SuperKatz – not your average cheer squad

SuperKatz – not your average cheer squad

ROCKWALL (December 19, 2013) An unknown author once wrote, “Cheerleaders are simply a jump above the rest.” Soon after I read that quote it made me wonder if the author had the honor of meeting a unique group of teens from the SuperKatz cheer squad. SuperKatz comprises nearly two dozen local youths, each with a mental […]

Rockwall Community Playhouse STAR Players to perform Grease

Performances run August 17 through 19 (Rockwall) July 21, 2013 – Every summer the Rockwall Community Playhouse holds two youth-oriented productions – one for children ages 6-12 and one for teens. But last August the RCP board decided to add an acting camp for adults aged 16 and up with special needs, and so STAR […]

Rockwall Community Playhouse STAR players to present Grease

(Rockwall) June 21, 2013 – Every summer the Rockwall Community Playhouse holds two youth-oriented productions – one for children ages 6-12 and one for teens. But last August the RCP board decided to add an acting camp for adults aged 16 and up with special needs, and so STAR (Special Theatre At Rockwall) was born. […]

Hawaiian Falls to open early for special needs children

Champions Day is June 22 at all five Hawaiian Falls waterparks June 18, 2013 – Saturday, June 22, is Champions Day at all five Hawaiian Falls waterparks. Special needs children and their families will have exclusive use of the park from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The parks will open to the public 10:30 a.m. […]

STAR Players return to stage for ‘Grease’

(Rockwall) May 27, 2013 – Every summer the Rockwall Community Playhouse holds two youth-oriented productions – one for children ages 6-12 and one for teens. But last August the RCP board decided to add an acting camp for adults aged 16 and up with special needs, and so STAR (Special Theatre At Rockwall) was born. […]

Community support, donations needed as Scouts work toward Bronze Award

Rowlett Scouts to build wheelchair accessible flowerbeds for Coventry Reserve in Wylie (ROWLETT/WYLIE-April 13, 2013) Members of Girl Scout Troop 334, Service Unit 14, are reaching out to the local community to gain support for their Bronze Award project. The nine troop members are building two wheelchair accessible flower beds for Coventry Reserve in Wylie, a […]

Music therapy meet-and-greet scheduled for special needs families

A meet and greet mixer is being offered by Board-Certified Music Therapist, Jenny Attardi, from 10 to 11 a.m.  Saturday, April 27 at the Rockwall School of Music. As a way of introducing music therapy to local families, Attardi is scheduling this free event to allow children and parents an opportunity to learn more about Music […]

Swim Night at RISD Natatorium to benefit special needs children

(ROCKWALL-March 20, 2013) Grace Hartman Elementary student Nicole Bruner invites everyone to participate in her sixth grade service project, a “Swim for Special Needs” Friends and Family Fun Night at Rockwall ISD Natatorium. The event will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 22. There is no charge for admission, but each guest should bring […]

A special destination for special kids

North Texas children look forward to visiting Morgan’s Wonderland Your donations will help provide an experience of a lifetime for local special needs families (March 2, 2013) The world’s first ultra-accessible theme park for those with special needs opened in early 2010. School buses line the main entrance of Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio. Other […]

Special needs children seek help funding trip to Morgan’s Wonderland

(Garland ISD) November 1, 2012 – Some very special children at Luna Elementary need help in funding a trip Morgan’s Wonderland, an amusement park in San Antonio that was built entirely for special needs children. Morgan’s Wonderland unlocks a whole new world for these children through sensory stimulation with lights and music, accessible play and social development. […]