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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: Monthly News for the Disability Community on Resources for the Latinx Disability Community for September 2021

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 service provider that works with the Latinx disability community. What information, resources, research are available in … 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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Spanish Federation of Prosthetic Orthotists: Uniting People with Disabilities and Prosthetic and Orthopedic Professionals

The Spanish Federation of Prosthetic Orthotists (FEDOP, Spanish acronym) (in Spanish) is the first state-level federation in Spain that brings together orthopedic professionals, manufacturers, and distributors and represents all professionals related to orthopedics in national and international forums. FEDOP is … 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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TecnoAccesible: An AT and ICT Portal for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

TecnoAccesible is an information portal on assistive technologies related to computer use, the accessibility of consumer technology products, and computer tools for web accessibility. TecnoAccesible focuses on news and information related to assistive technology (AT) that is applicable to the … Continue reading

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ADELA: Providing Information and Support to People with ALS, Their Families, and Service Providers

The Spanish Association of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ADELA, according to its Spanish acronym) (in Spanish) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1990 and which extends its activities to Spain and all of its territories. The principal mission of … Continue reading

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