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2014-07-08 23:07:08

“Families in Action” offered the parents of young children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) an opportunity to connect with the Association for Community Living support services, while their children participated in a host of activities at the Rockies YMCA. The event also allowed for the discussion of what is going well in the community, as well as what organizations like Arc Thrift Stores and ACL can do to help. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 June...

2014-07-07 08:28:41

NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AllazoHealth and the Accountable Care Coalition of Greater New York (ACCGNY) were awarded a grant of $91,914 by the 2014 Pilot Health Tech NYC to launch a pilot aimed at improving medication adherence. The pilot will target ACCGNY's Medicare-eligible beneficiaries, a highly comorbid population with intellectually and developmentally disabled (IDD) and elderly patients. The pilot will focus on improving medication adherence for patients with...

2014-07-02 16:24:31

HARTFORD, Conn., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 130 people with mental illnesses currently housed in two nursing homes in Connecticut will be able to live in community residences and receive appropriate support services under a settlement approved today by a federal judge. Approval of the agreement was obtained by the Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA), supported by the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and...

2014-06-26 23:16:05

A Special Needs Plan comments on a study that was completed by researchers from the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania that states the lifetime cost of care for an individual with Autism is over $2 million. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 “This new study published by Jama Pediatrics on June 9th, 2014, combined with the increased prevalence of Autism, drives home the importance of Special Needs Planning. When we think of needing over $2 million dollars to...

2014-06-23 23:01:07

Dr. Mata Katalenas interviewed Round Rock psychologist Dr. Anna Masbad for a more in depth understanding of learning disabilities in children to offer education and hope to parents. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 In a recent interview for WebTalk Radio, Austin pediatrician Dr. Marta Katalenas and Dr. Anna Masbad, a psychologist and Founder of Vesper’s Psychological Services, discuss the issues facing parents of children with learning disorders. Some families that are patients of Dr....

2014-06-20 16:22:22

CHICAGO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether one has a disability or takes care of a person who does, they will not want to miss all the latest gadgets, cars, products and services that enhance the potential of those with disabilities, which will be on display at Abilities Expo on June 27-29, 2014 at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. Admission is free and show hours will be Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. This year, the annual Chicago...

2014-06-18 16:26:37

Government of Canada partnering with Special Olympics Canada, the RBC Foundation and the Samuel Family Foundation to expand Active Start and FUNdamentals programs OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Public Health Agency of Canada has partnered with Special Olympics Canada, the RBC Foundation and the Samuel Family Foundation to increase opportunities for children living with intellectual disabilities to participate in physical activity. Special Olympics Canada currently runs two...

2014-06-17 23:16:35

A Special Needs Plan Founder and Chartered Special Needs Consultant, Ryan Platt, explains, “Many families struggle to fund the cost of their child’s lifetime needs, which is why it is imperative families understand the human services and government benefit world so that they can maximize those programs. Families then need to coordinate these benefit programs with a well-thought out and detailed Special Needs Plan of their own so as to build a proper framework that can provide the best...

2014-06-12 23:06:39

Relias Learning builds on its industry leading platform with the addition of the number one provider of online Applied Behavior Analysis training. Cary, NC (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Relias Learning, the leader in online training for human services organizations, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Autism Training Solutions (ATS). The acquisition adds more than 2,000 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training video clips and over 60 hours of expert instruction to Relias...

2014-06-12 23:01:37

AbilityLinks.org is a Program of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 AbilityLinks.org, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital’s job-opportunity network, and Project Starfish America, a business skills development program, are announcing a partnership to collaborate their efforts to reduce the high unemployment rate for people with disabilities. Project Starfish is an organization that has built an experiential business training, business engagement and employment platform...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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