Tag Archives: intellectual disabilities

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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FANE: A Mexican Foundation to Support Children with Disabilities and Their Families

The Foundation to Support Children with Special Needs (FANE, acronym in Spanish) is a non-profit agency founded in 1994 in Tijuana, México that specializes in serving children and youth with special needs, whether those needs are related to a disability … Continue reading

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Answered Questions for December 2021: Dental and Oral Health 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: My son has a disability, and it can be a challenge to help him maintain his dental/oral health. Where … Continue reading

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Let’s Take a Peek at NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains: Health and Function

Welcome back to our series that highlights NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains. This month, we will be looking at NIDILRR’s Health and Function Outcome Domain. This outcome domain focuses NIDILRR-funded research that addresses challenges to individual care, services, and supports for people … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community July 2019

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 would like to be more physically active. What information and resources … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for February

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What treatments are available for people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD)? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that discuss … Continue reading

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Fundación Coanil: Promoting the Inclusion of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Coanil is a foundation with a national presence in Chile that promotes the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities by providing support services that contribute to improving their quality of life. Founded in 1974, Coanil began by creating residences and … Continue reading

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What is Fragile X Syndrome?

According to MedlinePlus, Fragile X syndrome is the most common form of inherited developmental disability and is caused by a change to a specific gene that makes a protein needed for brain development. This change causes a person to make … Continue reading

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: See Me for Me

This month, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities celebrates Developmental Disability Awareness Month, fostering conversations about inclusion and accessibility for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). These conversations encourage people to see and interact with individuals with … Continue reading

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What is Diabetes?

According to the National Institute on Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is too high. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps glucose from the … Continue reading

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