Pandemic Causes Looming Crisis For Special Needs Residents Due To Shortage Of Direct Support ProfessionalsSome say group homes and day habilitation programs are turning the vulnerable away because there aren't enough workers.
Bill Passes New Jersey Legislature Giving Special Ed Students An Added Year Of Education EligibilityThere has been a successful push to extend special education in New Jersey, after more than a year of learning lost due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Pressure Put On New Jersey To Open Day Programs For People With Intellectual And Developmental DisabilitiesThe programs have been closed for more than a year, causing many individuals to regress.
Families Of New Yorkers With Developmental Disabilities Ask State To Pull Back On Some COVID-19 GuidelinesThere was a call Monday to ease COVID-19 restrictions for some of our most vulnerable New Yorkers.
COVID Impact: Local Families Fearful Of State Budget Cuts To Services For Those With Developmental Or Intellectual DisabilitiesAlbany is now finalizing that state budget, and slashes to care management programs are looming.
Chef Mike Harrison And Alaina DeMauro Cook Up Recipe For Integrating People With Developmental Disabilities Into The CommunityThe COVID pandemic has been tough on everyone, especially those with developmental disabilities who may be feeling more secluded than ever.
Looming N.Y. Budget Cuts Have Families Of Loved Ones In Group Homes Concerned About Quality Of LifeMore than 100,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities live in group homes. They rage in age from 3 to 99.
This 10-Year-Old Boy With Autism Singing 'Imagine' Will Leave You BreathlessCalum has been finding enjoyment in singing since the age of four, and his mother, Tupney Cull, says he even taught himself to play the drums at only 18-months.
Nonprofit Agency Agrees To Repay NJ $353,000NJ officials say a nonprofit agency that provides housing and services to people with developmental disabilities will repay the state $353,000 for expenses that were questioned in state audits.