Special Needs Children

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Parents Of Special Needs Kids To Soon Get Access To Tax-Free Savings Accounts

Parents of special-needs children in Illinois will soon get some relief from the financial burden of the care their kids require.



PACE Van Driver Causes Crash On South Side

Chicago police say the driver of a PACE van carrying as many as nine developmentally disabled adults was at fault in a crash in Roseland on Monday morning.


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CPS Boss: Special Needs Students Will Keep Teachers After School Closings

The head of the Chicago Public School system has been trying to reassure parents of students with special needs that they won’t suffer if their current schools are consolidated or closed.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2013

Decorative boxes that will be on the tables of the "Walking on Sunshine" prom for 40 special needs students at Waukegan High School. The prom will be on April 6, 2013, at a local golf course. (Credit: whswalkingonsunshine.webs.com)

Waukegan Special Needs Students Will Be ‘Walking On Sunshine’ At Their Very Own Prom

High schoolers everywhere are getting ready for prom, but at most high schools, special needs students get left out every year. That’s not the case at Waukegan High School.

WBBM Newsradio–03/28/2013


Parents Upset With CPS Policy On Age For Kindergarten

One age doesn’t fit all – that’s what dozens of Chicago parents say about the Chicago Public Schools’ rigid policy about starting kindergarten at age five and no later.

CBS 2–09/26/2011

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Westmont Cheerleaders Buying iPads For Special Needs Kids

WESTMONT, Ill. (WBBM) — The gift of an iPad for a special needs girl from Westmont is prompting her big sister’s cheerleading team to “pay it forward,” and help other special children. All the inspiration […]

WBBM Newsradio–09/18/2011

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Westmont Cheer Team Fundraiser To Bring iPads To Special Needs Children

Friday night’s Westmont High School halftime show will be anything but normal. Cheerleaders will raise money to provide iPads equipped with special apps to help special-needs children nationwide learn.

WBBM Newsradio–09/16/2011