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Social worker sues for the opportunity to help her community

Social worker sues for the opportunity to help her community

A New Orleans social worker filed a federal lawsuit today to challenge a state law that prevents her from helping families with special needs children.  Ursula Newell-Davis has devoted her twenty-year career to counseling youths with mental health needs and cognitive disabilities. As a social worker and as a mother to her own special needs son, she has seen that children with disabilities and their families need support, especially those who come from poorer backgrounds. Because many of these […]

Making the “Field of Dreams” a Reality for Special Needs Children of all Ages

Making the “Field of Dreams” a Reality for Special Needs Children of all Ages

  . By Raven West In the classic 1989 movie “Field of Dreams”, Ray (Kevin Costner) hears a mysterious voice telling him “If you build it, he will come.” Without knowing who the “he” was, Ray became obsessed with building the “it”; a baseball diamond, in the middle of an Ohio cornfield. The “he” was […]