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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!

In observance of the birthday of Ed Roberts, a leading figure in the independent living movement, NARIC offers resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in its Spotlight blog to help readers recognize the man and his legacy; Research in Focus looks at a program designed to help people with psychiatric disabilities build motivation to work; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Place-Based Solutions for Rural Community Participation, Health, and Employment (RTC: Rural) publishes factsheet, Employment Disparity Grows for Rural Americans with Disability; study from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Integrated Health Care and Self-Directed Recovery is featured in episode of the Psychiatric Services From Pages to Practice podcast; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) will combine its State-of-the-Science Conference with the release of the 2018 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium; the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities hosts webinar, Peers Support Parenting Well; the ADA National Network (ADANN) seeks participants for its online surveys to understand the information needs of older people and Latinx/Hispanics with disabilities as well as the people who support them; the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to observe Brain Injury Awareness Month by holding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Stakeholder Day on March 12th.

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2019-01-23

In the wake of last weekend's snow fall, NARIC offers information resources for readers with disabilities to navigate work commutes as well as play in the snow; Research in Focus discusses the common occurrence of recovery and independence after severe traumatic brain injury; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of People with Serious Mental Illness (TU Collaborative) publishes the 2019 Self-Directed Care Calendar, focused on personal medicine allowing a person with a serious mental illness to obtain their choice of resources for achieving their treatment goals; principal investigator for several NIDILRR-funded studies on neurologic communication disorders receives the Honors of the Academy from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS); researchers from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments were interviewed for recent episode of WYPL-FM's Eye on Vision; the Great Lakes Regional ADA Center hosts webinar, Accessibility and Inclusion in K-12 Computer Science (CS) Education: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the CS for All Movement; the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures: Building Self-Determination and Community Living and Participation (Pathways RTC) hosts webinar, Trauma-Informed Care in Youth-/Young Adult-Serving Organizations; the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) host National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, linking young people to science-based facts about drugs, alcohol, and substance use disorders.

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2019-01-16

NARIC offers resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help keep readers' New Year's resolutions in its Spotlight blog; NIDILRR seeks expert peer reviewers for upcoming competitions; Research in Focus discusses challenges Hispanic young adults with disabilities may face in transitioning from school to work; Pathways RTC publishes report, Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults: Providers' Views on Whether and How to Adapt Wraparound, a team-based strategy to deliver comprehensive services to young people experiencing serious mental health or behavioral challenges; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement and the RRTC on Disability Statistics and Demographics have published the December National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Report, finding that experts remain optimistic for job growth in 2019 for Americans with disabilities, despite dip in job numbers; the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, The Intersection of ADA, FMLA, and Workers' Compensation: A Comprehensive Review with Best Practices for Human Resources Professionals; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Accommodating Students with Disabilities Enrolled in Medical and Health Science Programs; the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living seeks adult participants with disabilities for interviews about their experiences addressing health insurance and healthcare services; the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) publish proceedings from a workshop, Improving Care to Prevent Suicide Among People with Serious Mental Illness.

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2019-01-09

NARIC had an exciting year, celebrating NIDILRR's 40th anniversary, publishing 30-plus issues of Research in Focus, and adding more than 900 recently-published NIDILRR-funded products to its REHABDATA database; News and Notes is on hiatus until January 9th, 2019; the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication publishes a series of videos showcasing the perspectives of consumers on AAC; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement is cited in United Nations' flagship report on disability and development for 2018; principal investigator for the University of Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center receives the 2019 Rosenthal Memorial Lecture Award from the American Psychological Association's Division of Rehabilitation Psychology, recognizing her achievements in improving rehabilitation care for patients with TBI; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Accessible Entrances, Doors, and Gates; the Department of Health and Human Services is accepting comments on the objectives for Healthy People 2030, an initiative that assists HHS in setting its and the nation's public health agenda.

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2018-12-19

NARIC introduces the NIDILRR Announcements list as a resource for learning about new grant opportunities, including 60 new projects, ranging from Small Business Innovation Research Phase I studies to 5-year research centers; Research in Focus examines the impact of a brief counseling program to help people with muscle and joint conditions stay employed; Rocky Mountain ADA Regional Center launches three new courses on Titles I, II, and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) and the RRTC on Disability Statistics and Demographics (Stats RRTC) publish the November National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Report, showing ongoing job growth for Americans with disabilities; LiveWell - The Information and Communication Technology Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Community Living, Health, and Function selects three new AT apps as part of its App Factory development project; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) will combine its State-of-the-Science Conference with the release of the 2018 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium, February 12th-13th, 2019; the North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center seeks participants with traumatic brain injury to test an innovative self-management intervention promoting physical activity and healthy eating; the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services publish Language Access and Effective Communication During Response and Recovery: A Checklist for Emergency Responders.

