Tag Archives: SCI

Mental Health Impacts Us All

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mental health is “an important part of overall health and well-being” and “includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.” Mental health affects how people think, feel, and act, it helps … Continue reading

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National SCI Awareness Month – Tools and Resources for People with SCI, Caregivers, Family Members, and Others

More than 17,000 people each year experience a spinal cord injury. Here are a few resources from the NIDILRR and ACL community to help meet the challenges on the path ahead. Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month: What research is available to support Latinos and Hispanics with disabilities?

More than 5.2 million people who identify as Latino or Hispanic live with a disability in the United States. Latinos and Hispanics experience disabilities across the lifespan, and these disabilities can impact their ability to live. learn, and work independently. … 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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I’m Exceptional – and I Have Research to Thank for It

For National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, NARIC’s director Mark Odum reflects on his own injury and what it means to live beyond expectations. In 1974, I dove into a backyard swimming pool and my life changed completely. I became … Continue reading

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

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 Veteran with a disability. What information and resources are available for me? This edition of Answered … 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 September 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I have read NARIC’s FAQ on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Can you tell me more? This edition of Answered … Continue reading

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National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month – Start with the Basics

September has been designated National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month, thanks to a Senate resolution, and throughout the month we’ll highlight research and resources from the NIDILRR SCI community. The NIDILRR-funded National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates there … Continue reading

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What is AESLEME?

The Association for the Study of Spinal Cord Injury (AESLEME – its acronym in Spanish) is a national not-for-profit organization in Spain dedicated to the prevention of accidents that cause spinal and cerebral injuries, including those that result in paralysis … Continue reading

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