News and Notes 433 October 7
In observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), NARIC presents research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in its Spotlight blog; NIDILRR releases information regarding the 71 grants funded in Fiscal Year 2020, available through the NIDILRR Program Database; The Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (Transitions ACR) publishes new infocomic, Adulting Shorts: An Interview Tale, Part 1 and Part 2, discussing questions that are illegal for an interviewer to ask during a job interview; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) releases the September 2020 National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Report, an analysis of the latest Jobs Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; co-investigator for the Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System and the Reinventing Yourself After Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Project receives 2020 Mulcahey Award for Research in Outcomes Measurement from the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA); the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System Center (BHBIMS) offers free virtual adaptive movement and mindfulness class via Zoom; Temple University Research Rehabilitation and Training Center (RRTC) on Community Living and Participation of People with Serious Mental Illness (TU Collaborative) seeks respondents to a survey on organizational initiatives and community ideas that support civic participation among people with mental illnesses; the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the Department of Education hosts virtual summit, Attract, Prepare, Retain: OSEP National Summit on Improving Effective Personnel for Children with Disabilities.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), as observed by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). ODEP is celebrating the 75th observance of NDEAM and the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the theme Increasing Access and Opportunity. Throughout October, we'll feature employment-related research and resources starting with improving employment outcomes for people with psychiatric disabilities. Check out the Resource Highlight below for young people entering the job market and visit our blog for a quick look at research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere.