audience: Direct Support/Caregivers

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Patient Rights and Responsibilities The Patient’s Bill of Rights was first adopted by the American Hospital Association in 1973.  Patient rights were developed with the expectation that hospitals and health care institutions would support these rights in the interest of delivering effective patient care.  A physician’s ultimate goal should be patient welfare and alleviating suffering.  […]

Universal Design

Plain Language Summary: Universal Design Most people will have a disability during their lifetime or will know someone who does. Also, the way we interact with the world can be affected in many ways. Some examples are breaking a bone, being pregnant, or not being able to focus in a noisy environment. This is why […]

See What’s on the Inside

See What’s on the Inside Mother and two young daughters

See What’s on the Inside In the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the protagonist Quasimodo has physical deformities and has been forbidden by his villainous master from ever leaving the bell tower of Notre Dame Cathedral.  His lifetime of profound isolation leaves him longing for just one day out among the people.  He has […]

Determinantes sociales que afectan la salud de la comunidad hispana/latinx con discapacidades (Social Determinants Affecting the Health of the Hispanic/Latinx Community with Disabilities)

Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: Determinantes sociales que afectan la salud de la comunidad hispana/latinx con discapacidades Nota: Elegimos utilizar tanto hispanos como latinos para incluir a personas de varios países. Esto se debe a que las opiniones difieren sobre qué países incluyen cada uno de los términos hispanos y latinos. Además, usamos Latinx porque es […]

Intimate Partner Violence & People with Disabilities Fact Sheet

Domestic violence can mean the abuse of children, other family members, and romantic partners. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is one example of domestic violence and specifically means the abuse of a current or past romantic partner. Every year more than 10 million people in the United States experience IPV. But many people who experience IPV […]

Let’s Be Clear

Let’s Be Clear Student

Let’s Be Clear Have you ever had someone tell you an inside joke that you didn’t understand?  Have you felt like an outsider because other people were laughing and all you could do was laugh along or look confused?  It feels frustrating to not understand something that other people seem to understand.  Humor is built […]

El trastorno del espectro autista y la comunidad hispana-latinx (Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Hispanic/Latinx Community)

Resumen en Lenguaje Sencillo: El Trastorno del Espectro Autista (TEA) y la Comunidad Hispana / Latinx La tasa o promedio de personas identificadas con el trastorno del espectro autista (TEA) en los Estados Unidos ha aumentado significativamente. Pero el TEA continúa siendo infra-diagnosticado (en menor número) y diagnosticado más tarde en la comunidad hispana / […]