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Father: East Bay School District ‘Failed’ 3rd Grader Blamed For Campus LockdownThe father of a third grader attending Mount Diablo Elementary School knows his son has major behavior problems, but didn't know it was to the point of disrupting the entire school.
Swim Program Combines Fun With Support For Special Needs KidsIt started with one lesson nearly 25 years ago. Today, many special needs children are discovering the joy of playing in a swimming pool, thanks to this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Special Needs Preschool Burglarized In FremontFremont police are searching for suspects that broke into a special needs preschool and stole items from a classroom.
12-Year-Old Boy Missing Overnight Found In Santa RosaA 12-year-old boy who went missing from his home outside of Santa Rosa Tuesday evening has been found Wednesday morning.
San Francisco Vodka Company CEO Apologizes For Comment Disparaging Special Needs ChildThe CEO of San Francisco-based Devotion Vodka has apologized for making an inappropriate comment about a former employee’s special need child, after an email surfaced on social media.
San Mateo Man Arrested After Allegedly Hitting 3 Special Needs Students, Teacher While Driving Under InfluenceA San Mateo man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of swerving on to the sidewalk while driving under the influence and hitting three special needs students and a teacher, police said.
Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Antioch School Over Restraining Of Special-Needs BoyA mother of a special-needs boy has filed a federal lawsuit against his former school in Antioch accusing school staff of inappropriately restraining him on multiple occasions and giving him a bloody nose, bruises and causing him to wet his pants.
Special Needs Students, Teacher Hit By Car That Drove Onto Sidewalk Near San Mateo Hillsdale MallFour pedestrians walking along a sidewalk were hit by a car along a San Mateo street Wednesday morning near Hillsdale Mall.
Antioch School District To Pay $8 Million In Teacher Abuse CaseThe Antioch Unified School District has announced that it will pay $8 million to eight families who sued over a teacher’s alleged abuse of autistic kindergarten students and the district’s failure to report it.
Charges Dropped Against Peninsula Teacher After Aides Change StatementsChild cruelty and battery charges against a Redwood City special education teacher were dropped Thursday after the aides who had originally accused her changed their statements, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.
8 Put On Leave Amid Redwood City School Abuse Probe Eight employees were placed on paid administrative leave while the district determines whether proper procedures were followed.
Jefferson Award Winner Helps Families With Special Needs ChildrenTwo years ago, the AbleCloset was founded by San Carlos native Kelly Steitz. In donated warehouse space, Steitz lends more than 200 pieces of specialized pediatric equipment.
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