Tag Archives: self-advocacy

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community – January 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. NIDILRR Projects: The Community for All Project to Develop a Series of Six Online Toolkits to Improve Community Living and Participation for People … Continue reading

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Making Your Way in the World – Resources for Young People with DS and Their Families

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Society. Down syndrome (DS) is a genetic disorder that results in intellectual and developmental disability. It can also cause physical disabilities, such as heart conditions, and sensory disabilities, … Continue reading

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This is all new to me!

You’ve just finished meeting with the doctor. He or she shared information about a new diagnosis or condition. Maybe you’re the one now facing life with a disability (either permanent or temporary) or maybe you will be supporting a family … Continue reading

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Finding Your Voice: Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. We often highlight observances for specific disabilities or under-represented communities, sharing relevant information and resources from the NIDILRR community and other sources. One of our biggest reasons for shining a spotlight in these … Continue reading

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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, July 14 – Friday, July 18

Human Interest: Nordstrom ads feature models with disabilities (Fox News) Fashion retailer Nordstrom has been using models with disabilities since 1997 and continues the tradition in its annual July catalog. It includes, among others, a woman in a wheelchair modeling … Continue reading

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Supported Decision-Making – Three Part Webinar Series

The Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, the Burton Blatt Institute, and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network present a three-part webinar series on supported decision making. Supported decision-making (SDM) is an effective, less restrictive alternative to guardianship that uses trusted friends, … Continue reading

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Leadership training opp for colleges students with autism

Are you a college student who identifies on the autism spectrum? The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is offering a leadership training opportunity to currently enrolled students. The Autism Campus Inclusion leadership training will take place in August 2012. The … Continue reading

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