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What Do You Know About Disability Cultural Competence?

Swhelper

Recently, I had the opportunity to give a webinar on disability cultural competence to social service workers, but was met with many blank stares. As a disabled social worker myself, I often notice that the disability community is not recognized as a cultural group.

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How We May Inadvertently Disable Our Kids

Gary Direnfeld

Are you disabling your kids? Unfortunately though, many patent do inadvertently disable their kids. These behaviors of the parent can disable the child from managing distress, being responsible and coping with life’s ups and downs.

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People with learning disabilities ‘not always protected from abuse’, amid ‘blame culture’ in NHS service – CQC

Community Care

People with learning disabilities and autistic people were “not always protected from abuse or poor care” by insufficiently skilled staff, amid a blame culture in a mental health trust’s inpatient services.

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Community learning disability and autism placements increasingly costlier than inpatient care – report

Community Care

Extra funding is needed to help people with learning disabilities and autistic people move out of mental health hospitals because of the increasingly greater cost of community-based care, a government-commissioned report has found. Adults Social work leaders autism learning disabilities

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LADO role faces review after disabled children abuse inquiry identifies ‘major failings’

Community Care

The government will review the local authority designated officer (LADO) role after an inquiry into the abuse of disabled children identified “major failings” in relation to the function.

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Learning Disability Week: reminding us to reconnect

Social Care

Like all of us, people with learning disabilities need support to reconnect with a reopened society. Learning Disability Week is no different. I feel it’s so important we keep these shared experiences in our minds as we continue to support people with learning disabilities.

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Adjusting to a new disability

Prosper Health Collective

Adjusting to a new disability is unexpected and challenging. The post Adjusting to a new disability appeared first on Prosper Health Collective. Disability disabilityIn this video Darren West offers ideas and strategies to assist you through these challenges. .

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What “Bachelor in Paradise” Can Teach us About Empowering the Disability Community

Swhelper

” Whether you realize it or not, this season of the “Bachelor” franchise spinoff took on the topic of disability empowerment. View Full Article - What “Bachelor in Paradise” Can Teach us About Empowering the Disability Community. Elspeth Slayter.

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New Analysis: More U.S. Adults Identify as Disabled; Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities Persist

Swhelper

adults who report they have a disability is 27%, representing 67 million adults, an increase of 1% since the data were last analyzed in 2016. Adults Identify as Disabled; Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities Persist. SWHELPER.

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Dear Sajid Javid: please end the inappropriate detention of autistic people and those with learning disabilities

Community Care

Dear Mr Javid, I am writing, in this open letter, to express my grave and continuing concern over the care and support for people who have a learning disability and autistic people detained in inpatient care or at risk of such detention.

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No One Would Want Me If They Knew the Real Disabled Me

Nnatasha Tracy

Specifically, I know that many disabled people think that no one would want them if they knew the real them. But do disabilities — bipolar disorder or otherwise — stand in the way of being desirable? Bipolar blog mental illness issues disability disabled spoonie

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Disabled care home residents evicted in charity’s dispute with councils

The Guardian

In the latest sign of the UK’s deepening social care crisis, Leonard Cheshire said it had taken the drastic step of evicting vulnerable residents with complex disabilities because council funders had refused to meet fee increases that reflected the rising costs of wages, energy and food.

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Disability Online Research Indaba 2022

The International Association Of Schools Of Social

Disability Online Research Indaba 2022 Registration and Invitation. Please take note that registration and the call for abstracts for the 2022 UKZN Disability Research Indaba is now open. Disability rights and Self-representation.

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Empowering people with learning disabilities to make end of life plans

Social Care

"People with learning disabilities have an equal right to a ‘good death’." Talking about death and dying is difficult for most of us, but historically it has been a huge barrier for people with learning disabilities.

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The disability employment gap

The Socail Issue

Tweet“Not everyone with a learning disability wants to work in a supermarket, but jobs for learning-disabled people aren’t ever talked about in terms of professions. If they were, it could change how everyone sees us.”

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Covid recovery ignores disabled people

The Socail Issue

TweetDebates about Covid-19 recovery and economic renewal ignore disabled people. million working-age disabled people already faced significant inequalities. Uncategorized coronavirus covid-19 current affairs disability economic recovery equality inclusion learning disability pandemic

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The Forgotten Learning Disabled Soldiers of World War One

The Socail Issue

Yet, as remarkable new research published today shows, Pew also had a learning disability. TweetArthur Pew was a lance corporal in World War One, serving in the 19th Kings Royal Rifles Corps.

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Managing demand for social care among adults with intellectual disabilities

The Social Care Elf

The post Managing demand for social care among adults with intellectual disabilities appeared first on National Elf Service.

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Coronavirus restrictions have robbed disabled people of their independence

The Socail Issue

TweetI wrote a personal piece for the Guardian about how Covid-19 is impacting disabled people and families. Coronavirus has thrust us all into a new normal. Life has come to feel the same yet different. However, for some communities Covid has undermined their very ethos.

