April 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic
RAPID CITY (AP) Rapid City may have to spend nearly $38 million to make the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center accessible for people with disabilities.
January 9, 2013 in The Daily Republic
State Human Services Secretary Laurie Gill said one of the living centers on the institution’s campus was closed last fall as part of the continuing effort to reduce its population of residents receiving care there.
January 4, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald
Hazard Wilson’s new cellmate is a hairy bundle of energy whose playful zeal can’t be contained by steel doors: a five-month-old golden retriever. Yardley is one of three canines assigned since September to inmates at a maximum-security prison in western Maryland for training as service dogs for disabled military veterans. Continue Reading
October 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic
John Robinson has a message for people who face a challenge in life: You can overcome it. He did.
September 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic
The Cal Schultz Memorial Event in conjunction with the 2012 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Celebration will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 at County Fair Banquet Hall, Mitchell.
March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The U.S. Education Department report, compiled and made public for the first time by the department’s civil rights arm, shows that 70 percent of students subjected to the techniques have disabilities. There are no current federal standards on the use of the techniques in schools. Disability advocates hope that the report detailing the practice of “seclusion and restraint” will spur federal action to end it. Continue Reading
October 25, 2011 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE The Legislature’s Executive Board will be asked to establish a broad task force regarding future roles for the South Dakota Developmental Center at Redfield.
October 5, 2011 in The Daily Republic
Geri Jewell, a former regular on the 1980s television show “The Facts of Life,” related her struggles with cerebral palsy Tuesday during her speech at the Mitchell Advisory Council for People with Disabilities’ eighth annual Cal Schultz Awards Luncheon, which honors the accomplishments of local people with disabilities. Continue Reading