Tag Archives: Disabilities

What is Osteoporosis?

According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), osteoporosis is a “disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue.” The low bone mass and … Continue reading

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Accessibility in Spain: The Accessibility Observatory

The Accessibility Observatory (in Spanish) in Spain, a project of the Accessibility Unit of COCEMFE (in Spanish), highlights the importance of accessibility and the use of support products that are essential to improve the quality of life of people with … Continue reading

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Let’s Take a Peek at NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains: Community Living and Participation

Welcome back to our series that highlights NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains. This month, we will be looking at NIDILRR’s Community Living and Participation Outcome Domain. Through this research program, NIDILRR seeks to encourage independent living and community integration, to achieve more … Continue reading

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The National Disability Observatory of Peru: Disability-Related Information at the National, Regional, and Local Level

The National Observatory of Peru works as an instrument for the management and exchange of knowledge and information on disability in Peru and elsewhere. The organization supports collaboration in which strategic information is collected, processed, and generated in different areas … Continue reading

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If you liked … A Brief History of Autism, Part II

Popular with our Spanish readers, “A Brief History of Autism” discusses when children first began being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), how ASD is currently defined, and about studies on ASD. Although we updated the original post at the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by Celebrating NIDILRR’s Latinx/Hispanic Grantees!

Each year, during Hispanic Heritage Month, we share with you the stories of famous Latinxs/Hispanics with disabilities. This year, we will share with you some of the NIDILRR-funded projects being led by Latinx/Hispanic researchers. The projects topics range from different … Continue reading

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Inserta Empleo – Promoting the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Workforce

Inserta Empleo (Spanish) was created in 2009 with the commitment to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities in the work environment in Spain. Inserta Empleo advices more than 3,500 companies in relation to their labor inclusion management and executes … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinxs/Hispanics with Disabilities, and Disability-Related Research

Hispanic Heritage Month begins today and the theme for this year is “Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation.” Hispanic and Latinx Americans have served and contributed to the history of the US since the beginning.  In honor of … Continue reading

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NAMI and Mental Health in the Latinx/Hispanic Community

For Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, we are highlighting a mental health organization in the US that also provides information, resources, and assistance to the Latinx/Hispanic community: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the largest grassroots mental health organization … Continue reading

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What are neuropsychiatric disorders?

According to the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, neuropsychiatric disorders are “disorders of affect, cognition, and behavior that arise from overt disorder in cerebral function, or from indirect effects of extra-cerebral disease.” In other words, they are typically attributed to diseases … Continue reading

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