News and Notes 421 July 15
In its continued recognition of the 30th anniversary of the signing of the ADA, NARIC offers research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in its Spotlight Blog; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for Persons with Physical Disabilities releases video, Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Chronic Pain: Expanding Access via Telehealth; the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) reports on the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on medical and support services for people with disabilities in results from a national survey of Centers for Independent Living (CIL); the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Accessible Virtual Meeting Platforms, covering features and considerations for ensuring access to virtual meeting platforms based on Section 508 Standards; the Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Physical Access in Health Care, providing an overview of physical access requirements under the ADA for different types of health care facilities; The Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (Transitions ACR) seeks participants for the Sequences of Employment and Education Study (SEED Study), open to persons age 16 to 25 with mental health conditions who have lived experience in foster care. The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee at the Department of Health and Human Services releases its 2019 Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research, addressing topics including screening and diagnosis, biology, risk factors, interventions, services, lifespan issues, and infrastructure surveillance.
Continuing our recognition of the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we take a look at Title II which covers nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in state and local government services. As outlined in the New England ADA Regional Center's ADA TItle II Action Guide, state and local governments have obligations under Title II to provide people with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs, and activities. Those obligations include self-evaluation and planning, modifying policies and practices, and ensuring effective communication, among others. Learn more about Title II and some of the research and resources developed by the NIDILRR community and others to support these public entities in building an inclusive civic life in their communities in our latest Spotlight Blog post.