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The Spanish Parkinson Federation: Helping to Improve the Quality of Life of People with Parkinson’s Disease

The Spanish Parkinson Federation, which was founded in 1996, is an organization of over 60 associations and more than 12,000 partners that works to improve the life of people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. The Federation’s mission is to … 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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For Families, Caregiving Happens Around the Clock

November is National Family Caregivers Month, recognizing the 43.5 million Americans who provide unpaid care to an adult or child every year. Family caregivers can include parents, siblings, adult children, and other family members who support loved ones with disabilities. … Continue reading

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Thank You, Caregivers!

This week, more than ever, we are thankful for the men and women who support loved ones with disabilities. More than 43.5 million people provide care to an adult or child in the US, according to the National Alliance for … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 23 to Friday, May 27

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Caregivers: Supporting children who serve as caregivers (The New York Times) In the normal course of events, parents and grandparents take care of children when they are sick or need help or sustenance. … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 7 to Friday, March 11

Caregiving: Living with the parents I’m losing to Alzheimer’s (The New York Times) In 2010, after several disturbing phone calls from and about her aging parents, Elizabeth Wolf moved back from Vermont to her parents’ home in New Jersey. She … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, January 4 to Friday, January 8

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Diagnostics: NPR program highlights over the telephone hearing test (The Hearing Review) A recent National Public Radio (NPR) Morning Edition program featured a hearing test that consumers can take over the phone to … Continue reading

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

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Arts: How to make a musical for the Deaf (BuzzFeed) Deaf West, a premiere Deaf theater company based in Los Angeles, will be taking the musical Spring Awakening to Broadway this fall. In … Continue reading

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Saluting Dads!

Father’s Day is coming up and we want to take a moment to recognize dads of all kinds: Dads with disabilities, fathers of children with disabilities, fathers who are caregivers, adoptive and foster fathers, fathers-in-law, grandfathers, even that awesome guy … Continue reading

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A New National Research Initiative on Family Support to Begin in March

The Easter Seals and the NIDRR-funded Family Support Research and Training Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago (H133B140046) have joined together to support a national research initiative called Family Support: Tell Us What We Need to Know. This … Continue reading

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