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Frequently Asked Questions

We often receive information requests on a popular topic, or one that may be pertinent to other patrons. The Frequently Asked Questions below may have just the answer you're looking for! If your question is not answered here, please send us a request and we'll answer within one business day. You might also try our toll-free information line or chat program to speak directly with an information specialist.

We suggest visiting the Pass It On Center, which is creating alist of national and state resources so that people with disabilities can get the affordable assistive technology they need, including computers. The Pass It On Center's website provides...

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research funds approximately 250 projects each year, ranging from individual Switzer Fellowships to multi-year Model Systems. With the exception of the Switzer Fellowships, grants are given to...

To learn more about your benefits, the following websites will provide the information and resources you will need:

  • To learn what federal benefits you are eligible for and how to apply for them, please visit...

Our library is often confused with the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC-ENIC) in the UK. UK NARIC is the UK’s National Agency responsible for providing information and opinion on academic, vocational and professional...

There are several resources available to help you start your business, find funding, and build your network.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define developmental disabilities (DD) as a "group of conditions due to impairment in physical, learning,...

Psychiatric disability is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a "mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an...

Frequently, we receive requests for explanations on what happens during spinal cord injuries (SCI), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and burn injuries. Because we are librarians and not clinicians, we cannot speak to what you or your loved one may...

We often receive requests for information or articles, or just an explanation of what a person can expect during the rehabilitation process. Unfortunately, we're librarians and not rehabilitation professionals, so we can't provide first-hand knowledge...

The NIDRR-funded model systems are a group of projects that conduct research and development activities focused on spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or burn injury. According to the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center "Model Systems...

Rehabilitation, in this case, refers to physical medicine and rehabilitation. It does not refer to substance abuse or criminal rehabilitation.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation includes various therapies to help a person restore function...

For people with cancer, cancer rehabilitation helps them obtain the best physical, psychological, social, and work-related functioning during and after cancer treatment. The goal is to help a person with cancer remain independent and productive and to...

In an article in the International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation, a definition of Locked-in Syndrome (LIS) is credited to the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) and...

Moyamoya disease is a rare and progressive disorder. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, it is caused by "blocked arteries at the base of the...

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease where the immune system attacks the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves) and is referred to as an immune-mediated disease. As the immune system attacks the nervous system,...

According to the Mayo Clinic, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a "mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying...

Vocational rehabilitation is made up of a series of services that are designed to facilitate the entrance into or return to work by people with disabilities or by people who have recently acquired an injury or disability. Some of these services include...

As a person with a disability in the prison system, you are entitled to adequate care, appropriate assistive devices, and dignified treatment, according to the American Bar Association. If you are a person with a disability who is currently in the...

Throughout the year, people look to participate in recreational activities. However, where can one find accessible recreation activities? There are plenty of resources available to find them. We have split the resources into four sections so that you...

Dental schools can be a good source of quality, low-cost dental treatment. Most schools also offer post-graduate and faculty clinics. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides services through...

If you are taking GED classes and/or preparing for the GED exam and are having difficulty, you may qualify for accommodations. There are several steps you will need to take:

Contact the GED administrator in your state.
Your...

A patron asked where to start to find housing for a young adult with a disability who would require a structured setting and monitoring. We recommend a series of resources to help you identify the right housing options that ensure full participation in...

We often receive requests for statistics for a specific injury type. These questions can include:

  • What are the main causes of spinal cord injury?
  • How long can someone with a burn injury stay in the hospital?
  • Is a person...

Transportation services can vary - depending on where you live. However, there are plenty of resources available:

According to Medline Plus: "Stem cells are cells with the potential to develop into many different types of cells in the body....



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