veículo de difusão de informações em análise de marcha, reabilitação e biomecânica, captura de movimento para produções industriais
clinical gait analysis, rehabilitation and biomechanics, industrial "motion capture" (MoCap)
"The ATIA is the premier organization for manufacturers, sellers and providers of assistive technology (AT)—products, equipment and systems that enhance learning, working and daily living for persons with disabilities. We are the global leader in education and research for the assistive technology industry.
Our mission: to serve as the collective voice of the assistive technology industry to help ensure that the best products and services are delivered to persons with disabilities."
"RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. RESNA advances the field by offering certification, continuing education, and professional development; developing assistive technology standards; promoting research and public policy; and sponsoring forums for the exchange of information and ideas to meet the needs of our multidisciplinary constituency.
The organization's legal name is RESNA.
RESNA's goal is "To maximize the health and well being of people with disabilities through technology."
The purpose of RESNA is to contribute to the public welfare through scientific, literary, professional and educational activities by supporting the development,dissemination, and utilization of knowledge and practice of rehabilitation and assistive technology in order to achieve the highest quality of life for all citizens."
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC):
What is AAC?
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA.org):
"Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. We all use AAC when we make facial expressions or gestures, use symbols or pictures, or write.
People with severe speech or language problems rely on AAC to supplement existing speech or replace speech that is not functional. Special augmentative aids, such as picture and symbol communication boards and electronic devices, are available to help people express themselves. This may increase social interaction, school performance, and feelings of self-worth.
AAC users should not stop using speech if they are able to do so. The AAC aids and devices are used to enhance their communication."
"Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students."
"We are a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the most effective communication for people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
The two most important values expressed by people who rely on AAC are:
1. saying exactly what they want to say
2. saying it as fast as they can
AAC services must honor these values of people who use AAC and their families. Achieving the goal of AAC (optimal communication & maximum potential) is best accomplished when the principles of evidence-based practice and performance measurement are used."
"USSAAC is the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, the national chapter of ISAAC, the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. At USSAAC, our members join forces to improve the services, resources and products used by children and adults who turn to AAC methods in order to communicate. We strive to enhance the communication effectiveness and, ultimately, the independence of persons desiring access to an alternative communication system. In fact, USSAAC is the only national association specifically designed to address the needs of persons who are either severely speech impaired or unable to speak. We are also dedicated to answering the needs of individuals who support the AAC community through therapy, special education or the creation and manufacturing of technology."
"Department of Special Education & Communication Disorders:
An area of clinical practice that attempts to compensate either temporarily or permanently for the impairment and disability patterns of individuals with severe and expressive communication disorders."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC-DHDS)
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been involved in disability and health activities since 1988. The mission of the CDC Disability and Health Branch is to promote the health and full participation in society by people with disabilities across the lifespan.
Monitoring the Health of People With and Without Disabilities:
CDC monitors the health of people with and without disabilities to identify how health issues affect people in different ways and why some people are at higher risk for certain diseases and conditions. Studies have shown that people with disabilities are more likely to have poorer overall health, less access to adequate health care, and increased risk for preventable health problems. These data are important to help identify barriers to achieving good health, and to design prevention and health promotion programs aimed at reducing health disparities and improving the health of people with disabilities."
"More than 10,000 people turn 65 every day in the United States, and people are living longer, healthier lives. Healthy lifestyles, planning for retirement, and knowing your options for health care and long-term care are more important than ever before."
"Family caregivers play an important role in the lives of their loved ones. In-home assistance, community programs, or residential facilities enable you to stay active and accomplish everyday tasks. There are many resources available to help older adults continue to live in their homes and participate in their communities."
"Adopting healthy habits and behaviors, staying involved in your community, using preventive services, managing health conditions, and understanding all your medications can contribute to a productive and meaningful life."
Chapter 7: Additional Considerations for Some Adults
Physical Activity for People With Disabilities:
"The benefits of physical activity for people with disabilities have been studied in diverse groups. These groups include stroke victims, people with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, limb amputations, mental illness, intellectual disability, and dementia."
"HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business."
Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services
"The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.
ODEP was authorized by Congress in the Department of Labor's FY 2001 appropriation. Recognizing the need for a national policy to ensure that people with disabilities are fully integrated into the 21st Century workforce, the Secretary of Labor delegated authority and assigned responsibility to the Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy. ODEP is a sub-cabinet level policy agency in the Department of Labor."
"Our Mission: We strive, everyday, to be the ultimate resource for everything Cerebral Palsy. We provide information, resources, support and unlimited inspiration to all those touched by Cerebral Palsy, and other neurological conditions."
"Cerebral Palsy Guidance is an advocacy website for parents of children with Cerebral Palsy. It's dedicated to providing the most accurate and reliable health information as it relates to the complex condition of Cerebral Palsy. From information on cerebral palsy symptoms to financial assistance to daily living articles, CerebralPalsyGuidance.com covers all aspects of cerebral palsy. And all of the information is thoroughly researched and cited."
