Tag: special needs

12 Year Old Ross Salvo – How to Live an Awesome ‘Rossome’ Life!

Ross Salvo, a 12-year-old boy from Newtown, CT, was a very special human being!  He was special in the way he lived, in the way he served, in the way he cared about others and in the way he overcame challenges. In short, Ross was simply awesome ROSSome! ROSS’s EARLY DAYS… Read more »

A Real Lucky Duck! Arkansas 8th Graders Create a New Leg for Peg the Duck!

Patsy Smith, from Mississippi Country, Arkansas, has raised ducks for many years. One of her ducks, Peg, was a bit different. When he was young, Peg lost one of his legs from a run-in with a turtle. After a while, the wound on his leg started to become infected. So… Read more »

Meet Julia – Sesame Street’s Amazing New Muppet with Autism!

Have you ever heard of autism?  Do you know someone who has autism? Well, if not, you are about to meet someone who does!  A muppet! For the first time ever, Sesame Street is adding a muppet who has autism to its cast! Julia is just like most 4 year… Read more »

Allie Gleason Shines a Bright Light To Help Young People Understand Asperger’s Syndrome

This is a guest post written by Allie Gleason, a high school student from Cary, North Carolina, with Asperger’s Syndrome who spends some of her free time as a volunteer-intern-extraordinaire at EducatorLabs. She is a cheerleader for allthose affected by ASD. We applaud your efforts, Allie! As a teen with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS),… Read more »

Horses That Help: Meet Inspiring Horses That Change Lives

If you have a pet, you know that animals can be great friends and loyal companions. In fact, some animals are trained to be companions to those in need, such as the blind. You have probably heard of a guide dog, but have you ever heard of a guide horse… Read more »