Tag Archives: NIDILRR Research

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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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for April 2016

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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Occupational Therapy Month: 30+ Years of NIDILRR Research

In its 30+ year history, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) has funded over 40 research projects that deal with occupational therapy (OT) and more than 250 items from the NIDILRR community can be found … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for March 2016

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 Patau Syndrome and Edward Syndrome?

We are continuing to observe National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month by sharing the research from the NIDILRR community and sharing information and resources on developmental disabilities as a whole and on different types of developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome. … Continue reading

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