Fort Bend County database program aims to help people with special needs who wander
SUGAR LAND, Texas – People with special needs in Fort Bend County can now benefit from a program that helps people get home safely if found alone or in times of emergency. The system includes a current digital picture, demographic information and caregiver contacts. According to the Fort Bend website, Fort Bend County residents are eligible who have a cognitive impairment or disability that may affect their ability to communicate. The program also requires that anyone enrolling an individual or themselves be either a family member or legal guardian of the individual. The information is placed in a database that can be accessed in a police vehicle or at the police station.
Parents of special needs HISD students can sign up for labs that will help them navigate virtual learning
HOUSTON The Houston Independent School District will offer labs in August and September to help parents of special needs students learn how to navigate virtual learning for the 2020-21 school year. The district will offer 20 sessions to parents that will be available by disability area or special population group. Parents will be able to experience these labs live or in a recorded format. The labs are designed to help parents with programs like autism, dyslexia, speech/language, 504, intellectually disabled and gifted and talented. Join our Zoom conversation with education leaders, health expertsAs we embark on a school year like no other, we know that extra supports for parents and students are vital as we navigate a more virtual approach to learning, said HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan.
Why some people are buying pulse oximeters during coronavirus
At first, pulse oximeters flew off the shelves along with toilet paper. The pulse oximeter can detect even small changes in the way lungs move oxygen to the rest of the body. Doctor Levitan recommends using pulse oximeters if patients are high-risk. The pulse oximeters are available over the counter at most drug stores ranging in cost from 40 to about 70 dollars. The device is most often used on the index finger, looking for a normal oxygen range of 95-100.
Distance learning threatens to leave students with special needs behind
HOUSTON – When COVID-19 shut down schools, students with special needs lost weeks of critical classroom time. Luke Mazany, 21, is a special education student at the Katy Independent School District. Starting June 22, the district plans to send a team of nearly 60 instructors into special needs students’ homes, two hours a day, three to four days per week. Many of our students receiving special education services have been successfully accessing our Learning at Home online program and/or instructional packets, both of which have accommodations for special needs students. Abbott, to prioritize in-person instruction for those students who would most benefit from targeted interventions, such as our special education students.”