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Springfield News-Sun
A positive comes from 50 Cent’s mocking of autistic manreceived from the public is encouraging,” said Wendy Planicka, community relati
A positive comes from 50 Cent’s mocking of autistic man
Springfield News-Sun / Posted an hour ago
received from the public is encouraging,” said Wendy Planicka, community relations coordinator for Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. “People realize that it’s not okay to make fun of people with disabilities. People with... Read more
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The Source Weekly
The Sprout Film FestivalHigh Desert invites you to experience an array of enlightening and memorable fi
The Sprout Film Festival
The Source Weekly / Posted 2 hours ago
High Desert invites you to experience an array of enlightening and memorable films featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Tickets at the Tower Theater box office or at towertheatre.org. For more info, call Full Access... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Desert Arc honored as "Nonprofit of the Year"are honored that Senator Jeff Stone honored Desert Arc as nonprofit of the year
Desert Arc honored as "Nonprofit of the Year"
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 3 hours ago
are honored that Senator Jeff Stone honored Desert Arc as nonprofit of the year. Desert Arc serves 650 clients with developmental disabilities creating opportunities to enhance their quality of life," said Desert Arc CEO and President... Read more
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The Marietta Times
Marietta Kroger recognized for commitment to hiring people with disabilitieswww.ood.ohio.gov DODD is responsible for overseeing a statewide system of supp
Marietta Kroger recognized for commitment to hiring people with disabilities
The Marietta Times / Posted 4 hours ago
www.ood.ohio.gov DODD is responsible for overseeing a statewide system of supports and services for people with developmental disabilities. The department's mission is the continuous improvement of the quality of life for individuals... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Police explain why Amber Alert was delayed for Spokane teenthem as much information as possible. Officers said when Inman was reported mi
Police explain why Amber Alert was delayed for Spokane teen
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 5 hours ago
them as much information as possible. Officers said when Inman was reported missing, they were not initially told she had developmental disabilities. “In this case, initially she was reported as a runaway. We did send out an attempt to locate to... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
Amber Alerts have specific requirementsthem as much information as possible. Officers said when Inman was reported mi
Amber Alerts have specific requirements
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 8 hours ago
them as much information as possible. Officers said when Inman was reported missing, they were not initially told she had developmental disabilities. “In this case, initially she was reported as a runaway. We did send out an attempt to locate to... Read more
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The News & Observer
How HB2 endangers rights of most vulnerable in NC4, 2016 5:40 PM My mother used her voice fearlessly to bring developmental d
How HB2 endangers rights of most vulnerable in NC
The News & Observer / Posted 11 hours ago
4, 2016 5:40 PM My mother used her voice fearlessly to bring developmental disabilities out of the closet She spoke to politicians and walked the halls of the building that the Rev.... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
A positive comes from 50 Cent’s mocking of autistic manreceived from the public is encouraging,” said Wendy Planicka, community relati
A positive comes from 50 Cent’s mocking of autistic man
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 11 hours ago
received from the public is encouraging,” said Wendy Planicka, community relations coordinator for Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. “People realize that it’s not okay to make fun of people with disabilities. People with... Read more
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Northwest Herald
McHenry's Pioneer Center set to complete behavioral health services cutswith funding concerns, officials decided to slim Pioneer down to its core missi
McHenry's Pioneer Center set to complete behavioral health services cuts
Northwest Herald / Posted 15 hours ago
with funding concerns, officials decided to slim Pioneer down to its core mission of helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, maintain its group homes and Public Action to Deliver Shelter, the homelessness agency it... Read more
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Duke University
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award Winners Honoredresources and gain financial freedom, engaging with the youth at his church, an
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award Winners Honored
Duke University / Posted 16 hours ago
resources and gain financial freedom, engaging with the youth at his church, and connecting with teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Broverman and Holmquist are recipients of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, which recognizes... Read more
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NJ Biz
Children's Specialized creates app for children and teens with autismto the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is 50 percent m
Children's Specialized creates app for children and teens with autism
NJ Biz / Posted 18 hours ago
to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is 50 percent more common in individuals ages 12 to 17 with developmental disabilities, like autism, as compared to typically developing adolescents. Adrienne Robertiello, Children’s... Read more
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FOX Carolina
Facebook fans of Republican figures targeted in state agency marketing campaignwith various state agencies including the Tennessee Departments of Commerce and
Facebook fans of Republican figures targeted in state agency marketing campaign
FOX Carolina / Posted 19 hours ago
with various state agencies including the Tennessee Departments of Commerce and Insurance, Transportation, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Correction, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Safety, Health, and Children’s Services. None of... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Facebook fans of Republican figures targeted in state agency marketing campaignwith various state agencies including the Tennessee Departments of Commerce and
