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.

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), aphasia is a “disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain that are responsible for language.” It often occurs suddenly after a stroke or head injury...
You’ve just finished meeting with the doctor. He or she shared information about a new diagnosis or condition. Maybe you’re the one now facing life with a disability (either permanent or temporary) or maybe you will be supporting a family member with a...
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...
Depression is a common mood disorder that can cause severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities such as sleeping, eating, or working. As many as 15 million adults in the US experienced a depressive episode in 2014,...
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation does not fund individual grants to students for the purpose of college or graduate level education. We recommend the following resources to find grants, scholarships, and...

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