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Disability Rights Center Parent Training

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Disability Rights of the U.S. Virgin Islands – 2014 Annual Report

Download the 2014 Annual Report

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Disability Status Report U.S. Virgin Islands

Download the Status Report for the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Employment and Disability Institute at the Cornell University ILR school.

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Many Doctors Who Diagnose Alzheimer's Fail To Tell The Patient

Doctors are much more likely to level with patients who have cancer than patients who have Alzheimer's, according to a report released this week by the Alzheimer's Association.

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What's Up With Parents Who Don't Vaccinate Their Children?

A new study of more than 20,000 people in five countries looks as why people aren't confident in vaccines. The reasons vary, from a belief the vaccine isn't safe to a bad experience with a previous vaccination.

And the results can be devastating.

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Undercurrents: Better Mental Health – So Near, Yet So Far

After years of grappling over the issue, the private-public sector Mental Health Care Commission finally agreed on the way to overhaul mental health care in the territory. Now they can’t get the government to sign off on the agreement.

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Mental health expert finds 'appalling' conditions at jails

In a scathing report, a mental health expert found that detention staff at the St. Thomas jails use "physical force, steel restraints and lock down as substitutes for treatment" for inmates who are mentally ill.

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How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With Teacher

So you finally get the chance to meet one on one with your child's teacher — now what?

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VI Alert

VI Alert is a local warning system that allows residents to receive ongoing alerts on weather, earthquakes, public health issues, beach closures and other important information. Virgin Islands residents may register their home, fax, mobile phone number or e-mail address to receive the information at: www.vialert.gov.

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Disability Rights of the Virgin Islands

The Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands (DRCVI) is the only territory-wide advocacy organization established by Congress that provides legal services to eligible persons with disabilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was created on October 1, 1977 and was then known as the Committee on Advocacy for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc., and later as Virgin Islands Advocacy, Inc.There are a total of 57 protection and advocacy organizations for each state and territory of the United States.

DRCVI is a member of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). Collectively, NDRN is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services for people with disabilities in the United States.