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

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: Our child with disabilities has begun high school and we are starting to plan their transition into adulthood. What … Continue reading

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Autism Spectrum Disorder and DOMUS

DOMUS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in Mexico by providing information and services to people with ASD, their families, students, and professionals. Their main program, the Inclusive Education Program, … Continue reading

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Family Support: Get Involved in the Dialogue!

Last March, the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Family Support at the University of Illinois in Chicago (H133B140046) and the Easter Seals gave the Disability Community the opportunity to be a part of a dialogue in English … Continue reading

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A New National Research Initiative on Family Support to Begin in March

The Easter Seals and the NIDRR-funded Family Support Research and Training Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago (H133B140046) have joined together to support a national research initiative called Family Support: Tell Us What We Need to Know. This … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness: the Family Resource

The family is a child’s most vital resource, the stronger the support the healthier the child. Research tells us that most (70%) families of children with Down syndrome adapt and lead ordinary family lives. Furthermore, families report benefiting from having … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness: the Family Aspect

Raising a baby is difficult enough, but how do you prepare yourself to raise a child with Down syndrome? Well, according to Down Syndrome Education Online, the first step is understanding. Stephanie Meredith, writer of Understanding a Down Syndrome Diagnosis, … Continue reading

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HHM: The Family and Living with Disabilities

We are in the prime of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15- Oct 15) and what better time to address issues involving disabilities within the Hispanic community. The Hispanic culture is lauded for its passion and strong ties within la familia. … Continue reading

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis refers to joint inflammation. It can be caused by more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, joint tissue, and other connective tissues.  An estimated 22% of adults or about 50 million people ages 18 or older … Continue reading

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