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“Study: Child disability rates continue to rise”

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Work of Adobe photo shop, but originally downloaded from http://imh.org.rs/ – INFORMATOR_INSITUTA; need for article Institute of Mental Health (Belgrade) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This August 18, 2014 article on the Pittsburgh Business Times website talks about a recent study that seems to show there is an increased risk of disability due to mental health or neurodevelopmental causes among children of families who are at about 400% of the national poverty level.  The study also shows that disability due to asthma has decreased which they feel is due to better medications for treating asthma being available.

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“Wyden Hearing Statement on Keeping the Promise of Social Security”

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This July 25, 2014 InsuranceNewsNet.Com article talks about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the need to shore it up by 2016, but also reminds us that it is a benefit that is earned and not simply a handout.

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English: A collection of pictograms. Three of them used by the United States National Park Service. A package containing those three and all NPS symbols is available at the Open Icon Library (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Who knows best? Dispute over disabled man’s care magnifies guardianship’s complexities”

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This April 8, 2014 New Pittsburgh Courier article talks about one family’s legal battle to reunite their family after a desperate attempt to get one family member the help he needed.

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“Corbett’s proposals will damage Pa. health care”

 

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This April 1, 2014 article on the Philly.com website talks about concerns over the potential negative impact that Gov. Corbett’s Medicaid Alternative will have on Pennsylvanians across the state. many that would be effected the hardest live in rural areas, but the problems would not be limited to rural Pennsylvania and would also affect those in urban areas as well as is indicated in this article.

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Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems… palsy is just one

Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems… palsy is just one #TED : http://on.ted.com/qbZC

“Three Things People Don’t Know About Disability”

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English: A collection of pictograms. Three of them used by the United States National Park Service. A package containing those three and all NPS symbols is available at the Open Icon Library (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This November 19, 2013 blog post found on the Healthy Place website talks about three things that people are likely to not be aware of when it comes to receiving Disability, and odds are won’t think about unless they or someone they know is in a place where they need to apply for disability.  The exception being people who work with the disabled providing care or other services to them and other similar people.

 

“Changing the Lives of Veterans One Service Dog At A Time”

English: Golden Retreiver Service Dog

English: Golden Retreiver Service Dog (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This March 2013 article on the Harrisburg Magazine website, talks about the benefits of Service Dogs to Veterans with PTSD, and points out that the public needs to respect that the dog is a service dog and not a pet despite the handler not having a disability that is visible to the naked eye.

My Service Dog does similar work to aid me as what was described in this article and I know all to well that while my Service Dog has made life more bearable for me, the public can be downright rude at times with the staring and questioning.  A Service Dog is a medical device and should be responded to with the same respect that would be expected by someone using a wheel chair or cane.  Always remember that just because the person holding the leash of a service dog doesn’t “look” disabled doesn’t mean they aren’t, if they weren’t disabled they wouldn’t need a Service Dog.

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