Tag Archives: Disabilities

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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Fundación Coanil: Promoting the Inclusion of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Coanil is a foundation with a national presence in Chile that promotes the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities by providing support services that contribute to improving their quality of life. Founded in 1974, Coanil began by creating residences and … Continue reading

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What research is available from the NIDILRR community for people who are blind or have visual disabilities?

In honor of World Braille Day, NARIC’s information specialists searched the NIDILRR Program Database to find NIDILRR-funded projects related to people who are blind or with visual disabilities. Here are a few examples: The project Indoor Navigation Aid for Individuals … Continue reading

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Special Education – What is it?

According to the Center for Parent Information and Resources, special education is “instruction that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.” In other words, the education of a child with disabilities is developed … Continue reading

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

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What are physical barriers? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that define physical barriers; describe the research and … Continue reading

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If you liked “Disability in the Latino Community” …

Among the top ten posts this month, “Disability in the Latino Community” discusses the views within the Latinx/Hispanic community on disability, how these views differ regionally and generationally, what happens to Latinx/Hispanics with disabilities in the US, and how to … Continue reading

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