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For National SCI Awareness Month, we check in with the latest NIDILRR-funded centers and projects conducting research and development to support independence across the life span. Continue reading
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health, a spinal cord injury (SCI) is “damage to the tight bundle of cells and nerves that sends and receives signals from the brain … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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