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Support and advocacy: The role of siblings of individuals with disabilities

April 10th, 2016 was National Sibling Day.  The relationship between siblings can play a very important role in the lives of individuals with disabilities—particularly those with intellectual and developmental disabilities—through support and advocacy.  Founded in 2007, the Sibling Leadership Network … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, February 8 to Friday, February 12

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Advocacy: Minnesota man’s fight for a promotion spurs disability rights debate, galvanizes coworkers (Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN) In 2013, a large disability services organization, Opportunity Partners, offered Bradford Teslow a position at a … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Jan 20 – Friday, Jan 31

Health: Automated system could efficiently identify high-risk osteoporosis patients (Science Daily) An automated system that identifies high-risk osteoporosis patients being treated for fractures and can generate letters encouraging follow-up is an effective way to promote osteoporosis intervention and prevent future … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Jan 6 – Friday Jan 10

Health: Chicago Tribune— Daily Pot Tied to Age of First Psychotic Episode In a study of adults who experienced psychosis for the first time, having smoked marijuana daily was linked to an earlier age of onset of the disorder, according … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Dec 9 – Friday Dec 13

Disability News Weekly Roundup -12/9-12/13 Health: Reuters—Psychiatrists less likely to take insurance than others Researchers found only about half of psychiatrists accepted private insurance between 2009 and 2010, compared to almost 90 percent of doctors in other specialties. Dr. Tara … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Nov 18 – Friday Nov 22

Disability News Weekly Roundup Health: Science Daily— Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer at Risk of Early Aging Researchers found that frail health was associated with a greater risk for adult childhood cancer survivors of death and chronic disease. Being frail … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup -11/11-11/15

Disability News Weekly Roundup -11/11-11/15 Health: The New York Times— Adding Pounds, Then New Knees Figures from a new national database of knee replacement patients strongly suggest that obesity is the most likely reason for knee replacement surgeries in younger … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup 11/4 – 11/8

Disability News Weekly Roundup -11/4-11/8 Health: Fox News— Depression: The Second Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide New research led by Alize Ferrari from the University of Queensland and the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research in Australia found that depression … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup -10/28-11/1

Health: Science Daily—Negative Consequences of Noise on Overall Health The combined toll of occupational, recreational and environmental noise exposure poses a serious public health threat going far beyond hearing damage, according to an international team of researchers writing today in … Continue reading

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Registration for Two IDeA Center’s Online Continuing Education Courses Now Available!

The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA) offers an online continuing education program.  The program is designed for anyone (e.g., advocates, builders/contractors, planners, architects, occupational and physical therapists, and policymakers) interested in learning about the universal design of … Continue reading

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