Quick Look: Human Services Headlines

FASDTHE ARC & Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness
via The ARC

FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) is an umbrella term describing the effects from pregnant mothers who drank alcohol. FASDs are the most common condition associated with disabilities that are 100% preventable. Read More



kidsinclassChildhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds
via HealthDay

Rates of developmental and mental disabilities — ranging from speech problems to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder — have jumped 21 percent among U.S. children, according to a new report. Read More



100413-A-7377C-012Aid to Disabled Children Now Outstrips Welfare
via The Boston Globe

A controversial federal benefits program provided about $20 billion to low-income families with disabled children over the last two years, quietly eclipsing traditional welfare programs to become the biggest source of monthly cash for the nation’s poorest families, new data shows. Read More



TextingSAMHSA Launches Smartphone App to Prevent Bullying

The time you spend will help boost your children’s confidence and build effective strategies for facing bullying—whether children are being bullied, engaging in bullying, or witnessing bullying. KnowBullying has simple conversation starters to begin a discussion with your child. Read More



8159281658_377c3bbf7a_bEffective Communications for People with Disabilities
via National Council on Disability

Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) implemented changes to the emergency alert requirements that paralleled NCD’s recommendations in the 2005 report Saving Lives: Including People with Disabilities in Emergency Planning. Read More


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