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All learning disabled people should get the covid vaccine

The Socail Issue

This is what learning disabled people are facing in this pandemic. TweetImagine the anxiety of knowing you are at a greater risk of dying from the Coronavirus but are at the back of the queue for a life-saving vaccination and, if hospitalised, doctors might decide not to save your life.

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Substance Use Awareness for International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Gateway Foundation

Because December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, it is a great time to increase your knowledge and awareness of disabilities. living with a disability.

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Advocating for Young Clients With Developmental Disabilities

Social Work Blog

The obstacles and stresses that children with developmental disabilities and their families face can become overwhelming. Social Work Advocates Magazine developmental disabilities nasw social workBy Dinah Wisenberg Brin.

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Disability Justice and Other Concerns: The January Issue of Social Work Is Online

Social Work Blog

Here are some of the articles in this issue: Beyond Ramps, Curb Cuts, and Captions: A Call for Disability Justice in Social Work. Despite decades of advocacy, Disabled people continue to experience ableism—such as inaccessibility, stigma, and exclusion—in all realms of social work.

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Barriers to Palliative Care Access in Patients With Intellectual Disability: A Scoping Review

CAPC

Study suggests that patients with intellectual disability may have reduced access to palliative care than the general population. News Bites

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Advice for social workers, working with a disabled young person.

The Frontline

For the majority of my social work career I was a senior practitioner in a children with disabilities team. Shortly after qualifying as a social worker, I decided to focus my career specifically on working with children with disabilities.

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The learning disabled people locked away in lockdown

The Socail Issue

TweetAfter a year in secure care 105 miles from home, Jack Cavanagh, 17, who has autism, a learning disability and epilepsy, desperately misses his family.

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Disabled people struggling to hire carers after Brexit

The Guardian

Ministers refuse to ease immigration restrictions as campaigners warn of ‘social care time bomb’ Disabled people are struggling to hire carers to help with vital daily tasks due to low pay and Brexit, the Observer has been told, with ministers refusing to ease immigration restrictions to address the crisis.

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Addressing Trauma and Abuse in Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Relias

For those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who have experienced abuse, trauma-informed care can prove very helpful. The impact and prevalence of trauma among persons with disabilities is hard to ignore.

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New research study – adoptive parents of children with disabilities

Jaeran Kim

Does your adopted child have one or more developmental, physical, or mental health disabilities? Dr. Claudia Sellmaier and I are seeking adoptive parent participants for a survey about parenting an adopted child with a disability. Are you an adoptive parent?

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5 Ways To Foster Intersectional Practice With Disabled Asian Americans: Moving Beyond the Model Minority Concept

The New Social Worker

There are five things social workers can do today to be better intersectional practitioners in support of disabled people in the Asian American community.

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‘Failed’ Care Act 2014 must be properly implemented in shift to ‘enabling’ adults’ services, say peers

Community Care

This should be underpinned by a fully-funded long-term plan for the sector based on the ambition of promoting ‘gloriously ordinary lives’ for disabled and older people and a better deal for carers, said the House of Lords adult social care committee, in a report published today.

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The draft Mental Health Bill: parliamentary proposals for change

Community Care

Learning disabilities and autism The draft bill aims to strengthen safeguards for those with learning disabilities and autistic people.

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Matthew Smith’s Job Interview Training Helping People with Disabilities Find Employment.

Michigan Social Work

Associate Professor Matthew Smith created role-playing job interview training that helps people with autism and other disabilities find employment.

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Shanna Kattari Discusses Physical and Economic Challenges of Managing a Disability

Michigan Social Work

Shanna Kattari, “We need to realize that not all disabilities are the same, and we have different needs and require different accommodations”. Read the full story at WalletHub’s “2021's Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities” article

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Family of autistic man plan legal challenge over care conditions

The Guardian

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Promote the vote

Social Work With Adults

Together they have made great progress in making sure people with learning disabilities achieve citizenship inclusion outcomes in many ways, but very importantly, through exercising their right to vote. Autism Events Learning disabilities Our profession learning disabilities Promote the Vote

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National Report Addresses Nursing Home Quality & Promotes Value of Social Work

Social Work Blog

Image description: Photo of an empty bed in the corner of a room, topped by two pillows and a handmade blanket. A walker is positioned next to the bed, and sunlight is coming through a window with a curtain. The window is over a low table that holds a mug, plant, and open book. Posted April 22, 2022.

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The Fatal Five in IDD: How Constipation Impacts Health

Relias

How can you help your clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) combat constipation and the other Fatal Five conditions to achieve a better quality of life? Health and Human Services Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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The Fatal Five in IDD: What You Need to Know About Seizures

Relias

How can you help your clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who also experience seizures? Seizure disorder, also called epilepsy, is a developmental disability. However, there are many individuals with IDD who have epilepsy in addition to another disability.

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The Fatal Five in IDD: Aspiration’s Dangers and Key Interventions

Relias

For those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), aspiration and the other members of the Fatal Five conditions pose a serious threat to their quality of life and, in some cases, can be deadly. Other factors may be disability specific.