Tag Archives: participation

What are Disability Studies?

Disability studies is a broad term that the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center at the University of Washington describes as “an academic discipline that approaches disability from an interdisciplinary perspective and uses multiple theories to define disability and … Continue reading

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Your Vote Is Your Voice

Election day is just over a week away here in the US. According to a recent study, more than 34 million Americans with disabilities will be eligible to vote in this year’s elections. Add to that the number of people … Continue reading

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Older Americans Month: Get Into the Act!

May plays host to a wide range of health-related observances, among them Older Americans Month! The Administration for Community Living is marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Older Americans Act with the theme Get Into the Act focusing … Continue reading

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Proceedings from the 2014 Arthritis State of the Science Meeting now available!

The conference proceedings from the Arthritis State of the Science conference are now available through the NIDRR-funded Center for Enhancing Activity and Participation among Persons with Arthritis (ENACT) website. In April 2014, ENACT brought together leaders in the fields of … Continue reading

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What is Schizophrenia?

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), schizophrenia “affects 2.4 million American adults over the age of 18.” It affects men and women equally; men begin to display symptoms between their late teens and early twenties and it … Continue reading

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Recreational Therapy Activities for All Ages

Any recreational therapy (RT) program is worth its weight in gold when it is person centered, even when it is intergenerational. RT programs are dynamic when they change constantly to meet the needs of the individuals involved. And, of course, … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Transportation Hosts Online Dialog for Individuals to Share Their Thoughts on Mobility and Transportation Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is holding an online dialog about transportation and assistive technology for people with disabilities between now and Friday, May 30th, 2014. DOT needs your input on mobility and transportation technology preferences and needs of … Continue reading

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A Study to Test the Effectiveness of Health Information in ASL in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

The Cancer Genetics Education for the Deaf Genetics Projects team, which is made up of researchers at Gallaudet University and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), is working to make health information available in ASL. To this end, they … Continue reading

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) began in 1945 as a yearly observance called “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week” when Congress enacted a law that declared that the first week in October would mark this observance.  In 1962, … Continue reading

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A Toolkit of Recovery Promoting Competencies

The project Toolkit of Recovery Promoting Competencies for Mental Health Rehabilitation Providers is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). It is one of NIDRR’s Field Initiated Projects and falls within the funding priority of participation … Continue reading

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