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ROME — The Vatican on Tuesday reaffirmed its stance that euthanasia and assisted suicide are “intrinsically evil,” and told priests they should minister to those contemplating such deaths to try to change their minds but shouldn’t be present at the end if they don’t.
AUSTIN, Texas – With a record 10,002 coronavirus patients in Texas hospitals Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott again warned that he expects hospitalizations and deaths to continue to rise.
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – Nadia Williams shrieked with surprise and emotion Saturday as she embraced her mother for the first time since agreeing nearly three months ago to live at the elder-care facility where she works.
BOISE – Idaho can move to the fourth and final stage of his plan to return to regular activity during the coronavirus pandemic despite a bump in infections, including among healthcare workers, Gov. Brad Little said Thursday.
Even before the coronavirus hit, cystic fibrosis meant a cold could put Jacob Hansen in the hospital for weeks. He relies on hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to stay healthy because he also has cerebral palsy and can’t easily wash his hands from his wheelchair, but these days shelves are often bare.
Who gets to live – and who doesn’t? It’s a decision no physician ever wants to make. In the midst of a global pandemic, however, such unwelcome decisions may have to be made. To prepare, Washington, like, states across the country, is adopting standards to guide such life-and-death decisions.
A second Eastern State Hospital employee has tested positive for COVID-19 following an outbreak at Western State Hospital, fueling concerns among health care workers and prompting disability-rights advocates to call for the release or transfer of many psychiatric patients.
A University of Michigan research team has created an augmented reality system that allows people with different levels of mobility to play and exercise together.
Lakeland Village facility fails federal review, must correct problems before taking new residents.
Disability Rights Washington joins with patient to sue the leaders of two state agencies in an effort to prevent developmentally disabled Washingtonians from getting stuck in hospitals for months at a time, instead of receiving supportive services in the community.
Department of Corrections will spend $5 million to settle a lawsuit over the rights of inmates with mental health needs at the state penitentiary in Walla Walla.
Meet Julia. She has electric-red hair, a yellow-felt body, loves painting and lives on Sesame Street. Julia, a Muppet on the long-running children’s show, has autism.
Disability, for me, has always felt natural, an inborn trait as much as my blue eyes and curly brown hair. That’s fundamentally different from a disease, which is an invader, an alien presence to get rid of.
The new program will work within the city’s existing civil service rules to match applicants with disabilities to jobs they’re qualified to do. The goal is to serve as an example for other private businesses in town to expand their workforce, said Mayor David Condon.
After twice finding the state of Washington in contempt for violating an order to provide timely competency services to mentally ill people held in jails, a federal judge has approved a settlement that is designed to ensure people get help before entering the criminal justice system.
David Olsen will never forget Thanksgiving 1981. That’s the day he returned home following a four-month hospital stay – the result of a near fatal boating accident.
A Thursday public forum will address the challenges facing people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, along with break-out work sessions on community solutions. Titled “A Courageous Conversation,” the session includes a talk by Peter Berns, CEO of The Arc, a national organization with over 600 chapters that serves people with disabilities.
Paul D. LaMarche, 67, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and theft of government property in March, acknowledging that he took nearly $180,000 in disability benefits from BNSF Railway over 23 years. He was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Monday to nine months in prison and ordered to repay the money, along with a civil penalty of the same amount.
A company called Compass Career Solutions had its contract with the state to provide job training and coaching for clients with disabilities terminated in August, after state officials said workers didn’t have the proper certifications. The decision has left several former customers across the state, including in Spokane Valley, without a job coach for vulnerable adults.
The state of Washington has agreed to a plan to resolve a lawsuit filed on behalf of mentally ill people who’ve been warehoused in jails for weeks or months while awaiting competency services.