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Special Needs

Someone stole $20,000 worth of custom-made saddles that helped special needs kids ride horses in Apple Valley. (credit: CBS)

Custom Saddles To Help Kids With Special Needs Ride Horses Are Stolen In Apple Valley

On the last Saturday of every month, Ty Nitti invites special needs children to the ranch for free equine therapy.

07/25/2014

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A Preview Of Stephanie’s Day 2014

This Saturday, June 21st, the fourth Stephanie’s Day will be held on the CBS Studios lot (4200 Radford, Studio City, 91604). Admission and parking are free. The event goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

06/18/2014

Special needs student Erick Ortiz, 16, drowned while on a school trip in East LA. (credit: the Ortiz family.)

Funeral Held For Special Needs Teen Who Drowned On School Trip In East LA

A funeral will be held Wednesday in Monterey Park for a 16-year-old special needs boy who drowned during a school outing.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/18/2014

Jesse Snodgrass got his high school diploma on Thursday. (credit: CBS)

After Expulsion On Bogus Drug Charge, Boy With Autism Graduates High School

“It was heartbreaking and it was unconscionable but to see him come back and accomplish this is makes me really proud as a father,” said Doug.

06/05/2014

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Suspects Sought In Bike Theft From Special Needs Girl

Detectives Wednesday were seeking the public’s help in a recovering stolen bike that was custom made for a 12-year-old special needs girl.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/29/2014

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating 27-year-old Victor Keith Ramos, who was last seen in Newhall on Sept. 29, 2013. (credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

Search Continues For Missing Man With Special Needs

Authorities Thursday asked for the public’s help in locating a 27-year-old man who was last seen last September.

01/23/2014

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Public’s Help Sought In Search For Riverside County Teen With Special Needs

Eighteen-year-old David Sota was last seen at about 8:45 Tuesday morning leaving Elsinore High School on Canyon Drive.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/06/2013

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Special Needs High School Student Reported Missing In Wildomar

A special needs high school student was reported missing Tuesday in Wildomar.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/05/2013

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‘Share And Care’ Offers Kids A Chance To Express Feelings Through Art

A local program is offering children a chance to express themselves through art.

10/10/2013

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Adaptive Jean Collection Designed For Those With Special Needs

Stephanie Alves, the founder and owner of ABL Denim and The Able Tailor, a company dedicated to providing clothing design solutions for people with special needs, visited the KCAL9 studios Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/01/2013

The Mauldin family smiles for the camera. (credit: CBS)

Big Crowds Highlight ‘Stephanie’s Day 2013′

Hundreds of kids and their parents took part in the annual “Stephanie’s Day” celebration Saturday on the CBS Radford lot in Studio City.

06/08/2013

Kristin Knight says her son's teacher slapped him across the face. (credit: CBS)

Mother Of 4-Year-Old Special Needs Student Alleges Teacher Slapped Her Child

The mother of a 4-year-old special needs student is suing the LAUSD alleging a teacher slapped her child in the face.

05/22/2013

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Mother Of Slain Special Needs Teen Mourns, Speaks Out

Patrick Caruthers, 19, was gunned down — in broad daylight — while he was sitting at a picnic table in South Los Angeles last month.

10/26/2012

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Social Network Connects Kids, Teens With Special Needs

Children and teenagers with special needs have a quick and easy way to connect with each other, thanks to a social networking website.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/19/2012

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Garden Teaches Special Needs Students About Health, Teamwork

Special needs kids in Northridge planted seeds and built garden boxes on Friday to raise awareness for childhood obesity.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/18/2012

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