Tag Archives: Disabilities

NIDILRR-Funded Projects and the Spanish-Speaking Disability Community

At NARIC, we provide information and referral services to people with disabilities, their families, service providers, and researchers who speak Spanish. We’re not the only ones! Meet our colleagues in the NIDILRR community who also provide information and resources to … Continue reading

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What is hydrocephalus?

According to the Mayo Clinic, hydrocephalus is “the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. The excess fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain.” The pressure of too much fluid … Continue reading

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Celebrating Fathers for Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is right around the corner. To celebrate all fathers, grandfathers, fathers with disabilities, and fathers of children with disabilities, we are sharing resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere! Fathers with Disabilities: The Parents Empowering Parents: National Research … Continue reading

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APEBI: Organizing Programs for People with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Argentina

The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association (APEBI, acronym in Spanish) in Argentina was created in 1975 and is dedicated to the development of prevention, assistance, recreational, sport, and rehabilitation programs for people with spinal bifida, hydrocephalus, and other disabilities. APEBI … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for May 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: My dad was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). I would like more information and resources to help … Continue reading

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The Spanish Parkinson Federation: Helping to Improve the Quality of Life of People with Parkinson’s Disease

The Spanish Parkinson Federation, which was founded in 1996, is an organization of over 60 associations and more than 12,000 partners that works to improve the life of people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. The Federation’s mission is to … Continue reading

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What are Auditory Processing Disorders?

According to the Child Mind Institute, auditory processing disorders (APD), also known as central auditory processing disorders (CAPD), impede a person’s ability to manage information that they hear. APD does not affect hearing; however, it makes it difficult for a … Continue reading

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What is epilepsy?

According to the Mayo Clinic, epilepsy is a “central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness.” Epilepsy affects people of all genders, races, ethnic … Continue reading

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Advocacy in Peru: Looking at CONFENADIP

The National Confederation of Disabled People of Peru (CONFENADIP, acronym in Spanish) is a non-profit civil association that is made up of federations and organizations of people with disabilities throughout Peru. CONFENADIP works on a national level for people with … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for January 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What are craniofacial anomalies? This edition of Answered Questions defines the term craniofacial abnormalities and includes a parents’ guide … Continue reading

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