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News and Notes from the NIDILRR Community and Beyond is a weekly newsletter featuring news, resources, events, and opportunities to participate in research in disability and rehabilitation. Most of the stories focus on the achievements of the 250+ NIDILRR-funded projects across the US. We also include events and resources from other agencies and organizations. To sign up, go to our home page and enter your email address in the big blue box! Learn how to submit an item for the next newsletter. Are you a current subscriber or reader? We would love to know your opinion on the newsletter and how you share it with your colleagues!

NARIC blog posts feature research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help readers with disabilities Age Out Loud in observance of Older Americans Month; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities (RTC/CL) releases report, based on its National Residential Information Systems Project (RISP), In-Home and Residential Long-Term Supports and Services for Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities; two team members from Spaulding Hospital-New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (SNERSCIC) discuss My Care, My Call peer health coaching intervention for people with SCI on RehabCast podcast in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Rory Cooper of University of Pittsburgh Model Cener on Spinal Cord Injury featured on cover of New Mobility; Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) hosts webcast, Translating the Evidence on Individual Placement and Support (IPS) into Practice: Applications with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI); Southeastern Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System Center (SERSCIMS) conducts survey of the qualities of spasticity after SCI; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine publish report, The Promise of Assistive Technology (AT) to Enhance Activity and Work Participation, the result of a committee of experts that included NIDILRR grantees.

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2017-05-24

NARIC offers resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD); Research in Focus looks at challenges to sustaining a successful evidence-based employment program; Pathways RTC publishes Justice and Recovery, the 2017 issue of its annual Focal Point research review; principal investigator of Virginia Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System Center receives the 2017 Jennett Plum Award for Clinical Achievement in the Field of Brain Injury Medicine from the International Brain Injury Association; Parents Taking Action was featured in Connecting Latino parents to autism resources and counseling on Univisión Chicago; Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Housing Accessibility Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing Act; Measurement of Community Participation Using a Computer Adaptive Test in Persons with Burn Injuries (LIBRE) seeks participants to test questions for the LIBRE Profile questionnaire measuring the social impact of a burn injury; Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hosts webinar, What Older Americans and their Caregivers Should Know About Robocalls, Scams, and the Latest Technology and Accessibility Issues.

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2017-05-17

NARIC offers information from the NIDILRR community and other sources in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month; Research in Focus discusses challenges adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities may face in staying physically active; TU Collaborative publishes Promoting Supportive Academic Environments for Faculty with Mental Illnesses; principal investigator of Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model Center receives 2017 Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation; ThinkCollege, NIDILRR-funded 2008-2012, highlighted in The Atlantic magazine's May article The path to higher education with an intellectual disability; RRTC on Advancing Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities hosts webinar, Ideal Versus Real: How Data Can Drive Employment Service Practices, part of the 44 Webinar series; Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Free Web Evaluation Tools: What They Can (and Can't) Do; US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) offers Q&A factsheet, Depression, PTSD, and Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights.

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2017-05-10

NARIC offers resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help people with arthritis add more activity in observance of Arthritis Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month; MSKTC publishes new factsheet, Urinary Track Infection and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI); Dr. Joshua Miele, team leader at the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center: Develop and Evaluate Rehabilitation Technology and Methods for Individuals with Low Vision, Blindness, and Multiple Disabilities, interviewed for the Disability Visibility Project at StoryCorps San Francisco; Transitions RTC presents webinar, Employing Young Adult Peer Support Workers: A Toolkit for Providers; Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Clear and Effective Emergency Communications over Wireless Devices; RERC on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments seeks employment success stories of people with visual impairments and blindness; President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition celebrates National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, encouraging people to #MoveInMay.

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2017-05-03

NARIC offers information in observance of Autism Awareness Month in its Labrarian's Picks for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and in a list of current and completed NIDILRR-funded projects on ASD; Research in Focus features a rehabilitation program that may help workers with burn injuries return to work; Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Center (NWRSCIS) releases the latest in the SCI Forum Video series, General Medical Concerns for People with Spinal Cord Injuries; online curriculum DirectCourse, developed in partnership with RRTC on Community Living for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (RTC/CL), receives Committee's Choice award at the University of Minnesotas's 2017 Innovation Awards; co-investigator on Center on Effective Delivery of Rehabilitation Technology by Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies appointed to WHO GREAT Summit organizing committee; Great Lakes ADA Center hosts webinar, Accessible Fitness Facilities and Exercise Equipment, featuring presenters from RRTC on Interactive Exercises Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities; Mount Sinai Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Center presents conference, From Injury to Intimacy: Embracing Sexuality After Spinal Cord Injury (SCI); National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) publishes article, Autism Awareness Month: Genes and Development in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), part of Director's Messages blog series.

