Tag Archives: community integration

Get Your Summer Reading List in Shape with These Publications from the NIDILRR Community

If you are packing for a Summer vacation, you might be putting together a pile of books you’ve been meaning to get to. Maybe they’re light fiction, “beach reads,” or the latest mysteries. Or, if you’re like us, maybe they’re … 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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Remembering Olmstead: 17 Years of Community Participation and Independence for People with Disabilities

Seventeen years ago, on June 22nd, 1999, the US Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that the unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  What is … Continue reading

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Impact Feature on Supporting Wellness for Adults with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities Highlighted by AAHD

The April 5th edition of Disability & Public News from the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) features the NIDILRR-funded Research and Training Center on Community Living and Institute on Community Integration publication – Impact:  Feature issue on supporting … Continue reading

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Administration for Community Living and the U.S. Department of Justice Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

Sunday, June 22nd 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of the Olmstead decision, the landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court affirming the right of individuals with disabilities to a life within their community. On Friday, June 20th, the Administration for … 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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Annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd, 2011 marks the 19th International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD).  This annual observance established in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3 aims to promote greater understanding of disability issues with a focus on the … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Second International Research Conference on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities

The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities has announced its “Second International Research Conference on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities” to be held Sept. 19 – 21, 2011  in Philadelphia, P.A. Community inclusion … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunity: 4 NIDRR grant announcements

We have a handy alert set up for Grants.gov to let us know when new NIDRR grant announcements have been posted. Here are the latest: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Cognitive Rehabilitation at http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&flag2006=false&oppId=48870 Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on … Continue reading

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NARIC Spotlight: What is “Olmstead” and how does it affect me?

Today, June 22, is the 10th anniversary of the Olmstead decision, a landmark civil rights case decided by the Supreme Court. The court decided in favor of the plaintiffs, two women with psychiatric and developmental disabilities, that inappropriate institutionalization was … Continue reading

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