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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): Reliable Information from Federal and State Resources

During December 2019, a new type of respiratory disease (human coronavirus) first appeared in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Since that time, coronavirus disease 2019 also known as COVID-19 has spread to approximately 104 countries (territories/areas) including the United States. According … Continue reading

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What is epilepsy? A neurological disorder that causes seizures.

According to the Mayo Clinic, epilepsy is a “central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness.” Anyone can develop epilepsy and it affects all … Continue reading

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What is Spina Bifida?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), spina bifida is a “condition that affects the spine and is usually apparent at birth” and is a type of neural tube defect. Spina bifida can occur anywhere along the … Continue reading

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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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