• UNCRPD: What is Article 12 and Legal Capacity?
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    UNCRPD: What is Article 12 and Legal Capacity?

    let’s have a closer look at that article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of persons with disabilities the UNCRPD The UNCRPD is a binding united nations human rights treaty for persons with disabilities signed and ratified by almost all EU Member States and the EU itself Article 12 of the UNCRPD wants to ensure that every person with disabilities including people with psychosocial disabilities may enjoy equal recognition before the law which requires legal capacity legal capacity is an inherent right that everyone it’s different to mental capacity which is an individual’s capacity to make decisions which can vary from person to person Amy and Victor are…

  • Should taxpayers have to fund private schools?
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    Should taxpayers have to fund private schools?

    this week the Supreme Court heard a case over whether states should fund religious schools in Espinosa the Montana Department of Revenue the plaintiffs argued their religious liberties are being violated after the Montana Supreme Court struck down a program providing tax credits for donations to private school vouchers in their ruling the state court cited a clause in the Montana Constitution prohibiting any direct or indirect appropriation or payment from any public fund or monies to aid any church work religious school just as Cavanaugh argued this provision advances grotesque anti-catholic bigotry citing nineteenth-century Blaine amendments but the Montana Constitution was rewritten in 1972 worth noting here is that…

  • Fighting Regiments of War of Rights – 12th South Carolina [Revisited]
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    Fighting Regiments of War of Rights – 12th South Carolina [Revisited]

    As Burnside’s Corps finally got past antietam creek, they were headed straight for the town of sharpsburg and the dangerously thin confederate line that was stationed there to defend it. But unbeknownst to Burnside, A. P. Hill’s light division managed to reach the battlefield in time to reinforce the confederates after a grueling 17 mile forced march. His leading Brigade consisted of Gregg’s blue clad South Carolinians. The 12th South carolina, who was attached to Gregg’s brigade, was wearing an assortment of federal uniforms they took from Harpers Ferry which allowed them to surprise the confused federals and send them fleeing from the field, ending any hope of Burnside cutting…

  • Collecting Patient-Reported Outcomes as Standard of Care for Pediatric Patients
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    Collecting Patient-Reported Outcomes as Standard of Care for Pediatric Patients

    [ Music ]>>Here at HSS, we’re collecting patient-reported outcome measures on every pediatric and adolescent patient, to really understand how they’re doing before and after treatment. When we systematically reviewed the pediatric orthopedic literature to understand what patient-reported outcome measures were being used, only about a quarter of them were specific for kids, and the large majority of them were actually adult measures that were trying to be used in kids, often inappropriately. Here at HSS, on the pediatric orthopedic service, we feel really strongly that how patients feel after surgery from their perspective is really vital to their recovery. And so, we’ve made patient-reported outcome measures standard of care…

  • NTDs interventions: The missing thread for girls and women
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    NTDs interventions: The missing thread for girls and women

    In our quest for equality… it is our aspiration that every female born has the chance to realise her full potential. We have a shared responsibility… …to dismantle each barrier that stands in her way. Neglected tropical diseases… …are one such barrier. A group of diseases affecting 1.6 billion of the poorest people on our planet. NTDs disproportionately affect girls and women from the day they are born and throughout their lives. Exposed to these diseases in their day to day tasks… girls and women live less fulfilling, more isolated, lives. But we are able to change this fact. There can be an alternative story. Through our programmes and interventions…

  • Heads Together | The Duchess of Cambridge’s Speech on Early Intervention for Children & Families
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    Heads Together | The Duchess of Cambridge’s Speech on Early Intervention for Children & Families

    As I look round the room I see so many friendly faces, friends who’ve shared with me their knowledge and who’ve answered my questions patiently, whilst I’ve interrogated them in my endeavour to learn about this complex range of issues. Academic colleagues who’ve shown me their ground-breaking research into the cause of perinatal and postnatal depression and how they are addressing these in the clinic; Those who I visited over the years who provide crucial links within the community and who’s services help families with essential parenting support and guidance; And other wonderful organisations which have done so much to improve support for the emotional wellbeing of children in their…

  • Early Intervention Can Decrease Autism
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    Early Intervention Can Decrease Autism

    There’s all of Thomas’s friends. Two-year old twins, Matthew and Morgan Williams, showed their differences almost from the beginning. When Morgan began speaking, Matthew didn’t. He wouldn’t respond to his name being called, and he became fixated on objects. At 18-months, Matthew was showing early signs of Autism. You think about all the possibilities of how difficult it could be and how much it’s going to change your life and what you need to do to accommodate him. The Williams family was invited to take part in a groundbreaking Autism intervention program at the UC Davis Mind Institute. The ‘Early Start Denver Model’ or ESDM, involves children as young as…

  • Lawyer: threats made over Confederate statue removal
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    Lawyer: threats made over Confederate statue removal

    JENNIFER: U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE CARL BARBIER HEARD ARGUMENTS IN FEDERAL COURT THURSDAY. NOW HE WILL DECIDE WHETHER THE MONUMENTS STAY OR GO, FOR NOW.>>THIS IS A HISTORICAL MOMENT. THESE MONUMENTS HAVE BEEN CENTRAL TO THE CITY. THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF DIFFICULT CONVERSATION ABOUT IT AT ISSUE, AN INJUNCTION, THAT — JENNIFER AT ISSUE, AN : INJUNCTION, THAT WOULD BLOCK THE MONUMENT’S REMOVAL, UNTIL THEIR ULTIMATE FATE IS DECIDED IN COURT. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS LAW STUDENT PIA HUNTER IS IN TOWN WITH A GROUP WORKING WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE.>>ONE OF THE STUDENTS DID ACTUALLY DO A LITTLE INVESTIGATING FOR THE PROJECT. I’M NOT SURE IF IT WENT INTO…

  • Juan Carlos Osorio Reaction to FIFA Confederations Cup Official Draw
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    Juan Carlos Osorio Reaction to FIFA Confederations Cup Official Draw

    You’ll be playing Russia, New Zealand and Portugal. What are your thoughts on the draw? This group gives us a great opportunity to compete against three different playing styles. Portugal, current European champions with strikers, not only Cristiano Ronaldo, who is one of the best in the world but others such as Quaresma and Nani, who can throw you off balance. They’re a team that, to use the words of their own coach – with whom we chatted this afternoon – are rebuilding. And that’s why in their team now they have a midfielder like Sanches, who really is a sensation and is a player who is widely coveted. They…