Tag Archives: intellectual and developmental disabilities

Answered Questions for July 2022: What Do I Need to Know Before I Start My Own Business?

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am unemployed. Now, I am thinking of starting my own business. As a … Continue reading

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NIDILRR-funded Consumer Products: People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

According to the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (NICHHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are “differences that are usually present at birth and that uniquely affect the … Continue reading

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Answered Questions for February 2022: Intimacy and 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 a parent of a young adult with a disability, and I want to ensure that they are … Continue reading

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Aging, IDD, and Dementia – A Quick Look at the Research

As people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are living longer, the can develop dementia. Here’s a quick look at research on aging, IDD, and dementia. Continue reading

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Plena Inclusión: Supporting the Full Inclusion of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

We discuss Plena Inclusión, an organization in Spain that works with and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in regards to their full inclusion in their communities and society as a whole. (Links are in Spanish). Continue reading

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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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