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Understanding Autism Through Research

Throughout April, several organizations coordinate national campaigns to bring awareness and understanding of autism and acceptance of people who have autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. Autism is a developmental disability which can affect language and communication, sensory processing, … Continue reading

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Exploring Research on Disability in Rural Communities

This week is National Public Health Week, organized by the American Public Health Association (APHA). APHA has selected different themes for each day of the week and Wednesday’s theme is Rural Health. According to APHA, Americans who live in rural … Continue reading

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Celebrating Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month with Research!

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, including National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day declared by Congress on March 25th. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, CP refers to a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy … Continue reading

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Research In Brief: Controlled Studies

This Research In Brief explains what happens in a controlled study and how different controlled studies work. Continue reading

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: Looking at TBI from Different the Angles

#ChangeYourMind about brain injury with resources to fit different learning types: visual learner, data head, research nerd, or video junkie! Continue reading

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Transition – The Intersection of Education and Employment

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, with a campaign coordinated by the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, the National Disability Rights Network, and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities to bring attention to inclusion of people with … Continue reading

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Rare Conditions, Common Challenges

Rare conditions can come with common challenges like finding AT solutions, advocating for access, and finding support. Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day: Spending Quality Time with the People We Love

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, a day often dedicated to love. For people with and without disabilities, healthy, loving relationships between partners, family, and friends can be an important part to living independently and fully participating in the community. These relationships … Continue reading

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Celebrating Low Vision Awareness Month with Research!

In February, the National Eye Institute celebrates Low Vision Awareness Month, highlighting the growing numbers of people with low vision in the US and the services and technologies which can support them at school, at work, and in the community. … Continue reading

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Research In Brief: Early-Stage Research

In 2016 we began the Research In Focus series, highlighting new and interesting findings from NIDILRR-funded studies, presented in a reader-friendly format. As a follow-up, we offer our occasional series Research In Brief, where we break down some of the … Continue reading

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