Tag Archives: Disabilities

Answered Questions for January 2022: Peer Mentors and People with Disabilities

January’s #AnsweredQuestions discusses #PeerMentors and how they #Support people with #Disabilities Continue reading

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Answered Questions for December 2021: Dental and Oral Health for People 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 son has a disability, and it can be a challenge to help him maintain his dental/oral health. Where … Continue reading

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Resources for the Rural Disability Community from the NIDILRR Community

People with disabilities may live in a wide range of areas, from densely populated urban areas to rural areas where neighbors are few and far between. NIDILRR-funded research has shown that people with disabilities residing in urban and rural areas … Continue reading

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Mental Health, the Holidays, and COVID-19: Tips to Maintain Our Mental Health During the Holidays and the Pandemic

The holiday season often presents a dizzying array of demands – from cooking meals and cleaning to shopping and entertaining family and friends. These demands may bring unwelcome guests – stress, depression, and other mental health issues. As the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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What is Ableism?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ableism as “discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities”. The Disability & Philanthropy Forum, a philanthropy-serving organization created by the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy, goes one step further and defines ableism as “stereotypes … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Virtual Therapy as a Therapeutic Tool – October 2021

October’s Answered Questions discusses how virtual reality may be used as a therapeutic tool with people with disabilities. Continue reading

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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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