Special Needs

Westchester-Based Organization Gives Pets With Special Needs Second ChanceA local woman’s love for her dog has inspired a rescue and rehab center that is saving four-legged lives in the Tri-State Area.
Law Passes Requiring Audible Alarms On Doors Of Schools With Special Needs ProgramsThe New York City Council has unanimously approved a bill requiring audible alarms on doors in schools with special needs programs.
Parents Say 3-Year-Old Special Needs Boy Was Left On Cold Bus For HoursA Somerset, N.J. mother and father were furious Wednesday, after they said their 3-year-old special needs son was left alone in freezing temperatures for hours.
New Jersey Teen Accused Of Molesting 3-Year-Old BoyA teenage suspect has been charged with molesting a 3-year-old boy in Leonia, N.J.
Girl Injured After Jumping Or Falling From School Bus In New JerseyA teenage girl was hospitalized Wednesday night after either falling or jumping from a school bus in Rutherford, N.J.
Hempstead Town Supervisor: LIPA Has Failed Those With Special NeedsThe Hempstead town supervisor on Saturday accused the Long Island Power Authority of ignoring those with special needs.
NYC Families At Odds With Department Of Education Over Special Needs Busing PolicySeveral Kips Bay families are steeped in a school bus battle with the Department Of Education.
CBS 2 Gets Action In Outcry Over NYC Special Needs Bus ProblemsThe parents of hundreds – and possibly thousands -- of New York City special needs students seem to be caught in school bus chaos. With their ride coming late or not showing up at all parents are left asking “where's that bus?”
Bronx Mother Wants 11-Year-Old Son To Repeat Fifth Grade, Opposes 'Social Promotion'New York City requires schools to hold back students who do not hit a minimum level on the state exams. Exceptions are allowed for special needs students like Cristian.
Maintenance Worker Finds Special Needs Boy Left On N.J. School BusPolice are investigating how a 4-year-old special needs boy was left on a school bus for as long as five hours before being discovered by a maintenance worker
Spokeswoman: Driver, Aide Fired After Special Needs Boy, 4, Left Alone In Hot School Bus For HoursBecause of the boy’s disability, police said they haven’t been able to determine if he fell asleep, or if the driver and aide simply failed to check the bus.
Woman Sues NYC Over Alleged Sex Assault Of Autistic SonA Bronx woman is filing suit against New York City after, police say, her autistic son was sexually assaulted in a school bathroom by another student.
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