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I love good souls. I feel fortunate to live in a place where good souls are more a norm than an anomaly. It is part of the region's charm, and it is a part of the reason I hold North Dakota near and d... Posted on 2/19/13 at 7:11 PM
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In 1990 congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and President George H. W. Bush signed it into law. It prohibits discrimination against Americans on the basis of disabilities, whic... Posted on 12/15/11 at 8:24 PM
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Learning difficulties can be a struggle for children, but can take a strain on parents too. Understanding how to help your child with LD and knowing what extra activities you can do to enhance their e... Posted on 10/18/11 at 10:38 AM
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Many people I know seem to have been spending the past couple of weeks in a state of semi-hibernation, emerging from their homes only long enough to go to work and run a few essential errands. These c... Posted on 1/7/10 at 3:42 AM
Hazard Wilson's new cellmate is a hairy bundle of energy whose playful zeal can't be contained by steel doors: a five-month-old golden retriever. Yardley is one of three canines assigned since September to inmates at a maximum-security prison in western Maryland for training as service dogs for disabled military veterans.
Gay, dyslexic and the survivor of near-death depression, writer Andrew Solomon has been acutely aware of his differences for most of his 49 years. He answers several questions about how these differences effected his writing.
The U.S. Education Department report, compiled and made public for the first time by the department's civil rights arm, shows that 70 percent of students subjected to the techniques have disabilities. There are no current federal standards on the use of the techniques in schools. Disability advocates hope that the report detailing the practice of "seclusion and restraint" will spur federal action to end it.
The North Dakota Association for the Disabled is better known as NDAD, a nonprofit that serves multiple segments of the community. NDAD @ Areavoices is the organization's new blog. Read about it using the headline link.
Three people have been charged following the discovery of four malnourished mentally disabled adults chained to a boiler in a locked northeast Philadelphia basement room that was too small for an adult to stand up straight and also reeked of waste from the buckets they used to relieve themselves, police said Sunday.
Every time I enter the arena in Grand Forks, I think about that night 10 years ago, when I happened to be sitting in Ralph’s suite. He didn’t even want to go to center ice for the dedication; that’s the kind of fellow he was. That same night, he donated money to the state of North Dakota for anybody who needed a wheelchair.
e drowning of a severely disabled man left alone in a bathtub while under state care has triggered a change that will require immediate, top-level reporting of deaths in dozens of facilities run by the state Department of Human Services.
Police are looking into the actions of a supervisor at the state-run home. Authorities say the woman was bathing 56-year-old Gerald Hyska Aug. 28 and left him alone in the tub to take a phone call, resulting in his death.
During a May floor debate, Sen. Gretchen Hoffman, a Vergas Republican, tweeted that Democratic Sen. Barb Goodwin called people with mental illnesses "idiots and imbeciles" when Goodwin actually used the words to illustrate discredited terms of a bygone era.
Susan Mickelson, who chairs the Library Board, said access has long been a problem for the library, which was built decades before the federal Americans with Disabilities Act passed in 1990. The city’s legal advisors have told library officials the library is not required to address the problem until someone complains, she said. Now, someone has.
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