Seasonal Firefighters Lack Health Insurance

The firefighters who are battling the fires in Colorado right now don’t have health insurance coverage. They are considered to be seasonal workers, which means that they don’t qualify for federal employer sponsored health insurance. Lack of health insurance coverage can bankrupt families. Firefighters are modern day superheroes. They rush in to smoke filled areas and homes, and battle large fires. They do this to protect the lives of people who often are complete strangers to them. They risk their own lives in order to protect the homes and natural resources that are threatened by a forest fire. Seasonal firefighters … Continue reading

Special Needs Blog Week in Review – Week of February 26 – March 3, 2012

Every week, the Special Needs Blog Week in Review gives you a quick description of each of the blogs that appeared on here in the past seven days. This is a good way to catch up on whatever you may have missed, or on blogs that you wanted to read but ran out of time for. The Special Needs Podcast Roundup went up on February 27, 2012. This week, I would like to point out an episode from the Hold the Gluten podcast that is titled: “Pizza Perfection”. It talks about a place that makes delicious gluten-free pizzas. As a … Continue reading

Firefighter Teaches How to Rescue People With Autism

A firefighter who is the father of a son who has autism is teaching other firefighters about how to identify someone who has autism. He is also teaching them how to best help a person who has autism in an emergency situation. He points out that people with autism may react in unexpected ways. Many children learn about fire safety while they are at school. They participate in fire drills, and learn about why it is important to make sure that everyone leaves the building quickly, and in an orderly fashion. For many kids, this is the first time that … Continue reading