follows teens with autism finding joy and acceptance in the water
When Mike and Maria McQuay founded the Jersey Hammerheads swim team, their aim was to give their son Mikey, who has autism , an opportunity to be competitive and be part of a team. Now the team, coaches and members are the focus of a recently released documentary by director-producer Lara Stolman,
Video shows nurse allegedly abusing 2-year-old with special needs
Parents were an hour away at their oldest son's basketball game when they witnessed the nurse allegedly pinch, slap, and hit their toddler with a rolled up magazine on their nanny cam.
World's 1st fully accessible water park opens in Texas
Morgan’s Inspiration Island in San Antonio, Texas, is the first of its kind. Imagine taking a child with a disability to a water park for some summer fun, only to find out not all the attractions were accessible. That will never happen at Morgan’s Inspiration Island, an “ultra-accessible” splash
Son's love of basketball helps him cope with father's death
Sam Perkins has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of basketball -- specifically, America East men’s basketball. Once you get him talking about the collegiate athletic conference, it’s hard to get him to stop. It’s this passion that led Sam to create the website One-Bid Wonders, which through 2015
5-year-old Arkansas boy dies after being left in hot van at day care
The Arkansas Department of Health is investigating the case of a 5-year-old boy who died after being alone in a hot day care vehicle for hours, authorities said. Christopher Gardner was found unresponsive in a sealed van parked outside Ascent child care center in West Memphis, Arkansas, according