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Fundación Coanil: Promoting the Inclusion of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Coanil is a foundation with a national presence in Chile that promotes the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities by providing support services that contribute to improving their quality of life. Founded in 1974, Coanil began by creating residences and … Continue reading

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What research is available from the NIDILRR community for people who are blind or have visual disabilities?

In honor of World Braille Day, NARIC’s information specialists searched the NIDILRR Program Database to find NIDILRR-funded projects related to people who are blind or with visual disabilities. Here are a few examples: The project Indoor Navigation Aid for Individuals … Continue reading

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Special Education – What is it?

According to the Center for Parent Information and Resources, special education is “instruction that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.” In other words, the education of a child with disabilities is developed … Continue reading

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

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What are physical barriers? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that define physical barriers; describe the research and … Continue reading

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If you liked “Disability in the Latino Community” …

Among the top ten posts this month, “Disability in the Latino Community” discusses the views within the Latinx/Hispanic community on disability, how these views differ regionally and generationally, what happens to Latinx/Hispanics with disabilities in the US, and how to … Continue reading

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CILSA and Inclusion in Argentina

CILSA, a non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1966 in Santa Fe, Argentina, promotes the full inclusion of people from marginalized sectors of society such as people with disabilities and children and adolescents in socially vulnerable situations. CILSA’s goal is to … Continue reading

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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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