Disabilities

Ballet Class Offers Hope for Disabled Children

At the Maryland Youth Ballet there is a program called Music and Motion that provides therapeutic ballet classes to dancers with physical disabilities.

Operation Homecoming aims to eliminate veteran homelessness in Montgomery County by 2016

The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless is on a mission:to house all homeless veterans identified in Montgomery County by the end of 2015.

Country Faces Shortage of Mental Health Professionals, Experts Tell Congress

Experts, Senate concerned by lack of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers to treat the mentally ill.

Obama’s Goal to End Veteran Homelessness by Year’s End Likely to Come Up Short

Homeless veterans would continue to be left in the lurch at the end of the year.

Maryland District Court Creates First Veterans Treatment Docket

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City District Court starts its first ever Veterans Treatment Dockets. These dockets focus on rehabilitation instead of incarceration for arrested veterans.

Warrior Canine Connection Eases Veterans’ Struggles with Help From Four-Legged Friends

The Warrior Canine Connections offers service dogs trained by veterans, for veterans.

Platoon 22 Hopes to Decrease the Number of Veterans Who Commit Suicide Each Day

An estimated 22 veterans die on a given day due to suicide. Platoon 22 hopes to decrease this number.

Push for inclusive Catholic special education grows in Maryland

Catholic Coalition for Special Education supports inclusive classrooms in 26 schools

Paratransit Riders Frustrated, MTA Under Scrutiny

Maryland Transit Administration’s paratransit service Mobility is working to make changes to serve customers and national standards

HOBBY PIPES: turning a hobby into a career to help others

Brendon Pinkham uses his unusual hobby as a way to pay tribute to his younger brother who suffers from Aspergers.