Local business gives hope to ‘special needs’ employee

When April Dean was only 6 months old, her mother Amy noticed she wasn’t sitting upright. Two months later, doctors told Amy and her husband, Rick, that April had cerebral palsy, with little chance of ever walking. It was also discovered that she had a developmental disability that would affect her speech and learning. “He told us she would never drive a car or go to college,” said … [Read more...]

Buddy Baseball a big hit with special needs community

Athletes cheer each other on, talk strategy, share high-fives and enjoy the camaraderie of playing a team sport. They make friends, celebrate good plays and congratulate each other while parents watch the games and support their children. After the game, everyone leaves with a smile and a desire to take the field again the following Saturday. The only thing missing is the hard-core … [Read more...]