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Public outrage as Mattel make special needs company Super Duper destroy  $500,000 of special needs toys – REVISED
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Public outrage as Mattel make special needs company Super Duper destroy $500,000 of special needs toys – REVISED

Mattel Toy Company- Parents and special needs educators continue to expressed outrage with Mattel for making Super Duper Publications, a company that makes educational materials for children with autism, destroy over $500,000 of special needs toys. The dec...
Special needs versus NT behaviour – a voice from the Spectrum
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Special needs versus NT behaviour – a voice from the Spectrum

by guest contributor Lynda Flood There is a dangerous common misconception about children on the Autistic Spectrum, which leaves them open and vulnerable to physical and verbal attacks.  Many people believe that children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder or A...
Salon in Co. Durham UK offers specialist services to autistic individuals
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Salon in Co. Durham UK offers specialist services to autistic individuals

Kuston Kuts, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham - is based at the North East Autism Society's Thornbeck College. The salon opened in December 2013. The enterprise is run in partnership with East Durham College who have two qualified hair and beauty students workin...
$10,000 Awarded to University of Houston Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
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$10,000 Awarded to University of Houston Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), Bay Area, Houston - received a grant to assist adults with autism. The $10,000 grant was awarded by the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. The grant will provide vocational training to adults with high-f...
Prom night for students with special needs draws 900 partygoers – w/video
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Prom night for students with special needs draws 900 partygoers – w/video

Sparta, MI - Local students will soon have the opportunity to attend Sparta’s 10th annual prom night for individuals with special needs. The prom, which has virtually helped to change the lives of youngsters in the city who have autism spectrum disorder, was ...
Disabled man with autism banned from Trafford Centre Legoland
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Disabled man with autism banned from Trafford Centre Legoland

Manchester, Uk -  This past weekend, the press has been dominated by the story of a 40-year-old man, Simon Thomason, who was informed that his yearly pass to gain entry into the Trafford Centre Legoland, will not be renewed. Mr Thomason has autism, cerebra...
House of Blooms Gives Students with Special-Needs Job Training
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House of Blooms Gives Students with Special-Needs Job Training

The holidays are here, and the students enrolled in the transition program at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort, Illinois are working hard. They started growing poinsettias from rooted cuttings back in August. The students were involved in all aspects ...
Bustin’ Barriers Offers Sports, Recreation to Children with Special-Needs
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Bustin’ Barriers Offers Sports, Recreation to Children with Special-Needs

Bustin' Barriers is a non-profit organization in Portland, Oregon, that offers children with special-needs the opportunity to break down hurdles through sports and enrichment activities. The program started out in 2012 as a week-long camp program teaching ...
New Italian bike guidance “from behind” with a hug for those with special needs.
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New Italian bike guidance “from behind” with a hug for those with special needs.

Pescara, Italy - Hugbike® a new innovative bicycle for those with autism. Literally called the "bicycle hug" because the driver is sitting back and guide the passenger hugging, Hugbike stems from a joint project developed by the new Coop. Social "Work of th...