Remote learning poses hurdles for students with disabilities

Remote learning poses hurdles for students with disabilities

ABCNews.com —  Schools across the U.S. are scrambling to find new ways to provide remote instruction to students with disabilities as instruction moves online amid the coronavirus pandemic BOSTON — At school, Rose Hayes, 8, works with a team of teachers and...
Coronavirus Relief Bill Contains $20B for Vets

Coronavirus Relief Bill Contains $20B for Vets

Military.com —  The massive $330 billion coronavirus relief bill expected to be approved Wednesday by the Senate contains $19.57 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that veterans are receiving the care they need during the current pandemic....
How COVID-19 May Impact Your Retirement Planning

How COVID-19 May Impact Your Retirement Planning

Forbes —  The world has been in a panic since the outbreak of coronavirus — COVID-19, causing almost unprecedented market volatility. Some have been quick to compare this to the credit crisis of 2008 that lasted five years. Depending on the duration of the...
5 Things To Know About Coronavirus And People With Disabilities

5 Things To Know About Coronavirus And People With Disabilities

Forbes —  The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has everyone spooked, and hopefully, taking steps to control the outbreak and prepare to get through whatever may come of it. But one group faces additional risks and consequences, as well as anxieties: people with...
VA success story — new veterans answering calls checking in

VA success story — new veterans answering calls checking in

From the Military Times —  When officials launched a new program late last year to reach out to newly separated service members and talk about their Veterans Affairs benefits, they weren’t sure if anyone would answer the phone. It turns out a lot of veterans wanted to...
Nursing home closure wave hitting top-rated facilities

Nursing home closure wave hitting top-rated facilities

From McKnight’s Long-Term Care News —  Quality isn’t a deciding factor when a nursing home closes. So suggests a new report that  has found that both high- and low-quality providers are among the more than 550 facilities that have closed since June 2015. “It is...
App helps people with special needs make friends

App helps people with special needs make friends

From CNN.com —  Juliana Fetherman was in middle school when she started to notice that her younger brother, Michael, who has ADHD and autism, was having problems making friends. “He’s verbal, but he doesn’t like to talk,” Fetherman told CNN....
Vets get more options, in VA partnership with military banks

Vets get more options, in VA partnership with military banks

From MilitaryTimes.com —  Some veterans may have better access to banking now, through a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Association of Military Banks of America. It’s especially beneficial for those who haven’t been able to open bank...
Americans are losing millions of dollars to Social Security scams

Americans are losing millions of dollars to Social Security scams

From CBS News —  The Department of Justice is filing for temporary restraining orders against U.S. telecom carriers allegedly facilitating hundreds of millions of scam robocalls. Americans are losing millions of dollars a year because of the calls, which usually...