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Disabilities News

2 days 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
2 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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
5 days 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
6 days 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
6 days 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
6 days 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
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
2 weeks ago
mean, I had an amazing pregnancy. I looked fantastic, I felt fantastic." Still, she was given the impression by social services, she says, that they would be watching her closely, and that "if you make a mistake, that child would be taken off you.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Where a plaintiff was denied disability benefits after a back injury, the administrative law judge did not (1) misconstrue the medical evidence or the law, (2) erroneously exclude evidence of her visits to a chiropractor or (3) fail to give appropriate consideration ...
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly via Google News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, I published an article titled, Wal-Mart Being Sued for Disability Discrimination by the EEOC in Chicago, here on Social Work Helper. My article summarized the press release the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ...
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General Social WorkDisabilities
3 weeks ago
The fictional marvel of robotic technology, exoskeletons and robot suits are all just a vision into a faraway future. We've all seen the countless sci-fi movies about robotic limbs and mind-operated machinery but today, this type of technology could be possible ...
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General Social WorkDisabilities
3 weeks ago
Conflict over pay and values threatens way of life in villages where disabled and able-bodied people work together, say campaignersSign up to Society briefing email Continue reading...
Disabilities
3 weeks ago
Conflict over pay and values threatens way of life in Camphill villages where disabled and able-bodied people work together, say campaignersBy 10.30am the Botton Village wood workshop, nestled deep in North Yorkshire's Danby Dale, is in full swing. Light streams through dust on to work benches. Jame[...]
HousingChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
3 weeks ago
The governments work capability assessment (WCA) presumes that there are too many people on disability benefits because disabled people are too lazy or too comfortable living on benefits to work. It is founded in the idea that disabled people need to be harassed and hounded out of a comfortable life[...]
Housing and PovertyEducationDisabilities
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