In observance of Thanksgiving Day, NARIC celebrates the successes of NIDILRR grantees in its News and Notes newsletter; NIDILRR seeks expert peer reviewers for upcoming competitions in all areas of disability and rehabilitation, using teleconferences to conduct review meetings; the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (RERC on AAC) debuts new resource, Thinking About Thinking for AAC (TAT4AAC); the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities (TechSAge) hosted meeting with founder of the Tai Chi for Health Institute, a world leader in the field of tai chi for health improvement; the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) and the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) host two-part webinar series on social media in KT; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Accessible Restaurants and Bars; the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) seeks participants with burn injuries and their caregivers to give feedback on new factsheet on sexuality and intimacy after burn injury; the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) publishes new NCCIH Clinical Digest for Health Professionals on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Complementary Health Approaches.
News and Notes from the NIDILRR Community and Beyond Archive
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In its Spotlight blog, NARIC has posted research and resources on visitability from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to make homes accessible to guests with disabilities during the holiday season; NIDILRR releases information regarding its 64 grants funded in Fiscal Year 2019 and supporting areas of community participation, employment, health and function, capacity building, knowledge translation, and technology for access and function; Research in Focus looks at the role of peer specialists in supporting parents with serious mental illness; The Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (TACR) publishes tip sheet, How to Talk About Mental Health: Addressing Misunderstandings About Mental Health in the Media; several researchers from NIDILRR-funded projects receive awards at the annual conference of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) held in Washington, DC; INROADS: Intersecting Research on Opioid Misuse, Addiction, and Disability Services presents webinar, The Intersection of Opioid Misuse and Disability - A Focus on Traumatic Brain Injury; the Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts its 75th episode of ADA Live!, Supported Decision Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All!; the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) seeks participants with disabilities and any type of health care coverage, including none, for 2019 National Survey on Health and Disability; the Administration for Community Living (ACL) publishes data profile, Family Caregivers: Examining Caregiver Characteristics, Caregiving Support, and Other Caregiving Dynamics that Differ Between Short Term and Long Term Caregivers.
National Information and Referral Day (I&R Day) is celebrated by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS), which has certified NARIC's Information Specialists as Community Resource Specialists; NIDILRR has begun to post its Fiscal Year 2020 grant opportunities to the grants.gov database; Research in Focus examines the rates of certain mental health conditions among adults with cerebral palsy; the project on Effects of Customized Employment on the Employment Outcomes of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities: A Randomized Clinical Trial (VCU DRRP) publishes factsheet for employment services providers, Customized Employment Topics: Interviewing; principal investigator for several projects on childhood traumatic brain injury and its impact on learning was interviewed for The Forgotten Injury, a recent episode of the Full Pre Frontal Podcast; the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts workshop and webinar, The ADA: Transition Out of School for Students with Developmental Disabilities; the Northeast ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Accessibility in the Laboratory; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center and Southwest ADA Regional Center host webinar, Our Favorite Inappropriate Questions Under the ADA: Legal and Practical Considerations; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments seeks participants for field test of 4to24, an app for youth with blindness or visual impairment and their parents; Benefits.gov releases a new Benefit Finder, an online questionnaire that recommends benefits consumers may be eligible to receive based on their answers.
In observance of Veterans Day, NARIC looks at research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere for Vets with disabilities and their families in its Spotlight blog; Research in Focus discusses lifestyle factors contributing to a longer life expectancy for people with spinal cord injuries; Temple University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of People with Serious Mental Illness (TU Collaborative) publishes guide, 20 Apps for Student Success, most of which are available for iOS and Android; researchers from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments publish article, Blind people have increased opportunities, but employers' perceptions are still a barrier, in online journal The Conversation; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employer Practices for Individuals with Disabilities (VCU-RRTC-EP) hosts webcast, Systems to Support Inclusion, discussing systems in place in a local school to support students with disabilities in an inclusive environment; Parents Empowering Parents: National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families hosts webinar, Making the Most of Early Intervention (EI) Services; the Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, ADA National Network Learning Session: Earthquake Preparedness for Everyone, with Everyone; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Outcome Measurement seeks participants with disabilities, 18 years old or older, for a pilot study on new home- and community-based services outcomes surveys; the US Senate Special Committee on Aging releases new report, Falls Prevention: National, State and Local Solutions to Better Support Seniors.
In final observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), NARIC explores research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere on the connection between employment and health for people with disabilities in its Spotlight blog; the Rocky Mountain ADA Regional Center adds new course, Accessible Voting Places, to its catalog of free training courses; staff from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities (TechSAge RERC) interviewed for recent episode of Easter Seals' Assistive Technology Update podcast; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) to host next National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Lunch & Learn; the Southeast ADA Regional Center to host ADA Live! episode, Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Global Perspective with Ambassador Luis Gallegos of Ecuador; Parents Empowering Parents: National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities (NRCPD) publishes a Call for Submissions for their Community Blog, inviting parents with disabilities to submit articles for consideration for the Center's quarterly blog; the Administration for Community Living (ACL) announces The Challenge: An Inclusive Talent Pipeline for American Businesses, a competition to modernize employment recruitment, training, and retention for Americans with disabilities.
