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What kinds of conditions can affect the knee?

The knee joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the knee joint move. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), … Continue reading

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¿Qué tipo de afecciones pueden afectar la rodilla?

La articulación de la rodilla está compuesta de hueso, cartílago, ligamentos y líquido. Los músculos y tendones ayudan a mover la articulación de la rodilla. Según el Instituto Nacional de Artritis y Enfermedades Musculo-esqueléticas y de la Piel (NIAMS, por … Continue reading

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Is there a difference between independent living and assisted living?

We often refer our patrons to centers for independent living when they are looking for services and supports in their community, which is often met with, “But I’m not looking for a nursing home—I don’t need that kind of help—that’s … Continue reading

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¿Hay alguna diferencia entre la vida independiente y la vida asistida?

A menudo remitimos a nuestros clientes a los centros para la vida independiente cuando están buscando servicios y apoyos en su comunidad, lo que a menudo se encuentra con: “Pero no estoy buscando un hogar de ancianos – no necesito … Continue reading

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What are neuropsychiatric disorders?

According to the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, neuropsychiatric disorders are “disorders of affect, cognition, and behavior that arise from overt disorder in cerebral function, or from indirect effects of extra-cerebral disease.” In other words, they are typically attributed to diseases … Continue reading

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¿Qué son los trastornos neuro-psiquiátricos?

Según el Libro de Texto de Medicina de Oxford (en inglés), los trastornos neuro-psiquiátricos (en inglés) son “trastornos de afecto, cognición, y comportamiento que surgen de un trastorno manifestado en la función cerebral, o de efectos indirectos de la enfermedad … Continue reading

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What are home modification and visitability?

According to the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, home modification “includes major or minor adaptations to the interior or exterior home environments that make it possible for the person living in the home to carry out … Continue reading

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¿Qué son la modificación del hogar y la visitabilidad?

De acuerdo con el Centro Nacional de Recursos sobre la Vivienda de Apoyo y Modificación del Hogar (en inglés), la modificación del hogar (en inglés) “incluye adaptaciones mayores o menores al ambiente interior o exterior del hogar que hacen posible … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community July 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I am a person with a disability and would like to be more physically active. What information and resources … Continue reading

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What supports and resources are available for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder?

According to estimates from the Autism and Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 59 children has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is reported to occur in all … Continue reading

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