Author Archives: naricspotlight

Sign Up, Join In, and Participate in Research!

Research and development projects are happening across the country and they’re looking for people with disabilities to join in. Interested? Learn more about participating in research! Continue reading

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Take Care of Yourself for the Holidays

In this season of giving, give yourself the gift of self-care. Continue reading

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Give the Gift of Inclusion

This holiday season, many people are skipping the traditional gifts of toys or clothes and giving “experiences” to family and friends. These could include tickets to live theater, restaurant certificates, classes to learn something new, scavenger hunts or escape rooms, … Continue reading

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Is Grandma’s House Accessible? Visitability for the Holidays

Are you opening your home to guests with disabilities? Learn how to make your home “visitable” so everyone can join the celebrations! Continue reading

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For Veterans Day: Research and Resources Supporting Vets with Disabilities and Their Families

Each November, we pause to recognize Veterans and honor their service and sacrifice during war and peace. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, almost 5 million veterans are living with a service-connected disability, that is a disability that resulted … Continue reading

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Can Work be Good for Your Health?

As we close out October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we are exploring the connection between employment and health. Some research has shown that being employed may have several health advantages for working-age people with disabilities, including access to healthcare … Continue reading

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Are You Hiring? VR Can Help!

Continuing our recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we are taking a look at how Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies can support people who do the hiring: employers, hiring managers, and human resources (HR) departments. People with disabilities who … Continue reading

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Peer Providers – How Your Experience Makes You Right for the Job

Being a peer provider can be a rewarding and challenging way to put your lived experience of disability or recovery to work! Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness and People with Intellectual, Developmental, or Cognitive Disabilities

The final post in our emergency preparedness series covers resources and tools for people with intellectual, developmental, or cognitive disabilities, their families, and emergency planners. Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness and People with Psychiatric Disabilities

For our next post in our series on emergency preparedness and people with disabilities, published in partnership with our colleagues at AbleData, we are highlighting resources and information for people with psychiatric disabilities. Although there are many sample planning templates … Continue reading

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