"All too often, aging means doing less – from the things seniors "used" to do through new developments that must be "beyond their time" – but we don’t believe in that. We’re dedicated to identifying resources to keep seniors healthy, connected, and up on today’s news and developments."
"Falls can happen anytime and anywhere to people of any age. However, as people get older, the number of falls and the severity of injury resulting from falls increases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in people age 65 and older. Common injuries due to falls are head injuries, shoulder and forearm fractures, spine fractures, pelvic fractures, and hip fractures."
"The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
We provide care and support to those affected
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are here to help.
We accelerate research and create a path for global process
As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure.
The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer's research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. We diligently work to make Alzheimer’s a national priority.
The Alzheimer's Association was founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals interested in research. Jerome H. Stone was our founding president.
Today, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer's across the globe through our headquarters in Chicago, a public policy office in Washington, D.C., and a presence in communities across the country. We are the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.
Together, we can change the future of Alzheimer's. Donate today."
"Caring for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients
Dementia is a type of syndrome, or group of symptoms, that affects a person's mental functions and abilities, such as their ability to make decisions, remember, and think clearly. Some form of brain cell damage is typically the cause, however, there are also other factors that contribute to one's risk, such as genetics. It can impact individuals to such a degree that it hinders their ability to live independently. Over time, dementia can become so severe that one depends entirely on the help of their caregivers. It is most common with individuals who are over the age of 65, and one's risk of developing it increases with age.
According to estimates made by the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study (ADAMS), as much as 14 percent of individuals living in the United States who are 71 years old or older have dementia. Unfortunately, the exact number of people who have some form of the syndrome is unknown, as it often goes undiagnosed. It is not, however, a consequence of age nor is it something that everyone develops. In terms of gender, 11 percent of men and 16 percent of women over the age of 71 have Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common type of dementia, or one of the other dementias."
We believe passionately that AgingCare.com is your community. We're your partner in caregiving—and as such, you've made us the go-to destination for family caregivers. AgingCare.com is where caregivers discover that they are not alone, how to survive, and how to provide the care their loved one needs.
"Safe Stars was established as an online resource for those looking to learn about making the right choices for themselves and for their family. The site, SafeStars.org serves as a central depository of informative materials, guides and tools. Made up of parents, educators, and other volunteers, the Safe Stars team helps research and disseminate helpful information for its community. Through outreach to individuals that includes published materials and media messaging, Safe Stars seeks to engage and educate its visitors."
"Our mission is to revolutionize the way consumers and experts connect. We want to make choosing the right expert simple. We want to empower small businesses to thrive."
Life is full of complex decisions. Expertise helps you navigate those important choices with useful guides written by experts in their fields.
Make truly informed decisions about your projects and goals with our practical how-to guides written by expert contributors.
Take your business to the next level with our free small business resources, created by our network of industry experts.
"According to FEMA, each year approximately 17,500 people are injured and 3,400 die because of fire. There are dangers associated with fire for everyone, but people with disabilities face unique challenges in these emergencies. As FEMA notes, people with disabilities may have more difficulty escaping during a fire. In addition, some disabilities may prevent them from taking actions ahead of time without the help of a caregiver, friend or relative."
Home Fire Safety Guides and Educational Resources:
"Although home fires have decreased drastically over the last thirty-five years, they still happen frequently. In fact, over 369,000 home fires occur in the United States each year, resulting in $6.8 billion worth of damage. Many of these fires are preventable, but some are not. Learn about the steps you can take to keep your family safe in the event of a fire, because when it comes to home fires, preparation can mean the difference in life and death."
"This guide is designed to be a tool to assist those fearing their disability may become a factor in making the home buying experience more cumbersome. You will find information on what your rights are, resources to aid you in understanding the procedures involved in acquiring a home, and advice on how to proceed if you feel your rights have been dishonored. Additionally, you will find resources to make the most of the opportunities available to you for purchasing a home, whether your plans are to purchase your first house or to relocate from your current residence to your dream home."
"At 20 percent of the U.S. population, people with disabilities are the largest minority group. And yet, far too often, they are overlooked and underserved. One area where this is especially true is pedestrian safety.
Though the Americans with Disabilities Act established requirements for "Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Crossings", the measures are not enough to fully protect disabled pedestrians from the dangers they can encounter on the nation's streets and roadways."
According the Centers for Disease Control, in the U.S., 47.5 million adults report having a disability. If you have a disability and are planning to join the millions of Americans who move each year, you may benefit from moving advice that addresses your specific needs.
"Changing, remodeling or making additions to your home to accommodate people with disabilities can be done in a variety of different ways. If you are building a new home, you can ensure that it be single-level without door jambs to impede a wheelchair. If you are remodeling aspects of an existing home, you may need to do reconstruction or creative planning to make the changes. Disability accommodations can range in cost depending on the complexity of the changes. If you need to accommodate a wheelchair then you may choose to add ramps, stair lifts or an elevator. There are many ways to change your home or business to accommodate for disabilities including turning written signs into Braille or adding alerts to things like clocks and computers."
