Tag Archives: NIDILRR Research

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for July 2020

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: My cousin has a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and our family wants to help them live as independently as … Continue reading

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Let’s Take a Peek at NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains and Support Areas: The ADA National Network

Welcome back to our series that highlights NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains and Support Areas. Today, we will look at NIDILRR’s Outcome Domain and Support Area on the ADA National Network. Through this research program, NIDILRR helps people with disabilities, business, organizations, governments, and other stakeholders … Continue reading

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Let’s Take a Peek at NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains and Support Areas: Knowledge Translation

Welcome back to our series that highlights NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains and Support Areas. This month, we look at NIDILRR’s Outcome Domains and Support Area on Knowledge Translation. Through this research program, NIDILRR seeks to ensure the widespread distribution, in usable … Continue reading

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What is a stroke?

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), occurs “when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for May 2020

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I recently had a spinal cord injury (SCI) and have heard that exoskeletons can be beneficial to people with … Continue reading

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What is Lupus?

According to the Mayo Clinic, lupus is a systematic autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s immune system attacks their own tissues and organs. Lupus may be difficult to diagnose because the signs and symptoms for lupus may mimic those … Continue reading

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Celebrating 100 Years of Vocational Rehabilitation – with 40 Years of Research

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, we shine our spotlight on more than 40 years of NIDILRR-funded research in VR. Continue reading

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What is epilepsy? A neurological disorder that causes seizures.

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.” Anyone can develop epilepsy and it affects all … Continue reading

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What is Spina Bifida?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), spina bifida is a “condition that affects the spine and is usually apparent at birth” and is a type of neural tube defect. Spina bifida can occur anywhere along the … Continue reading

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Burn Model Systems – More than 25 Years of Leadership in Burn Injury Research

This is National Burn Awareness Week, sponsored by the American Burn Association, and we’re taking some time to spotlight more than 25 years of research and development from the Burn Model System (BMS) Centers, first funded by NIDILRR in 1993. … Continue reading

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