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It's time for the Legislature to investigate the privatized DDS system

Although seven employees of a corporate provider have been found to be at fault in a case in which a developmentally disabled client nearly died in a group home after aspirating on a piece of cake… 1,321 more words

No place for the children: A therapeutic group home closes while foster children sleep in hotels and offices

In my last post, I wrote about Washington State’s critical shortage of foster parents, which is resulting in children staying in offices, hotels, and by-the-night foster homes. 400 more words

Child Welfare

$600 for overnight foster care? Time to consider the alternatives

Washington State’s Children’s Administration (CA) is desperate. In order to avoid lodging abused and neglected children in hotel rooms or agency offices, it has increased to $600 per night the amount it is willing to pay foster parents to keep children in their homes for one night in emergency short-term situations, according to the independent news organization… 824 more words

Child Welfare

Our Most Notable and Favorite Disability Articles – For the two Week Ending August 18, 2017


At Advancing Opportunities, we excel in providing residential and respite services to people of with all disabilities, along with advocacy and education services for parents and guardians and assistive technology support. 507 more words

Thoughts of a Former Foster Child

The Iowa Department of Services has recently been placed under scrutiny after the bodies of Natalie Finn and Sabrina Ray were found in the homes of their foster parents – and more recently – the conviction of two Iowa foster parents for abuse of their adoptive children. 1,095 more words


Addressing our own ableism and fear when it comes to sex and the people with disabilities we work with

By Maria Scippa, MSW Candidate

Salem State University

As part of my coursework for my social work degree, I was asked to read some first person narratives from people with disabilities regarding sexuality. 667 more words


Private member's bill to regulate group homes passes second reading

Group homes for vulnerable people in Ontario are a step closer to having a standardized set of regulations.

A private member’s bill from New Democrat MPP Cindy Forster of Welland passed second reading on Thursday at Queen’s Park. 394 more words