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Majority of states fail education obligations to special needs students

The U.S. Department of Education says less than half the states were in compliance with federal special education law. We have to do better. This is a disservice to our students. When I was diagnosed with autism in 1992, special [...]

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5 Reasons Our Special Needs Community Love Disney Movies

Does your child absolutely love Disney? Between the parks, films, books, merchandise, you name it, and Disney has become a cultural phenomenon in our society. What many don’t know though is that it’s also had a positive correlation in our [...]

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Tommy Hilfiger Debuts New Clothing Line for Children with Disabilities

Tommy Hilfiger is helping our special needs community in a big way! Released via their website, this clothing collection offers clothes with small modifications to help kids with disabilities put them on. Hilfiger collaborated with the nonprofit Runway of Dreams [...]

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A Letter to LeBron James Who Was Kind to a Teen with Special Needs

Dear LeBron James, I’ve always believed that random acts of kindness can go a long way in this world. The act of kindness I am writing to you about is when you made the night of Aaron Miller, a Special [...]

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Zac Brown Band Start Camp for Those with Autism and Special Needs

“As a former camp counselor, I know how a positive camp experience can transform a child’s life. My dream is that children of all abilities will have an opportunity to experience the magic of the outdoors.” - Zac Brown Band [...]

By |December 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|20 Comments

Mall Santa Speaks to Young Girl with Special Needs Through Sign Language

A young girl went to see Santa at Cleveland Shopping Centre when there was a slight problem. The mother of the young girl forgot to tell the Santa that her daughter couldn’t hear. Luckily, this mall Santa works during the [...]

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Special Needs Teacher Spends First 10 Minutes Each Day Complimenting his Students

Instead of focusing on deficits I focus on talents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZXNqraH2Og Chris Ulmer, a special needs teacher from Florida has gone viral after videos surfaced of him in classroom with his students. Chris spends the first 10 minutes each day compliment [...]

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Why Our Special Needs Community Loves ‘Finding Nemo’

I cannot tell you enough how much I love the film Finding Nemo! If you are like me you and your child can recite the film by heart and are patiently, but most likely impatiently, waiting for the new film [...]

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70 Million Reads Later: ‘The Mighty’ is Changing the Way We Look at Disability and Disease

This guest Q&A is from Mike Porath the founder and CEO of The Mighty. He got his start in journalism at ABC News, where he was the network’s first overseas digital reporter and was awarded the Society of Professional Journalist’s [...]

By |October 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 70 Million Reads Later: ‘The Mighty’ is Changing the Way We Look at Disability and Disease

Why Our Special Needs Community Loves Taylor Swift

It’s not everyday you see a major celebrity getting involved to help a community that is quite often underserved. Taylor Swift who has been a viral sensation thanks to her catchy tunes and #1 singles has also been in the [...]

By |July 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Our Special Needs Community Loves Taylor Swift