Facebook fans of Republican figures targeted in state agency marketing campaign
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 19 hours ago
with various state agencies including the Tennessee Departments of Commerce and Insurance, Transportation, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Correction, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Safety, Health, and Children’s Services. None of... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Facebook fans of Republican figures targeted in state agency marketing campaignwith various state agencies including the Tennessee Departments of Commerce and
Facebook fans of Republican figures targeted in state agency marketing campaign
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 20 hours ago
with various state agencies including the Tennessee Departments of Commerce and Insurance, Transportation, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Correction, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Safety, Health, and Children’s Services. None of... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Atholton High friends recognized as 'Best Buddies'the two friends have been members of Atholton High's Best Buddies chapter, whic
Atholton High friends recognized as 'Best Buddies'
Baltimore Sun / Posted 22 hours ago
the two friends have been members of Atholton High's Best Buddies chapter, which pairs students who have intellectual and developmental disabilities with typically developing students. The goal is to help disabled individuals learn how to interact... Read more
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examiner.com
CDC recommends behavior therapy before medicine for young ADHD patientsPeacock, MD, director of the Division of Human Development and Disability in CD
CDC recommends behavior therapy before medicine for young ADHD patients
examiner.com / Posted 22 hours ago
Peacock, MD, director of the Division of Human Development and Disability in CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. “When healthcare providers and families know the benefits and risks of all available treatments,... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
May 4 CalendarRoad, Thomasville. Ten local restaurants and food vendors will offer samples t
May 4 Calendar
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted yesterday
Road, Thomasville. Ten local restaurants and food vendors will offer samples to benefit people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through The Arc of Davidson County. Weathervane Winery will host Triad Taste from 5:30 to 8:30... Read more
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Orange County Register
Who wanted John Donnelly dead? Seal Beach man's death in arson fire is a mysterynever married or had children, carved out a career as a special education teach
Who wanted John Donnelly dead? Seal Beach man's death in arson fire is a mystery
Orange County Register / Posted yesterday
never married or had children, carved out a career as a special education teacher, working with children with learning and developmental disabilities. His friend, Weston, said Donnelly taught from 1979 to 2007 at Kennedy, and, later, at at... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Bill aims to bring higher education opportunities to Colorado's developmentally disabledacross 242 institutions of higher education. Colorado is not one of them. Leon
Bill aims to bring higher education opportunities to Colorado's developmentally disabled
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted yesterday
across 242 institutions of higher education. Colorado is not one of them. Leon said Colorado students with intellectual and developmental disabilities are forced to look for higher education out of state with high tuition and long wait lists. "We... Read more
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The Columbian
Disability rights group plans to sue Clark Countyin response to the group’s request. Watchdog group Disability Rights Washingt
Disability rights group plans to sue Clark County
The Columbian / Posted yesterday
in response to the group’s request. Watchdog group Disability Rights Washington is one of the councils established by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, first passed by Congress in 1975, and it works on behalf of... Read more
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The Advertiser-Tribune
Jordan Edward PowellPhi fraternity. He was a job coach, and also was employed by Woodlane Residenti
Jordan Edward Powell
The Advertiser-Tribune / Posted yesterday
Phi fraternity. He was a job coach, and also was employed by Woodlane Residential Services for the Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Jordan enjoyed hiking and travel. Jordan had authored this bit of advice, which sums up his... Read more
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The Oklahoman
More than 300 Oklahomans rally at Capitol to tell state lawmakers that 'Medicaid matters'before they go in and build our state budget in the coming weeks,” said Erin T
More than 300 Oklahomans rally at Capitol to tell state lawmakers that 'Medicaid matters'
The Oklahoman / Posted yesterday
before they go in and build our state budget in the coming weeks,” said Erin Taylor, advocacy coordinator at the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council. In March, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which administers Oklahoma's Medicaid... Read more
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KOCO 5 Oklahoma City
Families, health providers rally at Capitol in support of fixing Medicaid crisismatters, we believe this, we live this, and our legislators need to know this,”
Families, health providers rally at Capitol in support of fixing Medicaid crisis
KOCO 5 Oklahoma City / Posted yesterday
matters, we believe this, we live this, and our legislators need to know this,” said Erin Taylor with the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council. As provider reimbursement rates for Medicaid may be cut by 25 percent, these supporters... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Recommended treatment for young kids with ADHD is underusedsaid. The Director of the Division of Human Development and Disability in CDC’
Recommended treatment for young kids with ADHD is underused
KOMU Columbia / Posted yesterday
said. The Director of the Division of Human Development and Disability in CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Georgina Peacock, said many families benefit from behavior therapies, but medicine can also be... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Barge, Waggoner, Sumner And Cannon Donates To Orange Grove CenterGrove Center. The Orange Grove Center is a resource for community adults and c
Barge, Waggoner, Sumner And Cannon Donates To Orange Grove Center
