Tag Archives: community participation

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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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for July 2020

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: My cousin has a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and our family wants to help them live as independently as … Continue reading

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COCEMFE and the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Community

The Spanish Confederation of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities (COCEMFE, acronym in Spanish) (in Spanish) is a non-profit organization in Madrid, Spain that works towards the full inclusion and active participation of people with disabilities in all parts of … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for June 2020

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What is the purpose of vocational rehabilitation? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that discuss employment for people … 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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ConnectionsRx – A New Individualized Support Program from the TU Collaborative

Staying connected, maintaining social networks, and participating in the community while practicing physical distancing and following stay-at-home orders can be challenging.  To support individuals with lived experience in serious mental illness, the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Community … Continue reading

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Staying Connected: Maintaining your social networks while remaining physically distant

We are living through an unprecedented time. The world has not experienced a global pandemic to this extent since the influenza pandemic in 1918 (also referred to as the Spanish flu). Federal, state, and local guidelines specify that we should … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for February 2020

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: My brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a young adult. What information, resources, and research are available to help … Continue reading

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Let’s Take a Peek at NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains: Community Living and Participation

Welcome back to our series that highlights NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains. This month, we will be looking at NIDILRR’s Community Living and Participation Outcome Domain. Through this research program, NIDILRR seeks to encourage independent living and community integration, to achieve more … Continue reading

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