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About cgraves34

Media Specialist for the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) through Administration for Community Living (ACL) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Project Spotlight: Experiencing the World via Touch

February is Low Vision Awareness Month.  For many individuals who are blind, living with low vision, or who are Deaf/blind, touch is an important sense for experiencing the world around them. Technology that is tactile or haptic can help people … Continue reading

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Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Low vision effects millions of people in the US and throughout the world. The National Institute of Health’s National Eye Institute (NEI) defines low vision as a visual impairment that is not correctable by … Continue reading

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Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

As winter settles in and we have begun to see snow in the D.C. metro area many people have taken to the mountains of local ski/snowboarding resorts for some winter sport fun.  January is National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury … Continue reading

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Maintaining Mental Health When Dealing with Arthritis

May is Arthritis Awareness and Mental Health Awareness Month.  As an individual living with arthritis and other chronic health conditions it may be hard to remain upbeat, take care of one’s body mind and body, and handle everyday stressors (i.e., … Continue reading

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April is National Minority Health Month!

April is National Minority Health month and this year’s theme is Partnering for Health Equity which highlights partnerships at the federal, state, local, tribal and territorial levels that help reduce disparities in health and health care.  Approximately 40.7 million Americans … Continue reading

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Project Semicolon Day 2018

Project Semicolon is a global non-profit movement started in April 2013 (#ProjectSemicolonDay) by Amy Bleuel who wanted to honor her father whom she lost to suicide.  Since that time, Project Semicolon has evolved through the support of entertainers and the … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day – Managing Stress in the Workplace

October 10th is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is mental health in the workplace.  According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people globally live with depression, a leading cause of disability; and more than … Continue reading

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When it Hurts to Move: Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle with Chronic Pain and Fatigue Syndromes

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition is offering resources and ideas to help people #MoveInMay with the 0 to 60 website and smartphone apps that provide informational resources on … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy Through the Holidays: Taking Care of Your Mental Health

The holiday season can be a difficult time for many.  From the stress of family obligations to the traditional “holiday blues” some people may find themselves struggling with sadness, anxiety, and depression.  People with mental health conditions may be especially … Continue reading

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NIDILRR Seeks Input to Guide Strategic Planning

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) through the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is seeking comments and hosting several listening sessions across the country to help inform future funding priorities and strategic direction.  Public meetings … Continue reading

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