Specific Disabilities

En español | In Spanish NICHCY offers brief, but detailed fact sheets on specific disabilities. Each fact sheet defines the disability, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability. Don't see the disability you were looking for listed below? Try our suggestions page. _____________________ Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity … [Read more...]

Spina Bifida

NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet 12 (FS12) June 2011 PDF version En español | In Spanish In This Publication: Juan José’s story About spina bifida Incidence Characteristics & health considerations Help for babies and toddlers Help for school-aged children Educational implications Resources of more information   Juan José’s Story This story comes to you from the Real Stories collection of the Spina Bifida Association. I … [Read more...]

Growing up with spina bifida

This report summarizes the major findings of the spina bifida research study, "Quality of Life and Secondary Conditions in Individuals with Spina Bifida." (posted September 6, 2012)http://projects.fpg.unc.edu/~ncodh/pdfs/spinabifida.pdf   … [Read more...]

Spina bifida | Physical activity guidelines

These guidelines for exercise and physical activity take into consideration the physical nature of spina bifida, offer safety considerations, and include guides for cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training. From the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD). (posted March 1, 2013)http://www.ncpad.org/222/1443/Spina~Bifida~-~Physical~Activity~Guidelines  … [Read more...]

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