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.

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 individual; a record of impairment; or being regarded as having such an...
According to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission a reasonable accommodation is any change or adjustment to a job or work environment that permits a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the job application process,...
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 require...
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 of...
The NIDILRR-funded model system centers 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...

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