Soon, kids will pack up new crayons and markers, notebooks and folders into new backpacks head back to the classroom for another school year. It’s can be exciting time, but for some, it’s actually scary. The anxiety that comes with a new school year can be magnified for a child with special needs, and the parents who send him or her off to school for the first time.
If you're fortunate enough to have your sight, reading braille may seem like an impossible new "language." Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services (DERS) Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) counselor, Vasant Garcia, knows the challenges of learning to read by touch.
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In 2010, Phoenix ranked highest nationally for the number of unemployed and out-of-school 16-24 year olds.* This demographic, also known as “disconnected youth,” quickly caught the eye of government officials and as a result, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative was born. The initiative is part of the national Opportunities for Youth(link is external) coalition on a mission to re-connect these young adults to educational and career opportunities.
Heat illness occurs when the body becomes too hot and is no longer able to regulate its own temperature. Heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are three of the most common types of heat illness. Adults aged 65 or older are particularly vulnerable to the effects of excessive heat because they are less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature.
The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for Central Arizona and surrounding areas. High temperatures will range from 110-120 degrees. The extreme temperatures Arizona faces in the summertime are difficult for some populations to escape. Those who are homeless, for instance, can have a difficult time finding refuge from the heat and staying hydrated throughout the day.
Throughout the school year, children in low-income families are able to receive free and reduced lunch and breakfast. But what happens in the summer when families can’t rely on their schools to help feed their children? The U.S. Department of Agriculture funds the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to ensure that children who receive federally-subsidized lunches at school don’t go hungry during the summer months.