Englewood Council establishes its first Advisory Committee for the Disabled

An Advisory Committee for the Disabled was established for the first time to provide advice to city officials on any legislation dealing with those with disabilities.The city council unanimously adopted the ordinance to establish the new committee during the June 25 city meeting.According to the ordinance, the committee will “consider, deal, and provide any advice… Read More Englewood Council establishes its first Advisory Committee for the Disabled

SOCIAL SECURITY: Apply for disability benefits online

Have you been thinking about applying for Social Security disability benefits but are unable to visit a Social Security office to complete the interview? Perhaps your disabling condition makes it difficult to visit a Social Security office.Applications for Social Security disability benefits can be completed from your home. To get started, visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov/disability.The application process… Read More SOCIAL SECURITY: Apply for disability benefits online

Learning Disabilities Linked to Slow Brain Development

The brains of people with learning problems appear to develop more slowly than those of unaffected individuals and may prematurely stop developing during puberty, according to research.Millions of people worldwide suffer from learning disorders, such as dyslexia, but the cause of these disorders is unclear. Researchers from Northwestern University, Illinois studied 54 children and adults… Read More Learning Disabilities Linked to Slow Brain Development

Free school meals for every primary school pupil? Education Secretary Michael Gove joins the war on packed lunches

All primary school children could get free school meals under proposals being considered by the Education Secretary, Michael Gove.A review of school food recommends that giving out free lunches to all primary pupils could help improve their health and educational achievement. The scheme could be trialled in the most deprived parts of England.The review, published… Read More Free school meals for every primary school pupil? Education Secretary Michael Gove joins the war on packed lunches

Fire Investigators And Disability Advocates Stress Stronger Fire Escape Plans

(Memphis) News Channel 3 went digging for answers about evacuation safety for the elderly and disabled after concerns were raised after a high rise fire at the Linden Camilla Towers.Dozens of people with disabilities were forced to evacuate 11 floors during a fire.Thankfully, no one was hurt.Some people walked out safely, but many in wheelchairs… Read More Fire Investigators And Disability Advocates Stress Stronger Fire Escape Plans