Special Needs

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Investigators: 30-Pound 12-Year-Old Putting On Weight, Mother May Have Become Overwhelmed

A 12-year-old girl from Ohio, who weighs just 30 pounds, is being treated at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

06/10/2015

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Advocate For Special Needs Children: Offensive Terms “Hurt Right Down To The Core”

Words can often cut like a knife and be just as painful, especially when referring to people with disabilities.

06/02/2015

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Father Of Boy With Down Syndrome Fired After Asking Co-Workers Not To Use Offensive Language

A Plum woman is using social media to voice her outrage about a local Chili’s restaurant after her boyfriend was fired.

06/01/2015

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Get Marty: Community Pulls Together To Help Boy With Cerebral Palsy

A Plum family with a special needs child reached out to KDKA and Get Marty, and it looks like the whole community stepped up.

05/11/2015

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Investigation Underway After Special Needs Students Kicked Off Bus, Forced To Walk Miles To School

A school bus driver is accused of kicking special needs students off the bus, and forcing them to walk to school.

10/06/2014

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Furry Tails: Sparty Is Searching For A Good Home

Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. This week, Furry Tails is featuring Sparty!

09/13/2014

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County Launches Special Needs Registry

Do you or someone you know have special needs?

02/25/2014

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Police Search For Missing Woman In Kittanning

Police are looking for a missing woman with special needs.

08/25/2013

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Local Coach Getting National Attention In “People”

A local coach is getting national attention.

03/07/2013

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Dozens Of Special Needs Kids Receive New Bikes

The holidays will be a whole lot happier for dozens of children with special needs who received bicycles, built specifically for them.

12/21/2012

Variety Children’s Charity Kicks Off “My Bike” Program

Do you remember your first bike? That feeling of freedom when the training wheels came off? Well, an effort has been launched to make that dream a reality for children in our area with special needs.

11/05/2012

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Mon Valley School Forms Basketball Team

Some local students are shooting hoops competitively for the very first time as Mon Valley School has formed a basketball team.

02/13/2012

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Volunteers Come Together To Build ‘Sierra’s Room’

Dave Fagan, a volunteer fire fighter, is joined by dozens of colleagues, fellow church members, and people he’d never met before. They’ve come to build an addition – a room for Dave and Jennifer Fagan’s little daughter, Sierra. Weighing just 37 pounds, she’s a 9-year-old with special needs.

12/14/2011