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Hundreds of Immigrants Are Rushing the Border Just to Get Caught

Groups of as many as 200 immigrants have been crossing in broad daylight, told by smugglers they'll face better conditions if nabbed by the Border …

Immigration

The Direct Support Workforce Crisis: A Systemic Failure

overview<p>Authors<p><b>Amy Hewitt</b> is Director, Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL), Institute on Community Integration, University of …

Employee Engagement

CMS Releases Group Home Guidance Based on OIG Critical Incidents Reports | ANCOR | American Network of Community Options and Resources

On June 28, 2018 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance on the health and welfare of individuals receiving Home and …

Health Care

Dad's 'Report Card' For Daughter With Autism Goes Viral Because It's The Sweetest

His daughter was upset after receiving her original report card from school<p>After seeing how upset his daughter was after receiving the report card …

Parenting

Cop Caught on Video Firing Taser at a Calm, Nonviolent, Compliant Man Who Was Sitting on a Curb

A viral Facebook video showing a Lancaster, Pa., police officer deploying his Taser on a man who was calm, nonviolent and—most importantly—attempting …

Law Enforcement

North Korea has increased nuclear production at secret sites, say U.S. officials

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies believe that North Korea has increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months — and that Kim Jong Un may try to hide those facilities as he seeks more concessions in nuclear talks with the Trump administration, …

North Korea

Frozen, SpongeBob SquarePants, More to Offer Autism-Friendly Performances

TDF’s season of accessibility programming will begin July 15 with SpongeBob SquarePants.<p>TDF has announced its schedule of autism-friendly Broadway …

Autism

Musician Akon is creating a futuristic city and his own cryptocurrency in Senegal

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> Rapper Akon is building a new futuristic 'Crypto city,' in Senegal, which will trade exclusively in his own digital cash currency called AKoin.<p>The US-born singer, who is of Senegalese descent, says his futuristic city will be built on a 2,000-acre land gifted to him by the …

Africa

Autism traits could be 'edited' out genetic trial suggests

Autism traits may be “edited” out using new genetic techniques, scientists have said, following a successful trial.<p>Researchers are hailing a breakthrough after they used cutting-edge gene editing to to significantly reduce repetitive behaviour associated with the disorder.<p>The technique, which was …

Autism

Fresh Autism hope as scientists reveal cancer drug could 'reverse symptoms'

Autism spectrum disorder is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people.<p>Scientists have discovered a possible treatment to reverse a genetic form of …

Autism

Where Autistic Workers Thrive

<b>IT’S HARD</b> getting a job when you’re autistic. If you don’t look people in the eye when you talk, they dismiss you.<p>Social interaction and …

Autism

EMPOWER Care Act – Protect Our Medicaid

<b>EMPOWER Care Act Gets Individuals with Disabilities & Seniors Back Home</b><p><i>The Empower Care Act is a bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate (S. 2227)</i> …

Health Care

MFP Call-In Day to Celebrate Olmstead Anniversary

<i>Map Unavailable</i><p>Date/Time<p>06/22/2018<i><br>All Day</i><p>Help celebrate the 19th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision, which recognized the right of …

Disability

OLMSTEAD V. L. C.

OLMSTEAD V. L. C. (98-536) 527 U.S. 581 (1999)<br>138 F.3d 893, affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded.<p><b>Syllabus</b><p><b>Opinion</b><br>[ Ginsburg ]<p><b>Concurrence</b><br>[ …

Disability

NAELA Urges Passage of Bill to Transition People with Disabilities...

In recognition of the 19th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision, NAELA urges Congress to fund the program that gets people out of …

Call Congress to Renew Money Follows the Person in Honor of Olmstead Anniversary

The “Money Follows the Person” program (MFP) gives people with disabilities the flexible funding they need to live within their community, rather …

Disability

Sexual Harassment And Aspergers At All Ages

The NY Times printed a letter and advice about the inappropriate behavior of a man most likely with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) in an office, the …

Autism

Teaching Strategies To Help Learning Disabled Students

Learning disabilities are surprisingly common: they affect about one in seven Americans. They are a result of differences in brain structure but do …

Teaching

Comparing Data Visualization Software: Here Are The 7 Best Tools For 2018

Visualization is an essential element of any Big Data and analytics strategy. The most up-to-date, real-time information and advanced analytics solutions are an expensive waste of money if you can’t communicate the results clearly and effectively to the people whose job it is to put them to …

Data Visualization

This start-up can make avocados last twice as long before going bad - The Washington Post

The new avocados rolling out to Midwest Costco stores this week don’t look like the future of fresh produce. But they’re testing technology that could more than double the shelf life of vegetables and fruits.<p>That technology, developed by the start-up Apeel Sciences, consists of an invisible, …

Agriculture

Nonverbal Boy with Autism Delivers the Graduation Speech of a Lifetime

Struggling with communication as a nonverbal student on the autism spectrum, Sef Scott was never the outspoken type. He was known by his friends and …

Autism

Here's Why You Won't Make Money Flipping Houses

Who among us hasn't entertained visions of buying a distressed house, fixing it up, and selling it for a handsome profit? HGTV shows make it look …

Real Estate

Many Young People With Autism Can Become Safe Drivers: Study

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Letting any teen behind the wheel of a car is nerve-wracking for parents, but if your teen has autism, you …

Autism

Scientists narrow down the startling risk factors that can cause autism

Amidst the media hubbub of the new presidential administration, autism was back in the news. Well-known vaccine skeptic Andrew Wakefield attended one …

Autism

Senate Schedules Hearing on Medicaid Fraud for June 20 | ANCOR | American Network of Community Options and Resources

The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security, which has jurisdiction over agency accountability issues, will be holding a hearing titled “Medicaid …

Medicaid Fraud

There's not a single US state where a minimum wage worker can afford a 2-bedroom rental, a report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's not a single state, county or metropolitan area in the entire United States where a full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour can afford a modest 2-bedroom apartment.<p>And if those workers wanted to? They'd have to work 122 hours a week. Every week. All …

Housing

Amazing Prefab Cabins From Around The World

How many times did you feel like you wanted to just get away from everything and everyone and to spend some time in a small cabin in the middle of …

Prefab Homes

Sessions says the Bible justifies separating immigrant families. The verses he cited are infamous.

When British subjects in the original 13 colonies started rolling up their sleeves for the fight for independence in the 1770s, loyalist preachers hammered on a particular Bible verse from their pulpits. The words were meant to ice down the heated dissent and remind the upstarts to heed their …

Theology

Hans Asperger's complex Nazi history

What we now call autism has surely been a part of the human condition for as long as human beings have existed. But the way different cultures understand, talk about and treat people who exhibit the symptoms of autism — difficulty or disinterest in social interactions, repetitive behaviors and …

Autism

Comedy routine On The Spectrum sees mother of child with autism dumped from roles

Brisbane performer Nikki Osborne has been dumped from speaking at a disability expo because her stand-up comedy routine makes light of what it is …