Nemours A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital honored the many accomplishments of Micah Fowler, a young adult with cerebral palsy (CP) who plays a character with the condition on ABC’s show, “Speechless”. Fowler has been treated at Nemours various times.
More than 500 Delaware police officers participated in the three-day Torch Run in support of Special Olympics Delaware. Officers participated in Torch Run-related events throughout the year as well, including fundraising and volunteering. Law enforcement have raised more than $7 million in the past three decades for the organization.
NPR shines a light on the company Brain Balance, which claims its nonmedical, drug-free program helps children with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and learning and processing disorders. The company has high consumer satisfaction ratings, but experts in the various disorders have found flaws in the company’s approach and methodology.
A state Senate resolution would create a study group to evaluate the details of a Medicaid buy-in program for about 24,000 residents whose incomes are too high to qualify for the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Delaware, along with many other states, already offers such programs for particular groups including working individuals with disabilities.
Due to federal regulations, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, more young adults with disabilities in states across the nation are receiving evaluations to assess their skills and interests in efforts to secure meaningful employment.