special needs

Beard Elementary School (CBS)

State Considers Change In Special Needs Student Policy

Thousands of people are protesting a proposed change for special education classrooms.


Six people were hurt when a bus carrying special needs adults crashed with at least two other vehicles in West Woodlawn. (Credit: CBS)

Six Hurt When Bus Hits Car In West Woodlawn

Six special needs adults and the driver were on board the bus when it collided with at least one vehicle at the intersection of 67th Street and St. Lawrence Avenue.


Carlos Farmer works at the Anixter packaging center. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Chicago’s Anixter Center Celebrates Nearly A Century Of Service

It might appear to be your average packaging company on Chicago’s North side, but its employees make the Anixter center different from the others.


Our Place is based at the Community Church of Wilmette. (CBS)

A Place You Should Know: Our Place Community Room

Up in the northern suburbs, a group of parents got together to do something special for their adult children with specials needs. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.


Sandy Bravo

Woman With Special Needs Has Been Missing For 2 Weeks

A social service agency that helps people with disabilities is reaching out to the public for help in finding a young Crest Hill woman who has been missing for more than two weeks.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2011

(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Special Needs Student Left Alone On Bus For 3 Hours

A Southwest Side woman said her grandson, a special needs child, could have died. The boy was left on a school bus for hours and nobody noticed. As CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports, it happened earlier this month when it was unseasonably hot.

CBS 2–10/20/2011

Riley Christensen and Tommy Antonson

Girl’s Gift To Disabled Kids Becoming Holiday Tradition

Christmas came a day early in West suburban Geneva and St. Charles for some kids with special needs. They were surprised with adaptive bikes, thanks to the kindness of a little girl.

CBS 2–12/24/2010