Tag Archives: NIDILRR Projects

What is epilepsy?

According to the Mayo Clinic, epilepsy is a “central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness.” Epilepsy affects people of all genders, races, ethnic … Continue reading

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If You Liked … A Brief History of Autism

Usually in the top 10 posts among our Spanish readers, “A Brief History of Autism” discusses the history of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and provides resources and research from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere. Since we first published “A Brief … Continue reading

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Project Spotlight: Experiencing the World via Touch

February is Low Vision Awareness Month.  For many individuals who are blind, living with low vision, or who are Deaf/blind, touch is an important sense for experiencing the world around them. Technology that is tactile or haptic can help people … Continue reading

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What research is available from the NIDILRR community for people who are blind or have visual disabilities?

In honor of World Braille Day, NARIC’s information specialists searched the NIDILRR Program Database to find NIDILRR-funded projects related to people who are blind or with visual disabilities. Here are a few examples: The project Indoor Navigation Aid for Individuals … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month – A Trip Through the NARIC Collection

As Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 comes to a close and NIDILRR’s 40th Anniversary approaches, we would like to take a brief look at some of the projects on Latinx/Hispanics and other minorities with disabilities that NIDILRR has funded over the … Continue reading

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If you liked … What are psychiatric disabilities?

Our blog post “What are psychiatric disabilities?” has been popular with our readers this year. In this update, we would like to highlight the work of the following NIDILRR-funded projects: The Manual and Training Program to Promote Career Development Among … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for June 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: As a person with a disability, how can I better prepare for emergency situations and what can organizations do … Continue reading

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What are chronic respiratory diseases?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) (in English), chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) (in English) are “diseases of the airways and other structures of the lung.” The most common CRDs include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (in English), asthma (in … Continue reading

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April is National Minority Health Month!

April is National Minority Health month and this year’s theme is Partnering for Health Equity which highlights partnerships at the federal, state, local, tribal and territorial levels that help reduce disparities in health and health care.  Approximately 40.7 million Americans … Continue reading

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Research Meeting Inclusive Goals

This Sunday is the 25th International Day of Persons with Disabilities, celebrated by the United Nations to promote the rights and well-being of people with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation … Continue reading

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