Tag Archives: cognitive disabilities

Fundación Descúbreme and People with Cognitive Disabilities

Fundación Descúbreme is a not-for-profit organization in Chile that promotes, facilitates, and disseminates the concept of inclusion of people with cognitive disabilities through social change. Their goal is to eliminate the barriers that society enforces and to create equal opportunities … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for August 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What resources, research, and information are available to help people with disabilities age with success? This edition of Answered … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: Zoo proves transformative for teen with severe disabilities (Disability Scoop) Zinyra was at one time isolated by severe cognitive disabilities, stigmatized by teachers as stubborn and uncooperative, and bullied by classmates. … 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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PhD Funding Opportunities Available Through the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

Principle investigator Cathy Bodine, PhD, and co-PI Michael Lightner, PhD of the NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Advancing Cognitive Technologies (RERC-ACT) are recruiting students interested in technology for persons with disabilities and seniors, as well as earning a PhD … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 5 – Friday, May 9

Human Interest: In first, contestant with special needs on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ (Disability Scoop) A self-described Wheel of Fortune fanatic who has both Asperger’s and Tourette syndromes is the first contestant with special needs ever to compete on the show. … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 31 – Friday, April 4

Human Interest: Snowboarder’s traumatic brain injury inspires awareness for other survivors  (Fox News) A snowboarder, whose chance to participate in the 2010 Winter Olympics ended when he sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) shortly before the games, has launched a … Continue reading

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The Flu and Disability: Know the Risks

‘Tis the flu season and doctors are warning people with disabilities to be extra cautious during this time. Current studies suggest, that because of the various muscular, respiratory, or other physical conditions children and adults living with disabilities may experience, … Continue reading

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Sensory Stimulation and Snoezelen

Sensory stimulation refers to interventions designed to stimulate one or more of the five senses. These interventions are designed to provide a relaxing and soothing activity which is failure free, responsive to the individual, and is enabling. Sensory stimulation interventions … Continue reading

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La definición de demencia

¿Qué es la demencia? Dictionary.com define la demencia como “un grave deterioro o pérdida de la capacidad intelectual y la integración de la personalidad, debido a la pérdida o daño de las neuronas en el cerebro.” The Free Dictionary define la demencia como la “pérdida de capacidad mental lo suficientemente grave como para interferir con actividades normales de la vida … Continue reading

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