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Mental Health Impacts Us All

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mental health is “an important part of overall health and well-being” and “includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.” Mental health affects how people think, feel, and act, it helps … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month: What research is available to support Latinos and Hispanics with disabilities?

More than 5.2 million people who identify as Latino or Hispanic live with a disability in the United States. Latinos and Hispanics experience disabilities across the lifespan, and these disabilities can impact their ability to live. learn, and work independently. … Continue reading

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Community Living – Resources for Participating in Your Community

June 22nd marks the 21st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision known as Olmstead v. L.C., where the Court determined that the institutional isolation of people with disabilities was unjustified and is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy: A Brief History

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines physical therapy (PT) as “therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive … Continue reading

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

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: A family member has experienced a burn injury and is now in a rehabilitation center. What can they expect … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung, so let’s get moving!

Spring has arrived here in DC and with it have come the cherry blossoms, warmer weather, and an urge to be outside! NARIC staff are enjoying the blossoming flowers and warmer weather. They are also gearing up their exercise routines … Continue reading

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February is not just about Valentine’s Day and chocolate!

February is all about love, so let’s show some love for recreational therapy! February is International Recreational Therapy Month, sponsored by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC), enhancing public awareness of therapeutic recreation programs and recreational therapy services … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, September 29 – Friday, October 3

Human Interest: Brothers take American road trip before going blind (CNN) Six years ago, two brothers who had been diagnosed with choroideremia, a genetic disorder that progressively leads to blindness, went on a road trip across the United States. A … Continue reading

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