special needs

Flyers Youth Special Hockey team
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
February 17, 2020 - 3:11 pm
After the Flyers finished practice in Voorhees, special guests joined them on the ice: the Flyers Youth Special Hockey team. Read more here.
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Service dog
Carol MacKenzie/KYW Newsradio
Carol MacKenzie
November 30, 2019 - 6:00 am
Paws and Affection, a Narberth-based nonprofit, trains service dogs to empower kids who have disabilities. Trainers spend two years teaching the dogs and getting them ready for placement, like 5-year-old Lab-poodle mix Kelly, who has been helping students at AIM Academy in Conshohocken for the past...
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Pennsylvania Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller with her three-year-old daughter.
Tony Romeo/KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
October 13, 2019 - 4:30 am
The Wolf administration has announced plans to expand home visitation support for families with first time mothers and children with special needs covered by Medicaid.
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An SUV in Kensington was hit by a bullet in a police-involved shooting.
Dan Wing/KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
May 21, 2019 - 8:04 am
UPDATED: 7:43 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia police officer dressed in plain clothing shot a man with special needs Monday night in Kensington, because he thought the man had a gun. Police say the officer left a crime scene just before 9 p.m., and as he was driving down G...
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Alternative Baseball Organization
Alternative Baseball Organization
Antionette Lee
May 19, 2019 - 1:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A baseball team that started in rural Georgia is breaking barriers across the country. The league, coming to Philly this fall, will give people with special needs and autism a shot on the diamond. Taylor Duncan , 22, started the team in 2016. Duncan, who was diagnosed...
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Patrick Bradley
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
April 19, 2019 - 3:32 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A lawyer from Collegeville who pleaded guilty to stealing from trust funds set up for people with special needs has been sentenced. The 17- to 34-year prison sentence for Patrick Bradley represents one year for each of his 17 victims, according to prosecutor Kelli...
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The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police brought Christmas and Disney joy to children on Sunday for its second annual party, designed specifically for FOP members who are parenting children with special needs.
Pat Toddy/KYW Newsradio
Pat Toddy
December 09, 2018 - 6:44 pm
NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police brought Christmas and Disney joy to children on Sunday for its second annual party, designed specifically for FOP members who are parenting children with special needs. Children and teenagers who are dealing with...
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Guests with special needs attend a prom
Andrew Kramer-KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
May 24, 2018 - 10:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's prom season. And in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday night, dozens of individuals with special needs, most of them younger, put on their fancy attire and enjoyed a magical evening organized just for them. Attendees got to walk the red carpet to rousing ovations...
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