Special Needs

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With The Holidays Approaching, Now Is The Time To Get Ready For Travel If You Have A Child With Special Needs

Holidays with family can be dicey under the best of circumstances, but when you’re expecting guests with special needs, some care must be taken.


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Police: Canola Oil Poured All Over Special Needs Playground In South Jersey Rendering Equipment Unusable

Caretakers of the Field of Dreams playground, located in the Absecon Sports Complex on 1000 Morton Avenue, told police that someone poured Canola Oil all over the equipment, making it unusable.


Ivan Hinnant has been missing since Monday. (credit: Philadelphia Police)

Philadelphia Police Searching For Missing Endangered Person

Ivan Hinnant, a 24-year-old male with special needs, was last seen at his day program on the 2400 block of Penrose Avenue on Nov. 4th.


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Student At Special Needs School Drowns During Aquatics Class In South Jersey

The drowning reportedly happened during an aquatics class at the Burlington County Special Services School District.


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Play Without Boundaries At Please Touch Museum

‘Play Without Boundaries’ is a program for children with special needs playing out at museums across the country, including Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum.



BLOG: Free Event for Families with Special Needs

By Jim Donovan: I wanted to let everyone know about a free event that is coming up that may be of interest to those of you who are caring for a child, young adult, or […]


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Brotherly Love: Teen Plants Special Garden

Thomas Hudson is 16 years old and working his way up to be an Eagle Scout. For his final project, he’s restoring a garden at the Larc School in Bellmawr.



Planning Ahead For A Child With Special Needs

Tom Begley III, of Begley Law Group, stopped by Talk Philly to talk about what families with special needs children need to do so that their children are taken care of in the future. Watch […]


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3 Rabbi-Bicyclists Arrive In Philadelphia On Cross-Country Fundraising Tour

A group calling itself “The Rolling Rabbis” pedaled into Philadelphia on Thursday as part of a cross-country trip to raise money for children with special needs.


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Special Day For Special Needs Students In Gloucester County

Gloucester County cut the ribbon on a new facility at the county college in Sewell on Friday, aimed at helping young people with special needs move from high school to college and the working world.


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Top Resources For Special Needs Families In Philadelphia

Caring for your child with special needs – whether it’s autism, cerebral palsey, ADHD, physical disabilities, or other challenges – can be an exercise in frustration. We’ve assembled a list of some of the best resources in the city of Philadelphia to help you get the help your family needs.