Tag Archives: community participation

ASTRAPACE: Improving the Lives of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Promoting Their Inclusion in a Fair and Supportive Society

The Association for the Treatment of People with Cerebral Palsy and Related Pathologies (ASTRAPACE, acronym in Spanish) (in Spanish) is an association founded by parents in 1980 in Spain that provides services to children, adolescents, and young adults with cerebral … Continue reading

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Social Wellness Month: Connect for Health

A look at research on benefits, barriers, and supports to maintaining social wellness from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere Continue reading

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Family Caregiver Grief: Transitioning back into life after the loss of your loved one/care receiver

In a previous blog post on family caregiver grief, we discussed coping with the loss of your loved one and/or care receiver. Moving through the grief process, it is common for family caregivers to feel adrift as they try to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Community Living: Celebrating the Olmstead Anniversary

On June 22nd, 1999, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling in Olmstead v. L.C. that institutionalization of people with disabilities who wish to live in their community instead is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The … Continue reading

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What is robotics and how can it help or support people with disabilities?

According to the Britannica Encyclopedia, robotics is the “design, construction, and use of machines (robots) to perform tasks done traditionally by human beings.” Robots may be used in such industries as automobile manufacture to perform simple repetitive tasks, and in … Continue reading

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Answered Questions for April 2022: Assistive Technology and Rehabilitation for the Full Participation of People with Limb Loss

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: Due to a recent injury, my arm had to be amputated. I want to be able to participate in … Continue reading

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APEF: Helping People with Schizophrenia and Their Families in Argentina

This month, we discuss APEF – a non-profit organization in Argentina that assist people with schizophrenia and their families. Continue reading

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Mental Health Resources from the NIDILRR Grantee Community

For people with mental health disorders, living and participating in the community may be beneficial to their quality of life. However, they may face barriers to community living, employment, education, or community participation, such as stigma, lack of financial resources, … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for April 2021 – Community Inclusion

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is I have a family member with a disability who would like to participate more in their community. What research, … Continue reading

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Plena Inclusión: Supporting the Full Inclusion of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

We discuss Plena Inclusión, an organization in Spain that works with and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in regards to their full inclusion in their communities and society as a whole. (Links are in Spanish). Continue reading

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