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Disabilities News

1 day ago
r. Kailash Manav, Managing Trustee and Founder was awarded the most prestigious Padam Shree Award in Social Service, Personal Category Award at National level for Excellent Services in the field of Welfare of Persons with Disabilities, National award ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
3 days ago
really don't. I think (the alleged shooter) took it with him to where he is now." Neighbors claim Social Services was called to the homes several times in recent years, but Eyewitness News has not been able to confirm that through the agency.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
5 days ago
Not Dead Yet campaign objects to movie’s depiction of disabled man in relationship contemplating euthanasiaAnti-euthanasia campaigners have targeted the UK premiere of the Hollywood adaptation of the novel Me Before You, which has faced criticism over its depiction of disability and its assisted-d[...]
Disabilities
5 days ago
Coalition of learning disability care providers warns that government plans to shut down long-stay units will fail because of inadequate funding
Efforts to move people with learning disabilities out of long-stay units, miles from their family, into the community nearer to home will fail, warns [...]
Health and CareDisabilities
6 days ago
Like the UK, the US discriminates against disabled workers in many ways. Everyone, disabled or not, has the right to a genuine job and fair payThe employment of disabled people is currently being paid close attention in the US, even making it into presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s speeches on[...]
Housing and PovertyDisabilities
1 week ago
he was released later that day. The child was turned over to the care of the Department of Social Services and taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Deputies say the child had a wound on his right foot and may be suffering from a sinus infection.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
specially when the government is supposedly trying to reduce the cost of welfare delivery? Consider the 70,000 people that the Minister for Social Services Christian Porter complains about. The government has saved themselves something near $500 million a ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
Judge rules against wishes of parents of two-year-old with neurological disorder, saying NHS can provide only palliative careThe parents of a “profoundly neurologically disabled” two-year-old boy say they are devastated by a high courtdecision to allow medics to provide only palliative care, say[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 week ago
ut social services aimed at helping children overcome early deficits in communication and problems with social skills become less available as those students get older. "Once you develop into an adult, those resources plummet," says Leslie Long ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationDisabilities
1 week ago
A new army of ‘presenting officers’ is to help the Department of Work and Pensions at benefit tribunals, while the disabled person making the appeal is left to struggle aloneIt’s now hard to miss the numerous stories of inept disability benefit rejections. But to really grasp how the governmen[...]
DisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
f the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, and colleagues. The study was presented here at the International Meeting for Autism Research. The therapy also led to some changes in the brain, according to MRI scans of 14 participants, who had an ...
General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Working in a hospice has given me the opportunity to work with a diverse group of patients and families, offering support, advocacy and counsellingWhen I started life as a palliative care social worker just over 26 years ago (although the term “palliative care” hadn’t been invented then) I was[...]
CareersHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
2 weeks ago
John-Paul Horsley, or J-Rock, is a founding member of hip-hop collective Big Brovaz. His son Richard-Michael is autistic and communicates using signs and symbols. He says that without language, it’s sometimes difficult to know what’s upsetting his son – like the time when, as a toddler, Richar[...]
HealthDisabilities
2 weeks ago
n appeals court has ruled against the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration in a case challenging changes the agency made regarding Medicaid waivers for people with disabilities. The waivers allow those with disabilities to receive care ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
he victim is a client of a social service agency that helps those with serious mental illness reclaim independence and live meaningful lives, according to court papers. Doctors told detectives that the victim “operates at a grade level between 2 and 5 ...
General Social WorkDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
Laura James is a successful writer, journalist and mother. She’s also autistic. She describes a night out at restaurant with her husband should have been a lovely evening for them both. But Laura needs a restaurant to follow a few simple rules. A Tex-Mex circus with hundreds of menu options and un[...]
Children and ParentingDisabilities
2 weeks ago
based social services also face cuts ... Other health care and social service cuts include: Cash assistance for seniors, people who are blind or have disabilities, poor families and those covered by the state ...
ctmirror.org via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Kane is 19 and has Asperger syndrome. He’s a student and lives at home with his family. His care worker challenged him to spend a day map-reading in London. He describes his reactions to uncertainty, complex and seemingly illogical decisions of where to go and why, combined with an overload of vis[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
My successful Lords motion calls for the government to make the rules on the Pip benefit fairer for people who struggle to walk a short distanceThe space behind the clerks’ table in the House of Lords was occupied last week by three wheelchair-user peers and myself, on a mobility scooter, when the[...]
Disabilities
2 weeks ago
spokeswoman for Social Services Minister Christian Porter confirmed the federal government had scrapped its advertising campaign, saying the NDIA was capable of promoting the scheme. A spokeswoman for the NDIA said the agency held more than 1600 ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Mary Dejevsky is right to point out that public and professional attention is given to cancer at the expense of other serious medical conditions (Let’s give all illnesses the cancer treatment, 4 May). I have inclusion body myositis, a rare condition in which the muscles waste away. Like Parki[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
My aim as a doctor is to heal the sick but when I am unable, to prevent sufferingI treat some of the sickest patients admitted to hospital and making decisions about resuscitation is a routine part of my job. In addition to being a doctor, I am also younger brother to Neil, who has severe learning d[...]
HealthHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Sam Johnson is schizophrenic, in prison, and now dependent on synthetic cannabis. As inmates like him contend with violence and debt, and overdoses spiral, observers are warning that the system is facing a drugs crisisThe Johnson family used to think nothing could shock them. Then they received a sh[...]
DisabilitiesCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
minute surprise tabling of the bill in the House late Thursday night amid complaints from several lawmakers that no emergency funding was found and included for mentally ill, developmentally disabled and other social services, House lawmakers ...
After a last via Live.com News 
General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
3 weeks ago
The UK’s disability benefits system – like the church in Bruegel’s painting of the blind leading the blind – is divorced from the needs of those it is meant to helpMany years ago, on a visit to Naples, I saw Bruegel’s painting of The Blind leading the Blind. I hadn’t thought of it for ye[...]
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26 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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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[...]
 
326 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[...]