Tag Archives: physical disabilities

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for January 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: How are robots used in rehabilitation? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that discuss wearable robots to aid … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for August 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What resources, research, and information are available to help people with disabilities age with success? This edition of Answered … Continue reading

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Chronic pain and disability: Pain Awareness Month

The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) defines chronic pain as “ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury or more than 3 to 6 months, and which adversely affects the individual’s well-being.” In other … Continue reading

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What is arthritis?

Arthritis refers to joint pain or joint disease and can affect people of all races, genders, and ages. It may be caused by inflammation, which affects the tissue lining of the joints. Inflammation may include swelling, redness, heat, and pain … Continue reading

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Answered Questions January 2015: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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RRTC on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities is Seeking Participants for Focus Groups for Individuals with Physical Disabilities

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities is conducting focus groups about people with physical disabilities’ work experiences including what has helped them find or keep a job as well as advance in … Continue reading

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What are the benefits of recreational therapy?

Recreational therapy is a type of therapy that engages an individual or a group of individuals in fun activities such as music, sports, news, or bingo to enhance their functioning, independence, and well-being. Some of the benefits of recreational therapy … Continue reading

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NIDRR Seeks Peer Reviewers for Field-Initiated Grant Competitions

This summer, NIDRR will conduct multiple field-initiated grant competitions in its DRRP and RRTC programs, and is seeking reviewers to participate in the peer-review process for these competitions. If you would like to be considered for service as a reviewer … Continue reading

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Podcast 9 in ENACT Podcast Series “Active Living with Arthritis” is now available!

The NIDRR-funded RRTC on ENhancing ACTivity and Participation for Persons with Arthritis (ENACT) has released the ninth podcast in the “Active Living with Arthritis” series.  This series provides evidence-based information to assist people living with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions … Continue reading

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New Resource: Handbook on Prisoners with Special Needs

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime looks at prisoners with disabilities, among other special populations. Continue reading

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