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Answered Questions for January 2023: What Benefits and Supports are Available 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 I am new to the field of social work and would like to learn more about the benefits and … Continue reading
The Berkeley Center for Independent Living celebrates its 50th anniversary and the beginnings of the modern independent living movement. We follow along with NIDILRR-funded IL research and development through the years. Continue reading
Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is I am new to the disability community and would like to know more about the Americans with Disabilities Act … Continue reading
On June 22nd, 1999, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling in Olmstead v. L.C. that institutionalization of people with disabilities who wish to live in their community instead is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The … Continue reading
May is Older Americans Month and the theme for this year is Aging My Way – which explores the many ways that older adults with and without disabilities can continue to live independently and participate in their communities. As people … Continue reading
According to the Britannica Encyclopedia, robotics is the “design, construction, and use of machines (robots) to perform tasks done traditionally by human beings.” Robots may be used in such industries as automobile manufacture to perform simple repetitive tasks, and in … Continue reading
The Movement for the Achievement of Independent Living (MAVI, acronym in Spanish) (in Spanish) is a pioneering, non-profit organization that promotes independent living of people with disabilities. MAVI helps people with disabilities develop the skills to take control in making … Continue reading
Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community on Resources for the Latinx Disability Community for September 2021
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 service provider that works with the Latinx disability community. What information, resources, research are available in … Continue reading
For people with disabilities and older adults, living independently in the community is important. However, the houses, condos, and apartments in their community of choice may present challenges [CJ1] for them, such as stairs to enter or exit, fall hazards, and … Continue reading