Tag Archives: intellectual and developmental disabilities

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for November 2020 on Parenting Children 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 a parent of a child with disabilities and I need resources to help me help my child. … Continue reading

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NDEAM Quick Looks: Employment for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

During this last week of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we turn our attention to workers and job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Data from the National Core Indicators (PDF) suggest that people with IDD are less … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness and People with Intellectual, Developmental, or Cognitive Disabilities

The final post in our emergency preparedness series covers resources and tools for people with intellectual, developmental, or cognitive disabilities, their families, and emergency planners. Continue reading

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Support and advocacy: The role of siblings of individuals with disabilities

April 10th, 2016 was National Sibling Day.  The relationship between siblings can play a very important role in the lives of individuals with disabilities—particularly those with intellectual and developmental disabilities—through support and advocacy.  Founded in 2007, the Sibling Leadership Network … Continue reading

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To Your Health!

It’s National Health Education Week, sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education. Health education range from large-scale campaigns, like tobacco-free kids or getting 30 minutes of exercise, to outreach to underserved communities, like bringing farmer’s markets to inner city neighborhoods. … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 6 to Friday, April 10

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español Employment: Microsoft recruiting employees with autism (Disability Scoop) Corporate giant Microsoft has announced it will hire people with autism for full-time positions in Redmond, Wash., through a new pilot program. The company will … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14

Human Interest: The “boys” in the bunkhouse (The New York Times) Article reports on the abuse and eventual rescue of 21 men with cognitive and developmental disabilities. The men had been underpaid workers in a turkey processing plant and housed … Continue reading

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Developmental Disabilities: What are they?

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) defines developmental disability as a “severe, chronic disability (cognitive, physical, or a combination of both) that begins any time between birth through age 21 and is expected to last a life … Continue reading

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