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Disabil News

1 day ago
Cuts to a £1m specialist bus contract are putting disabled children's lives at risk, say parentsWhen Fiona Mylchreest stood up at a council meeting and described how she believed a disastrous,and avoidable, mix-up on a new, cut-price specialist school bus service had left her severely autistic teen[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingEducationDisabilities
2 days ago
and’s research team includes Stephen Edward McMillin, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work and Margaret Bultas, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing at Saint Louis University. Results of this trial will be compared to parents of kids with autism ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
3 days ago
Sofia. FOCUS News Agency talked with Minka Vladimirova, director of Social Work Directorate with Sofia Municipality on the problems people with disabilities encounter when seeking for a job in Bulgaria. According to her words it turned out unemployment ...
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General Social WorkDisabilities
4 days ago
She said social services in Sofia in the last few years have shown their range of support in various ways for people with disabilities - day care centers, rehabilitation and integration centers and other social services that assist people in the process of ...
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General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
4 days ago
$11 an hour," he said. Angela Shaver, 46, a Missouri Department of Social Services case worker who's lived in the neighborhood 20 years, normally works with needy and disabled residents who apply for food stamps and Medicaid. She said she has been on ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
4 days ago
New NHS guidelines say priority groups including certain visitors should be able park free or pay greatly reduced ratesHospitals have been ordered to provide free parking for some patients and visitors under new NHS guidelines announced by the government.Free or greatly reduced parking space will [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
1 week ago
he shuttle buses will run between the main site and downtown from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Shuttle services for elderly and disabled residents will be provided in collaboration with Canton Senior & Social Services. No bikes or pets are allowed.
General Social WorkGerontologyDisabilities
1 week ago
One council has developed a website to help businesses and planners make buildings more wheelchair friendlyThere is nothing out of the ordinary, at first glance, about the smart pale stone steps leading up to the main entrance of Weston-super-Mare's grade 2 listed Victorian town hall. Nor at second [...]
DisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 week ago
On July 25th, 2014, the Justice Department released a statement announcing that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that will affect Title III regulation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Title III of the ...
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General Social WorkDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 week ago
roject Search, started in Lawrence in 2011, is a collaboration among Lawrence public schools, local businesses and social service agencies such as Job Link. The groups work together to find permanent jobs for recent high school graduates with ...
General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
1 week ago
Catholic Social Services has been located in Zanesville since 1947. Regional Director, Dave Desender, detailed a program that was implemented in 1990, called Payee Services, which helps individuals with mental or physical disabilities manage their money ...
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General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
he complex Pope Francis visited includes a retreat center, a spirituality training institute, a university specializing in social work and rehabilitation centers for disabled children and adults. The pope's first event at the complex was a meeting with ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationDisabilities
1 week ago
Mark Harper, minister for disabled people, said British tourism businesses are 'missing a trick'Disabled people often find it easier to organise an overseas holiday than one in Britain, according to the head of the country's largest disabled holiday company. Paul Nadin, managing director of Disabled[...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
More people with learning disabilities placed in hospitals like Winterbourne View than discharged to community, in defiance of government commitment
More people with learning disabilities are being placed in hospitals like the one at the centre of the Winterbourne View scandal than are being mo[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Virtually every family in British Columbia will access social services: young families search for daycare; parents struggle to support a child with developmental disabilities; victims of domestic abuse, violence or sexual abuse must leave home, deal with the ...
Vancouver Sun via Google News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
In its submission to a Senate committee examining the social services budget measures, Carers Australia have warned that policies such as reviews for Disability Support Pension recipients, the lowering of pension indexation and the six-month wait for the ...
Brisbane Times via Google News 
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Your editorial (Mind the gap, 13 August) was right to identify the paucity of treatment options available to those with mental illness in the UK. A recent BMA report examined the evidence and called for action to tackle another factor affecting the care of people with mental illness and those with i[...]
HealthHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
I was delighted to read the article by Shane Hickey (Changing lives: The Electronic Couple who gave power of hearing to the deaf, 11 August) about cochlear implants and my friends the Hochmairs, whom I and others involved in the field of cochlear implantation have known since their Vienna days, as w[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
Disability rights lawyer and campaigner who helped introduce groundbreaking legislation and encourage good practiceThe lawyer and campaigner Caroline Gooding, who has died aged 55 of breast cancer, played a crucial role in bringing about the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) and, four years l[...]
Disabilities
2 weeks ago
Fifty carers for disabled began action nearly seven weeks ago after firm took over NHS service and reduced pay by up to 35%Fifty carers for the disabled are staging one of the longest strikes in the history of the health service to secure a living wage for staff working in privatised services former[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
When Care UK won a contract to run services in Doncaster they cut the wages and holidays of those who look after the city's most vulnerableCheryl Fawley knows that if she softly places her hand on John's cheek he will sip his water. John needs to drink a lot because the 48-year-old, who can't talk o[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
he Curkendalls were new to social work and New York City then, and yet Renee knew exactly what she wanted. She dreamed of working with disabled children from the time she read a book about Helen Keller in the third grade. At 16, she told her mother she ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
2 weeks ago
he Curkendalls were new to social work and New York City then, and yet Renee knew exactly what she wanted. She dreamed of working with disabled children from the time she read a book about Helen Keller in the third grade. At 16, she told her mother she ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
2 weeks ago
After two decades of deafness, Sophie Woolley's life was transformed after an implant: she was back in the 'hearing gang'. So why did she feel so angry?My teenage sister Hannah was opening her heart to me, and I was listening carefully and nervously. We barely knew each other. My husband cleared the[...]
HealthHealth and Care
3 weeks ago
Costs of assessing when mentally vulnerable patients can be detained in hospitals and care homes soar following supreme court rulingLocal authorities are struggling to cope with a tenfold increase in assessments of mentally vulnerable patients when hospitals or care homes want to deprive them of the[...]
HealthHealth and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
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8 weeks ago
June is Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT)  Pride Month. On June 2, 2014, President Barack Obama declared June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. The President’s proclamation outlined the important legislative changes in the advancement of LGBT equity that o[...]