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News and Notes from the NIDILRR Community and Beyond is a weekly newsletter featuring news, resources, events, and opportunities to participate in research in disability and rehabilitation. Most of the stories focus on the achievements of the 250+ NIDILRR-funded projects across the US. We also include events and resources from other agencies and organizations. To sign up, go to our home page and enter your email address in the big blue box! Learn how to submit an item for the next newsletter. Are you a current subscriber or reader? We would love to know your opinion on the newsletter and how you share it with your colleagues!

NARIC Spotlight blog features information including access to research and tools at National SCI, TBI, and Burn Injury Databases; registration for NIDILRR's 40th Anniversary Celebration closes after October 5th; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities publishes two new editions of its Recovery & Rehabilitation Newsletter: Self-Employment and Disclosure and Job Accommodations; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disabilities in Rural Communities publishes article, Disability rates in the path of Hurricane Florence, part of the Disability in American Map Series; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employer Practices for Individuals with Disabilities hosts webinar, What is a Job Coach? An Overview of the Role of a Job Coach in the Workplace Part 2; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement hosts Episode 10 of the National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Lunch & Learn webinar; the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center conducts interviews with individuals with burn injury, along with their caregivers and registered nurses (RNs); the Office of Disability Employment Policy's Campaign for Disability Employment publishes blog article, Inclusive Apprenticeship Programs: Bridging the Technology Skills Gap.

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2018-10-03

NARIC's Spotlight blog features research at the SCI Model System Centers; Director of the Office of Research Sciences at NIDILRR to receive Honorable Commendation Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM); Research in Focus looks at a new video game-like tool for assessing how children with and without autism spectrum disorders respond to everyday social situations; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Outcomes Measurement (RTC-OHM) hosts the HCBS Outcome Measurement Database, including information on more than 120 commonly used instruments; postdoctoral fellow from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Promoting Healthy Aging for Individuals with Long-Term Physical Disabilities to receive the Young Investigator Award in Post-Acute Stroke Rehabilitation from the National Stroke Association and the ACRM; the project Effects of Customized Employment on the Employment Outcomes of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities: A Randomized Clinical Trial hosts webinar, Putting Social Security Administration (SSA) Benefits to Work: The Path to Financial Self-Sufficiency; Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts latest episode of the ADA Live! web series, Employment First and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Working Together; the Access Board celebrated the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) with guest speakers and an exhibit on the law and its impacts at a public meeting and reception.

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2018-09-26

NARIC has information on rehabilitation services in its Librarian's Picks and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week; registration is open for NIDILRR's 40th Anniversary Celebration on October 18th; Research in Focus features working women with disabilities sharing strategies for countering stereotypes in the workplace; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Pathways to Positive Futures (Pathways RTC) posts materials from its 2018 State-of-the-Science Conference; principal investigator for the Langston University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (LU-RRTC) on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities is featured in the Fall 2018 issue of HBCU Times Magazine; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Support (FSRTC) hosts webinar, Research on Family Caregiving Support in the United States: A Strategic Plan; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Opioid Use Disorders and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Eliminating Discriminatory Barriers to Treatment and Recovery; the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) publishes brief, Homelessness in America: Focus on People with Disabilities Experiencing Chronic Homelessness.

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2018-09-19

In anticipation of Hurricane Florence, NARIC's Spotlight blog features recent research and development from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in inclusive emergency preparedness; Research in Focus looks at research examining whether children with mild traumatic brain injury receive rehabilitation and education services needed following injury; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) publishes training guide, The Roles of Peer Specialists Before Disasters Strike: Helping People with Mental Health Conditions Prepare for Disasters; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (Stats RRTC) reports positive upswing in employment of Americans with disabilities in its August nTIDE Report; the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) hosts webinar, Training on Research Evidence: An Overview of Effect Sizes and Meta-Analysis; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Online Video Accessibility; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes new Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Guideline in JAMA Pediatrics.

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2018-09-12

In observance of National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month, NARIC highlights SCI-related research, resources, and news from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere; Research in Focus discusses how logging in can be a frustrating task for computer users with visual impairments; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Promoting Healthy Aging for Individuals with Long-Term Physical Disabilities (Healthy Aging RRTC) publishes factsheet, How to Manage Disability-Related Pain as You Age; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Knowledge Translation Center publishes series of real-life Success Stories about removing barriers to participation for people with disabilities; Dr. Manyibe, co-principal investigator at the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities at Langston University (LU-RRTC), receives Bobbie Atkins Research Award from the National Association on Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC); the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Integrated Health Care & Self-Directed Recovery will lead policy Twitter chat, Expanding the Reach of Evidence-Based Supported Employment; the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) hosts webinar, 11 Tactics, Tips, and Tools to Leverage a Powerful Social Media Strategy; the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health publishes issue of the NCCIH Clinical Digest, Anxiety and Complementary Health Approaches: What the Science Says.

