audience: Providers/Clinicians

Empleo de personas hispanas/latinx con discapacidades: barreras y recomendaciones (Employment and Hispanic/Latinx Individuals with Disabilities: Barriers and Recommendations)

Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: empleo de personas hispanas / latinx con discapacidades: barreras y recomendaciones Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: empleo de personas hispanas / latinx con discapacidades: barreras y recomendaciones En 2019, solo 1 de cada 5 personas con discapacidad estaba con empleo. La discriminación por discapacidad puede afectar el empleo. Ser parte de más […]

Transition & Collaboration

Plain Language Summary: Transition & Collaboration Plain Language Summary: Transition & Collaboration Overview Transition is when a student moves from high school to adult life. For students with disabilities, the law requires students with disabilities prepare for life after high school by having a plan (called a transition IEP) when a student is turns 16. […]

Early Childhood & Developmental Disabilities

Plain Language Summary: Early Childhood & Developmental Disabilities Plain Language Summary: Early Childhood & Developmental Disabilities Developmental disabilities are disabilities that can affect multiple aspects of a person’s life. These disabilities occur during childhood and can cause lifelong problems. Typically, developmental disabilities are noticeable before children start school. Developmental disabilities can affect physical, social, academic, […]

Navegando por el sistema escolar: educación especial, derechos y recursos para padres (Navigating the School System: Special Education, Rights, and Resources for Parents)

Resumen en lenguaje sencillo para navegar por el sistema escolar: educación especial, derechos y recursos para padres El sistema escolar puede ser complejo. Es posible que los padres de niños con discapacidades no sepan qué servicios están disponibles y cómo calificar para recibir esos servicios. A veces, los conceptos erróneos por parte de las familias […]

Efectos de la inmigración en la salud mental y desafíos para las personas con discapacidades (Effects Immigration has on Mental Health and Challenges for People with Disabilities)

Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: efectos de la inmigración en la salud mental y desafíos para las personas con discapacidades Uno de cada siete residentes de Estados Unidos es inmigrante. Los inmigrantes son personas que se van a un nuevo país y planean establecerse allí. Este proceso se llama migración. Algunas personas migran en busca de […]

SMART Goals & Mental Health

Plain Language Summary: SMART Goals & Mental Health Plain Language Summary: SMART Goals & Mental Health Goal setting can be used as a therapeutic tool to improve mental health. It can be a helpful intervention if other therapeutic tools are difficult to adapt to meet client needs, especially for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities […]

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

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 […]

Thoughts on Self-Advocacy

Thoughts on Self-Advocacy

Thoughts on Self-Advocacy  Thoughts on Self-Advocacy By Jessica Socorro Self-advocacy. A simple Google search of this word does not do it justice. Apparently, there are parts to it. In fact, there are 3 parts: (1) knowing yourself, (2) knowing your needs, and (3) knowing how to get what you need. Recognizing these parts of self-advocacy is […]

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 […]