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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Currently, 2.7 million people in the United States over age 40 have glaucoma—a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and destroy eyesight. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach … Continue reading
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). In honor of Down syndrome awareness, NDSS hosts events to celebrate the accomplishments and promote the acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome. NDSS got … Continue reading
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day takes place on May 12th, 2013 as part of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Month. According to the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA), “Fibromyalgia (pronounced fy-bro-my-AL-ja) is a common and complex chronic pain disorder that affects … Continue reading
We just learned that accessibility guru Jon Gunderson will be a part of the University of Illinois exhibit at the year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall next week! Jon Gunderson at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign is … Continue reading
National Minority Health Month happens every April and this year’s theme is Health Equity Can’t Wait. Act Now in Your CommUNITY! The theme for this year is a call to action and unity for all organizations, departments, and partners, whether … Continue reading
Four NEW events added to the NARIC Calendar of NIDRR and Conference, Conventions, and Meetings Calendars!
The following events have been added to the NARIC Calendar of NIDRR Events and the Conference, Conventions, and Meetings calendar! NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series Presents Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury in Modern War. Date/Time: Thursday, January 12, … Continue reading
December 3rd, 2011 marks the 19th International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This annual observance established in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3 aims to promote greater understanding of disability issues with a focus on the … Continue reading
The Federal Communications Commission and the US Department of Homeland Security will be conducting the first nation-wide test of the Emergency Alert System at 2pm EST on November 9 (one week from today). More info from the FCC and DHS: … Continue reading
Just Added to the Calendar of Events! Add Us In National Diversity Forum on August 4th hosted by ODEP
Add Us In is a new initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). The initiative is designed to identify and develop strategies to increase employment opportunities within the small business community for individuals … Continue reading