It's a very special harvest on Long Island. Crops are being grown by special needs students, then used to feed local seniors and needy families. CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.

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Smile Farms Grows Food And Opportunity For Some Who Have Trouble Finding WorkIt's a very special harvest on Long Island. Crops are being grown by special needs students, then used to feed local seniors and needy families. CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
New York Struggling With Lack Of Special Needs Care WorkersThere's a looming crisis in the care of New York's special needs residents. Some say group homes and day rehabilitation programs are turning the vulnerable away because there aren't enough workers; CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reports.
Co-Founders Of Toms River Field Of Dreams Hope Park Becomes A Model For Inclusive PlaygroundsA new recreational facility is nearing completion in New Jersey. While most playgrounds are accessible for children with disabilities, this new park is hoping to become the model for inclusive playgrounds; CBS2's Steve Overymer reports.
Parents Waiting For Gov. Cuomo To Sign Legislation Aiming To Help With Early Developmental CareA new bill in Albany aims to cut red tape for parents seeking early developmental care for young children. That legislation has passed, but it's still sitting on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk, unsigned; CBS2's Nick Caloway reports.
Gov. Murphy Signs Bill Extending Special Education EligibilityGov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed a bill that will extend eligibility for special education students.
New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill Giving Certain Adult Special Education Students An Extra YearAdult special education students in New Jersey who are aging out of school will now have a chance to make up a year of learning they lost during the pandemic; CBS2's Meg Baker reports.
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.

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