Tag Archives: people with disabilities

What is Osteoporosis?

According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), osteoporosis is a “disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue.” The low bone mass and … Continue reading

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Accessibility in Spain: The Accessibility Observatory

The Accessibility Observatory (in Spanish) in Spain, a project of the Accessibility Unit of COCEMFE (in Spanish), highlights the importance of accessibility and the use of support products that are essential to improve the quality of life of people with … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for November 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I was diagnosed with a disability six months ago and I have not disclosed my diagnosis to my employer. … Continue reading

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What is Huntington’s Disease?

According to the Genetics Home Reference (GRH) at the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), Huntington’s disease is “a progressive brain disorder that causes uncontrolled movements, emotional problems, and loss of thinking ability (cognition).” There are several forms of this … Continue reading

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Domestic violence or intimate partner violence affects millions of men and women across all races, ethnicities, cultures, or religious affiliations each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Intimate … Continue reading

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by Celebrating NIDILRR’s Latinx/Hispanic Grantees!

Each year, during Hispanic Heritage Month, we share with you the stories of famous Latinxs/Hispanics with disabilities. This year, we will share with you some of the NIDILRR-funded projects being led by Latinx/Hispanic researchers. The projects topics range from different … Continue reading

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Inserta Empleo – Promoting the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Workforce

Inserta Empleo (Spanish) was created in 2009 with the commitment to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities in the work environment in Spain. Inserta Empleo advices more than 3,500 companies in relation to their labor inclusion management and executes … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinxs/Hispanics with Disabilities, and Disability-Related Research

Hispanic Heritage Month begins today and the theme for this year is “Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation.” Hispanic and Latinx Americans have served and contributed to the history of the US since the beginning.  In honor of … Continue reading

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If You Liked … “Disability in the Latino Community”

A popular post among our English and Spanish readers, our blog post “Disability in the Latino Community” discusses the views on disability within the Latinx/Hispanic community. The views of the Latinx/Hispanic community toward disability within urban and suburban communities seem … Continue reading

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NAMI and Mental Health in the Latinx/Hispanic Community

For Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, we are highlighting a mental health organization in the US that also provides information, resources, and assistance to the Latinx/Hispanic community: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the largest grassroots mental health organization … Continue reading

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