Tag Archives: community participation

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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New Research May Help People with TBI Show They Are #MoreThanMyBrainInjury

For Brain Injury Awareness Month, we highlight four new projects whose research aims to show people with TBI they are #MoreThanMyBrainInjury Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for January 2021 on Parents with Disabilities

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: My partner and I are about to have our first child and I have a disability. What resources and … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start for 2021

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021! 2020 was a very difficult year in many ways. People around the world dealt with a pandemic, economic hardship, work and school lives turned upside-down, and much more. On top of all of … Continue reading

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FIAPAM: Help Yourself by Helping Others

The Ibero-American Federation of Associations of Older Adults (FIAFAM, according to its Spanish acronym) (Spanish) is a not-for-profit organization that works in response to the need of older adults with and without disabilities to ensure respect for their dignity as … Continue reading

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