Tag Archives: NIDILRR Projects

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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Cultural Competence: A Look at the Research

Culture can be defined as the “customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group” or “the characteristic features of everyday existence (such as diversions or a way of life) shared by people in a … Continue reading

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What supports and resources are available for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder?

According to estimates from the Autism and Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 59 children has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is reported to occur in all … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for May 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: My dad was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). I would like more information and resources to help … Continue reading

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Sharing Research in Honor of National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), and the theme this year is Active & Healthy, which underscores how physical activity promotes health and reduces the … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for March 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: Our child with disabilities has begun high school and we are starting to plan their transition into adulthood. What … Continue reading

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Celebrating Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month with Research!

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, including National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day declared by Congress on March 25th. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, CP refers to a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy … Continue reading

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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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