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2018-12-12

Honoring President George H. W. Bush and his work to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Research In Focus compares ways people with spinal cord injury (SCI) may be able to improve their health; the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Improving the Accessibility, Usability, and Performance of Technology for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH-RERC) publishes the first in a series of profiles of Network of Consumer Hearing Assistive Technology Trainers (N-CHATT) members; Dorothy Nary, PhD was interviewed by KCUR public radio on improving the visitability for the holidays; an article authored by investigators from several Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Centers (TBIMS) was selected as the Rehabilitation Science Spotlight article of the month; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center will host a webinar on accessing cultural programs and the arts by people with disabilities; the Southeast ADA Regional Center will host a webinar on resources that help expand opportunities for career pathways; the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is conducting interviews with adults with disabilities about their experiences accessing health insurance and healthcare services; and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report about the proceedings of a workshop on harnessing mobile devices for nervous system disorders.

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2018-12-05

NARIC Spotlight blog has information on how organizations can welcome customers with disabilities with resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere; the New England ADA Regional Center releases new publication, Addiction, Recovery, and the ADA, providing information on how the ADA applies to individuals in recovery from substance addiction; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Support (FSRTC) releases report, Research on Family Caregiving Support in the United States: A Strategic Research Plan, providing a roadmap for future research on support for families of people with disabilities and those who are aging; the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Serving Customers with Disabilities: A Toolkit, presenting the center's newest customer service training resource for employees in organizations providing service to people with disabilities; the Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts episode 63 of ADA Live!, Interdisciplinary Outreach in the Post-Secondary Environment: Nothing About Us Without Us; the project Helping Youth on the Path to Employment (HYPE): Creating Economic Self-Sufficiency seeks provider agencies and organizations to partner on a clinical trial of the HYPE intervention, testing its effectiveness in supporting youth with mental health conditions in their pursuit of economic self-sufficiency; the Administration for Community Living (ACL) relaunches its Eldercare Locator website, designed to provide easy access to resources for older adults and caregivers, with new features including mobile-optimized design, a geographical search bar, and a Caregiver Corner.

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2018-11-28

NARIC has organized its recently published materials in Spanish into a browsable collection that includes factsheets, guides, articles, and more; the Southwest ADA Regional Center publishes new factsheet, Disability Rights Laws for Public Primary and Secondary Education; principal investigators from several NIDILRR-funded Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System Centers co-author article, Thirty years of National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Center Research -- An Update, in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR); the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Common Sources of Confusion in the ADA and ABA Standards, explaining certain provisions in the Americans with Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act; the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System Center (BHBIMS) seeks participants who have survived burns to more than 5% of their body or to hands, feet, face, or genitalia, to take the LIBRE Profile Survey; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer a collection of information and resources for acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare but serious condition affecting the nervous system, causing muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak.

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2018-11-21

NARIC Spotlight blog highlights information resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of National Family Caregivers Month; Research in Focus discusses challenges to healthy weight maintenance for people with traumatic brain injuries; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) introduces new podcast series, Collab Chats, highlighting community inclusion research from NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation and Research Training Centers; MyLife and Goal Guide, life management apps for users with cognitive disabilities developed by Cognitopia, is featured in Eugene Register-Guard newspaper article; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Advancing Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ThinkWork) hosts webinar, What Does Choice Really Mean When We Talk About Employment?; the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, ADA Lessons from Case Law Part 1: The Interactive Process; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments seeks participants for survey of individuals who are blind or with visual impairments about their experiences with job retention and career advancement; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) release new infographics on the caregiving in the United States, using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

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2018-11-14

In observance of Health Professions Week, NARIC has information on employment opportunities in the health professions in its Knowledgebase; Research in Focus features a group teleconference program that could help people aging with multiple sclerosis build resilience; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures: Building Self-Determination and Community Living and Participation (Pathways RTC) has five new online Pathways Transition Training Video Briefs focusing on skills for working with youth with mental health conditions and their families; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (Stats RRTC) publishes the October National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Report showing the continuing rise in key employment indicators for Americans with disabilities; the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Inclusive Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities; the Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Inclusive Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery - Getting It Right; the Northeast ADA Regional Center seeks participants from organizations with fewer than 500 employees for a survey of the implementation by small organizations of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the National Council on Disability (NCD) releases annual progress report on national disability policy, Has the Promise Been Kept? Federal Enforcement of Disability Rights Laws, revisiting the 2000 NCD report Promises to Keep: A Decade of Federal Enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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2018-11-07

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