special needs

Progressive Pediatric students Roderick Branch and Walker Johnson are standing behind large trays of food during a field trip at the Maclay School dining hall.
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There’s a vision of a place in Tallahassee where kids and adults with disabilities can learn and work. Plans are underway to make Lifetown a reality, and two fundraisers this month will help.

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The Walton County Sheriff’s office is hoping to better assist residents with differing special needs with the kick off of a new program.

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Bills aimed at fixing a glitch in a Florida law have cleared their first legislative committees in the House and Senate. The two measures could get more pro bono attorneys to help kids with special needs.


Two Florida lawmakers are hoping to get more pro-bono attorneys to help kids with special needs for the 2018 legislative session.

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The official start to the Hurricane Season may be months away, but Panhandle health officials want area residents to start preparing early.

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The construction of the Florida Holocaust Memorial is one step closer to becoming reality. That's among 20 bills Governor Rick Scott signed into law Wednesday.

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A bill helping law enforcement search for missing people with special needs has one more committee stop before heading to the Senate floor. It’s by Sen. Charlie Dean (R-Inverness).


A Florida lawmaker has refiled a measure making it easier for law enforcement to track missing people with special needs.

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With Hurricane Season underway, Florida Emergency Management officials want residents to be aware of a program aimed at helping people with special needs during an emergency situation.