special needs

Access to Care Fair promises to engage attendees

When A Touch of Understanding hosts an event, the organization wants attendees to feel engaged. The group’s volunteers bring out wheelchairs for teenagers to test drive when ...

Bayside Church has place for children of all abilities

Dan Adragna went through what he calls a “faith-building experience” following a terrible toxic blood infection he contracted in 1995. His entire system began failing and his ...

Bayside hosts open house for families with special needs

Bayside Church in Granite Bay will host an open house for its special needs program, called “Through the Roof.” The event will include ice cream, games, Erik Carlson — also ...

Performers' dreams realized

Dennis Wingate hushes the crowd. He has a very important announcement to make. “We’re going to get this party started,” he says. And what a party the evening ends up being, ...

Down syndrome child finds fun, acceptance at Breakaway

Matthew Conry dips his hands into a puddle of blue paint and races over to his dad, arms open wide for a hug. His dad, Ralph, kindly refuses the gesture from his 10-year-old son, ...

Expo opens eyes, minds to disabilities

The man who brings Through the Roof Ministry to Bayside Church in Roseville plans to raise the roof Friday and Saturday when the 4th annual AccessToCare Expo gets underway. Dan Ad ...

Special needs children excluded from yearbook

I just stumbled across this article, “Parents cry foul over yearbook,” in The Press-Tribune, June 21, and had to speak up that this too happened to us. I am the mother of a ...