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Disability: Benefits, Facts and Resources for Persons with Disabilities Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Disability Information category.

Though some documents may have since been updated or revised they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Publication List

2017-12-23 : Disability in South American Countries : Basic facts, statistics and information regarding disabilities from South American Countries.
2017-08-28 : Pride in Disability and Self-identifying as Disabled Aids Overall Well-being : Study reveals experiencing stigma, severity of disability, and a persons age and income level help determine whether someone considers themselves to be disabled.
2017-07-21 : New Model to Support Workers with Disabilities : New employment model piloted by Aramark people with intellectual and developmental disabilities could have better odds at getting meaningful work and an independent life.
2017-04-07 : Common Risk Factors That Impact Disability Rates : University of Michigan research reveals reducing or eliminating 5 common risk factors could decrease prevalence of disability across the U.S..
2017-03-29 : Access Board Issues Guidance on the International Symbol of Accessibility : Guidance addresses questions on use of alternative disability accessibility symbols, and explains how use of symbols other than ISA impacts compliance with ADA.
2017-02-04 : Cyber-victimisation of People with Disabilities : Information and research survey regarding online victimisation of people with disabilities.
2017-01-13 : How Prison Solitary Confinement Harms People with Physical Disabilities : First-ever national report on how solitary confinement harms people with physical disabilities - Wheelchairs, braille materials, hearing aids, and other vital devices are often denied in solitary.
2016-12-04 : Countries Efforts to Address Rights of People with Disabilities : UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center assesses countries efforts to address rights of people with disabilities.
2016-07-19 : Overcriminalization of People with Disabilities Must Be Addressed in Criminal Justice Reform : Report puts disability issues in perspective within criminal justice reform, highlighting steps to combat inappropriate and unjust incarceration and criminalization of people with disabilities, and ensure appropriate and humane treatment of people with disabilities throughout the justice system.
2016-06-30 : Report Outlines Need for Accommodations for Prisoners with Disabilities : AVID releases Making Hard Time Harder: Programmatic Accommodations for Inmates with Disabilities Under the Americans with Disabilities Act outlining lack of accommodations for inmates with disabilities.
2016-06-27 : The Thin Line Between Disabled and Abled : We enter the world almost completely disabled, and many of us will become so again in our later years.
2015-09-21 : Spinal Muscular Atrophies: Signs, Symptoms & Treatments : General overview of Spinal Muscular Atrophies, conditions that sap physical strength by affecting motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, and takes away ability to walk, eat, or breathe.
2015-09-18 : Usher Syndrome: Types, Causes and Treatment Options : General information and overview of Usher syndrome, a rare inherited disorder that causes gradual vision loss and deafness.
2015-09-11 : Aphantasia: Inability to Visualize Images : Information and studies regarding Aphantasia to find why some people are born with poor or diminished visual imagery ability.
2015-09-11 : Nazis, Sterilization & Deaths of People with Disabilities : Forced sterilization in Germany was the precursor to systematic killing of people with forms of mental illnesses and the physically disabled.
2015-08-28 : Zero Project: 337 Nominations from 98 Countries : The Zero Project nominations demonstrate there is a global movement of practitioners implementing inclusive education helping children with all kinds of disabilities around the world.
2015-08-18 : Can Brits Really be Educated About Disability? : Scope reports that around 67% of British people feel so awkward and uncomfortable around disabled people that they avoid any form of contact at all.
2015-08-05 : How Our Ancestors Turned Disability into Advantage : New evolutionary theory explains how small populations of early humans survived, despite increased chance of hereditary disabilities being passed to offspring.
2015-01-29 : Experts Discuss Whether Obesity is a Disability : Although obesity may not always be a disability by itself, it can lead to health problems that constitute disability.
2014-12-18 : ABLE Act Major Victory for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families : Information regarding ABLE accounts that individuals with disabilities and their families should know.
2014-12-05 : Conquer Paralysis Now: Challenge to Find a Cure in Next Decade - $20M in Grants and Prizes : Conquer Paralysis Now (CPN) launches groundbreaking competition to cure paralysis in the next 10 years.
2014-11-12 : Toxic Furniture Flame Retardant Chemicals Found in Americans : Urine samples found people are contaminated with toxic flame retardants including TCEP that has never before been detected.
2014-10-19 : Voices of Disability: The World Listens! : Young people with intellectual disabilities win backing from United Nations for right to have a voice in decisions about their lives.
2014-10-18 : The Zero Project and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities : The mission of the Zero Project is to work for A World Without Barriers in accordance with the principles of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
2014-05-03 : Promoting Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Refugee and Displacement Settings : New research throws spotlight on positive practices and ongoing gaps to meet the needs of 6.7 million displaced people with disabilities.
2013-05-17 : Quadriplegia and Paraplegia Information and Infographic : Infographic contains information regarding the difference between Quadriplegia and Paraplegia including vertebra and spinal functions.
2013-05-16 : People with Disabilities - Accommodation Vs. Inclusion : The duty to provide reasonable accommodations is a fundamental statutory requirement due to the nature of discrimination people with disabilities face.
2013-04-23 : Expedited Disability Benefit Hearings - Are You Eligible : Under SSA guidelines expedited disability benefit hearings may be available in several situations.
2013-02-16 : 22q - Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome - DiGeorge Syndrome - Shprintzen Syndrome : Information regarding Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS) a form of genetic condition that is related to DiGeorge syndrome.
2013-01-20 : Noonan Syndrome Information : Condition affects many areas of the body including unusual facial characteristics, heart defects, short stature, skeletal malformations, bleeding issues, and other symptoms.
