Tag Archives: special needs

Pit bull viciously attacks deaf woman and tries to eat her

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A 59-year-old deaf woman was brutally mauled by a pit bull on Saturday while walking down the street on her way to a friend’s house. Shirley Sturgeon, who lives at the adult care home Breckinridge Manor due to her special needs, was unable to hear the dog approaching her or even scream for help during […]

Special Education teacher accused of abusing students

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A special education teacher at Dream Lake Elementary in Orange County, Florida, has been charged with two counts of child abuse after the principal, Gary Schadow, called police upon suspicion of misconduct. Patricia LaMantia, 56, was arrested yesterday after school officials suspected that she had harmed two severely disabled elementary students. The incidents were believed […]

Calif. teacher allegedly confined 10-year-old Autistic boy to cardboard box

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A California boy’s mother is outraged after learning that her 10-year-old son who suffers from Asperger Syndrome, was placed in a cardboard box in his classroom as punishment. The alleged incident happened last month at Ronald Reagan Elementary School in Riverside County. The boy’s mother, Kim Rollins, learned of the disciplinary tactic when her son […]

Ninth grader with muscular dystrophy wins 5k race

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Proof that our world isn’t destined to be ruined by bullies and heartless jerks — high school students attending Cannon School in Concord, North Carolina, cheered on their classmate, Tommy Prindle, 15, as they stayed with him until he finished his 5k Cannon Invitational this past September 2011. This is a story of inspiration because […]

Police: Mother withheld food and abused special needs toddler

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Houston mother arrested for abusing 3-year-old, tying him to his cribArlene Alaniz, 28, of Houston, TX, has been accused by police of abusing her her special needs baby, 3, by tying him to a crib and beating him. The toddler, who was supposed to be fed through a feeding tube, had his tube pulled out […]