Tag Archives: Disabilities

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community on Social Workers for August 2021

This month’s Answered Questions discusses how social workers help people with disabilities, older adults, and families live as independently as possible. Continue reading

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Resources from the NIDILRR Community for Children with Disabilities, Their Families, and Service Providers

Children may be born with disabilities, such as physical and developmental disabilities. Some children may experience disabilities at or shortly after birth, such as cerebral palsy. Other children may not be diagnosed with disabilities until they are in school, such … Continue reading

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Disability Pride Month: Celebrating People with Disabilities

Disability Pride Month is celebrated every July in recognition of people with disabilities, much like Black History Month in February, LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in June, and Hispanic Heritage Month in September celebrate these communities. According to the National Council on … Continue reading

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Spinal Cord Injury: What is it and what resources and research are available?

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health, a spinal cord injury (SCI) is “damage to the tight bundle of cells and nerves that sends and receives signals from the brain … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community on the Intersection of Disability and LGBTQIA+ for June 2021

June’s Answered Questions discusses the intersection of disability and LGBTQIA+. Continue reading

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The Life Champions Foundation: Assisting the Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Colombia

In this post, we discuss the Life Champions Foundation in Colombia, which works for the comprehensive improvement of the quality of life of people with disabilities. Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community on Home Modifications for February 2021

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I am a person with a disability and I need to modify my home so that it is more … Continue reading

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Transitioning to Adulthood: Resources from the NIDILRR Community

For young people with disabilities, transitional periods offer both challenges and opportunities. These include the transition to high school, from high school to college or work, or the transition to other adult phases like moving toward independence in the community. … Continue reading

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What is the Difference between Disability Employment Policy Research and Employment Research?

For people with disabilities, full participation in the community can include working full- or part-time, ideally in an integrated setting with a mix of people with and without disabilities and for competitive pay. Research and development in employment seeks to … Continue reading

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Play Therapy: How does it work?

According to the Association for Play Therapy (APT), ”play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development.” Play therapy honors a child’s unique developmental level and looks … Continue reading

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