Rion Holcombe’s reaction upon receiving his acceptance letter to college is priceless. Kudos to South Carolina’s Clemson University for making our children’s dreams come true.
Posts Tagged: disabled students
Special Ed Teacher Calls Autistic Child a Hot Mess on Facebook
Not only did she call the child a hot mess, but she also called the parents crazy. And stated that she would need a drink after their meeting. You can see her post here. The school took immediate action and placed the teacher on suspension.
Breaking Out of Autism Through Technology
In this amazing video, Carly, lost in an autistic world, unable to speak or express herself,comes out of her shell at age 11 when she gained access to a computer. After 11 years of constant therapy, after a diagnosis of moderate retardation, no one believed that she could write, or think at such a… Read More »
Will New Autism Definition Affect Your Child's Services?
Although the American Psychiatric Association has been working on its revision of the DSM (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) for several years, a new study by world-renowned expert on childhood mental disorders, Dr. Fred Volkmar, has brought the concerns expressed by the autism community back to the forefront of discussion. At issue… Read More »
Long Island Advocacy Center featured on Special Needs Long Island Radio
Please join “Special Needs Long Island,” the radio show focused on the special needs community, as we feature Laura Adler Greene, Esq. Ms. Greene is an attorney with the Long Island Advocacy Center, a not for profit organization dedicated to protecting the legal rights of students with disabilities. She represents students in PINS diversion programs… Read More »
Long Island Bus Meets Keystone Cops
In the latest Long Island Bus takeover news, Newsday reports that the parent company of the private bus company that is scheduled to take over for the MTA on January 1st, has declared that it intends to put the transportation arm of its company up for sale, and get out of the transportation business. Nassau… Read More »
Congrats to Nassau Knights, Special Needs Football Team
The Nassau Knights, Nassau County Police Activity League’s (PAL) flag football special needs team, played and won against a group of Kappa Sigma fraternity members from Adelphi University. According to Newsday, the team of 14-28 year olds with varying disabilities, played its only game against another team this season. One of the team’s coaches,… Read More »
A Very Special Place on Long Island Special Needs Radio
Tonight, November 29, 2011, Special Needs Radio is hosting Diane Buglioli, Deputy Executive Director of A Very Special Place. A Very Special Place, Inc. was established in 1974 as a not-for-profit corporation to provide services to people with developmental disabilities. A Very Special Place, Inc. provides a comprehensive network of programs and services for people with developmental… Read More »
Long Island Bus Riders Face Increasing Uncertainty and Possible Cuts
Despite a perky new name– the NICE bus, an acronym for Nassau Inter-County Express and a spiffy new paint job (according to Newsday), the bus service for the more than 100,000 Long Island Bus riders, overwhelmingly disabled and elderly who can’t drive, is not about to get any nicer. Public Hearing December 12 … Read More »
Special Needs Radio features Dr. Lynda Geller, Spectrum Services
Tune in this evening at 6:30 to 1240 AM WGBB or on the web at www.am1240wgbb.com to hear our interview with Dr. Lynda Geller, Found of Spectrum Services. Dr. Geller founded Spectrum Services, a cooperative of independent practices and organizations specializing in Asperger Syndrome and related conditions. Special Needs Long Island is a… Read More »