Tag Archives: children with disabilities

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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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for March 2016

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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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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Latinos, Disabilities, Research, and NIDRR

For Hispanic Heritage Month 2014, which began on September 15th, 2014, we will focus on NIDRR research that focuses on Latinos with disabilities and on Latino researchers in the NIDRR community (past and present). These projects include several Field Initiated … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 18 – Friday, August 22

Funding: “Ice Bucket Challenge” has raised millions for ALS Association (The New York Times) The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has lit social media on fire, raising both money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). About 30,000 Americans have the disease, … 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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Evaluating the access and training deficit for Spanish-speaking parents of children with autism spectrum disorders.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, we will take a look at NIDRR funded projects that deal directly with the Hispanic/Latino disability community. Here is the first of such projects: The project Examination of the Use of a Spanish Version of the … Continue reading

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UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children Report: Videos from across the globe.

Earlier this year, UNICEF released their annual report: State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities. As part of this report, UNICEF has some videos from around the world that show innovations, schools, new opportunities, and culture; while some … Continue reading

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Fall Prevention and You

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three adults aged 65 and older falls and these falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures, spinal cord injuries (SCI), and traumatic brain injuries … Continue reading

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Iris Halmshaw: Pint-Sized Picasso

Three-year-old Iris Grace Halmshaw has set the art world abuzz. Iris has autism and is non-verbal, but her paintings speak volumes! Iris is just like any toddler—carefree, dancing in her own little world, but she struggles to interact with others … Continue reading

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