Ben Benson, Who Put Singles in a Bar and Steak on the Tables, Dies at 89

People used to call Ben Benson’s the most famous steakhouse nobody’s ever heard of. The clubby theater district hangout that might host Paul Simon one night and Walter Cronkite the next did not have the cozy historical resonance of Keens or the stark light and Brooklyn swagger of Peter Luger. In the pantheon of the … Read more Ben Benson, Who Put Singles in a Bar and Steak on the Tables, Dies at 89

Largest Analysis Reveals Risk Factors for COVID-19 Death

Author: Oxford University(i) : Contact: ox.ac.uk Published: 2020-05-09 Synopsis: Risk factors for COVID-19 causes of death by analyzing NHS health data from 17.4M UK adults revealed in the largest analysis of Coronavirus patient records to date. Key Points: People of Asian and Black ethnic backgrounds are at a higher risk of death and this is … Read more Largest Analysis Reveals Risk Factors for COVID-19 Death

Hospital No-Visitor Policies Endanger People With Disabilities, Advocates Say

A temporary “No Hospital Visitors” sign was posted at the Mayo Clinic entrance in Jacksonville, Fla. because of concerns about the coronavirus. (Will Dickey/Florida Times-Union/TNS) Disability advocates are alarmed that no-visitor policies are forcing people with developmental disabilities — including those who are nonverbal — to go it alone at hospitals across the nation. Hospitals … Read more Hospital No-Visitor Policies Endanger People With Disabilities, Advocates Say

Stop using coronavirus powers to neglect care duties, UK councils told | Society

Councils using emergency coronavirus powers to cut services for older and disabled people could be breaking the law, disability and civil liberties campaigners have warned. At least seven councils have taken advantage of rights under the Coronavirus Act not to carry out detailed assessments of people’s care needs and to delay or reduce care provision, … Read more Stop using coronavirus powers to neglect care duties, UK councils told | Society

Avraham Rabby, Blind Diplomat and Advocate, Is Dead at 77

Avraham Rabby spoke four languages, studied at Oxford and went to the University of Chicago on a Fulbright scholarship. Born in Israel, he became an American citizen in 1980. He was intelligent, outgoing, optimistic and capable. He appeared, in other words, like an ideal candidate to be a Foreign Service officer for the State Department … Read more Avraham Rabby, Blind Diplomat and Advocate, Is Dead at 77

Move United: America’s Community Based Adaptive Sports Organization

Author: Susan Rossi(i) : Contact: adaptivesportsusa.org Published: 2020-05-05 Synopsis: Disabled Sports USA and Adaptive Sports USA join forces to become Move United, the nation’s leading community-based adaptive sports organization. Key Points: The merger makes Move United the pipeline for athletes with disabilities to not only learn adaptive sports, but to compete at the highest levels. … Read more Move United: America’s Community Based Adaptive Sports Organization

Disability Service Providers Struggling To Stay Afloat Amid COVID-19

Janie Desmond who has visual impairment and mild intellectual disability comes to the edge of her porch for a portrait in Durham, N.C. Desmond is one of many adults with disabilities who rely on support staff in their home to remain independent, but are worried that close interaction could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. … Read more Disability Service Providers Struggling To Stay Afloat Amid COVID-19

Covid-19 has exposed UK’s battered social care system. But there is a solution | Samantha Baron | Society

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed social care to be fragmented, battered and lacking investment. It has also exposed a lack of understanding of social care itself. Successive governments have struggled to address social care’s most pressing problem: how to build a valued, recognised and inclusive system for people in need. Creating a National Care Service … Read more Covid-19 has exposed UK’s battered social care system. But there is a solution | Samantha Baron | Society

What Should I Do if I Think My Child Has Autism?

Tiffany Lewis didn’t need a doctor to tell her that her son’s speech was delayed. As a special education tutor, she knew he should have been able to say more than two or three words at 18 months. He couldn’t say “Mama” or anything close to it. When a pediatrician told her that toddlers at … Read more What Should I Do if I Think My Child Has Autism?

2nd Round of Changes to Support Healthcare system During COVID-19 Pandemic

Author: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)(i)Contact : cms.gov Published: 2020-04-30 Synopsis: President Trump administration issues second round of sweeping changes to support U.S. healthcare system during COVID-19 pandemic. Key Points: During the Public Health Emergency, COVID-19 tests may be covered when ordered by any healthcare professional authorized to do so under state law. … Read more 2nd Round of Changes to Support Healthcare system During COVID-19 Pandemic