2012-12-20 : Second Greatest Cause of Disability - Musculoskeletal Conditions : Study on Global Burden of Disease reveals Musculoskeletal diseases are the second greatest cause of disability in all regions of the world.
2012-10-11 : The Variation in Disability Benefits Received Around the World : Examples of how the provision of disability benefits varies by country and continent.
2012-08-14 : Psychological and Social Aspects of Disability : Psychological intervention can help a person with a disability progress through stages of disability and assist them resolving difficulties experienced.
2012-06-26 : Promoting Better Community Based Care by Updating Disability Laws : Updating disability laws to promote better aligned comprehensive community based care for persons with disabilities.
2012-04-08 : Financial Steps to Prepare for Disability : Financial planning if you are unable to return to work due to a serious disability or illness is essential.
2012-02-21 : Disability - A Common Experience for the Majority : Nearly everyone is likely to experience a form of disability at some point during their lifetime due to illness accident or aging.
2011-07-15 : Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia - Study Provides New Clues : First detailed account of biochemical workings of atlastin a protein produced by one of the genes linked to Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia.
2011-05-24 : Much Different Work Histories for Disability Rejects, Beneficiaries : Male disability applicants rejected for federal benefits tend to have lower earnings and labor force participation rates.
2011-03-09 : Benefits Access for Vulnerable Seniors and Adults With Disabilities : Connecting seniors and adults with disabilities to benefits programs is key to helping them live with economic security in their own communities.
2011-01-20 : The Great Disability Divide: Significant Gap Between Employee Perception and Reality : The Disability Divide reveals severe disconnects between what consumers believe about disability and income protection planning and the actual facts about the two issues.
2010-11-10 : Drums and Disabilities to Release Groundbreaking Therapy Kit : Drum therapy kit enables parents therapists and teachers to help autistic and special needs children and adults in home office or classroom.
2010-11-05 : Life Disparities for Adults Living with Disabilities and their Families : Parents of adult children with disabilities have far greater levels of concern about their childs future than parents of adult children without disabilities.
2010-11-02 : Illnesses or Injury Increase Odds of Seniors Developing New or Worsening Disability : Illnesses and injuries greatly increase chances of older adults developing new or worsening disability.
2010-07-16 : Am I Eligible for Disability Benefits : There are different types of disability a person may be able to receive.
2010-06-26 : The Struggle with Disability - Doctor Patient Relationships : Social Security disability programs and how they impact on the interaction between doctor physician and patient.
2010-05-24 : Defining Disability Diversity in Society : Information on Disability Diversity in society including the definition of both diversity and disabilities.
2010-04-15 : Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP): Facts and Information : Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) a degenerative genetic disorder with stiffness and weakness of leg and hip muscles gait difficulties and issues with walking.
2010-04-06 : Hurler Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment : Information regarding Hurler syndrome, a form of rare and inherited disease involving human metabolism.
2010-04-06 : Mobility Related Disability in Middle-aged Americans : Proportion of older middle-aged Americans who report disabilities related to mobility increased significantly.
2010-04-01 : Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF): Facts and Information : Pulmonary Fibrosis is when tissue deep in the lungs becomes thickened and stiff or scarred over a period of time.
2010-03-16 : Canada Ratifies UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities : Government of Canada has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
2010-02-27 : Permanent and Partial Disability : To quality for compensation disability must be proved either Permanent Partial Disability and Temporary Total Disability.
2010-01-19 : U.S. National Council on Disability : The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an advisory board within the United States Department of Education to guarantee equal opportunity for people with disabilities.
2009-12-28 : Couples Cope Better with Disability and Health Shocks : How individuals cope economically with disability and health shocks.
2009-12-23 : Physician Assisted Suicide - Perspective from Advocates for People with Disability : Disability Perspective on the Issue of Physician-Assisted Suicide a special issue of Disability and Health Journal.
2009-11-13 : More Disabilities Today than Previous Generations : Individuals between the ages of 60 and 69 exhibited increases in several types of disabilities over time.
2009-07-28 : How to Cope with Sudden Illness or Disability : Article gives assistance to help you cope with a sudden illness or disability.
2009-07-28 : Tips for the Newly Disabled : Offers a number of tips and advice to newly disabled persons who suddenly find themselves with a disability.
2009-07-25 : Disability Quotes: Collection of Quotations Regarding Disabilities : A collection of famous, and not so famous, interesting quotes regarding disability and health related disabilities.
2009-05-01 : Number of Americans with Disability Growing : Nearly 48 million Americans have a disability an increase of three million from 1999 and arthritis tops the list of most common causes of disabilities.
2009-02-10 : Workplace Disability and Health Trends : The escalating rate of workplace disabilities is causing businesses and consumers alike to revisit how they handle stress and health issues.
2009-01-18 : Disability - A State of Mind : In todays society with its progressive treatment of people with disabilities opportunities are available to people with a disability to become full members of society.
2009-01-15 : Defining Disability Today : Two models used for deriving the definition of disability are known as the medical model and the social model.
2008-12-23 : Focus on Abilities not Disabilities : Most times when people look at others with a disability they only see what they can not do.
2008-12-14 : President Elect Barack Obamas Plan to Empower Persons with Disabilities : President Elect Barack Obamas plan to increase access and opportunity for persons with disabilities in America.

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