Tag: Clinical

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Me and Other Autistics

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Me and Other Autistics

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Affected Me and Other Autistics By Kayla Rodriguez Content Warning: This blog contains potentially disturbing and triggering content. Before continuing, please be aware that the author writes about suicide and self-harm. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was March 12, 2020. I was at my internship at the […]

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 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 de un grupo marginado puede generar aún más desafíos. Un grupo marginado es un grupo […]

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. The transition IEP must have goals […]

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, or cognitive skills. Examples of developmental disabilities include […]

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 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 (IDD). Goal setting is a form of self-determination. […]

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 […]