Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware will be awarding more than a million dollars to nine Delaware nonprofits focused on addressing social determinants of health. Among the recipients are the Mental Health Association in Delaware, the Bayhealth Foundation and the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
UD Assistant Professor Evan Usler says that stuttering, a motor speech and fluency disorder, can persist from childhood to adulthood when individuals who stutter try to compensate for the anxiety they feel when speaking by avoiding words they think they can’t say. Ulser, who runs the Interpersonal Neurophysiology Lab at UD, advocates “stutter[ing] openly and confidently, as it is often then that fluency seems to emerge.”
Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a moratorium on evictions to protect those who cannot pay rent due to coronavirus-related income loss, landlords are still seeking eviction orders in court. Judges in different states have reached different conclusions, leading to inconsistent enforcement and questions of the order’s constitutionality.
Disability policy advocates expressed frustration that the U.S. Senate rejected a coronavirus relief bill that incorporated funding for disability community needs, such as extra Medicaid money for home- and community-based care providers. Already pared down from the $3 trillion bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, the recently failed legislation may be the last attempt at providing another round of fiscal stimulus before the 2020 presidential election.
Some special education students at Milford Central Academy, a middle school, will receive daily visits from teachers for one-on-one instruction in addition to their independent remote work. Teachers will work in pairs, meet with students outside, wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines.