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Bringing Visibility to Invisible Disabilities
This week is Invisible Disabilities Week and we’re honoring the #VisibleCourage of those living with invisible or hidden disabilities in the community. Continue reading
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Invisible or Hidden Disabilities: What are they?
According to the Invisible Disabilities Association, invisible disabilities are physical, mental, or neurological conditions that are not visible from the outside, “yet can limit or challenge a person’s movements, senses, or activities.” These disabilities include symptoms or limitations that may … Continue reading
COCEMFE and the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Community
The Spanish Confederation of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities (COCEMFE, acronym in Spanish) (in Spanish) is a non-profit organization in Madrid, Spain that works towards the full inclusion and active participation of people with disabilities in all parts of … Continue reading
Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 2 – Friday, June 6
Policy: In shift, Supreme Court moves away from ‘mental retardation’ (Disability Scoop) A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling clarifying what constitutes intellectual disability also marked a major milestone in efforts to put an end to use of the term “mental … Continue reading
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I’ll just be a minute: Disability parking etiquette
We have all seen the person without a disability parking in the ADA disability parking spaces at one point or another; whether it was for them to just run to the Redbox, or while waiting for someone to run in … Continue reading
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is May 12th, 2013!
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day takes place on May 12th, 2013 as part of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Month. According to the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA), “Fibromyalgia (pronounced fy-bro-my-AL-ja) is a common and complex chronic pain disorder that affects … Continue reading
June is Aphasia Awareness Month
The National Aphasia Association (NAA) defines aphasia as an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to process language but does not affect intelligence. Aphasia impairs the ability to speak and understand language; individuals with aphasia can also experience … Continue reading
May 12th is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day!
On Saturday the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association is sponsoring the National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day theme “Make Fibromyalgia Visible” in coordination with the Walk to CURE FM an element of the Campaign for Understanding, Research & Education of Fibromyalgia. … Continue reading
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