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ASTRAPACE: Improving the Lives of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Promoting Their Inclusion in a Fair and Supportive Society

The Association for the Treatment of People with Cerebral Palsy and Related Pathologies (ASTRAPACE, acronym in Spanish) (in Spanish) is an association founded by parents in 1980 in Spain that provides services to children, adolescents, and young adults with cerebral … Continue reading

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Answered Questions for June 2022: Learning About the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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

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The Importance of Community Living: Celebrating the Olmstead Anniversary

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

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Older Americans Month: Helping People with Disabilities Who Are “Aging My Way”

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

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What is robotics and how can it help or support people with disabilities?

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

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MAVI: Achieving Independent Living in Puerto Rico

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

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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

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Home Modifications: Resources from the NIDILRR Community

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

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community on Home Modifications for February 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 person with a disability and I need to modify my home so that it is more … 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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