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"Bottom Dollar" Film

16-Jul-2018

Monday, July 16, 2018 DRCVI will be showing the Film "Bottom Dollar" at the NAMI Family Support Meeting at Roy Lester Schneider Hospital, cafeteria, Sun Room at 6 p.m. ..

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Youth Corrections faces numerous deficiencies, study shows

26-Feb-2018

The Human Services Department has not responded publicly to an assessment of the Youth Rehabilitation Center on St. Croix that said the center is “deficient in all functional areas.” The report, commissioned by f..

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Undercurrents: Making Air Travel Easier for People with Disabilities

19-Feb-2018

Even the most infrequent flyer knows that air travel these days is fraught with delays. The seasoned traveler has a store of tales of cancelled flights, missed connections and late arrivals – stories so common it’s h..

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TRIBUTE TO PAUL ROBESON

17-Feb-2018

TUNE IN AND LISTEN: Amelia Headley Lamont, ESQ., Executive Director -Disability Rights of the Virgin Islands (DRCVI) Interview with MR. SAMUEL J. EUDOVIQUE: “ABILITY RADIO-YOU and YOUR LIFE” SATURDAY MORNING ..

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Mapp Declares State of Emergency in V.I.’s Mental Health Care

01-Feb-2018

Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp has declared a Mental Health Care State of Emergency, according to a statement issued late Friday night from Government House. Noting the need to facilitate immediate emergency delivery of a..

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The Stressful nature of air travel to and from USVI

14-Jan-2018

Air travel is a process that can become incredibly stressful. In one instance a traveler while arriving at his destination was confronted by a team of federal agents accompanied by detection dogs. The traveler wa..

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FEMA and SBA DISASTER ASSISTANCE

04-Jan-2018

Headline: Disability Rights Center to Host FEMA and SBA Representatives on January 4 People with disabilities in St. Croix are invited to the Disability Rights Center in Frederiksted to learn more ..

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PANEL

01-Sep-2017

See the full article for an image of the Flyer on the Ddisaster Preparedges Panel Discussion - SST. ..

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People with autism, intellectual disabilities fight bias in transplants

09-Mar-2017

Paul Corby needs a new heart. On that there is no dispute. The same rare disease that killed his father at 27 is destroying his left ventricle. While there is no cure or surgery that might repair the damage, a heart..

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This foster father takes in only terminally ill children

07-Mar-2017

The children were going to die. Mohamed Bzeek knew that. But in his more than two decades as a foster father, he took them in anyway — the sickest of the sick in Los Angeles County’s sprawling foster care ..

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The Benefits and Challenges of Parenting with a Disability

02-Mar-2017

Having a disability does not prevent anyone from being a capable and loving parent. Yet, it does present a set of unique challenges – challenges that Nicole Schultz-Kass, a 37-year-old blind mother from Woodbury, Min..

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We Asked People What They Know About Obamacare.

12-Jan-2017

The Affordable Care Act brought the rate of uninsured Americans to a record low 9 percent in 2015. It's the major achievement of the controversial health care law and one the Obama administration likes to tout whenev..

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One Man’s Quest to Change the Way We Die

05-Jan-2017

First, the back story, because, B.J. Miller has found, the back story is unavoidable when you are missing three limbs. Miller was a sophomore at Princeton when, one Monday night in November 1990, he and two frie..

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Dating With a Disability

09-Dec-2016

Women with disabilities often begin to date much later in life, and they struggle in a dating culture that places a premium on physical appearance. Sometimes when Tabitha Estrellado meets a man, he will extend a hand..

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U.S. Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Special Education Case

09-Dec-2016

The U.S. Supreme Court has set Jan. 11 as the date that it will hear a case revolving around the level of benefit that special education is supposed to provide to students with disabilities. Special education obs..

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A Girl And Her Service Dog Head To The Supreme Court

04-Nov-2016

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday takes up the case of a girl, her service dog and a school that barred the dog from its premises. Ehlena Fry was born with cerebral palsy, a condition that significantly limited he..

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Teen Bullies And Their Victims Both Face A Higher Risk Of Suicide

03-Aug-2016

Bullying and cyberbullying are major risk factors for teen suicide. And both the bullies and their victims are at risk. That's according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics that urges pediatrician..

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How Mental Illness is Misrepresented in the Media

04-Dec-2015

How Mental Illness is Misrepresented in the Media by Kirstin Fawcett Unless you majored in psychology or attended medical school, chances are the bulk of your knowledge about mental illness comes from the..

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Lawmakers Seek 'Oversight' Of Workers' Comp

21-Oct-2015

Ten ranking Democrats on key Senate and House committees are urging the Labor Department to respond to a "pattern of detrimental changes in state workers' compensation laws" that have reduced protections and benefits..

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The Right Medicare Drug Plan Can Help Control Price Shocks

21-Oct-2015

When Mildred Fine received the annual notice informing her about changes to her Medicare prescription drug plan for 2016, she was shocked. If she stayed with the same plan, her monthly premium would more tha..

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New Approach Advised to Treat Schizophrenia

20-Oct-2015

More than two million people in the United States have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, and the treatment for most of them mainly involves strong doses of antipsychotic drugs that blunt hallucinations and..

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

26-Mar-2015

NPR BY SUSAN BRINK March 26, 2015 A decade ago in Nigeria, rumors spread that polio vaccines were surreptitious sterilization efforts. That led to a boycott of the vaccine in 2003 and a resurgence in the p..

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

11-Feb-2015

A regular Source feature, Undercurrents explores issues, ideas and events as they develop beneath the surface in the Virgin Islands community. After years of grappling over the issue, the private-public sector Menta..

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Why Kids Leave The E.R. With Concussions

10-Mar-2014

NPR - March 10. 2014 MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Brain injuries like concussions have got a lot of attention in professional sports lately. But there's also a n..

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