News and Notes 424 August 5
What's New at NARIC features William A. Anthony, PhD, the founder of the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, who recently passed away; the Northwest ADA Regional Center publishes factsheet, Face Coverings and Businesses: Balancing the ADA with Public Health During Covid-19; Peter Blanck, PhD, JD, principal investigator for multiple DIDILRR-funded projects on the ADA and other disability laws, publishes new book, Disability Law and Policy; findings from the Center for Research, Training, and Dissemination of Family Support for People with Disabilities Across the Life Course, entitled Caregiving and COVID-19 Report, were highlighted in article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Where Do I File a Complaint? A Quick Review of ADA Enforcement Options; the University of Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center (UWTBIMS), in collaboration with the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAW), leads virtual course, Strategies for Sleep After Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, COVID-19 and Return to Work; the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities (TechSAge RERC) seeks wheelchair-user participants for study to examine the characteristics wanted in a wheelchair fall detection device; the National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosts virtual conference, Rehabilitation Research 2020: Envisioning a Functional Future.
We learned recently of the passing of William A. Anthony, PhD, the founder of the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Dr. Anthony was widely recognized as a major contributor to the field of psychiatric rehabilitation through his lifetime work focusing on recovery and regaining valued roles for individuals living with psychiatric conditions. He published more than 100 articles and 16 textbooks on recovery and rehabilitation, and received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Service Award from the President of the United States for his efforts in "promoting the dignity, equality, independence, and employment of people with psychiatric disabilities." Dr. Anthony led the first NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers at Boston University focused on the recovery and independence of people with psychiatric disabilities, and his work continues under his colleagues and the fellows who trained at the Center. Learn more about Dr. Anthony's work and download a copy of his 2008 book Principled Leadership in Mental Health Systems. Our thoughts are with our colleagues at the Center.