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Disabil News

1 day ago
ocial services minister Christian Porter, Labor disability spokeswoman Jenny Macklin and author George Megalogenis join the conversation with Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 days ago
hetoric like this has been common under the administration of Gov. Paul LePage, which has often cast its efforts to change Maine’s social services and public assistance infrastructure in terms of prioritizing elderly and disabled Mainers over the ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyGerontologyDisabilities
3 days ago
The government spent £24bn on housing benefit in 2014. More than half of claimants under 35 are single mothers and many live in deprived coastal townsHousing benefit pays for all or part of the rent of people on low incomes in England and Wales. The benefit is means tested, taking into account earn[...]
HousingChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
5 days ago
A study conducted by Mencap earlier this year found that one in three young people with a learning disability spent less than an hour outside their home on a typical Saturday. Respondents to the survey listed fears including bullying, being laughed at and getting lost as being key concerns when leav[...]
PolicyChildrenCharities an
6 days ago
Marvel’s Stan Lee backs UK dad’s superhero team created for daughter with spina bifida“We have constant disagreements over who’s better: Superman or Spider-Man,” says Dan White, referring to conversations with his 10-year-old daughter – and superhero inspiration – Emily.“I tell her, [...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
he extensive media coverage of the case was on the whole sympathetic towards the mother, who was portrayed as a victim of a medical and social service system that failed to provide adequate support, which supposedly put her under enormous duress.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
The recent tweets by law firm Baker Small gloating about its “wins” against parents of children with disabilities illustrate the failure of the special educational needs system to work as it should (Report, 15 June). The Children and Families Act 2014 is clear that all children should have their[...]
EducationChildrenChildren and ParentingDisabilities
1 week ago
I started Learning Disability England so we can take part in improving the services and support we depend onThis week sees the launch of Learning Disability England, a new organisation that aims to strengthen the voice of people with learning disabilities in politics, policy-making and service provi[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Supreme court to hear test case brought by man prevented from boarding bus when parent with pushchair refused to moveBus companies must give wheelchair users priority on vehicles and drop “first come, first served” policies for passengers, an official human rights watchdog will tell the supreme [...]
Children and ParentingDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Law firm attacked after publicly celebrating ‘win’ over a family seeking educational support for their childAt least eight local authorities cancelled or promised to review contracts with a law firm that specialises in fighting support claims for children with special educational needs (SEN), af[...]
EducationChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismDisabilities
1 week ago
A leave vote could lead to a reduction in healthcare spending, experts warn, and an exodus of social care staff, while disabled people fear for their rightsAlongside the economy and immigration, the NHS has emerged as a key battleground in the EU debate. That is because the leave campaign decided ea[...]
HealthHealth and CareMinorities and ImmigrationGovernment Policy
1 week ago
nland Regional Center (San Bernardino, Calif.) Dec. 2, 2015: Tashfeen Malik, 27, and Syed Farook, 28, open fire at a holiday banquet at a social service center for the disabled killing 14 people and wounding 22. The pair are killed in a shootout with police.
General Social WorkDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
Restricting speech can distress those with autism as much as excessive noise. A new initiative aims to make England’s public libraries more welcomingBeing judged, stared at or told to be quiet are among the reasons that people with autism do not visit their local library, according to recent resea[...]
ChildrenChildrenHealth and CareDis
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oi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2007.08.013 Bloch, J., & Weinstein, J. D. (2010). Families of young children with autism. Social Work in Mental Health, 8, 23–40. doi:10.1080/15332980902932342 Branstetter, J.E., Domian, L.W., Graff, C.J., Piamjariyakul, U.,
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Girl, known as Child H, was hooded, handcuffed and detained for total of more than 60 hours over four separate occasionsSussex police have been strongly criticised by the force watchdog after an 11-year-old disabled girl was hooded, handcuffed and detained in custody for a total of more than 60 hour[...]
Children and ParentingDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
est Sussex social services advised Child H’s mother, known as Ms H, to call the police after her daughter ran away from her in Horsham town centre and refused to come back. When officers attended the scene Child H became distressed and was restrained by ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
I’m delighted M&S has agreed to turn off the music in its stores (Report, 7 June). I am a lipreading tutor and one of the things my students always complain about is noisy restaurants; many of them have stopped eating out. For Lipreading Awareness Week, we are asking restaurants to designate a[...]
HealthEducation
2 weeks ago
Brexit risks us being left out of society, as the promotion and protection of our rights will be seen as a regulatory burden and a problem, not an aspirationFor the first 18 years of my life I learned the true meaning of being left out, excluded from the wider society of education, social interactio[...]
EducationHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Those with autism and learning disabilities haven’t always been seen as an important part of the electorate. We must make politics more accessibleWe often hear about people being disengaged from politics because of age, gender, race or background. However, people with learning disabilities are one[...]
PolicyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Disabled characters | Annoying French muzak | Muhammad Ali | Dave Swarbrick | Ultracrepidarianism | Latin metadataFollowing on from the protests about the portrayal of disabled characters in fiction (We yearn for characters like us, Opinion, 2 June), what a pity Liz Jensen’s The Rapture has not ye[...]
Disabilities
3 weeks ago
A PlayStation game opened up a liberating world of play, interaction and co-operation for Keith Stuart and his young son. It continues to be a cornerstone of their relationship – and a place to have fun together as equalsMy son was seven when a paediatrician diagnosed him on the autism scale – b[...]
Children and ParentingEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
She wanted a sense of purpose and to give her sons a role model. Instead she has become entangled in a bureaucratic nightmare and had her benefits suspendedThe Conservatives may like to lecture on the value of work, but since Sarah Jones – paraplegic, with chronic rheumatoid arthritis – took on [...]
Children and Parenting
3 weeks ago
As a new inquest approaches into the death of their autistic sister, family continues to fight for a law to boost the rights of relativesRobin Kitt Callender, who was severely autistic, had mild spina bifida and was partially sighted, had been ill for over three months with intermittent vomiting and[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Monique Craine, a blogger with autism, dyslexia and dyspraxia, suggested the post and was surprised to be taken seriously A blogger who writes about living with autism, dyslexia and dyspraxia after spending 20 years on incapacity benefit has persuaded the Labour party to appoint a shadow minister fo[...]
HealthDisabilities
3 weeks ago
But the best achievement has been Cuerdas’s social work,” Garcia said. “Cuerdas has served to raise awareness of the importance of the integration of people with disabilities.” Big foot, eh? Corbin Saleken, an independent filmmaker from ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
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30 weeks ago
        November 25, 2015 NASW continues its support for National Family Caregivers Month this November. This year’s theme, Respite: Care for Caregivers, emphasizes that respite is essential to family caregiver well-being. Social workers play an integral role in helping family caregivers to a[...]
 

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45 weeks ago
Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability in the United States, and has been estimated to affect four out of five families. The aftermath of stroke can devastate both survivors and their spouses. Survivors of stroke often come to rely on informal caregivers, such as partners or spouses, once[...]
 
329 weeks ago
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports on state-level budget cuts:Cuts Affect Wide Range of ServicesStates began cutting their budgets last spring, as the recession brought sharply weakened revenues. The cuts have intensified as the economy has worsened. Even as the need for state-funded[...]