News and Notes 20 June 6

This issue includes announcement of Center News, new rehab outcomes measures lectures, Push Girls debuts on Sundance channel, DeVivo Mentored Research Award opens for applications, article in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and a webinar on June 21st hosted by Lori Golden on hiring individuals with disabilities.

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Center News
The NIDRR-funded Center on Transition to Employment for Youth with Disabilities (H133A100007) announces its inaugural Center News. The Center’s research activities will be highlighted through regular updates in its e-newsletter. Each e-newsletter will feature information about one of the six studies underway as well as other information related to the Center's activity and purpose. Subscribe today!

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New Rehab Outcomes Measures Lectures Now Available
The NIDRR-funded RRTC on Improving Measurement of Medical Rehabilitation Outcomes (H133B090024) has updated its listing of archived lectures available for free to those interested in learning more about various topics in outcomes measurement. Current topics include: An Overview of Measurement in Health, Illness, and Disability; An Introduction to Contemporary Psychometrics, Instrument Development; Measurement and Rasch Analysis; and Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Development Methodology

DeVivo Mentored Research Award Open for Applications
The DeVivo Mentored Research Award, sponsored and administered by the NIDRR-funded National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) (H133A110002) is a one-year $3,000 research award for trainees who are interested in conducting a research project using data from the Spinal Cord Injury Model System (SCIMS) Database. Applicants and mentors do not need to be affiliated with a NIDRR project but must show substantial knowledge and understanding of the database. Application deadline is August 17. Learn more about how to apply.

New Research in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The NIDRR-funded field initiated project on improving breast and cervical cancer screening in women with developmental disabilities (H133G090124) has just published a new article in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the leading journal in I/DD research. The article, Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening Knowledge of Women with Developmental Disabilities, appears in the April 2012 issue. 

Grantee event: 

Webinar: Hiring Individuals with Disabilities: An Employer's Perspective
The NIDRR-funded Mid-Atlantic ADA Center (H133A110017) hosts Lori Golden, who leads Ernst & Young's "AccessAbilities" effort, as she shares her organization's approach to the hiring process, and reasonable accommodations for the interview and after hire. Marian Vessels, Director of the Mid Atlantic ADA Center, provides an overview of obligations for employers to consider when recruiting, interviewing, and accommodating individuals with disabilities under the ADAAA. The webinar will be broadcast June 28 from 2 to 3:30pm EST. Registration closes June 21 and there is a $25 registration fee. 

Elsewhere in the Community: 

Push Girls Debuts on Sundance Channel
A new documentary series premiers this week on the Sundance Channel. Push Girls features five young women in LA dealing with love, work, and life, who happen to be living with paralysis. The show is produced by the team who brought you Little People, Big World. The Daily Beast has an excellent review with an extended trailer. Visit the Sundance Channel for schedule information