Posts Tagged ‘ special needs ’

Camp RISE offers new summer opportunity for local kids with special needs

June 1, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington students with special needs now have the opportunity to spend their summer at a camp specially designed for children with physical, intellectual, and developmental impairments. The Town of Southington Recreation Department is launching their new day camp for a summer of Recreation Integrated into Social Experiences (RISE). Camp RISE will be…

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SHS finishes in the top 100 in national video contest

May 11, 2016
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A video, aimed at showing inclusion for special needs, above, finished in the top 100 in a national competition.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School (SHS) students stepped in front of the camera last month to share their thoughts on SHS and how easy it is to fit in at the local school. Students entered the video in the Unlocker Challenge, a nationwide video contest sponsored by DuraLife. The contest theme was “Through the…

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Police make push to highlight its special needs database

March 10, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Police Department is making a renewed push to sign people up for its special needs registry database. The registry began implementation in Dec. 2011 and currently has 80 participants. The database contains information that will assist emergency responders in providing services to residents who have special needs. The database…

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