Disabilities http://nhpr.org en New Technologies Make Winter Easier For Amputees http://nhpr.org/post/new-technologies-make-winter-easier-amputees <p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in;"><font size="3">For amputees who use prosthetic limbs, winter weather can pose a range of challenges. </font></p><p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in;"> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Michael Samuels 42864 at http://nhpr.org New Technologies Make Winter Easier For Amputees Mental Health Checks And Gun Rights http://nhpr.org/post/mental-health-checks-and-gun-rights <p>A new bill would prohibit gun sales to some with mental illness. Supporters say it’s a common sense public safety measure. But there has been fierce opposition from some gun-rights groups, and from advocates who say the mentally ill are being unfairly singled out and are far more likely to be victims than perpetrators of violence.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 42514 at http://nhpr.org Mental Health Checks And Gun Rights Granite United Way's 2-1-1 Connects People and Services http://nhpr.org/post/granite-united-ways-2-1-1-connects-people-and-services-0 <p>The <a href="http://www.graniteuw.org/" target="_blank">Granite United Way</a>&#39;s 2-1-1 New Hampshire service is a directory assistance of services available in the state. It puts those in need in touch with the services that can help.</p><p>Cassie called 2-1-1 for help with disability rights when she ran into trouble with her housing arrangement. Her landlord had issued an eviction notice after she acquired a dog, because her lease forbids pets from the building. But Cassie&#39;s dog isn&#39;t a pet; she&#39;s a psychiatric service dog that provided therapeutic assistance.</p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 36454 at http://nhpr.org Granite United Way's 2-1-1 Connects People and Services Restraint and Seclusion: Hear Our Stories http://nhpr.org/post/restraint-and-seclusion-hear-our-stories <p>Brianna Hammon was in the second grade when she was first restrained and secluded, strapped into a bolted down chair, in a segregated classroom for physically disabled students.&nbsp; Now in her late twenties, Brianna told her story with the help of a speech-generating device at the 2012 TASH Summit in Long Beach, California – one of five testimonies that were recorded for the new film “Restraint and Seclusion: Hear Our Stories”.&nbsp; The film’s director is <strong>Dan Habib </strong>- former photo editor for the Concord Monitor, now filmmaker-in-residence at the institute on disability at the University of New Hampshire.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:32:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott 30219 at http://nhpr.org Restraint and Seclusion: Hear Our Stories Granite United Way's 2-1-1 Connects People and Services http://nhpr.org/post/granite-united-ways-2-1-1-connects-people-and-services <p>The <a href="http://www.graniteuw.org/" target="_blank">Granite United Way</a>'s 2-1-1 New Hampshire service is a directory assistance of services available in the state. It puts those in need in touch with the services that can help.</p><p>Cassie called 2-1-1 for help with disability rights when she ran into trouble with her housing arrangement. Her landlord had issued an eviction notice after she acquired a dog, because her lease forbids pets from the building. But Cassie's dog isn't a pet; she's a psychiatric service dog that provided therapeutic assistance.</p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 23619 at http://nhpr.org Granite United Way's 2-1-1 Connects People and Services U.S. Senate Fails to Ratify Protections for People with Disabilities http://nhpr.org/post/us-senate-fails-ratify-protections-people-disabilities <P>This week the&nbsp;United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities <A href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/04/us-usa-congress-disabilities-idUSBRE8B319F20121204">(CRDP) was narrowly rejected </A>on the Senate floor.&nbsp; The treaty, negotiated during the Bush administration, has already been ratified by126 other nations—including China, Russia, and Iran.&nbsp;</P> <P> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:49:29 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17948 at http://nhpr.org U.S. Senate Fails to Ratify Protections for People with Disabilities State Prepares for Massive Shift to Medicaid Managed Care http://nhpr.org/post/state-prepares-massive-shift-medicaid-managed-care <p><strong>News Update</strong> <strong>at 2:54 p.m. Wed. May 9</strong>:&nbsp; The Executive Council has passed a $2.3 billion contract that will overhaul the state&rsquo;s Medicaid program. Medicaid Managed care could significantly shake up service for some 140,000 N.H. residents. HHS officials believe this reform is critical. More details to follow on this evening&#39;s All Things Considered.<br /> Tue, 08 May 2012 20:42:51 +0000 4417 at http://nhpr.org State Prepares for Massive Shift to Medicaid Managed Care Few Answers In Abuse Probes At Homes For Disabled http://nhpr.org/post/few-answers-abuse-probes-homes-disabled Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a sprawling facility of offices, residential buildings and therapy rooms set between a noisy boulevard and a golf course.<p>Some 400 people with developmental disabilities live at Fairview. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:08:00 +0000 3233 at http://nhpr.org Few Answers In Abuse Probes At Homes For Disabled Laser-Based Hearing? http://nhpr.org/post/laser-based-hearing <p>Fascinating article from Popular Science today on <a href="http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-04/how-it-works-artificial-hearing-device-made-lasers" target="_blank">an effort to use lasers to build a hearing system more accurate and expansive than the cochlear implant</a>. The infrared lasers would more accurately stimulate the nerves in the ear, meaning a fuller, clearer perception of sound.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:14:36 +0000 Brady Carlson 3066 at http://nhpr.org Laser-Based Hearing? Off-Road Wheelchairs Help Everybody Get Into the Wild http://nhpr.org/post/road-wheelchairs-help-everybody-get-wild <p>The Here&#39;s What&#39;s Awesome mailbox is full of interesting pieces on wheelchair technology these days, starting with the <a href="http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/03/most-badass-wheelchair-weve-ever-seen-action-trackchair" target="_blank">Action Trackchair</a>. It&#39;s an off-road wheelchair with treads - <em>treads! </em>- capable of negotiating sand, snow, and hiking trails. And, as the company&#39;s promo video points out, you can have it painted in camouflage colors for serious action. Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:22:12 +0000 Brady Carlson 2711 at http://nhpr.org Off-Road Wheelchairs Help Everybody Get Into the Wild