Loud and Clear: A Special Needs Conversation

Military Life Complicates Care Plans for Dependents with Special Needs

by Kelly Thompson Managing the care of a child with special needs is time-consuming and stressful. But for military families, who must relocate every three years, the process is grueling. A recently published study, co-authored by the National Council on Disability and the U.S. Marine Corps, details the challenges faced by participants in the Marine […]

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Posted: December 19th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Accessible Transportation Is Key to Independence

by Richard A. Courtney Accessible transportation is central to quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Unfortunately, it’s just one more public service that has fallen victim to budget-cutting. I know that what I’m observing here in Jackson, Mississippi, is replicated throughout the U.S. Too few routes and wheelchair-accessible buses to support a growing population […]

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Posted: December 5th, 2011 | No Comments »