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2017-04-26

NARIC celebrates examples of inclusion of young people with disabilities in the media and offers resources on inclusion from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in its blog; Research in Focus features working program that can reduce fatigue in people with TBI; RRTC on Family Supports and RRTC on Community Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities publish report, Family Caregiver Support for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD); project on Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders featured in article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch; Diversity Partners Intervention debuts its online curriculum for employment service professionals who wish to improve on serving job seekers with disabilities; Langston University RRTC on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities hosts webinar, Customized Training: An Inclusive Employment Training Option in VR Practice; RRTC on VR Practices for Youth and Young Adults hosts webinar, What Works for Youth? Tracking VR Outcomes; Administration for Community Living (ACL) and Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) host webinar, Sexual Assault and Survivors with Disabilities.

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2017-04-19

In observance of National Library Week, a reminder that libraries are there for people with disabilities and the researchers and professionals who support them; NIDILRR continues to seek expert peer reviewers for its FIP competition for multiple dates in April through June; Research in Focus addresses the risk for obesity and diabetes in people with serious mental illness; RTC Rural offers a collection of geography tools to help accessing data about disabilities in the rural United States; RRTC on Employment Outcomes for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired shares outcomes of the center's research projects on barriers and facilitators to employment for blind job seekers and those with low vision; StatsRRTC and IC-RRTC report a full year of job gains for Americans with disabilities in the March nTIDE Monthly Update; Langston University RRTC on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities hosts webinar, Customized Training: An Inclusive Employment Training Option in Vocational Rehabiltation (VR) Practice; NIH publishes report of the May 2016 conference on Rehabilitation Research at NIH: Moving the Field Forward in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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2017-04-12

NARIC looks at research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help occupational therapists support their clients in observance of Occupational Therapy Month; NIDILRR seeks peer reviewers for its Field-Initiated Program (FIP) competition for dates in April, May, and June; Research in Focus looks at research on how people with different levels of SCI experience pain; RRTC on Promoting Healthy Aging for Individuals with Long-Term Physical Disabilities publishes How to Bounce Back, part of its Aging Well with a Disability Factsheet Series; Spaulding Hospital-New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center and Spaulding's Burn and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System Centers promote SCI awareness at Harvard-Kent Elementary School Health Fair; Capti Voice developed by Charmtech Labs, LLC receives 2017 Cool Tool Award for Special Needs Solutions from Ed Tech Digest; principal investigator for RERC on Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities receives award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM); RRTC on Employment Policy and Measurement holds monthly webinar series, National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Lunch & Learn; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (APMR) debuts its official podcast, RehabCast, featuring interviews with scientists publishing in the journal.

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2017-04-05

NARIC presents articles from NIDILRR-funded projects on improving nutrition for people with disabilities in recognition of National Nutrition Month; NIDILRR continues to seek expert peer reviewers for its research and development competition; Research in Focus explores the topic of self-employment as a promising avenue to economic independence for people with disabilities; KTDRR publishes third edition of its Knowledge Translation Casebook; research from RTC: Rural was featured in charts illustrating the divide between rural and urban America published in The Conversation; MSKTC in partnership with Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System Center given Bronze Telly Award for online video; principal investigator of Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System Center interviewed on WABC's Up Close with Diana Williams; Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Looking at Institutional and Community Living Through Data; National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health hosts lecture on Pain and Opiod Management in Veterans.

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2017-03-29

NARIC blog shares resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of National Kidney Month and National Diabetes Alert Day; NIDILRR seeks reviewers for its Field-Initiated Program (FIP) competition; Research in Focus highlights a device that helps people with hand prostheses improve their grip strength via vibratory haptic feedback; RRTC on Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Practices for Youth and Young Adults publishes brief on supporting transition age youth after the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); directors at Rocky Mountain and Great Lakes ADA Regional Centers were interviewed on ABC 7 Chicago about The Movement, a film spotlighting adaptive sports; RERC: Develop and Evaluate Rehabilitation Technology and Methods for Individuals with Low Vision, Blindness, and Multiple Disabilities hosts DescribeAthon 17, an event using YouDescribe technology for blind viewers, in which recorded voices describe what is shown on YouTube; Spaulding Hospital-New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Center hosts webcast and live chat, The Future is Here: What Can Robotics Do for Individuals with SCI? Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is recruiting adults with disabilities for health insurance survey interviews; Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) offers TechCheck, a tool to help employers assess their technology accessibility practices.

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2017-03-22

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