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CONAPAM and Costa Rica’s Older Adults

The National Council of the Elderly (CONAPAM, according to its initials in Spanish) (Spanish) is Costa Rica’s governing body on aging and older adults. As such, CONAPAM formulates national policies and plans and promotes, executes, evaluates, and coordinates the development … Continue reading

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Autism Spectrum Disorder and DOMUS

DOMUS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in Mexico by providing information and services to people with ASD, their families, students, and professionals. Their main program, the Inclusive Education Program, … Continue reading

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Winter is here! And so are adapted and inclusive winter sports.

Although this winter is only a few weeks old, many people have already started participating in winter sports. There are many organizations throughout the US that provide the expertize you and your family will need to participate in adapted and … Continue reading

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What is Down syndrome?

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and, this week, the staff at NARIC would like to highlight Down syndrome. The Mayo Clinic defines Down syndrome as a genetic disorder that is “caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Spanish Resources from the NIDILRR Community

Did you know NARIC is not the only NIDILRR-funded project that offers information and resources in Spanish? The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center offers factsheets for spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury in Spanish. These consumer-level factsheets were developed … Continue reading

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What are home rehabilitation support services?

Home rehabilitation support services are rehabilitation and care coordination services provided at home and in the community that support a person’s rehabilitation and care. These services are generally provided to people coming home from a rehab setting, people aging at … Continue reading

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Saluting Dads!

Father’s Day is coming up and we want to take a moment to recognize dads of all kinds: Dads with disabilities, fathers of children with disabilities, fathers who are caregivers, adoptive and foster fathers, fathers-in-law, grandfathers, even that awesome guy … Continue reading

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Family Support: Get Involved in the Dialogue!

Last March, the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Family Support at the University of Illinois in Chicago (H133B140046) and the Easter Seals gave the Disability Community the opportunity to be a part of a dialogue in English … Continue reading

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April is National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month gives everyone the opportunity to raise awareness about health and health care disparities that affect minorities and to demonstrate efforts to advance health equity. For the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the US Department of … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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