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Fundación Descúbreme: Promoting the Inclusion of People with Cognitive Disabilities

Fundación Descúbreme (Discover Me Foundation) (in Spanish) is a non-profit organization that was founded in Chile in 2010 to promote the full inclusion of people with cognitive disabilities in all areas of human development. Since it was founded, Fundación Descúbreme … Continue reading

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The Access Board Wants to Hear from You!

Recently, the US Access Board released a set of proposed guidelines for the onboard wheelchairs that air carriers must provide to passengers who cannot use their personal wheelchairs in the cabin during flight. The guidelines are available to the public … Continue reading

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Advocacy in Peru: Looking at CONFENADIP

The National Confederation of Disabled People of Peru (CONFENADIP, acronym in Spanish) is a non-profit civil association that is made up of federations and organizations of people with disabilities throughout Peru. CONFENADIP works on a national level for people with … Continue reading

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Honoring Ed Roberts Day Through Self-Advocacy

Ed Roberts (1939-1995) was a civil rights leader, an activist, and an independent living pioneer. He was a strong advocate and self-advocate, fighting for full access to education, housing, employment, and community participation for people with disabilities who were otherwise … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New You?

Welcome to second full week of 2018! As the ball dropped and January 1st dawned, did you decide to change things up? Be more active? Learn a new skill? Get more involved in the community? Here are a few resources … Continue reading

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Victor Villaseñor: Writer, Lecturer, Advocate, and Latino with a Disability

In honor of Hispanic heritage Month, we are highlighting members of the Latino community who are also members of the disability community. Victor Villaseñor was born in 1940 in Carlsbad, California and was raised on a ranch in Oceanside, California. … Continue reading

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How Will You Celebrate the ADA?

This month will mark the 27th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights legislation has changed lives and formed the basis for similar legislation in countries around the world. We’ve shared personal … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community – January 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. NIDILRR Projects: The Community for All Project to Develop a Series of Six Online Toolkits to Improve Community Living and Participation for People … Continue reading

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Finding Your Voice: Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. We often highlight observances for specific disabilities or under-represented communities, sharing relevant information and resources from the NIDILRR community and other sources. One of our biggest reasons for shining a spotlight in these … Continue reading

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Support and advocacy: The role of siblings of individuals with disabilities

April 10th, 2016 was National Sibling Day.  The relationship between siblings can play a very important role in the lives of individuals with disabilities—particularly those with intellectual and developmental disabilities—through support and advocacy.  Founded in 2007, the Sibling Leadership Network … Continue reading

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