Tag Archives: adults

What is hydrocephalus?

According to the Mayo Clinic, hydrocephalus is “the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. The excess fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain.” The pressure of too much fluid … Continue reading

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Occupational Therapy Month:  The Role of OT

April is Occupational Therapy Month.  Occupational therapy (OT) is a client-centered health profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations).  Occupational therapists use a … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for September 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I have read NARIC’s FAQ on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Can you tell me more? This edition of Answered … Continue reading

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month!

May is Arthritis Awareness Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), arthritis affects one in five adults and 1 in every 250 children the United States.  The CDC, Arthritis Foundation, and other organizations are partnering to … Continue reading

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What is Down syndrome?

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and, this week, the staff at NARIC would like to highlight Down syndrome. The Mayo Clinic defines Down syndrome as a genetic disorder that is “caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic … Continue reading

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Exercise Guides for People with Disabilities

If you’re interested in free information on how to live healthily and exercise with disability, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD) offers guides to exercise for people with disability. NCHPAD’s guides range from Pilates for individuals … Continue reading

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National Stuttering Awareness Week

May 13th – 19th, 2013 marks this year’s National Stuttering Awareness Week (NSAW) which was established in 1988 by an act of Congress. NSAW is a time to educate and raise awareness about stuttering. What is stuttering? Stuttering affects a … Continue reading

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The Reality of a ‘Push Girl’

“Real” housewives have their shows, so do cooks, bounty hunters, and any number of other professionals and social-types. But seldom are there shows that represent the community of people living with disabilities. And when there are, it’s even rarer to … Continue reading

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