"Preparing your home for your senior years is a long-term project that should be started as early as possible — preferably well before middle age. Why so early? Over the years, you are constantly making repairs, renovations and improvements to your home. If each time you make a change you look at it as an opportunity to help ensure your independence later in life, you can make appropriate adaptations intelligently. Even if there's a chance you’ll move, it makes sense to adapt the home as you go along. Seniors are a large and rapidly growing part of the population, and meeting their needs is an increasingly important factor in home sales."
Emergencies can happen at a moment's notice. Mobility problems and hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities can add complication. It is important to plan ahead so you are better prepared for any urgent situation. Our booklet Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs gives tips on getting informed, making a plan, assembling a kit, and keeping your plans up to date.
These tips provide people with disabilities and their caregivers with guidance in managing communications, equipment, pets and home hazards. The materials were co-authored by the American Red Cross and Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.
The 2004 study, "Disabled People's Costs of Living," found that disabled people have higher expenses in almost every aspect of life—from food to medical care to utilities—and have additional costs due to their disabilities. And yet, the U.S. Census Bureau found that adults age 21 – 64 with disabilities made almost $800 less each month than those with no disability.
Mesothelioma (Doença do Amianto: Mesotelioma maligno)
Malignant mesothelioma is a rare, asbestos-related cancer that forms on the thin protective tissues that cover the lungs and abdomen. A combined approach to treatment is helping people improve their survival and ease symptoms.
Contact with asbestos is the leading cause of mesothelioma cancer, as nearly every patient diagnosed with this aggressive cancer came in contact with it at some point. Mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure commonly occurs occupationally, environmentally or as a result of secondhand exposure.
Senior Health Resources: Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma, approximately 20-50 years, about 80% of those who are diagnosed with this terrible disease are seniors.
Our organization works with these individuals and their families to help them find local doctors, caregivers, treatment centers and support groups."
"Physical therapists can help mitigate many of the challenges of living with mesothelioma and its treatments. They can help in a variety of ways from increasing mobility to decreasing fatigue and making the side effects of treatment less severe. They can help in a variety of ways from increasing mobility to decreasing fatigue and making the side effects of treatment less severe. Most often, physical therapists helping mesothelioma patients will work with the medical team and the oncologist to provide the best care..."
"Note: The information provided by Mesothelioma.net is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment."
"The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency that provides advice and recommendations to the President, Congress, and executive branch agencies. NCD does not provide direct legal or advocacy services to people with disabilities. However, below is a list of resources to assist individual inquiries seeking such services which are most likely to be found at the city or state level. Please also refer to NCD's Frequently Asked Questions for answers to commonly asked questions."
"We have researched the web to bring you the best assessment, information, and selection of schools as possible to help you make your decision. On our website, you will find detailed information on accredited PTA schools and programs, schools listed by state, salary and career information to help you decide if this is the right career for you, and search and comparison tools to help you find the right program for you."
"Nearly 1 in 5 people - 56.7 million - have a disability in the U.S. (1).
Those with disabilities are more likely than those without disabilities to report having poorer overall health, less access to adequate healthcare and more engagement in risky behaviors such as smoking and physical inactivity (2*)".
(*)deleted web page CDC: Disability and Health
"Public health is only effective if the public can actually access and discern what information is reliable. But given how much information and how many 'sources' are out there, how can you decide who's the authority?
That's where we come in.
Our goal is to provide a hub of reputable and useful public information on health topics. We apply library science and technical know-how to the public health sector to identify quality authorities as well as to track news and developments, and then we organize it into handy references made available on this site."
"The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program improves children's reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to an animal. But not just any animal. R.E.A.D. companions are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team, going to schools, libraries and many other settings as reading companions for children.
R.E.A.D. is the first and foremost program that utilizes therapy animals to help kids improve their reading and communication skills and also teaches them to love books and reading. It's been growing around the world since November of 1999 when ITA launched it here in Salt Lake City. More than 3,500 therapy teams have trained and registered with the program and are going strong!
Today, thousands of registered R.E.A.D. teams work throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, Finland, France, Sweden, South Africa, Slovenia, Spain, Netherlands, Norway and beyond. R.E.A.D. is one of those ideas that, in the words of Bill Moyers, "pierces the mundane to arrive at the marvelous.""
What help can I receive?
"Medicare beneficiaries can qualify for Extra Help with their Medicare prescription drug plan costs. The Extra Help is estimated to be worth about $4,000 per year. To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income, and reside in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia."
- Information on the Extra Help program;
- See if you qualify for Extra Help and apply;
- Extra Help forms and publications;
- Extra Help information for caregivers and organizations;
- Extra Help information in other languages;
- Information on the review of your eligibility;
- The official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare;
- Understanding Medicare enrollment periods