News and Notes 429 September 9
NARIC will attend the ADAcon-Virtual, the Mid-Atlantic ADA Virtual Conference hosted by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center, with a virtual booth, tools to chat with people, and a digital literature rack with NIDILRR grantee publications; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Place-Based Solutions for Rural Community Participation, Health, and Employment (RTC: Rural) publishes research brief, America at a Glance: Social Isolation and Loneliness During the First Wave of COVID-19; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) releases the August 2020 National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Report, showing marginal increases in key employment numbers for Americans with and without disabilities; researcher from Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System Center (NNJSCIS) to receive the Ernest Bors MD Award for Scientific Development from the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine (JSCM); the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employer Practices Leading to Successful Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities to host two-part webcast, How to Be an Influencer in Your Company for Hiring Individuals with Disabilities; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Moving the Needle on Disability Employment, highlighting practical strategies and innovative approaches for increasing the hiring and retention of individuals with disabilities; the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) at the Department of Education releases update of A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities.
This week we will be at ADAcon-Virtual, the Mid-Atlantic ADA Virtual Conference hosted by the NIDILRR-funded Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center. As with so many events this year, this annual conference has moved to a virtual platform so that attendees can participate safely from their homes or offices. We're all set up with a booth, tools to chat with people, and a digital literature rack featuring NIDILRR grantee publications. While we'll miss the face-to-face interactions, we know this virtual platform expands opportunities to attend for those who may not have gone in the past due to transportation issues, work or care schedules, or other barriers to in-person participation.