24 Dec

Rhine Named MVC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the Fourth Time

first_imgShe started the weekend with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go with a season-high 14 rebounds in the Bradley win. She added two assists, two blocks and two steals in just 20 minutes. Rhine followed that performance with another 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting and 11 rebounds and one block and one steal in 22 minutes in the win over Illinois State. Rhine, who won MVC Player of the Week each of the first three weeks, posted back-to-back double-doubles in helping lead the Bulldogs to a pair of league road wins in the first week of MVC play. ST. LOUIS – Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team is the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for the fourth time this season, the MVC office announced Monday, Jan. 7. Rhine leads the conference in scoring at 19.0 points per game and field goal percentage at 58.8 while she ranks second in rebounding at 8.6 per game. Rhine has scored 20 or more points in five out of the past six games. This her eighth career MVC Player of the Week honor. Rhine and her teammates host Loyola Friday night at 6 p.m. in the team’s MVC home opener. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

22 Dec

HSE seek submissions on how they can improve autism support and services

first_imgPeople with autism spectrum disorder, parents and clinicians have been encouraged to make submissions to a HSE review of autism supports and services.It is estimated that 50,000 people in Ireland have ASD.In a statement, Health Minister Simon Harris says he wishes to ensure that people with ASD have access to the necessary supports to enable them to reach their full potential, and live rich and fulfilling lives. He also says that he recognises the need for a strategic approach to enhancing the responsiveness and effectiveness of services to meet the evolving needs of people with ASD.Minister Harris says; “At my request, the HSE has set up a working group to consider the effectiveness of existing services, to identify models of good practice among such services and to identify practice models that are not having a positive impact.“It is important that we identify where in the country services are operating well and where they are not.“The HSE has now invited submissions from service users, parents and practitioners and I want to encourage people to take the opportunity to have their voices heard.” “Three workshops will also be held in September with key service user advocates and NGOs: Disability Federation of Ireland; the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies and Inclusion Ireland and the working group will report on its findings by the end of September.“I have also asked my Department to initiate an epidemiological research study into the prevalence and future projections for autism spectrum disorder later this year to to allow us to plan for the future and future-proof our strategies for people with autism.“Following the advancement of this work, I intend to proceed next year with a national strategy for enhancing the health service response to people with ASD.”Submissions should be between 500 and 1000 words and emailed to [email protected] no later than the 12th of September.HSE seek submissions on how they can improve autism support and services was last modified: August 19th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:asdautismHSESimon Harrislast_img read more