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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Highlighting a NIDRR Grantee: Dr. Fabricio Balcazar, PhD

During Hispanic Heritage Month, we are highlighting Latino researchers, NIDRR grantees, and NIDRR projects that focus on the Latino disability community and their particular issues. Today, we would like to introduce you to Fabricio Balcazar, PhD. He is a professor … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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What are Craniofacial Anomalies?

Craniofacial anomalies (CFA) are a “diverse group of deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones.” (Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford) CFAs are present at birth and there are numerous variations which can range from mild to severe … 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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Department of Education Requests Public Commentary

The US Department of Education is requesting information on race and the disproportionate identification, placement, and discipline of children with disabilities. The Department would like to know what kinds of actions it should take when it comes to the significant … Continue reading

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April is National Minority Health Month

We mark National Minority Health Month during the month of April to raise awareness about the health disparities that affect all racial and ethnic minorities, including those with disabilities. Sponsored by the Office of Minority Health (OMH), Prevention is Power: … Continue reading

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White House Disability Community Call for March 2014

March’s White House Disability Community Call hosted Catherine E. Lhamon, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the US Department of Education. Ms. Lhamon spoke about the release of the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), which is the first in … Continue reading

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Participants Needed for a Health Information Needs Study

The Model System Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC), which is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), is conducting a study on the health information needs of African Americans and Latinos with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Currently, … Continue reading

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