Tag Archives: stroke

If you liked… What are hidden and invisible disabilities?

May 2022 hosts a variety of awareness events, including Mental Health Awareness Month, Better Speech and Hearing Month, National Arthritis Awareness Month, and National Stroke Awareness Month, among others. To help celebrate, we are updating our blogpost on hidden and … Continue reading

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Stroke Awareness Month: Technology for Recovery

For Stroke Awareness Month, we are exploring some of the recent NIDILRR-funded projects focusing on technology to support recovery and rehabilitation from stroke. Continue reading

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What is a stroke?

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), occurs “when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy: A Brief History

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines physical therapy (PT) as “therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for January 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: How are robots used in rehabilitation? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that discuss wearable robots to aid … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 30 to Friday, June 3

Employment: Ford eyes workers with autism (Disability Scoop) Ford Motor Company is launching a pilot program this week designed to improve recruitment and retention of employees with autism. Through an initiative called FordInclusiveWorks, the company intends to establish five new … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, February 15 to Friday, February 19

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Employment: Workplace disability discrimination claims at record high (Disability Scoop) The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports that charges of job bias related to disability rose 6 percent to total 26,968 for the … 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, November 2 to Friday, November 6

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Employment: At this specialty shop, the intellectually disabled are proud businesspeople (The Washington Post) Two 18-year-old individuals with intellectual disabilities are staffing a mobile pop-up store in the parking lot of D.C.’s Union … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, October 19 to Friday, October 23

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: When a toddler with cerebral palsy couldn’t ride in a shopping cart, this grocery store found a solution (The Washington Post) King Soopers supermarket in Loveland, Ohio, has purchased a special … Continue reading

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