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January 17, 2018
A new grant opportunity from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has been announced under the Rehabilita
January 17, 2018
At the request of Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) examined states' monitoring and reporting of injuries and other critical incidents of people with developmental disabilities living in group homes. OIG found that up to 99 percent of these critical incidents were not reported to the appropriate law enforcement or state agencies as required.
January 16, 2018
A new grant opportunity from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has been announced under the Disability
January 15, 2018
The New York Times (1/15, Otterman, Subscription Publication, 15.39M) reports on the rise of music therapy at nursing homes and assisted living facilities, where residents with dementia, terminal illnesses, and other conditions receive assistance. The Times says the treatment also has subspecialties such as “end-of-life music therapy,” adding that nearly 15 percent of music therapists work in geriatric settings.
January 11, 2018
Kaiser Health News (1/11, Graham) reports that an elderly person’s visit to the ER “often signals a serious health challenge and should serve as a wake-up call for caregivers and relatives.” Researchers have found that seniors are 14 percent more likely to acquire a disability within six months of visiting an ER.
January 10, 2018
The Social Security Administration released a Request for Information (RFI) to elicit ideas, strategies, and best practices related to improving adult economic outcomes for youth aged 14 to 25 with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Comments are due by February 2, 2018.
January 10, 2018
The Social Security Administration released a Request for Information (RFI) to elicit ideas, strategies, and best practices related to improving adult economic outcomes for youth aged 14 to 25 with disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Comments are due by February 2, 2018.
January 10, 2018
NPR (January 10) ‘She Can’t Tell Us What’s Wrong’ The victim couldn't tell anyone what happened that night. She was a woman with an intellectual disability who doesn't speak words. So the alleged rape was discovered, according to the police report, only by accident — when a staff worker said she walked into the woman's room and saw her boss with his pants down.
January 9, 2018
NPR (January 9) For Some with Intellectual Disabilities, Ending Abuse Starts with Sex Ed In the sex education class for adults with intellectual disabilities, the material is not watered down. The dozen women and men in a large room full of windows and light in Casco, Maine, take on complex issues, such as how to break up or how you know you're in an abusive relationship. And the most difficult of those issues is sexual assault.

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