Tag Archives: developmental disabilities

What is Diabetes?

According to the National Institute on Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is too high. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps glucose from the … Continue reading

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Working Side-By-Side – DDAwareness17 and DSWorks

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). The theme for 2017 is Life Side By … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community – January 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. NIDILRR Projects: The Community for All Project to Develop a Series of Six Online Toolkits to Improve Community Living and Participation for People … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for November 2016

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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Making Your Way in the World – Resources for Young People with DS and Their Families

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Society. Down syndrome (DS) is a genetic disorder that results in intellectual and developmental disability. It can also cause physical disabilities, such as heart conditions, and sensory disabilities, … 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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What are Patau Syndrome and Edward Syndrome?

We are continuing to observe National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month by sharing the research from the NIDILRR community and sharing information and resources on developmental disabilities as a whole and on different types of developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome. … Continue reading

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What is Down syndrome?

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and, this week, the staff at NARIC would like to highlight Down syndrome. The Mayo Clinic defines Down syndrome as a genetic disorder that is “caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic … Continue reading

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What are Developmental Disabilities?

March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. To help celebrate and raise awareness, NARIC staff will be sharing posts throughout the month on different topics, including posts on different types of developmental disabilities and the research on developmental disabilities funded … Continue reading

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