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Special Needs

Vanessa Fontaine, Avonte Oquendo

Law Passes Requiring Audible Alarms On Doors Of Schools With Special Needs Programs

The New York City Council has unanimously approved a bill requiring audible alarms on doors in schools with special needs programs.

07/24/2014

Adam Akturk

Parents Say 3-Year-Old Special Needs Boy Was Left On Cold Bus For Hours

A 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.

01/29/2014

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New Jersey Teen Accused Of Molesting 3-Year-Old Boy

A teenage suspect has been charged with molesting a 3-year-old boy in Leonia, N.J.

06/16/2013

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Girl Injured After Jumping Or Falling From School Bus In New Jersey

A teenage girl was hospitalized Wednesday night after either falling or jumping from a school bus in Rutherford, N.J.

01/02/2013

LIPA crew at Richmond Avenue in Amityville on Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Hempstead Town Supervisor: LIPA Has Failed Those With Special Needs

The Hempstead town supervisor on Saturday accused the Long Island Power Authority of ignoring those with special needs.

11/10/2012

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NYC Families At Odds With Department Of Education Over Special Needs Busing Policy

Several Kips Bay families are steeped in a school bus battle with the Department Of Education.

10/17/2012

FILE - NYC School Bus (credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Gets Action In Outcry Over NYC Special Needs Bus Problems

The 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?”

09/11/2012

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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.

09/07/2011

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Maintenance Worker Finds Special Needs Boy Left On N.J. School Bus

Police 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

07/21/2011

Spokeswoman: Driver, Aide Fired After Special Needs Boy, 4, Left Alone In Hot School Bus For Hours

Because 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.

07/20/2011

School crime scene graphic (Credit: AP)

Woman Sues NYC Over Alleged Sex Assault Of Autistic Son

A 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.

02/03/2011

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North Shore-LIJ Celebrates Families Of Special Needs Kids

Paul Clarke adopted 3-year-old Eddie from China just before he was two. The boy was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate.

11/09/2010

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Long Island Cabbie Charged With Endangering Child

A Long Island cab driver is accused of leaving a 7-year-old boy with special needs alone on a street.

10/13/2010

Chelsea Piers has created a new playgroup for toddlers and preschoolers with developmental needs. (Credit: www.chelseapiers.com)

Special Needs Playgroup Options In New York City

Children with special needs thrive in structured environments, but need to have fun too!  There are several facilities in New York City that have the experience and the training to offer stellar playgroups for children […]

CBS New York–08/27/2010

New York Botanical Garden

Best Trips For Special Needs Families In New York

The New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road Bronx, NY 10458 http://www.nybg.org This amazing place has so much to offer children with special needs. The soothing atmosphere calms over-stimulated brains as nature […]

07/28/2010

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