The Chattanoogan / Posted yesterday
Grove Center. The Orange Grove Center is a resource for community adults and children who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities. This Chattanooga organization recognizes, supports and celebrates the qualities of this... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
'Give for Good' events raise money for nonprofitsto celebrate and raise funds for nonprofits, like Holy Angels, a residential fa
'Give for Good' events raise money for nonprofits
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted yesterday
to celebrate and raise funds for nonprofits, like Holy Angels, a residential facility for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. "Give for Good is so important for Holy Angels. We have a short fall in our funding from the... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
A TOWERING LEGACY: Thomas Libous dies at 63his career he chaired numerous committees, including Transportation, Alcoholism
A TOWERING LEGACY: Thomas Libous dies at 63
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted yesterday
his career he chaired numerous committees, including Transportation, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, and Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. In terms of policy, he built a reputation as an advocate for disabled people and childhood... Read more
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Daily Herald
New Libertyville furniture store opening with charity fundraisingorganizations. Cheny will donate $10,000 in furniture to Lambs Farm, a not-for
New Libertyville furniture store opening with charity fundraising
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
organizations. Cheny will donate $10,000 in furniture to Lambs Farm, a not-for-profit organization that helps people with developmental disabilities lead productive lives. The store also will hold a charity raffle to benefit Feed My Starving... Read more
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Press ReleasesPeacock, MD, director of the Division of Human Development and Disability in CD
CDC Press Releases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / Posted yesterday
Peacock, MD, director of the Division of Human Development and Disability in CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. “When healthcare providers and families know the benefits and risks of all available treatments,... Read more
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Dundas Star News
Are some people natural-born killers?geneticists could help her learn what was wrong with so many of the men in her
Are some people natural-born killers?
Dundas Star News / Posted yesterday
geneticists could help her learn what was wrong with so many of the men in her family, including her own son. They had mild developmental disabilities and, more disturbingly, they were repeatedly violent — responsible for acts of arson, assault,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Cheny Furniture opens in LibertyvilleFurniture will donate $10,000 worth of furniture to Lamb's Farm, an organizatio
Cheny Furniture opens in Libertyville
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
Furniture will donate $10,000 worth of furniture to Lamb's Farm, an organization in Libertyville that helps people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives. Cheny Furniture will also be holding a charity raffle to benefit... Read more
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Jail follows third time leaving Sunmounthis previous departures, in which he made it 10 miles and then 48 miles before
Jail follows third time leaving Sunmount
Adirondack Daily Enterprise / Posted yesterday
his previous departures, in which he made it 10 miles and then 48 miles before he was returned to the custody of Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office, he didn't make it far Sunday before he was located and returned to his group home... Read more
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WPIX 11 New York
Disabled residents were punched, kicked and spit on at NYC group home, lawsuit allegesThe defendants are six staff, additional unnamed staff, eight supervisors and o
Disabled residents were punched, kicked and spit on at NYC group home, lawsuit alleges
WPIX 11 New York / Posted yesterday
The defendants are six staff, additional unnamed staff, eight supervisors and officials at the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. The lawsuit also says evidence of abuse goes back a decade and alleges the office received an... Read more
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MedCity News
Researchers identify milestone in breast cancer treatmentIn the case of South Dakota, nursing home occupants included people with chroni
Researchers identify milestone in breast cancer treatment
MedCity News / Posted yesterday
In the case of South Dakota, nursing home occupants included people with chronic conditions, mental health problems and developmental disabilities. — The New York Times A LITTLE BIT EXTRA Apparently some customers at Starbucks feel the ongoing... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
DP&L to award grants to local school districts todayExempted Village Schools, Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools, Miamisburg Ci
DP&L to award grants to local school districts today
Springfield News-Sun / Posted yesterday
Exempted Village Schools, Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools, Miamisburg City Schools, Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services, Montgomery County Educational Service Center, New Lebanon Local Schools and Tecumseh... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
George, Roberts to Address Graduates at spring 2016 CommencementsD.C. He volunteers for The Arc of South Mississippi, a non-profit organization
George, Roberts to Address Graduates at spring 2016 Commencements
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted yesterday
D.C. He volunteers for The Arc of South Mississippi, a non-profit organization serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 2015, he received the Hub Award Leadership Scholarship from the Greater Pinebelt Foundation... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Westport
Westport Braves Raindrops For STAR Walk, Run & RollIsland State Park in Westport. The event raises money for STAR's programs that
Westport Braves Raindrops For STAR Walk, Run & Roll
The Daily Voice - Westport / Posted 2 days ago
Island State Park in Westport. The event raises money for STAR's programs that serve infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan and Darien. The event... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Community briefs - Southside ReporterResearchers are asking families to donate their children’s baby teeth after the
Community briefs - Southside Reporter
