Tag Archives: NIDILRR Research

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for September 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What is inclusion and how does it benefit people with and without disabilities? Are there unmet inclusion needs? This … Continue reading

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Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month, which is sponsored by Prevent Blindness America. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. Signs and symptoms of cataracts include blurred vision, … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community – June 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What research is being done in employment, education, and technology to improve the lives of people who are Deaf … Continue reading

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PT Helps You Get Back On Track

If you’re dealing with an injury, a trauma, or a chronic condition, you might turn to physical therapy to help you recovery physically and get back to doing the things you love. The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) defines … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for March 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. What is a brain injury? The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) (en inglés) (90DP0082) has a four part series on understanding traumatic … Continue reading

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Chronic pain and disability: Pain Awareness Month

The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) defines chronic pain as “ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury or more than 3 to 6 months, and which adversely affects the individual’s well-being.” In other … Continue reading

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ADA: Celebrate 26 Years on the 26th! (Part 2)

July 26th marks the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the historic civil rights law that prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public … Continue reading

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ADA: Celebrate 26 Years on the 26th! (Part 1)

July 26th marks the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the historic civil rights law that prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public … Continue reading

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Remembering Olmstead: 17 Years of Community Participation and Independence for People with Disabilities

Seventeen years ago, on June 22nd, 1999, the US Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that the unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  What is … Continue reading

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What is arthritis?

Arthritis refers to joint pain or joint disease and can affect people of all races, genders, and ages. It may be caused by inflammation, which affects the tissue lining of the joints. Inflammation may include swelling, redness, heat, and pain … Continue reading

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