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Disabilities News

22 hours ago
he mindset shift also prompted her to quit her job in insurance and return to college, where she is studying social work and recently got a job working with autistic children. The condition cannot be cured but the symptoms can be managed. While the ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationDisabilities
1 day ago
We think we’re losing a lot of talent, a lot of contributions from people that could do very well in our society if only they had at least a minimum of support," said autism researcher Shaun Eack, a professor at Pitt’s schools of social work and ...
General Social WorkEducationDisabilities
2 days ago
Parliamentary budget office warns that young age of recipients will mean average time on pension will doubleAn increasing proportion of younger people with psychological conditions on the disability support pension could see recipients remain on the payment for 20 years, twice the current average, t[...]
HealthMental HealthDisabilities
3 days ago
Blood and urine test, believed to be first of its kind, could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disordersScientists say they have developed a blood and urine test that can detect autism in children.Researchers at the University of Warwick said the test, believed to be the first of its kin[...]
Children and ParentingEducationDisabilities
4 days ago
Groundbreaking Demos study reveals ‘culture of disbelief’ about disability among jobcentre staff leads to money being dockedDisabled people receiving state benefits have been hit with a million sanctions in less than a decade, according to alarming new evidence that they are being discriminated [...]
Disabilities
6 days ago
Department for Transport says 2,921 were taken in 2016-17, up from 656 four years earlierThefts of parking permits for disabled motorists have quadrupled in the past four years, figures show.
Some 2,921 blue badges were reported stolen in England in 2016-17, compared with 656 in 2012-13, accordin[...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
ow did your entrepreneurial journey begin at Kennedy Scott? I had been working for another organization designing and managing training schemes for young people and blue chip companies and had been pretty autonomous in my role for a few years. I was more ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
1 week ago
Mencap says lack of knowledge may be contributing to avoidable deaths in England each year A lack of training for health professionals could be contributing to 1,200 avoidable deaths of people with a learning disability in England each year, research has found. A poll of 506 healthcare professionals[...]
HealthHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Readers air their views on news of bullying in a Somerset care home and the treatment of autistic children in FranceWe were shocked, as the family of a 26-year-old autistic son who has been in four residences since leaving school, to read of the abuse in a National Autistic Society care home (Somers[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
t would also completely eliminate a number of programs, such as the Social Services Block Grant, which funds public services for the most vulnerable Americans, including poor children, the elderly and those with disabilities. It cuts $31 billion from ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyGerontologyDisabilities
1 week ago
he social services organization’s plan is to convert three large homes at 852, 846 and 834 Asylum Ave. and one at 1 Huntington St. into 34 units of affordable housing. Six units would be reserved for people with intellectual disabilities. In a letter to ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyDisabilities
1 week ago
olf said the additional expenditures would go toward public schools, skills training, pension obligations, prison costs and social services for children, the elderly and disabled. The proposal relies on money from a new Marcellus Shale tax and savings in ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationGerontologyDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Sally Hawkins shines as a mute woman in Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar hopeful The Shape of Water. But imagine if cinema actually opened up to film-makers with disabilitiesThe Oscar frontrunner The Shape of Water is being hailed as a breakthrough in the cinematic presentation of disabled characters. I[...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
nvestigators from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry collaborated for over six years on the project. Researchers explain that adults with autism often experience significant challenges including ...
General Social WorkEducationMental HealthDisabilities
2 weeks ago
Report calls for nationwide changes to the way care placements are managedPeople with autism living in a care home in Somerset were taunted, bullied and humiliated by staff, a review has found.
Workers at the home run by the National Autistic Society threw objects at residents and t[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
lmost 20,000 people received "flying" visits of only 15 minutes for personal social care last year, according to a charity's research. Disability charity Leonard Cheshire said the figures were indicative of "a care system in crisis" and warned the numbers ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
his model that pairs law enforcement officers with social services staff is practiced in some larger U.S. cities and is generally supported by advocacy groups like Disability Rights California. Staley said that while the contractor will assist the city ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
New plans for mandatory ID checks at polling stations could prevent disabled, homeless, poor and older people votingBarbara Waterman was born 13 years after the Representation of the People Act gave women over 30 the right to vote in 1918. But it was not until three years ago, in the 2015 election, [...]
WomenPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyDisabilitiesWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
It is apparently beyond the wit of either the jury summoning office or the courts to take note of what is needed to serve as a juror if you can’t see, writes Anna TylorLiving with a sight impairment, I know that I’m more likely to be the victim of crime than my fully sighted counterparts, less l[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
People think, ‘Look, they’ve got the DLA [disability living allowance], they’ve got social services, they’ve got this, they’ve got that.’ They think there’s a really good infrastructure in place. But the infrastructure is dysfunctiona
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Outrage over Esther McVey’s position with the Samaritans highlights the tricky balance of partnering with government to do goodThe Twitter-sphere is in meltdown over revelations that secretary of state for the Department of Work and Pensions, Esther McVey, has an unpaid advisory position at the Sa[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismDisabilities
3 weeks ago
The demonisation of benefit claimants affects us all. We should help disabled people – instead we wrongly accuse themDavid’s world was torn apart one morning by an envelope on his doormat. The letter was from the Department for Work and Pensions, and its wording was cryptic: “We need to speak [...]
Charities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Estimated 220,000 claimants will get backdated higher personal independence paymentsThe government is to review about 1.6m disability benefit claims made over the past four years as part of major U-turn that will see an estimated 220,000 claimants eventually receive backdated higher awards.The exerc[...]
Health and CareMental HealthDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
Prosopagnosia, which makes those with the condition unable to recognise others, often goes undetected – despite being more common than autismEver found yourself confronted by someone who seems to knows you, but you have no idea who they are? You could be suffering from prosopagnosia, a condition t[...]
HealthDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Police data shows 48% rise in hate crime flagged as race-related and 167% increase in transgender-related hate crimeHundreds of hate crimes have been committed at or near schools and colleges in the last two years, most rooted in race and ethnicity, figures reveal. Data from 29 police forces in Engl[...]
EducationMinorities and ImmigrationDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
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416 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[...]