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
Researchers are asking families to donate their children’s baby teeth after they fall out. Autism spectrum disorders are developmental disabilities that can cause major social, communication and behavioral problems. The cause of autism is unknown... Read more
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The Brantford Expositor
Provincial honour for chamber executiveBrantwood Community Services. Nova Vita provides services and shelter to abused
Provincial honour for chamber executive
The Brantford Expositor / Posted 2 days ago
Brantwood Community Services. Nova Vita provides services and shelter to abused women, while Brantwood helps adults with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible. A past chair of the Brantwood board of directors, Nicholson... Read more
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WestportNow
CLASP’s Taste of Westport Set for Thursdayto support CLASP Homes of Westport’s ongoing mission of providing homes and opp
CLASP’s Taste of Westport Set for Thursday
WestportNow / Posted 2 days ago
to support CLASP Homes of Westport’s ongoing mission of providing homes and opportunities for people with autism and other developmental disabilities, CLASP officials said. Among the area restaurants serving up dishes are: Rive Bistro, Acqua,... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Facebook fans of Republican figures targeted in state agency marketing campaignwith various state agencies including the Tennessee Departments of Commerce and
Facebook fans of Republican figures targeted in state agency marketing campaign
WSMV Nashville / Posted 2 days ago
with various state agencies including the Tennessee Departments of Commerce and Insurance, Transportation, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Correction, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Safety, Health, and Children’s Services. None of... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Lawsuit: Abusive staff called group home the 'Bronx zoo'unnamed staff and supervisors at the residence, and eight supervisors and offic
Lawsuit: Abusive staff called group home the 'Bronx zoo'
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 2 days ago
unnamed staff and supervisors at the residence, and eight supervisors and officials at the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. "This case represents a complete breakdown in hiring, training, investigation, discipline, and... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Lawsuit: Abusive staff called group home the 'Bronx zoo'unnamed staff and supervisors at the residence, and eight supervisors and offic
Lawsuit: Abusive staff called group home the 'Bronx zoo'
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
unnamed staff and supervisors at the residence, and eight supervisors and officials at the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. "This case represents a complete breakdown in hiring, training, investigation, discipline, and... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Lawsuit: Abusive staff called group home the 'Bronx zoo'unnamed staff and supervisors at the residence, and eight supervisors and offic
Lawsuit: Abusive staff called group home the 'Bronx zoo'
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 2 days ago
unnamed staff and supervisors at the residence, and eight supervisors and officials at the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. "This case represents a complete breakdown in hiring, training, investigation, discipline, and... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Lawsuit: Abusive staff called group home the 'Bronx zoo'unnamed staff and supervisors at the residence, and eight supervisors and offic
Lawsuit: Abusive staff called group home the 'Bronx zoo'
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
unnamed staff and supervisors at the residence, and eight supervisors and officials at the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. "This case represents a complete breakdown in hiring, training, investigation, discipline, and... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
Special needs students and life after schoolthis time each year. They’re getting ready for college and feeling excited abo
Special needs students and life after school
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 2 days ago
this time each year. They’re getting ready for college and feeling excited about new freedoms, but for students with developmental disabilities, life after high school may not offer too many opportunities. Claire Davis spent the day with one... Read more
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Havre Daily News
Hundreds join to raise autism awarenessprimarily from Havre, but others came from Chinook, Big Sandy and as far away a
Hundreds join to raise autism awareness
Havre Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
primarily from Havre, but others came from Chinook, Big Sandy and as far away as Browning and Helena. Autism is a range of developmental disabilities. The severity of the symptoms and how they manifest themselves differ from person to... Read more
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Daily Journal
Helping Handwalk begins at 10. The Arc of Cumberland County is a nonprofit advocacy agency
Helping Hand
Daily Journal / Posted 2 days ago
walk begins at 10. The Arc of Cumberland County is a nonprofit advocacy agency committed to securing, for all people with developmental disabilities and their families, the opportunity to make personal decisions and to realize personal goals of... Read more
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Daily Mail
Woman claims her disabled sister was raped at New York-run care homedefendants are six staff, additional unnamed staff, eight supervisors and offic
Woman claims her disabled sister was raped at New York-run care home
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
defendants are six staff, additional unnamed staff, eight supervisors and officials at the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. The state office didn't immediately reply to requests for comment. The lawsuit says evidence of... Read more
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The Buffalo News
State group home worker admits improper credit card usegroceries and beauty products for herself while working as a direct support ass
State group home worker admits improper credit card use
The Buffalo News / Posted 2 days ago
groceries and beauty products for herself while working as a direct support assistant for the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Alexander, who paid $1,000 in restitution under the plea agreement, is scheduled to be sentenced... Read more
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