Category Archives: Organization

CILSA and Inclusion in Argentina

CILSA, a non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1966 in Santa Fe, Argentina, promotes the full inclusion of people from marginalized sectors of society such as people with disabilities and children and adolescents in socially vulnerable situations. CILSA’s goal is to … Continue reading

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CILSA y la inclusión en Argentina

CILSA, una organización no gubernamental (ONG) fundada en 1966 en Santa Fe, Argentina, promueve la plena inclusión de personas de sectores marginados de la sociedad, como las personas con discapacidades y niños y adolescentes en situaciones socialmente vulnerables. El objetivo … Continue reading

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Raising Epilepsy Awareness in Mexico

In honor of National Epilepsy Awareness Month, we are discussing the “Acceptance” of Epilepsy Group (GADEP, acronym in Spanish) (in Spanish), which was founded in 1991 in México and became the Mexican Chapter of the International Bureau for Epilepsy. GADEP … Continue reading

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Aumentando la conciencia de la epilepsia en México

En honor del Mes Nacional de Concientización sobre la Epilepsia (en inglés), estamos discutiendo el Grupo “Aceptación” de la Epilepsia (GADEP), que se fundó en 1991 en México y se convirtió en el Capítulo Mexicano del Buró Internacional para la … Continue reading

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Employment and People with Disabilities: A Global Perspective

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), people with disabilities make up around 15%, of the world’s population. Of that 15%, about 80% are of working age, or about 1 billion people. However, people with disabilities frequently face attitudinal, physical, … Continue reading

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El empleo y personas con discapacidades: Una perspectiva global

Según la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OTI), las personas con discapacidades representan alrededor del 15% de la población mundial. De ese 15%, aproximadamente 80% está en edad laboral, o cerca de mil millones de personas. Sin embargo, las personas con … Continue reading

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What is AESLEME?

The Association for the Study of Spinal Cord Injury (AESLEME – its acronym in Spanish) is a national not-for-profit organization in Spain dedicated to the prevention of accidents that cause spinal and cerebral injuries, including those that result in paralysis … Continue reading

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CONAPAM y los adultos mayores de Costa Rica

El Consejo Nacional de las Personas Mayores (CONAPAM) es el órgano rector de envejecimiento y adultos mayores de Costa Rica. Como tal, CONAPAM formula políticas y planes nacionales y promueve, ejecuta, evalúa, y coordina el desarrollo de programas, proyectos, y … Continue reading

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CONAPAM and Costa Rica’s Older Adults

The National Council of the Elderly (CONAPAM, according to its initials in Spanish) (Spanish) is Costa Rica’s governing body on aging and older adults. As such, CONAPAM formulates national policies and plans and promotes, executes, evaluates, and coordinates the development … Continue reading

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Fundación Descúbreme and People with Cognitive Disabilities

Fundación Descúbreme is a not-for-profit organization in Chile that promotes, facilitates, and disseminates the concept of inclusion of people with cognitive disabilities through social change. Their goal is to eliminate the barriers that society enforces and to create equal opportunities … Continue reading

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