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Globalnews.ca: B.C. school for students with autism 'at capacity' as wait list grows

Globalnews.ca: B.C. school for students with autism 'at capacity' as wait list grows

It’s a problem faced by many parents of special-needs children: sometimes, the regular school system doesn’t work for them.One Vancouver school has been filling a void for children on the autism spectrum but its waitlist is now several times its capacity.Eighteen kids and a staff of 21 fill just about

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Globalnews.ca: Saskatchewan RCMP issue amber alert for girl, 6, abducted outside North Battleford mall

Globalnews.ca: Saskatchewan RCMP issue amber alert for girl, 6, abducted outside North Battleford mall

RCMP in Saskatchewan have issued an Amber Alert for a six-year-old girl who they say was abducted outside a strip mall in North Battleford.Police say Emma O’Keeffe is Caucasian, three-feet-six-inches tall, and weighs 44 pounds.They say she suffers from epilepsy and autism, and is non-verbal and unable to walk.Police said

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Globalnews.ca: Calgary police chief responds to alleged assault on boy with autism

Globalnews.ca: Calgary police chief responds to alleged assault on boy with autism

Calgary’s top cop is speaking out after a 12-year-old boy was seriously injured during an altercation with police.On Monday, Chief Roger Chaffin said he has a great deal of sympathy for the child’s family and admitted more training is needed for front-line officers.“Nobody goes to a call like this to

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Globalnews.ca: Special needs children learn karate, confidence in Pointe-Claire class

Globalnews.ca: Special needs children learn karate, confidence in Pointe-Claire class

A new karate program in Montreal’s Pointe-Claire neighbourhood is making an impact in the lives of special needs childrenRetired RCMP officer André Langevin owns and operates Autisme Karaté. The program takes place on weekends in the basement of Valois United Church and offers classes on Montreal’s south shore as well as

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Globalnews.ca: Father objects to suggestion Calgary boy with autism was 'struggling with officers' before suffering injuries

Globalnews.ca: Father objects to suggestion Calgary boy with autism was 'struggling with officers' before suffering injuries

Alberta’s police watchdog says a 12-year-old boy with mental health concerns was described as being “uncontrollable and causing damage within the residence” when Calgary officers were called to the Cougar Ridge neighbourhood on Aug. 21 at around 6 p.m.Story continues belowThe Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) released a statement

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Globalnews.ca: Calgary parents allege police assaulted their son with autism

Globalnews.ca: Calgary parents allege police assaulted their son with autism

Jack Parcells, 12, remains in the Alberta Children’s Hospital Thursday night, recovering from a fractured skull, partial hearing loss and other external injuries, according to his parents.His mother and father said they were worried their son, who has autism, would hurt himself Wednesday evening, and called 911 to get help.Jack’s

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Globalnews.ca: A baby's response to peek-a-boo could hold clues to autism — here's how

Globalnews.ca: A baby's response to peek-a-boo could hold clues to autism — here's how

Signs of autism could be spotted in babies as young as four-months-old by monitoring their response to games such as “peek-a-boo” and the “incy-wincy spider,” according to a new study.Story continues belowThe study, published by the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck, University of London, said babies who

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Globalnews.ca: Whitby boy with autism to bike to New York City for children with special needs

Globalnews.ca: Whitby boy with autism to bike to New York City for children with special needs

James Potvin and his father, Chris, are gearing up for their biggest bike ride yet: a nearly 1,000-kilometre trip from Whitby, Ont., to New York City in hopes of raising $20,000 for children with special needs.Story continues belowTheir ride, which kicks off Friday, marks the second annual “Ride James Ride”

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Globalnews.ca: Applications open for Autism Spectrum Disorder individualized funding

Globalnews.ca: Applications open for Autism Spectrum Disorder individualized funding

The Government of Saskatchewan is opening applications for funding for children under the age of six who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).In 2018-19, $2.8 million has been allocated to provide $4,000 per child with ASD under the age of six. The program will provide parents with funding

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