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There’s now an easier way to donate to the flood victims in North Dakota – families of children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities who are impacted by the flooding in ND.
As you are likely aware, the families in North Dakota need help NOW! As such, Family Voices will be accepting online donations that we will, in turn, send to Donene Feist, Executive Director of Family Voices of ND. Donene is aware of this new development and says that it will definitely help!
Link: Family Support
Families with children with disabilities are struggling to keep food on the table, a roof over their heads, and pay for needed health and dental care. According to a new study of 28,141 households by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, these challenges are now falling on middle-income households and not just on poor families, as previous research has found. "The bottom line is that U.S. families raising children with disabilities are reporting severe hardships at rates that are chilling, including families that are solidly middle-class," says Dr. Susan L. Parish, the study's lead investigator and an assistant professor in the UNC School of Social Work. "We were shocked to find such high rates of hardship among upper-income families." The study, which is based on 2002 data from the National Survey of American Families, is being published in this month's journal "Exceptional Children.