Special Needs

Get Moving!

Physical Fitness Options for Special Needs Kids Pictured above, Sara “Happy” Waterman running the 4 X 4 baton race at the Special Olympics regional track meet. by Lisa A. Beach When it comes to staying physically active, special needs kids

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Travel Knows No Bounds for Adults with Disabilities

  by Lisa A. Beach For adults with disabilities, independent travel poses unique challenges. At hotels, people who use wheelchairs need an accessible restroom so they can roll into the shower. At movie theaters, people with poor vision or mobility

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EMBRACE the Slopes This Winter

  Adaptive Skiing removes the barriers between individuals with disabilities and one of America’s favorite family pastimes. by Melanie Hess As the winter season arrives, families around the globe prepare to head to their favorite slopes. For families in Dallas-Fort Worth,

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Who’s Your Buddy?

  Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Building one-to-one friendships between people with and without

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A Special Flavor in Dallas

Howdy Ice Cream sweetens the deal by recognizing special needs employees’ potential by Karyn Brodsky Want to beat the Texas heat? Stop by Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, and while you’re there, be sure to say, well, “howdy” to the employees.

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The Perfect Match

LaunchAbility is a win-win for the differently-abled and their employers by Karyn Brodsky What provides the biggest sense of fulfillment in the workplace?  I think most people could agree that it’s payment for doing a job you love and one

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nonPareil Institute: Preparing Autistic Children for Lifelong Success

  by Karyn Brodsky “What will happen to my autistic child after I am gone? Who will take care of him and keep him safe?” These are questions that surfaced in Dan Selec’s mind as his son Caleb grew up.

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A True Shooting Star

Bradley Rossel shines as a community leader. by Alicia Wanek A shooting star is described as a meteor that glows as it moves through the atmosphere. In Bradley Rossel’s acceptance speech for the Chesed Award from Chabad of Plano, he likened,

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Highland Park High School Program Serves Up Tasteful Opportunities

  by Madison Cook Cane’s? Chipotle? Which Which? What about Scot’s Café?   And no, Scot’s Café isn’t another new fast food joint.  This café is far more special. Scot’s Café is part of the Transition Program for special needs

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