Albany is now finalizing that state budget, and slashes to care management programs are looming. Some families with loved ones living with developmental or intellectual disabilities worry their case managers will have to go. CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reports.
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Families Fear Budget Cuts To Services For People With Developmental, Intellectual DisabilitiesAlbany is now finalizing that state budget, and slashes to care management programs are looming. Some families with loved ones living with developmental or intellectual disabilities worry their case managers will have to go. CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reports.
John Cronin, Long Island Entrepreneur With Down Syndrome, Unveils Unity Socks DesignJohn Cronin founded "John's Crazy Socks" with his father in 2016. Tuesday, John unveiled his new "Unity Socks" design, which he's sending to every member of Congress and President Joe Biden.
Parents Concerned About Impact COVID Pandemic On Children's Mental HealthCBS2's Dr. Max Gomes reports on how a child psychologist is building resilience in his own children, and how you can use those lessons.
Students With Special Needs Face Major Setback As NYC Schools Switch To All-Remote LearningThe sudden switch to remote learning in New York City public schools is a major setback for students with special needs. City statistics show more than half were taking in-person classes, likely because they rely on support services that can't be replicated through a screen; CBS2's Lisa Rozner reports.
Support Brokerage Agency Stresses Importance Of Connecting People With Disabilities With Others During PandemicThe pandemic has been tough on everyone, including those with developmental disabilities, who may be feeling more secluded than ever. CBS2's Meg Baker met a chef who stepped in to change that for one young woman.
Special Needs School Teaching Students New Routines To Safely Navigate Daily LifeThursday was the beginning of a new normal for several special needs schools in our area. One spent months transforming its space so in-classroom instruction can be offered five days a week; CBS2's Lisa Rozner reports.
Heartwarming Reunion At Blythedale Children's HospitalThe coronavirus has forced hospitals to ban visitors. That's created a terrible situation for some parents, who have not been allowed to see their sick children face to face. Vladimir Duthiers has the story of one heartwarming reunion at a hospital in Westchester.
Families Of Developmentally Disabled People In Group Homes Demand Loosened Coronavirus RestrictionsFamilies of developmentally disabled people living in group homes are demanding loosening of coronavirus restrictions in New York; CBS2's Tony Aiello reports.
NJ Special Education Classes Can Resume In Person On July 6In New Jersey, special education classes will be able to resume in person on July 6.
Coronavirus Update: Many Children With Autism Not Getting Classes, Services They Need During PandemicApril is Autism Awareness Month, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just announced that 1 in 54 children in the United States is diagnosed with autism. CBS2’s Cindy Hsu spoke to parents about the challenges in the community, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
See It: Teen With Autism Sinks 3 Pointer, Making His Basketball Dream Come TrueA local high school senior with autism takes his shot and recently, his hoops dream came true; CBS2's Cindy Hsu reports.
Humble Hero Helps Reunite Missing Child With Special Needs With NJ FamilyA New Jersey community and a humble hero stepped up to help find a young boy with special needs who disappeared Wednesday night; CBS2's Cindy Hsu reports.
'The Dream Project' Teaches Children With Disabilities That The Sky Is The LimitDreams came true this week for some special children thanks to a unique program; CBS2's Dick Brennan reports.
Report Says NYC Doesn't Have Enough Classes To Accommodate Pre-Schoolers With Special NeedsA new report find many pre-schoolers who need special education are forced to spend months out of school because New York City does not have enough classes to immediately accommodate them; CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.
Children With Disabilities Treated To Special Holiday PartyCBSN New York's Marc Liverman has the latest on the special event held for nearly 1,000 children with disabilities and chronic medical conditions.
Exclusive: Father Helps Bring Family To New York After Hurricane Dorian Destroys Special Needs SchoolA father is changing lives every day, especially when it comes to special needs children; CBS2's Cindy Hsu reports.
Holiday Tips For Parents Of Children With Special NeedsThe holidays are a wonderful time for most kids, but for children with special needs, these events can be extremely overwhelming. Julie Mower, executive director of the Phoenix Center, has some tips for parents.
Special Needs Child Falls From Bronx WindowCBSN New York's Dave Carlin has the latest on the special needs child in critical condition after falling out a 9th-floor window.
Special Needs Bus Monitor Caught SleepingCBS2's Jessica Moore has the latest on the special needs bus monitor caught sleeping on the job by a student.
Non-Profit Kitchen Hiring More Adults With AutismCBS2's Mary Calvi has the latest on a non-profit in Queens hiring more adults with autism to work in their kitchen.
Blue Pumpkins Helping Autism Awareness On HalloweenCBS2's Meg Baker has the latest on the new effort to help children with autism have a fun Halloween too.
Disabled Boy Scores A TouchdownA young athlete with special needs scored his first ever touchdown in upstate New York.
Bus Drops Autistic Child Off At Wrong SchoolCBS2's Tara Jakeway has the latest on the young boy with autism that was dropped off at the wrong school in Brooklyn.
National Down Syndrome Society Celebrating 25th Anniversary Of Buddy Walk In Central ParkFamilies from all across the country will take part in the National Down Syndrome Society's annual Buddy Walk in Central Park on Saturday.