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2018-09-05

At back-to-school time, NARIC provides information for professionals seeking continuing education credits in its Resource Highlight, Events, and Spotlight blog; Research in Focus discusses health consequences following wheelchair breakdowns; the VR-ROI Project: Estimating Return on Investment (ROI) in State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Programs publishes Return on Investment in Vocational Rehabilitation: A Primer; Paul Wehman, PhD, principal investigator for multiple NIDILRR-funded projects on employment, receives Distinguished Scholarship Reward from Virginia Commonwealth University in recognition of his research in employment for people with disabilities; principal investigator of Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System Center (NNJSCIS) receives Excellence Reward from the American Paraplegia Society and the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP); Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts ADA Live! webcast series episode, Supported Decision-Making (SDM) and Conservatorship; Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Federal Facilities & the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standard - A Refresher; the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor releases official poster for the 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

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2018-08-29

NARIC's Spotlight blog features NIDILRR-funded research and other resources in disability statistics, demographics, and geography; registration is open for NIDILRR's 40th Anniversary Celebration in Washington, DC; Research in Focus looks at a community-based behavioral support program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health conditions; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Integrated Health Care and Self-Directed Recovery offers a Solution Suite for Health and Recovery; co-principal investigator of the Texas Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System of TIRR to receive the William Fields Caveness Award from the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA); the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Embracing Accessibility in the Whole Organization: New Approaches and Resources; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases Prevalence of Disabilities and Health Care Access by Disability Status and Type Among Adults -- United States, 2016 in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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2018-08-22

NARIC's Spotlight Blog features research and resources on accessibility from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), signed into law 50 years ago this month; new guideline for managing disorders of consciousness, partly funded by NIDILRR, was published in journals Neurology and Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Research in Focus discusses strains caused by balancing work and family and their effect on caregivers of children with behavioral health disabilities; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) creates toolkit, Building an Online Presence: Using Online Media to Promote Community Inclusion; Dr. Miele from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center: Develop and Evaluate Rehabilitation Technology and Methods for Individuals with Low Vision, Blindness, and Multiple Disabilities was interviewed on future use of Braille on The World in Words podcast from Public Radio International; the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (RERC on AAC) highlights State of the Science posters from RESNA conference on its RERConAAC Twitter feed; Rocky Mountain ADA Regional Center seeks Brand Ambassadors to represent the Center; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Practices for Youth and Young Adults hosts State of the Science Track at the Fall 2018 Conference of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE); the US Access Board marks 50th anniversary of the ABA with celebration at its conference space and via webstream.

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2018-08-15

NARIC offers answers to information requests in the Frequently Asked Questions section on its website, as well as the Answer Queue, If You Liked..., and Research in Brief sections on its Spotlight blog; Research in Focus looks at the link between successful employment and the ability to navigate transportation for people who are blind or visually impaired; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities (RTC/CL) publishes Impact: Feature Issue on the Direct Support Workforce and People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities; according to the Stats RRTC July nTIDE Report, experts remain optimistic about future job gains despite slight declines in employment rates among people with disabilities in the US; research from TBI Model System Centers and other TBI-related projects is featured in the July/August issue of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR); the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) conducts interviews with individuals with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury, along with caregivers and registered nurses, to better understand health information needs of individuals with these injuries; the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Too Much Information: Use of Mental Health Questions in the Bar Licensing Application Process; the US Agency for International Development (USAID) launches ATscale: A Global Partnership for Assistive Technology (AT), along with partners from the US and the international community, with the aim of helping 500 million people get the AT they need by 2030.

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2018-08-08

In the latest Spotlight blog post, NARIC looks back at the origins of REHABDATA Connection, its literature awareness service, as part of the preparations for NIDILRR's 40th Anniversary; NIDILRR Director Jaeger announces the retirement of Ruth Brannon, Director of the Office of Research Services; Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) publishes factsheet, Maintenance Guide for Users of Manual and Power Wheelchairs, also available in Spanish; Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communicaion (RERC on AAC) announces finalists for its 2018 Student Research and Design Competition; Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Getting It Right - An After-Action Report on Major Disasters of 2017-2018; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Vocational Rehabilitation Practices for Youth and Young Adults hosts webinar, Pre-Employment Services in Inclusive Higher Education Settings: The What, Where, and How of Good Collaboration; the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health offers information, also available in Spanish, on Adapting Activities for People with Alzheimer's Disease, providing caregivers information and resources to make a range of activities enjoyable for a person with the disease.

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2018-08-01

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