Special Needs

March 15, 2018 - 11:03 am
Kansas City, MO - A new, expansive and inclusive play area is already under construction at the Kansas City Zoo. A post shared by Deborah Wiebrecht (@varietychildrenscharity) on The Zoo is working with the local non-profit Variety the Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City to build the play area...
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Johnson Co. Sheriff's Office
Kara Marxer
February 12, 2018 - 6:02 am
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office wants to help citizens with special needs by handing out informational window cling stickers. The clings read, "Special Needs Person May Not Respond to Verbal Commands." They can help inform first responders of how they may communicate with a person with autism,...
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Inclusion Connections
Michael Ronnebaum
December 15, 2017 - 4:51 am
An organization in Olathe is working to help people with special needs find meaningful work to enhance their lives. Inclusion Connections focuses on finding jobs for young adults. Studies show people who cannot find work become depressed, develop bad habits and have poor self images. Inclusion...
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5-year-old Katie Graves, wearing a life jacket, plays in the water while her dad and sister watch over her
Kara Marxer
June 23, 2017 - 6:27 am
Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center in Overland Park is continuing its program of offering dedicated swim times for children with special needs. On Saturday mornings young people ages from two to 22 are given their own time to enjoy the pool. It works out well for people who thrive best in a less chaotic...
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May 01, 2017 - 5:41 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police say four men are dead — including the suspected gunman — after a shooting at a home in Topeka, Kansas, that is part of a private business providing in-home care for people with special needs. Police Lt. Colleen Stuart tells the Topeka Capital-Journal that dispatchers...
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