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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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PT Helps You Get Back On Track

If you’re dealing with an injury, a trauma, or a chronic condition, you might turn to physical therapy to help you recovery physically and get back to doing the things you love. The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) defines … Continue reading

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Apps as assistive technology: The widening world of apps

New apps for our smartphones, tablets, and computers seem to appear on an hourly basis and can range in price from several hundred dollars or are free to download, but may require a monthly fee or in-app purchases. Apps designed … Continue reading

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Winter is here! And so are adapted and inclusive winter sports.

Although this winter is only a few weeks old, many people have already started participating in winter sports. There are many organizations throughout the US that provide the expertize you and your family will need to participate in adapted and … Continue reading

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