News and Notes 354 March 20

NARIC offers informational resources on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in light of recent events such as the New Zeeland mosque attack and catastrophic weather in the South and Midwest; Research in Focus discusses self-employment as a promising path to build income for people with psychiatric disabilities; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures: Building Self-Determination and Community Living and Participation (Pathways RTC) posts five new video briefs on key concepts and skills for working with youth in transition; principal investigator for the Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center was interviewed on brain damage in online magazine Tonic; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, What Is a Public Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?; the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) hosts webcast, 2019 Research to Practice in the NIDILRR Community, including discussion of the project, A Multidisciplinary Approach to Translating New Knowledge into Practice to Promote Health and Well-Being After Spinal Cord Injury (SCI); the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, What's New with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1?; the Civil Rights Center at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM) at the Department of Labor (DOL) publishes new guide, Promising Practices in Achieving Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity: A Section 188 Disability Reference Guide.

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2019-03-20
NARIC news: 

Traumatic events such as the attacks in New Zealand or the catastrophic weather in the South and Midwest can bring up strong emotions in people who have survived similar events. Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can develop in some people who have experienced a shocking, frightening, or dangerous event. For these individuals, even watching television coverage or dramatizations of traumatic events can trigger anxiety, flashbacks, and other symptoms of PTSD. If you or someone you know is experiencing PTSD, you may want to reach out to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) national helpline (800/662-4357), a confidential, free service available at any time to help you find a local mental health provider. Additional resources can be found in our Librarian's Picks for mental health. If you're interested in research on PTSD itself and as it relates to other disabilities, please check out abstracts of publications from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere available from the NARIC collection.

Research In Focus:
Self-Employment May Be a Promising Path to Build Income for People with Psychiatric Disabilities
In this week's Research In Focus, researchers surveyed self-employed people with psychiatric disabilities to find out about their experiences in the workforce, as both employees and business owners, and their reasons for choosing self-employment.

Resource Highlight: 

New Online Youth Transition Training Resources
The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures: Building Self-Determination and Community Living and Participation (Pathways RTC) (90RT5030) has posted five new 5-7 minute video briefs on key concepts and skills for working with youth in transition. These new video briefs focus on working with Native American youth, working with LGBTQIA+ youth, supporting young people as they form adult relationships, collaborating with peer support providers, and supporting youth advocacy. Each video brief is accompanied by discussion questions and links to resources for further learning. Sign-in is required to watch the video briefs. This project is also supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

News items: 

Model System PI Interviewed in Tonic Magazine
Joseph T. Giacino, PhD, principal investigator for the NIDILRR-funded Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center (90DPTB0011), was interviewed for an article, What romantic comedies get wrong about brain damage, in the online magazine Tonic. Dr. Giacino discussed the cognitive impact of brain injury, and how a family's expectations can differ from the reality of recovery and rehabilitation.

Grantee event: 

Webinar: What Is a Public Accommodation Under the ADA? TODAY
The NIDILRR-funded Great Lakes ADA Regional Center (90DP0091) will host a webinar, What Is a Public Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?, March 20th, 2-3pm ET. This webinar will examine what is covered under Title III of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the activities of public accommodations. Public accommodations are considered to be businesses including private entities that are open to the public or that provide goods or services to the public. While the anti-discrimination provisions under Title III are clear, questions often emerge as to whether or not certain settings in which goods and services are provided would qualify as a public accommodation and therefore be subject to those provisions. Registration is free and required. Continuing education recognition is available.

Webcast: 2019 Research to Practice in the NIDILRR Community
The NIDILRR-funded Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) (90DP0077) will host a webcast, 2019 Research to Practice in the NIDILRR Community, March 26th, 3-3:30pm ET. James Krause, PhD, discusses the NIDILRR-funded project, A Multidisciplinary Approach to Translating New Knowledge into Practice to Promote Health and Well-Being After Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) (90DP0098). Dr. Krause will detail how stakeholders identify the pressing needs of the SCI community, develop and disseminate tools and resources to meet those needs, and evaluate the resources' usefulness to the intended audiences. Registration is free and required.

Webinar: What's New with WCAG 2.1? TOMORROW
The NIDILRR-funded Great Lakes ADA Regional Center (90DP0091) will host a webinar, What's New with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1?, March 21st, 2-3pm ET. Presenters will discuss WCAG 2.1, the new recommendation for organizations addressing web accessibility, and the addition of 1 new guideline and 17 new success criteria that focus primarily on touch inputs that did not exist when WCAG 2.0 was released in 2008. Presenters will also discuss how the new guideline and success criteria might affect participants' existing websites. A limited number of questions will be accepted from registered users. Registration is free and required.

Elsewhere in the Community: 

DOL Guide Covers Promising Practices in Nondiscrimination
The Civil Rights Center at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM) at the Department of Labor (DOL) has published a new guide, Promising Practices in Achieving Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity: A Section 188 Disability Reference Guide. This reference guide provides updated information and technical assistance that can help American Job Centers and their partners in the workforce development system meet the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity requirements for people with disabilities in Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The guide includes examples of promising practices that can help promote equal access for people with disabilities to the American Job Center system.