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Thumbs up to 19-year-old Sugar Grove resident Richard Williams, who started a special-needs Scouting group with the help of his father, Sean. The Aurora-based group – named Venturing Crew 88 – has been active since September and helps those with special needs learn important life skills, such as how to use public transportation and how to manage money. Williams, who was nearly 15 when he learned he had autism, is to be commended for his work in helping organize Venturing Crew 88. The teen is president of the group. His dad is crew adviser.