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Employment and People with Disabilities: A Global Perspective

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), people with disabilities make up around 15%, of the world’s population. Of that 15%, about 80% are of working age, or about 1 billion people. However, people with disabilities frequently face attitudinal, physical, … Continue reading

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How does dyslexia compare to other learning disabilities?

According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), learning disabilities (LD) are “neurologically-based processing problems.” They “can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing and/or math” and “can interfere with higher level skills such as organization, time … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month – A Trip Through the NARIC Collection

As Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 comes to a close and NIDILRR’s 40th Anniversary approaches, we would like to take a brief look at some of the projects on Latinx/Hispanics and other minorities with disabilities that NIDILRR has funded over the … Continue reading

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Recognizing Latinos with Disabilities in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

While National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions and the important presence of Hispanic and Latinx Americans to the US and celebrates their heritage and culture, it is important to note that this includes nearly 5 million Latinos living with … Continue reading

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What is AESLEME?

The Association for the Study of Spinal Cord Injury (AESLEME – its acronym in Spanish) is a national not-for-profit organization in Spain dedicated to the prevention of accidents that cause spinal and cerebral injuries, including those that result in paralysis … Continue reading

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CONAPAM and Costa Rica’s Older Adults

The National Council of the Elderly (CONAPAM, according to its initials in Spanish) (Spanish) is Costa Rica’s governing body on aging and older adults. As such, CONAPAM formulates national policies and plans and promotes, executes, evaluates, and coordinates the development … Continue reading

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

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: Does chronic pain affect a person’s mental health and are there strategies to help deal with both? This edition … Continue reading

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What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

According to the Genetics Home Reference at the US National Library of Medicine, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a “genetic disorder that affects the control of muscle movement” and “is caused by a loss of specialized nerve cells in the … Continue reading

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

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: As a person with a disability, how can I better prepare for emergency situations and what can organizations do … Continue reading

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April is National Minority Health Month!

April is National Minority Health month and this year’s theme is Partnering for Health Equity which highlights partnerships at the federal, state, local, tribal and territorial levels that help reduce disparities in health and health care.  Approximately 40.7 million Americans … Continue reading

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