Tag Archives: Disabilities

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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Mental Health Impacts Us All

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mental health is “an important part of overall health and well-being” and “includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.” Mental health affects how people think, feel, and act, it helps … Continue reading

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The Adecco Foundation and Inclusive Employment

The Adecco Foundation, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1999 by The Adecco Group in Spain, works towards the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce and in their communities. The Foundation trains people with disabilities and helps them to … Continue reading

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COCEMFE and the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Community

The Spanish Confederation of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities (COCEMFE, acronym in Spanish) (in Spanish) is a non-profit organization in Madrid, Spain that works towards the full inclusion and active participation of people with disabilities in all parts of … Continue reading

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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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