Disabilities

Ethan Saylor

Disability Advocates Chide Panel Following Death Of Ethan Saylor

A state commission formed in response to the death in custody of a man with Down syndrome should seek legislation mandating disability awareness training for police and other first responders, the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities said Thursday.

01/16/2014

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Special Olympics Joins Catholic Charity For New Program

Special Olympics International is launching a new program with Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services to help serve people living with disabilities in developing countries.

11/06/2013

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Md. Inmates To Train Service Dogs For Wounded Vets

Maryland’s prison agency is teaming up with a guide dog group to have jailed veterans train service dogs for wounded and disabled military veterans.

07/02/2012

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Rockville Gym Caters To Clients With Disabilities

If you think it feels good when you blow off some stress with a hard workout, slip into 15-year-old Jake Eisenstat’s skin for a while. With a diagnosis of severe attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and executive dysfunction, the Potomac teen has so much trouble focusing that his parents school him at home. His stamina is poor, and the development of his spatial awareness is delayed.

06/14/2012

swimming lesson

Program Helps Those Who Struggle With Water

The therapeutic recreation swimming program is one of 12 classes that make up the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks’ therapeutic recreation program. Serving people in the county with developmental disabilities for more than 20 years, the programs offered throughout the year include bowling, cooking, music, fitness and singing classes.

09/25/2011

nursing home

Group Tries To Combat Discrimination Against Those With Disabilities

More than 20,000 Marylanders are living in nursing homes. One survey finds almost a quarter of them don’t think they need to be there, but they feel trapped.

04/25/2011

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Special Education Costs Seen As Costly Service

Educating students with disabilities — a federally mandated responsibility — is seen as one of the costliest services school districts must provide, and one of the last that can be cut.

01/19/2011

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