Hispanic Heritage Month: What research is available to support Latinos and Hispanics with disabilities?

More than 5.2 million people who identify as Latino or Hispanic live with a disability in the United States. Latinos and Hispanics experience disabilities across the lifespan, and these disabilities can impact their ability to live. learn, and work independently. We turned to the NIDILRR grantee community to learn about research and development activities that may support people with disabilities and their families in participating fully in their communities. These projects conduct research in disparities experienced by this community, develop interventions to support individuals and families, and produce a wealth of information and resources including factsheets, guides, and videos.

Are you a Latino or Hispanic with disabilities or a service professional looking for the latest research? NARIC’s information specialists searched the NIDILRR Program Database and found 9 current and completed projects related to Latinos with disabilities and 20 current and completed projects related to Hispanics with disabilities, They also found 20 current and completed projects that provide information and resources in Spanish. The NIDILRR-funded projects below are just an example of the work being done by the NIDILRR grantee community related to Latinos and Hispanics.

Family Support

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and Brain Injury

Transition

Did you know that NARIC provides information and referral services in English and Spanish to Latinos and Hispanics in the US and Latin America? We do! NARIC’s bilingual information specialist is available to help you find the information and resources that you need via telephone, chat, and email in English and Spanish! NARIC staff have also translated our informational resources (recursos informacionales); publications (publicaciones), such as our Research In Focus (Enfoque De Investigación) series; and our website (sitio web).

About mpgarcia

I'm the Bilingual Information/Media Specialist at NARIC.
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