Abuse claims persist for special needs school – New England Center for Investigative Reporting

Facebook Twitter Print Email RedditGilberto Toro — 22 years old and severely disabled — was repeatedly whipped by a belt-wielding caretaker two years ago in a group home run by the Canton-based Judge Rotenberg Educational Center, prosecutors say. The worker, Mohamed Tarawally, was supposed to keep Toro safe overnight at his group home run by the … Continue reading Abuse claims persist for special needs school – New England Center for Investigative Reporting

Valley residents with Down Syndrome take steps toward independence | AZ Big Media

The disability someone lives with is just a fraction of what shapes him or her as an individual.  No two are the same; even so, they may feel limited to opportunities due to a lack of understanding in society and a lack of resources as a result.  But two Valley nonprofits are aiming to change … Continue reading Valley residents with Down Syndrome take steps toward independence | AZ Big Media

Autistic Kids Rock! Rock Autism’s Inaugural Festival Benefits First-Ever Technology Training Session. – Buffalo Rising

Rock Autism and Squeaky Wheel have joined forces to unleash Rock Autism’s Character Animation Program in Squeaky Wheel’s Main Street studio space. This newly created Character Animation Program works to help autistic youth gain the knowledge and technical ability to develop functional skills in the Source: Autistic Kids Rock! Rock Autism’s Inaugural Festival Benefits First-Ever … Continue reading Autistic Kids Rock! Rock Autism’s Inaugural Festival Benefits First-Ever Technology Training Session. – Buffalo Rising

‘It’s not OK’: Parents call for removal of director of AutismBC after she reportedly attended an anti-SOGI ‘secret’ meeting | The Star

Surrey City Councillor Laurie Guerra, who is also the director of AutismBC, reportedly attended a ‘secret’ meeting for those opposed British Columbia’s LGBTQ-inclusive education policy. Now, angry parents and educators are calling for her to step down. Source: ‘It’s not OK’: Parents call for removal of director of AutismBC after she reportedly attended an anti-SOGI … Continue reading ‘It’s not OK’: Parents call for removal of director of AutismBC after she reportedly attended an anti-SOGI ‘secret’ meeting | The Star