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For Families, Caregiving Happens Around the Clock

November is National Family Caregivers Month, recognizing the 43.5 million Americans who provide unpaid care to an adult or child every year. Family caregivers can include parents, siblings, adult children, and other family members who support loved ones with disabilities. … Continue reading

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

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. NIDILRR Projects: The Community for All Project to Develop a Series of Six Online Toolkits to Improve Community Living and Participation for People … Continue reading

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Saluting Dads!

Father’s Day is coming up and we want to take a moment to recognize dads of all kinds: Dads with disabilities, fathers of children with disabilities, fathers who are caregivers, adoptive and foster fathers, fathers-in-law, grandfathers, even that awesome guy … Continue reading

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are identified by “persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts; restricted, repetitive patterns of … Continue reading

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Evaluating the access and training deficit for Spanish-speaking parents of children with autism spectrum disorders.

During Hispanic Heritage Month, we will take a look at NIDRR funded projects that deal directly with the Hispanic/Latino disability community. Here is the first of such projects: The project Examination of the Use of a Spanish Version of the … Continue reading

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The Autism App: Future of Early Diagnoses

Would you be able to recognize the signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in your child? Children with ASD may display communication challenges, repetitive behavior, restrictive movements, and impaired social interaction. Fairly distinctive signs on paper but difficult for most … Continue reading

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