Disabilities http://www.kunc.org en National Data Confirm Cases Of Restraint And Seclusion In Public Schools http://www.kunc.org/post/national-data-confirm-cases-restraint-and-seclusion-public-schools The practice of secluding or restraining children when they get agitated has long been a controversial practice in public schools. Now, new data show that it's more common than previously understood, happening at least 267,000 times in a recent school year.<p>NPR worked with reporters from the investigative journalism group ProPublica, who compiled data from the U.S. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Joseph Shapiro 57959 at http://www.kunc.org National Data Confirm Cases Of Restraint And Seclusion In Public Schools Mental Health Initiative Will Search For Statewide Solutions http://www.kunc.org/post/mental-health-initiative-will-search-statewide-solutions <p>It isn't too late to become involved in the broad statewide discussion on mental illness this weekend, with groups gathering in four cities to discuss means of eradicating stigma and removing barriers to treatment.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:11:21 +0000 Rocky Mountain PBS I-News & Jim Trotter 55192 at http://www.kunc.org For A Diagnosis Of Both Mental Illness And A Disability There Are Gaps In The System http://www.kunc.org/post/diagnosis-both-mental-illness-and-disability-there-are-gaps-system <p>A raised red oval, a couple of inches in diameter, sits at the top of Alex Meredith’s forehead. It is the physical mark of a besieged mind.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Rocky Mountain PBS I-News & Kristin Jones 55191 at http://www.kunc.org For A Diagnosis Of Both Mental Illness And A Disability There Are Gaps In The System Accessible Designs Could Help Us All — But Only If Firms Bite http://www.kunc.org/post/accessible-designs-could-help-us-all-only-if-firms-bite <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8GVKqGruOQ</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:52:00 +0000 50004 at http://www.kunc.org Accessible Designs Could Help Us All — But Only If Firms Bite Four-Legged Impostors Give Service Dog Owners Pause http://www.kunc.org/post/four-legged-impostors-give-service-dog-owners-pause Lauren Henderson goes everywhere with her service dog Phoebe — to the grocery store, Disneyland, the beach. For Henderson, who used to be paralyzed, her 100 pound, lumbering Saint Bernard is a necessity.<p>An actor who lives in Malibu, Calif., Henderson uses her dog for stability and balance. And if she falls, Phoebe helps pull her back on her feet.<p>"She's basically like a living walker," Henderson says.<p>Lately, Henderson has noticed more dogs wearing vests that label them as service animals, but she can tell they're different from Phoebe. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 07:26:00 +0000 49446 at http://www.kunc.org Four-Legged Impostors Give Service Dog Owners Pause