Category Archives: history

Where It All Started – Director Mark Odum Looks Back at NARIC and NIDILRR

As NIDILRR approaches its 40th year, it seems like an excellent opportunity to look back on how NARIC has been intertwined with NIDILRR’s growth and accomplishments while supporting its overall purpose to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. Over … Continue reading

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Substance Use and Disability – A Look at NIDILRR-Funded Research

Last week, NIDILRR released a Funding Opportunity Announcement for a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Research on Opioid Use Disorder Among People with Disabilities. The announcement followed several months of careful research to write an opportunity that answered … Continue reading

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El uso de sustancias y discapacidad: Una mirada a la investigación financiada por NIDILRR

La semana pasada, NIDILRR lanzó un Anuncio de Oportunidad de Financiamiento para un Programa de Proyectos de Investigación de Discapacidad y Rehabilitación (DRRP, por sus siglas en inglés): Investigación sobre el Trastorno de Uso de Opioides Entre Personas con Discapacidades … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy: A Brief History

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines physical therapy (PT) as “therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive … Continue reading

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Fisioterapia: Una breve historia

El diccionario Merriam-Webster (en inglés) define la terapia física (PT, por sus siglas en inglés) como “terapia para la preservación, mejora, o restauración del movimiento y función física deteriorada o amenazada por la enfermedad, lesión, o discapacidad que utiliza el … Continue reading

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In the Stacks: Independent Living

This week we’ll be at the annual conference of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)! We’re looking forward to greeting the huge crowd of advocates, activists, educators, administrators, researchers, and professionals all focused on the full independence and participation … Continue reading

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En las Pilas: La Vida Independiente

¡Esta semana estaremos en la conferencia anual del Consejo Nacional sobre la Vida Independiente (NCIL por sus siglas en inglés) (en inglés)! Estamos deseando saludar a la gran multitudo de abogados, activistas, educadores, administradores, investigadores, y profesionales enfocados a la … Continue reading

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The Rehab Act Turns 43

This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act (Rehab Act), originally passed in 1973. In 2013, we highlighted the importance of the Rehab Act and what it has meant to the inclusion of people with disabilities. Foremost to … Continue reading

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La Ley de Rehabilitación cumple 43 años

Este mes se cumple el 43 aniversario de la Ley de Rehabilitación, aprobada originalmente en 1973. En 2013, destacamos la importancia de la Ley de Rehabilitación y lo que ha significado para la inclusión de personas con discapacidades. La parte … Continue reading

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