Frequently Asked Questions

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Living, learning, and working with a disability can be challenging. Sometimes, the best person to understand what you’re going through might be someone who’s also been there. A peer provider is someone who draws on their own lived experience of disability...
According to the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), rehabilitation (rehab) nurses use all of their clinical skills to “make a visible difference in their patients’ lives and work as part of a collaborative healthcare team.” Rehab nurses work with...
While unemployment is at an historic low in the United States, working-age adults with disabilities are still more likely to be unemployed than those without disabilities. Businesses in the US are building an inclusive workforce, however, and they are...
In the age of social media, there is a multitude of platforms that we can all utilize to find the latest news and information and to connect with others from around the world. These social media platforms include Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram,...
Music, art, dance, and drama or theater have therapeutic value for people with disabilities and older adults. Also known as the arts, they can be effective in improving motor function, cognitive function, and quality of life; can encourage self-discovery...

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