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If You Liked… What are the Benefits of Recreational Therapy?

One of our top five posts among Spanish and English readers, “What are the Benefits of Recreational Therapy?” discusses just some of the benefits of recreational therapy. In this update, we would like to highlight our colleagues at the American … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with Resources!

At the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018, we highlighted Latinos with disabilities who use their platforms to voice their stories and educate others about disabilities. Today, we would like to highlight organizations and resources that may be helpful … Continue reading

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National Social Security Month – What SSA Can Do for You

This month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) celebrates National Social Security Month highlighting the agency’s mission and purpose to support Americans throughout life’s journey from birth to marriage and into retirement. Most people may think of retirement first when they … Continue reading

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Working Toward Success: Special Journal Edition Reveals New Evidence on Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities

Research from the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Employment Policy and Measurement is the focus of an upcoming special issue of the Journal of Disability Policy Studies, now available online ahead of print. Policymakers consistently express an interest … Continue reading

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February is International Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation Month!

February marks this year’s International Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation (RT/TR) Month. To celebrate, we’d like to share the purpose and some of the benefits of RT/TR. Although RT/TR and Activities seem like just fun and games, there is a purpose for … Continue reading

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Webinar on December 17 on Free Services for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Who Would Like to Work

Learn how Social Security’s Ticket to Work (TTW) program can help you earn more money by working while still receiving your Social Security disability benefits by registering for and listening to the free Work Incentives Seminar Event being held on … Continue reading

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What are the benefits of recreational therapy?

Recreational therapy is a type of therapy that engages an individual or a group of individuals in fun activities such as music, sports, news, or bingo to enhance their functioning, independence, and well-being. Some of the benefits of recreational therapy … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Jan 6 – Friday Jan 10

Health: Chicago Tribune— Daily Pot Tied to Age of First Psychotic Episode In a study of adults who experienced psychosis for the first time, having smoked marijuana daily was linked to an earlier age of onset of the disorder, according … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Dec 2 – Friday Dec 6

Health: Reuters—Mild depression tied to diabetes complications Even mild bouts of depression may worsen the health complications that often go along with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Canadian researchers followed more than 1,000 patients for five years … Continue reading

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Be Alert: Benefits Scams Are Out There

USA.gov recently sent an eblast warning against scammers who call, email, text, or send letters telling people they are eligible for benefits from the government, but must pay a fee to receive their money. Neither the Federal, nor local government … Continue reading

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