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Hispanic Heritage Month: What research is available to support Latinos and Hispanics with disabilities?
More than 5.2 million people who identify as Latino or Hispanic live with a disability in the United States. Latinos and Hispanics experience disabilities across the lifespan, and these disabilities can impact their ability to live. learn, and work independently. … Continue reading
Each year, during Hispanic Heritage Month, we share with you the stories of famous Latinxs/Hispanics with disabilities. This year, we will share with you some of the NIDILRR-funded projects being led by Latinx/Hispanic researchers. The projects topics range from different … Continue reading
Hispanic Heritage Month begins today and the theme for this year is “Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation.” Hispanic and Latinx Americans have served and contributed to the history of the US since the beginning. In honor of … Continue reading
A popular post among our English and Spanish readers, our blog post “Disability in the Latino Community” discusses the views on disability within the Latinx/Hispanic community. The views of the Latinx/Hispanic community toward disability within urban and suburban communities seem … Continue reading
For Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, we are highlighting a mental health organization in the US that also provides information, resources, and assistance to the Latinx/Hispanic community: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the largest grassroots mental health organization … Continue reading
April is National Minority Health Month, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), and the theme this year is Active & Healthy, which underscores how physical activity promotes health and reduces the … Continue reading
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
At the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month 2018, we highlighted Latinos with disabilities who use their platforms to voice their stories and educate others about disabilities. Today, we would like to highlight organizations and resources that may be helpful … Continue reading
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
For the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, we would like to share some information about health disparities experienced by Hispanics/Latinos with disabilities and how the NIDILRR community has worked to end those disparities. Disability affects every race and ethnic group, … Continue reading