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The Life Champions Foundation: Assisting the Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Colombia

In this post, we discuss the Life Champions Foundation in Colombia, which works for the comprehensive improvement of the quality of life of people with disabilities. Continue reading

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Plena Inclusión: Supporting the Full Inclusion of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

We discuss Plena Inclusión, an organization in Spain that works with and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in regards to their full inclusion in their communities and society as a whole. (Links are in Spanish). Continue reading

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Transitioning to Adulthood: Resources from the NIDILRR Community

For young people with disabilities, transitional periods offer both challenges and opportunities. These include the transition to high school, from high school to college or work, or the transition to other adult phases like moving toward independence in the community. … Continue reading

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What is the Difference between Disability Employment Policy Research and Employment Research?

For people with disabilities, full participation in the community can include working full- or part-time, ideally in an integrated setting with a mix of people with and without disabilities and for competitive pay. Research and development in employment seeks to … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for December 2020 – COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone. Are there resources and information related to COVID-19 specific to the needs of … Continue reading

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NDEAM Quick Looks: Employment for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

During this last week of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we turn our attention to workers and job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Data from the National Core Indicators (PDF) suggest that people with IDD are less … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for October 2020 on Barriers in the Community and at Home

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is I was recently diagnosed with a disability and I am finding barriers in my home and in my community. … Continue reading

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NDEAM Quick Looks: The Employment RRTCs

We continue our recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with a quick look at the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTCs) that focus the majority of their efforts on improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities. These … Continue reading

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NDEAM Quick Looks: Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

This October marks the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), designated by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor. The theme for 2020 is “Increasing Access and Opportunity.” Throughout the month we … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for September 2020 on Rehabilitation Engineering

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 new rehabilitation services provider and would like to learn more about how rehabilitation engineering research helps … Continue reading

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