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Disabilities News

14 hours ago
sufficient because of their disability,” said David MacLean, Portland’s social services director. The city is currently helping 61 asylum seekers who have their federal work authorizations receive the education ...
“They’re not in a position to be self via Live.com News 
General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
1 day ago
Excellent news that the Sesame Street puppet with autism is female, helping to correct the myth that autism rarely affects girls and women (What a children’s puppet can teach us all, 21 March). I hope that, in addition to being female, “Julia” will have significant special educational needs re[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingEducationMental HealthDisabilitiesWomens Issues
2 days ago
Maryam had severe cerebral palsy and her family were in dire need but we couldn’t get support for themJane and Helen are highly experienced therapists. They have come straight to my office door from their home visit to a teenage girl, Maryam, with severe cerebral palsy, and both are on the edge of[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismDisabilities
2 days ago
As he continues his journey around leave-voting areas, Owen Jones sees how right-to-buy fuels anti-migrant myth-peddling and prejudice in east London
• Brexitland: ‘Too many foreigners – way, way too many’
• Brexitland: Pessimism is toxic in Britain’s coastal towns. But decline[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyDisabilities
3 days ago
he Disability Services Minister Ray Williams wrote to Ms Lhota on March 10, thanking her for writing but advising that because her son received NDIS funding, he had referred her concerns to the federal Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
3 days ago
My learning disabled daughter was denied a blue badge when her benefits changed. This government is redefining disability – with no right of appealWhen my daughter Emily was three years old, she was diagnosed with learning disabilities and autism. At 10, she was diagnosed with epilepsy. This year,[...]
PolicyDisabilities
3 days ago
Campaigners call for equality of access for disabled people as first official figures point to ‘postcode lottery’ in provisionsThousands of disabled people face long delays to receive an NHS wheelchair, the first official figures on the subject show. Related: Wheelchairs have come a long way –[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
1 week ago
Crisis in housing for those with disabilities leaves 1.8 million people stranded in unsuitable accommodationIn Brighton and Hove, Robert Carver’s wheelchair sits empty at the bottom of a flight of stairs. Carver is a tetraplegic as a result of a degenerative neurological disease – he is unable t[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Play England is deeply concerned by the reports of poor management and lax controls at the National Citizens Service (David Cameron’s ‘big society’ flagship cannot justify costs, say MPs, 14 March). This comes at a time when services for children and young people such as adventure playgrounds,[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyDisabilities
1 week ago
The invisible nature of mental health problems underlies the discrimination many people face – and makes it easier to cut their benefitsPeople with mental health issues are being expected to “prove it” as never before. Whether, as individuals, being assessed for disability benefits or, collect[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
1 week ago
Cera to use app-based taxi firm to transport London-based carers to patients and to allow disabled customers to get around
• This article replaces an earlier story that was based on an incorrect agency report.
A private healthcare provider has signed a deal with Uber to transport its carers [...]
HealthHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Law Commission study, laid before parliament, reveals growing strain on already overburdened care systemTens of thousands of vulnerable people with dementia and learning disabilities are being detained unlawfully in hospitals and care homes across Britain, the Law Commission has said.Replacing the [...]
HealthHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
term disability benefits will discontinue sometime next year, and she hopes to be working again by then, ideally in the social service arena, helping veterans. “I’m overwhelmed with gratitude,” she said of the Heart fund. “No matter what ...
Her long via Live.com News 
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 weeks ago
he evening kicked off with a transition and social services fair at 6 p.m. In all, 14 booths were set up to provide information about local organizations that offer assistance to people with disabilities. Some of the organizations that had booths with ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 weeks ago
In a landmark legal case against the government, an NGO is fighting for disabled people’s right to live in their communities, rather than institutions
For decades, disabled children and adults living in institutions worldwide have suffered abuse of all kinds – from deprivation and solitary co[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
And for everyone, it’s competitive, even if only with yourself.” Dr. Barry Walsh retired two years ago as chief executive of the Bridge, a large provider of social services for people with mental illness and developmental disabilities in ...
General Social WorkGerontologyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
As many as 80% of denied personal independence payment claims are overturned on appeal because of failures in system, say campaignersAs many as four out of five cases where a claimant has been denied disability benefits are overturned on appeal because of systemic failures in the initial assessment [...]
Disabilities
2 weeks ago
I have every sympathy with the “not really disabled” of Aditya Chakrabortty’s article (One ‘not really disabled’ man has won against the system. But I can’t celebrate, 28 February) – but I’d emphasise that what our government would call the “really disabled” are dealt the sa[...]
PovertyDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Labour leader accuses government of ‘sneaking out’ news that it was overturning tribunal rulings on personal independence paymentsJeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of turning the Conservatives back into “the nasty party” by quietly announcing a change to rules on disability benefits.The [...]
Disabilities
3 weeks ago
People with opposing views on legalising the right to die agree palliative care is inadequate. We need to build on this common groundBrigit Forsyth, the actor best know as Thelma in Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? is currently playing a terminally ill musician on stage. Her character in Killin[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
The government’s priorities about the “really disabled” (Report 26 February) are, not untypically, ill-informed, inhuman and discriminatory. They are clearly motivated by ill-conceived economic deficit-reduction motives, as articulated by Patrick McLoughlin: “We’ve got to reduce the defici[...]
EducationHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
John had to fight for months to get his benefits restored. Most, though, can’t face the struggle of the appeals processLast Friday, John beat a system designed to beat him. He took on a secretary of state, a giant business and an infamous bureaucracy – and won. His story comes with a happy-ish e[...]
PovertyDisabilities
3 weeks ago
ccess to social services such as social gatherings and health care become very difficult because some doctors and nurses do not want to touch them. Kisejjere says, “Some people may think these are stories but when we go to some public hospitals ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
’m lonely,” she added. “This is not something I am doing on a whim or as a protest. Social services are not responsible for my illness or my full decision to die, but their actions, policies and the stress caused encouraged me to do it early.”
General Social WorkDisabilities
3 weeks ago
And for everyone, it’s competitive, even if only with yourself.” Barry Walsh retired two years ago as chief executive of the Bridge, a large provider of social services for people with mental illness and developmental disabilities in ...
General Social WorkGerontologyDisabilities
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7 weeks ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor Lisa Primm admittedly has a soft spot in her heart for children. As a disability rights social worker, Primm had as a client a young boy with severe diabetes. He received a dog that was trained to be responsive to the sugar levels in his saliva, and would alert his[...]
 

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21 weeks ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor A 15-year-old girl with autism spectrum disorder became lost in Naperville, Ill., in July. Her parents had been working with her, and she had successfully been going outside alone, walking up and down the block where she lives. She had done well with that and wante[...]
 
36 weeks ago
The final week of Pride Month included an event at the White House, the naming of a new National Monument, a sea-change of policy at the Department of Defense. On Monday, June 27, 2016, the White House convened a White House Forum on the LGBT and Disability Issues.   Maria Town, Associate Director[...]
 
368 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[...]