Couple To Adopt Child With Down Syndrome →
The amount of stories we see of people adopting children with special needs is heartening.
People with Autism hired as Software Testers →
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Family adopts 12 children who have special needs.
Ozzy Osbourne Music Helps Save Missing Child
Well not him, but his song. Joshua, who has severe autism, went missing and the police and rescue workers managed to find him by luring him with his favorite song “No More Tears” by Ozzy Osbourne. Story did not end so well… as his parents are being investigated by child services. Full story at ktla.com
High Heel Hike for Autism
A new concept in peer-to-peer fundraising. We’ve seen, walks, marathons, triathlons and more. Well, in Charleston, W.VA. they will be hiking in high heels to raise money for Autism awareness. Full story at dailymail.com Photo courtesy of flickr.com/photos/sentimentation
Trenton Football Players Team Up With Special... →
In this game, 40 young boys and girls get to take the field at the football stadium — P.A. announcer, referees, and cheerleaders to boot — and will be paired with one of the Trojan players or cheerleaders, what for many of them, might be the only football game of their lives.
Missing boy with Autism found →
Police Autism Registry
Lately we have been reading lots of stories of police mistreating or even abusing children with special needs. We’d like to think it is mostly due to ignorance. Police in Windsor, ON have created an Autism Registry, which will enable officers to respond to situation involving people with Autism accordingly. Hopefully, this will spread. Full story at windsorstar.com Photo courtesy...
New Device to Help Track Missing Children
“The EmSeeQ device looks like a watch with a clasp that can only be opened by a caregiver. It costs $199 up front and $25 a month for the service, which sends a locatable 911 signal when activated.” Full Story at abcnews.com Photo courtesy of flickr.com/photos/alkalinezoo/
Inspiring! A HS Football Place-Kicker With Autism
Joel Sheppard’s goal is to kick a ball as far as possible. The high school freshman from Huntsville, AL joined his high-school football team this year as a place kicker. Not a huge deal, except that Joel has Autism…. ….”He is currently defying any notions that an athlete with Autism can only be found at a Special Olympics event.” Full story...
Sisters with Down Syndrome are the 2011 homecoming...
Madi and Macey Sonju are serving as the 2011 homecoming queens in Desert Hills High School. As Bob, their father, says “They just include our kids in everything.” Full story at desertnews.com. Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/luthercollegearchives
School store to train students with special needs
In Midland, TX and new school “spirit” store will open at Midland High School, but not just to sell t-shirts and mugs. It will also provide job skills training for students who have special needs. Full story at newswest9.com Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozarksredcross