Special Needs

Dori Maxon swims with SNAP participants at the Berkeley YMCA. (CBS)

Swim Program Combines Fun With Support For Special Needs Kids

It 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.

07/15/2015

Police Patrol Car Light

Special Needs Preschool Burglarized In Fremont

Fremont police are searching for suspects that broke into a special needs preschool and stole items from a classroom.

06/23/2015

Missing. (CBS)

12-Year-Old Boy Missing Overnight Found In Santa Rosa

A 12-year-old boy who went missing from his home outside of Santa Rosa Tuesday evening has been found Wednesday morning.

03/18/2015

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San Francisco Vodka Company CEO Apologizes For Comment Disparaging Special Needs Child

The 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.

02/26/2015

Police Sirens

San Mateo Man Arrested After Allegedly Hitting 3 Special Needs Students, Teacher While Driving Under Influence

A 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.

11/20/2014

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Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Antioch School Over Restraining Of Special-Needs Boy

A 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.

09/24/2014

Scene on 300 block of West Hillsdale Blvd. in San Mateo where four pedestrians were hit by a car. (CBS)

Special Needs Students, Teacher Hit By Car That Drove Onto Sidewalk Near San Mateo Hillsdale Mall

Four pedestrians walking along a sidewalk were hit by a car along a San Mateo street Wednesday morning near Hillsdale Mall.

09/10/2014

The entrance to MNO Grant elementary in Antioch (CBS)

Antioch School District To Pay $8 Million In Teacher Abuse Case

The 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.

12/19/2013

Alexia Bogdis

Charges Dropped Against Peninsula Teacher After Aides Change Statements

Child 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.

03/08/2013

Alexia Bogdis

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.

02/10/2012

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