special needs - updates

Rappler's latest stories on special needs


Rappler Talk: A message to #WhenElaiMetBoyet on its social media post

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Advocates encourage celebrities to stop using people on the spectrum for entertainment

Local dance foundation shines spotlight on people with special needs

Jun 13, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The Heart at Play Foundation, an organization that promotes dance therapy to People with Special Needs, is determined to break stigmas and stereotypes

Storytelling sessions held for children with special needs

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Beneficiaries of the event include children with intellectual disabilities and hearing impairment aged 3 to 36 years old

READING FOR KNOWLEDGE. A storyteller narrates the story of a mother to a group of children with exceptional needs to commemorate National Children'™s Book Day. Photo by Hannah Mallorca/Rappler

Post-Valentine weekend: Making special children feel they belong

Feb 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Quezon City government and the Philippine Association for Intellectual Disability gather some 2 000 children with special needs and their parents

CAMP PAG-IBIG. The Philippine Association for Intellectual Disability and the Quezon City government gather 2,000 children with special needs for a fun and creative 2-day camp on February 19-20, 2017. Photo by Benjamin Rey Nualan

Rappler Talk: The challenges of inclusive education

Feb 07, 2017 - 10:06 AM

How far has the Philippine education system advanced in promoting – and practicing – inclusive education?

Amid challenges, artists with special needs shine

Apr 02, 2016 - 11:40 AM

A look at the inspiring work of talented Filipino artists with autism or special needs

WORKING TOGETHER. This is the result of a collaboration between Lorenzo 'Enzo' Medina with Saturday Group artists Buds Convocar, Ding Hidalgo, Rose Gisbert, and Robert Deniega. Photo courtesy of Rachel Harrison

Miss Possibilities: Where every girl gets a crown

Oct 21, 2015 - 6:03 PM

As the first pageant for girls with special needs in Asia Miss Possibilities celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of each participant


Jul 19, 2015 - 3:00 PM

In this Taiwanese short film a jealous fiance could not deal with the other man in his beloved s life

Pope Francis to kids: Don't be afraid, share your treasures

Feb 06, 2015 - 12:17 AM

Through a Google Hangout the Pope listens to children from around the globe shares life advice and admits that when it comes to technology he s a dinosaur

Athlete with special needs runs for baby bro's milk

Apr 25, 2013 - 4:45 PM

An athlete with special needs Eunice Samoranos runs to buy her baby brother another bottle of milk

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Eunice has a mental disability, but she doesn't let it be a hindrance to help her baby brother. Photo by Rappler/Alexx Esponga.

Big victories at Open Hands bazaar

Mar 24, 2013 - 11:17 AM

Students with special needs sell handcrafted products and food at the Open Hands Food and Crafts Bazaar

'KIKAY' CRAFTS. These beautiful bracelets were handcrafted by students with special needs at Open Hands School for Applied Arts in Quezon City. All photos by Pia Ranada

Luke Landrigan, Elaine Abonal: Sharing the waves

Dec 25, 2012 - 2:49 PM

Special kids learn how to surf in a clinic that aims to pay it forward

THAT CERTAIN SMILE. One of the young participants of Luke Landrigan and Elaine Abonal's surfing clinic for special kids in La Union last December 12