House-Fashion Classroom Prepares College students In Particular Ed For Life After Excessive College

NEW ORLEANS — A small group of Fontainebleau Excessive College college students with bodily and cognitive disabilities trickled into the makeshift apartment-classroom, two instructors in tow. Excited and smiling, the scholars greeted the grownup employees as they walked previous the handicap-accessible front-load washer and dryer, previous the kitchen, and into the principle dwelling space the […]

As Establishments Shut, Households Of Longtime Residents Face Agonizing Decisions

Mike Lee sits with sister Connie Bowen exterior the one-story home the place he lives on the campus of Iowa’s Glenwood Useful resource Heart, a state-run establishment for individuals with mental and developmental disabilities that’s set to shut in 2024. Lee has lived on the establishment for 44 years. (Tony Leys/KHN) GLENWOOD, Iowa — Mike […]

Can Synthetic Intelligence Detect Autism Docs Miss?

When most toddlers identified with autism sit nonetheless, their heads sway very barely forwards and backwards. That motion is a particularly dependable strategy to distinguish between a neurotypical little one and a baby with autism, analysis has proven. However it’s virtually imperceptible to even a seasoned clinician. For a pc skilled to see it, although, […]

Lollapalooza, Different Main Music Festivals To Welcome These With Disabilities

Attendees stroll previous a Lollapalooza signal in the course of the first day of the 2021 pageant in Grant Park in Chicago. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS) A brand new effort will open the gates of a few of the nation’s hottest music festivals to extra individuals with disabilities. The nonprofit Accessible Festivals says that it’s […]

New Proposal In Congress Would Take away ‘Mentally Retarded’ From Federal Regulation

Members of Congress are pushing to take away phrases that many individuals with disabilities discover offensive from federal legislation. (Thinkstock) Years after the time period “psychological retardation” was stripped from many federal statutes, quite a few references to “mentally retarded” stay. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers needs to alter that. A invoice launched late […]

Court docket Victories Ship Cautious Hope For Voters With Disabilities

Greater than 20 states enacted a wave of obstacles to the poll course of in recent times. Defending the rights of voters with disabilities is one space through which advocates have efficiently pushed again. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune/TNS) Paralyzed from the neck down, downtown Milwaukee resident Martha Chambers has problem voting. She will be able to […]

Workforce Disaster In IDD Sector Costing Thousands and thousands

A direct assist employee, middle, places on Keith Conley’s footwear, whereas his brother Kristopher strikes round their dwelling in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The dual brothers have extreme autism, want 24-hour care and have run into many issues discovering dependable and high quality aides to help them. (Courtney Hergesheimer/The Columbus Dispatch/TNS) ALBANY, N.Y. — A staffing disaster […]

Sickle Cell Illness and Social SecuritySocial Safety Issues

Do you know that September is Sickle Cell Consciousness Month? Sickle Cell Illness (SCD) is a lifelong battle with ache and a number of medical issues that usually lead to shortened lifespans. The Sickle Cell Illness Affiliation of America – and its member organizations – elevate consciousness to assist discover higher therapies and a common […]

Social Safety, SSI Recipients Seemingly To See Greatest Enhance In A long time

Consultants are predicting a very excessive cost-of-living adjustment for Social Safety and Supplemental Safety Earnings advantages this coming yr. (Incapacity Scoop) Social Safety and Supplemental Safety Earnings advantages are anticipated to extend subsequent yr by the biggest quantity in additional than 40 years, a brand new estimate suggests. Advantages might rise 8.7% in 2023, in […]

For-Revenue Corporations’ Entry Into Medicaid Program Raises Concern

MADISON, Wis. — For-profit firms exterior of Wisconsin plan to purchase two of the 4 native nonprofits that run a state Medicaid program for folks with disabilities and the frail aged, which advocates worry might result in cuts in providers for about 80,000 of the state’s most weak residents. Molina Healthcare, based mostly in Lengthy […]