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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 ...
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...
Birmingham Donkey Sanctuary provide Donkey Assisted Therapy for Children with Additional Needs
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Birmingham Donkey Sanctuary provide Donkey Assisted Therapy for Children with Additional Needs

The Donkey Sanctuary is the world's largest donkey and mule sanctuary and has 10 farms situated in the UK and Ireland. Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE founded The Donkey Sanctuary in 1973. To date over 15,000 donkeys have passed through the Donkey Sanctuary's ga...
Mencap offers support to UK family members with learning disabilities like autism
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Mencap offers support to UK family members with learning disabilities like autism

  John and Andrew are twins with autism who live in the United Kingdom. They both also suffer from learning difficulties and mental health issues, which make their daily lives challenging. Their father took early retirement to help with their care....
Horticulture Therapy for People with Autism w/video
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Horticulture Therapy for People with Autism w/video

In the 1600’s, patients who struggled to pay for their medical treatment turned to gardening to earn extra money. Doctors noticed a difference between these patients and those who did not engage in gardening activities. Patients who gardened recovered faster t...