Tag Archives: advocacy

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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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Supported Decision-Making – Three Part Webinar Series

The Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, the Burton Blatt Institute, and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network present a three-part webinar series on supported decision making. Supported decision-making (SDM) is an effective, less restrictive alternative to guardianship that uses trusted friends, … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). In honor of Down syndrome awareness, NDSS hosts events to celebrate the accomplishments and promote the acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome. NDSS got … Continue reading

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HHM: The Family and Living with Disabilities

We are in the prime of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15- Oct 15) and what better time to address issues involving disabilities within the Hispanic community. The Hispanic culture is lauded for its passion and strong ties within la familia. … Continue reading

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Scholarship Opportunity for Families with Living Disabilities

Bonnie Brown is a single mother with an intellectual disability. Myra is her 15-year-old daughter, a gifted-and-talented student who aspires to attend the University of Cambridge when she graduates. Both were featured on StoryCorps to talk about their lives and … Continue reading

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