Tag Archives: people with disabilities

CONADI Guatemala: Joint action for the full participation of people with disabilities

The National Council for the Care of Persons with Disabilities (CONADI, acronym in Spanish) of Guatemala (in Spanish) is the coordinating, advisory, and driving entity that influences the application of general and state policies, to ensure compliance with human rights … Continue reading

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If you liked… What are hidden and invisible disabilities?

May 2022 hosts a variety of awareness events, including Mental Health Awareness Month, Better Speech and Hearing Month, National Arthritis Awareness Month, and National Stroke Awareness Month, among others. To help celebrate, we are updating our blogpost on hidden and … Continue reading

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What is Parkinson’s disease?

According to the Mayo Clinic, Parkinson’s disease is “a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement” and is caused by certain nerve cells in the brain gradually breaking down or dying. The signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may be … Continue reading

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What is Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a very rare mental health condition that affects about 1% of the US population. DID may be the result of abuse or trauma experienced during childhood, or in reaction to natural disasters or other traumatic … Continue reading

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Answered Questions for February 2022: Intimacy and 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 I am a parent of a young adult with a disability, and I want to ensure that they are … Continue reading

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NIDILRR-funded Consumer Products: Visual Disabilities

A visual disability may be defined as a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses, contact lenses, or medication. A visual disability may be due to disease, congenital or … Continue reading

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What is Reproductive Health?

According to the National Institute on of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), reproductive health refers to the condition of a person’s “reproductive health during all life stages.” Reproductive systems are made up of organs … Continue reading

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Foral Institute on Social Welfare: Improving the Quality of Life of Older Adults and People with Disabilities Through Quality Social Services

The Foral Institute of Social Welfare (IFBS, acronym in Spanish) of the Provincial Council of Álava (in Spanish), organized in 2000 in the Basque region of Spain, introduces and develops processes aimed at evaluating and guaranteeing the social services provided … Continue reading

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Answered Questions for December 2021: Dental and Oral Health 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: My son has a disability, and it can be a challenge to help him maintain his dental/oral health. Where … Continue reading

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Resources for the Rural Disability Community from the NIDILRR Community

People with disabilities may live in a wide range of areas, from densely populated urban areas to rural areas where neighbors are few and far between. NIDILRR-funded research has shown that people with disabilities residing in urban and rural areas … Continue reading

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