Tag Archives: Disabilities

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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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for January 2021 on Parents with Disabilities

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: My partner and I are about to have our first child and I have a disability. What resources and … Continue reading

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ADELA: Providing Information and Support to People with ALS, Their Families, and Service Providers

The Spanish Association of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ADELA, according to its Spanish acronym) (in Spanish) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1990 and which extends its activities to Spain and all of its territories. The principal mission of … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day: Recognizing the Rights and Freedoms of Everyone

According to the Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations, Human Rights Day is “observed by the international community every year on December 10” and “commemorates the day in 1948” when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the … Continue reading

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FIAPAM: Help Yourself by Helping Others

The Ibero-American Federation of Associations of Older Adults (FIAFAM, according to its Spanish acronym) (Spanish) is a not-for-profit organization that works in response to the need of older adults with and without disabilities to ensure respect for their dignity as … Continue reading

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Foundation Creática: Supporting the Education of Service Professionals, People with Disabilities, and Their Families on Assistive Technology

The FREE Iberian-American Foundation Creática for the Cooperation in Special Education and Assistive Technologies (Creática) (in Spanish) is an organization based in Spain, whose singular purpose is educating service professionals on the possibilities that assistive technology (AT) such as computers, … Continue reading

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Active Aging: Optimizing Opportunities for Health, Wellness, and Participation

According to the article, Active Aging: A Global Goal by Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros, et al. (2013), defines active aging as an “umbrella concept embracing a semantic space in which healthy, successful, or productive aging are strongly related.” Active aging was defined … Continue reading

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