Tag Archives: quality of life

The Life Champions Foundation: Assisting the Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Colombia

In this post, we discuss the Life Champions Foundation in Colombia, which works for the comprehensive improvement of the quality of life of people with disabilities. Continue reading

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Plena Inclusión: Supporting the Full Inclusion of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

We discuss Plena Inclusión, an organization in Spain that works with and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in regards to their full inclusion in their communities and society as a whole. (Links are in Spanish). Continue reading

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ADELA: Providing Information and Support to People with ALS, Their Families, and Service Providers

The Spanish Association of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ADELA, according to its Spanish acronym) (in Spanish) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1990 and which extends its activities to Spain and all of its territories. The principal mission of … Continue reading

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AFENES: Improving the Quality of Life and Social Inclusion of People with Mental Health Conditions

The Association of Families of People with Mental Illness (AFENES, acronym in Spanish) is a non-profit association in Malaga, Spain founded in 1992, whose mission is to improve the quality of life of people with mental health conditions and their … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for May 2020

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I recently had a spinal cord injury (SCI) and have heard that exoskeletons can be beneficial to people with … 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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Get Your Summer Reading List in Shape with These Publications from the NIDILRR Community

If you are packing for a Summer vacation, you might be putting together a pile of books you’ve been meaning to get to. Maybe they’re light fiction, “beach reads,” or the latest mysteries. Or, if you’re like us, maybe they’re … Continue reading

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

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: My dad was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). I would like more information and resources to help … Continue reading

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The Better Living Toolkit: A new resource from the Arthritis Foundation

May is Arthritis Awareness Month.  The Arthritis Foundation has introduced a new resource, the Better Living Toolkit that allows individual’s to understand their arthritic disease and develop a treatment plan unique to their individual needs with the goal to live … Continue reading

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Study Opportunity for Women with SCI

A  project at the Center for Research on Women with Disabilities at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking women with spinal cord injury to participate in a study on pelvic floor function, bladder health, and quality of life. If you … Continue reading

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