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Special needs bus, tractor-trailer collide in NY

At least two people have been taken to hospitals after a collision between a special-needs bus and a tractor-trailer on a rural road on eastern Long Island. Full story

Video shows apparent abuse by teacher

   Recently released cellphone video from Florida purportedly shows a teacher at a special needs school throwing a pencil in the face of a child.'s Al Stirrett reports.

Special needs teen punched, video posted

   Parents push for harder punishment after bully punches special needs teen, and posts the video on Facebook. WTVA's Kalisha Whitman reports.

Dad who stormed bus apologizes for bullying bullies

   After storming a school bus to confront bullies who he believed to have been tormenting his special needs child, a Florida father issued a tearful apology on Tuesday for threatening the students in an incident that touched a nerve across the country. NBC's Kerry Sanders reports.

Project Surf Camp

   This charitable and educational nonprofit organization provides therapy to individuals with special needs through catching waves.

Eva Longoria brings star power to special needs

   "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria Parker reaches out to special needs kids through her charity "Eva's Heroes." NBC's Norah O'Donnell reports.

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  Eva Longoria: 'My family always helped others'

The "Desperate Housewives" star talks about how having an older sister with mental disabilities helped her to cultivate a deep compassion for all special needs children and formed the foundation of her work with "Eva's Heroes."

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  Cop beats up special needs student

Oct. 8: An Illinois police officer is terminated after security video captures him beating up and slamming a special needs student to the ground.'s Dara Brown reports.

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Ashley Markham, daughter of Melanie Billings and stepdaughter of Bud Billings, talks with NBC’s Keith Morrison about her parents adopting children with special needs, and the challenges the kids face growing up without them.

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