Tag Archives: Disabilities

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for June 2020

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What is the purpose of vocational rehabilitation? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that discuss employment for people … Continue reading

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Ceapat – A Reference Center that Promotes Personal Autonomy for People with Disabilities

The State Reference Center for Personal Autonomy and Technical Assistance (Ceapat, acronym in Spanish) (in Spanish) was founded in April 1989 in Spain to offer quality social services to people in various situations, including people with disabilities, and their families. … Continue reading

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Let’s Take a Peek at NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains and Support Areas: Knowledge Translation

Welcome back to our series that highlights NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains and Support Areas. This month, we look at NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains and Support Area on Knowledge Translation. Through this research program, NIDILRR seeks to ensure the widespread distribution, in usable … Continue reading

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CEAFA and Alzheimer’s Disease

The Spanish Alzheimer’s Disease Confederation (CEAFA, Spanish acronym) is a national non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. CEAFA represents about 300 local associations and 200,000 families and maintains … Continue reading

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What is Spina Bifida?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), spina bifida is a “condition that affects the spine and is usually apparent at birth” and is a type of neural tube defect. Spina bifida can occur anywhere along the … Continue reading

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What is Osteoporosis?

According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), osteoporosis is a “disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue.” The low bone mass and … Continue reading

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Accessibility in Spain: The Accessibility Observatory

The Accessibility Observatory (in Spanish) in Spain, a project of the Accessibility Unit of COCEMFE (in Spanish), highlights the importance of accessibility and the use of support products that are essential to improve the quality of life of people with … Continue reading

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Let’s Take a Peek at NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains: Community Living and Participation

Welcome back to our series that highlights NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains. This month, we will be looking at NIDILRR’s Community Living and Participation Outcome Domain. Through this research program, NIDILRR seeks to encourage independent living and community integration, to achieve more … Continue reading

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The National Disability Observatory of Peru: Disability-Related Information at the National, Regional, and Local Level

The National Observatory of Peru works as an instrument for the management and exchange of knowledge and information on disability in Peru and elsewhere. The organization supports collaboration in which strategic information is collected, processed, and generated in different areas … Continue reading

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If you liked … A Brief History of Autism, Part II

Popular with our Spanish readers, “A Brief History of Autism” discusses when children first began being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), how ASD is currently defined, and about studies on ASD. Although we updated the original post at the … Continue reading

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