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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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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for August 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I am a Veteran with a disability. What information and resources are available for me? This edition of Answered … Continue reading

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CONADIS: Supporting the Equality of Ecuador’s Citizens with Disabilities

The National Council for Disability Equality (CONADIS, acronym in Spanish), an agency of the Federal Government of the Republic of Ecuador, is the leading institution on public policies related to people with disabilities. CONADIS ensures the full validity of human … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for June 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I have a mobility disability and use a wheelchair to get around. I would like to travel this summer. … Continue reading

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NIDILRR-Funded Projects and the Spanish-Speaking Disability Community

At NARIC, we provide information and referral services to people with disabilities, their families, service providers, and researchers who speak Spanish. We’re not the only ones! Meet our colleagues in the NIDILRR community who also provide information and resources to … Continue reading

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What is hydrocephalus?

According to the Mayo Clinic, hydrocephalus is “the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. The excess fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain.” The pressure of too much fluid … Continue reading

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Celebrating Fathers for Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is right around the corner. To celebrate all fathers, grandfathers, fathers with disabilities, and fathers of children with disabilities, we are sharing resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere! Fathers with Disabilities: The Parents Empowering Parents: National Research … Continue reading

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APEBI: Organizing Programs for People with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Argentina

The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association (APEBI, acronym in Spanish) in Argentina was created in 1975 and is dedicated to the development of prevention, assistance, recreational, sport, and rehabilitation programs for people with spinal bifida, hydrocephalus, and other disabilities. APEBI … Continue reading

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