Tag Archives: people with disabilities

The Life Champions Foundation: Assisting the Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Colombia

In this post, we discuss the Life Champions Foundation in Colombia, which works for the comprehensive improvement of the quality of life of people with disabilities. Continue reading

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Home Modifications: Resources from the NIDILRR Community

For people with disabilities and older adults, living independently in the community is important. However, the houses, condos, and apartments in their community of choice may present challenges [CJ1] for them, such as stairs to enter or exit, fall hazards, and … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community on Home Modifications for February 2021

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I am a person with a disability and I need to modify my home so that it is more … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for December 2020 – COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone. Are there resources and information related to COVID-19 specific to the needs of … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day: Recognizing the Rights and Freedoms of Everyone

According to the Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations, Human Rights Day is “observed by the international community every year on December 10” and “commemorates the day in 1948” when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the … Continue reading

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Imserso: Assisting Older Adults and People with Disabilities to Live Their Best Lives

The Institute of Older Adults and Social Services (Imserso, Spanish acronym) (in Spanish) was founded in 1978 to assist older adults and people with disabilities (video in Spanish) to live as independently as possible through research, information and referral, and … Continue reading

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FIAPAM: Help Yourself by Helping Others

The Ibero-American Federation of Associations of Older Adults (FIAFAM, according to its Spanish acronym) (Spanish) is a not-for-profit organization that works in response to the need of older adults with and without disabilities to ensure respect for their dignity as … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for October 2020 on Barriers in the Community and at Home

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is I was recently diagnosed with a disability and I am finding barriers in my home and in my community. … Continue reading

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Foundation Creática: Supporting the Education of Service Professionals, People with Disabilities, and Their Families on Assistive Technology

The FREE Iberian-American Foundation Creática for the Cooperation in Special Education and Assistive Technologies (Creática) (in Spanish) is an organization based in Spain, whose singular purpose is educating service professionals on the possibilities that assistive technology (AT) such as computers, … Continue reading

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Mental Health Impacts Us All

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mental health is “an important part of overall health and well-being” and “includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.” Mental health affects how people think, feel, and act, it helps … Continue reading

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