A Bayhealth medical facility
Highmark BluePrints for the Community announces $1.1 million in grants

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 Ulser
Stuttering more than a childhood disorder: UD researcher studies how stuttering develops in children and why it persists into adulthood for some

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.”

A woman sits smoking a cigarette on the stairs leading up to her residence
How does the federal eviction moratorium work? It depends where you live.

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.

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Hopes fade for coronavirus relief for people with disabilities

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.

Two special education teachers works with a student on the lawn outside her house
Special education teachers in Milford go to the students

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.