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Hispanic Heritage Month 2015: Latinos with Disabilities and Independent Living

Independent living helps provide equal opportunities to people with disabilities in relation to housing, employment, education, community participation, and so on. It is a worldwide movement of people with disabilities who are working toward self-determination and equal opportunities. Independent living, … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Supplemental

We recently published an issue of Answered Questions with Autism as its theme. We would like to add the following resources and community outreach for our readers in the US: Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center: http://www.autismcenter.org/hispanic-community-outreach A support group … Continue reading

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Glaucoma Awareness and the Importance of Eye Health

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Currently, 2.7 million people in the United States over age 40 have glaucoma—a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and destroy eyesight. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach … Continue reading

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HHM: The Family and Living with Disabilities

We are in the prime of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15- Oct 15) and what better time to address issues involving disabilities within the Hispanic community. The Hispanic culture is lauded for its passion and strong ties within la familia. … Continue reading

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Evaluating the access and training deficit for Spanish-speaking parents of children with autism spectrum disorders.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, we will take a look at NIDRR funded projects that deal directly with the Hispanic/Latino disability community. Here is the first of such projects: The project Examination of the Use of a Spanish Version of the … Continue reading

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National Hispanic Month: MLB’s Freddy Sanchez

September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) and to highlight the event, this blog will highlight people living with disabilities in the Latino community. Freddy Sanchez is an infielder for the San Francisco Giants; he is also a World … Continue reading

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Raza, etnicidad, y discapacidad: Conferencia sobre el estado de la ciencia

Se celebró Raza, etnicidad, y discapacidad: Conferencia sobre el estado de la ciencia en el 1-2 de marzo 2012 en Arlington, VA, y fue presentado por el Departamento de Medicina Física y Rehabilitación de la Universidad de la Commonwealth de … Continue reading

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reSearch: Disability in Spanish-speaking communities

The latest edition of reSearch is up at http://www.naric.com/public/reSearch/default.cfm. This issue is a “snapshot” literature review on the cultural, clinical, and environmental issues faced by people with disabilities who are members of Hispanic, Latino, or other Spanish-speaking communities. Let us … Continue reading

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