Tag Archives: Disabilities

What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

According to the Genetics Home Reference at the US National Library of Medicine, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a “genetic disorder that affects the control of muscle movement” and “is caused by a loss of specialized nerve cells in the … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for July 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: Does chronic pain affect a person’s mental health and are there strategies to help deal with both? This edition … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for June 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: As a person with a disability, how can I better prepare for emergency situations and what can organizations do … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for May 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What research is available on transportation access for people with disabilities in rural areas? This edition of Answered Questions … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy: A Brief History

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines physical therapy (PT) as “therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for August 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What resources, research, and information are available to help people with disabilities age with success? This edition of Answered … Continue reading

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Traveling with a Disability: Accessible Tourism

Planning the perfect trip involves many components, whether you’re going to the next town over or to the other side of the world. These can include researching your destination and its various attractions; booking long-distance travel that may involve planes, … Continue reading

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Winter is here! And so are adapted and inclusive winter sports.

Although this winter is only a few weeks old, many people have already started participating in winter sports. There are many organizations throughout the US that provide the expertize you and your family will need to participate in adapted and … Continue reading

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Is there a difference between recreational therapy and activity programs?

Recently, we wrote about recreational therapy. However, if you have visited a long-term care center or similar facility, you may have heard of their activity program. You might be wondering: Are activity programs the same as recreational therapy? There are … Continue reading

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What is Recreational Therapy?

What do you think of when we say therapy? Do you think of playing a video game, making crafts, or painting a picture? You might if you’ve ever experienced recreational therapy! The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) defines recreational therapy … Continue reading

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