Continuing its celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), NARIC shares research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to connect business and vocational rehabilitation (VR) in the Spotlight blog; the New England ADA Regional Center publishes white paper, Results from the Identifying Challenges to Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Survey for Cities and Towns in New England; principal investigator of several NIDILRR-funded projects on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and consciousness was interviewed in article for NeuroRehab Times, Escaping rehab's 'black box' problem; the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) hosts 2019 Online Translation Conference: Innovative KT Strategies That Work; the ADA National Network and the Regional ADA Centers host Twitter Chat: Employment and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM); Temple University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of People with Serious Mental Illness (TU Collaborative) hosts webinar, Practitioner Researchers: Strategies for Conducting Community Participation Research, discussing tools and strategies practitioners can use to help them engage in small scale research and dissemination; the Office of Autism Research Coordinaion and the National Institute of Mental Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) publish the International Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Research Portfolio Analysis Report, analyzing data on research and development in ASD funded in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
In continued observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), NARIC explores research and resources for peer provider programs from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in its Spotlight blog; the AbleData project publishes guide, How State Assistive Technology (AT) Programs Can Help You, explaining what State AT Programs are and whom they serve; research from several NIDILRR-funded traumatic brain injury (TBI) projects and centers is featured in special issue of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR), detailing research on the newest scales in the family of TBI Quality of Life (TBI-QOL) measures; the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures: Building Self-Determination and Community Living and Participation (Pathways RTC) hosts webinar, Using Text and Email with Clients - Guidance and Resources for Providers, explaining technical and administrative requirements for the ethical, HIPAA-compliant use of text messaging and email; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for Peole with Physical Disabilities hosts interactive workshop, What Job Seekers with Disabilities and Employers Need to Know About Job Accommodations; the project Effects of Customized Employment on the Employment Outcomes of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities: A Randomized Clinical Trial hosts webinar, The Essential Elements of Customized Employment: The Results of a National Survey with Vocational Rehabilitation Service Providers; the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor (DOL) offers the Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisor, designed to help employers determine which Federal disability nondiscrimination laws apply to their business or organization and being a part of DOL's Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses (ELAWS).
In observance of International Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month, NARIC looks at the use of AAC by people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), how animation helps children with autism learn to use AAC, and how developers can gather feedback from AAC users to build better technology in its Research in Focus series; The Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (Transitions ACR) publishes new tip sheet, For Families or Caregivers: Self-Care is Putting on YOUR Oxygen Mask First; 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 September National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Jobs Report, showing economic indicators flattened in September for Americans with disabilities among signs of softening of the overall labor market; principal investigator for the Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Center in Neuromuscular and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Neuromuscular Diseases receives the Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM); the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Community-Based Recreation: Designing Programs for School-Aged Children with Disabilities; the Spaulding Hospital-New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (SNERSCIC) hosts lecture and webcast, Management of Chronic Central Neuropathic Pain Following Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders (SCI/D); the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Practices for Youth and Young Adults hosts webinar, Exploring the State of VR Practices and Serving Youth: Current Thinking and Recommendations; in observance of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Month, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) at the National Institutes of Health hosts Twitter Chat on ADHD, covering signs, symptoms, treatments, current research, and tips for helping children and adults with ADHD.
In observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), NARIC has information on current research projects in employment in the NIDILRR Program Database and in the NARIC Research In Focus series; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments publishes two new factsheets about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and employment for young people with visual impairments who receive SSI; the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System Center (NNJTBIS) hosts one-day conference, Moving Forward: Improving Emotional, Physical, and Cognitive Health After Brain Injury; the Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, ADA National Network Learning Session: A Disability Justice Approach to Disaster Assistance; the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) seeks participants 18 years old or older with disabilities for its 2019 National Survey of Health and Disability, exploring how access to health care and insurance may be affecting the lives of people with disabilities; the Campaign for Disability Employment, part of the Office of Disability Employment and Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor, hosts a photo-sharing campaign for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, where people with disabilities and advocates are invited to share photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram highlighting why they are "The Right Talent, Right Now."
In observance of Pain Awareness Month, NARIC's Spotlight blog features the latest research and resources on pain, pain management, and opioid use disorder from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere; Research in Focus looks at the use of graphics in augmentative and alternative communication devices to help children with autism spectrum disorders build word recognition skills; the project on Improving Assessment of Opioid Use Disorder in People with Disabilities Related to Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain publishes new brief, What I want My Doctor to Know About How Arthritis and Chronic Pain Affect My Everyday Life; the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System Center (NNJSCIS) hosts episode of the SCI Grand Rounds on emergency preparedness and SCI, Uh-Oh, the Sky Is Falling: Emergency Preparedness for People with Spinal Cord Injury; the Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts episode of ADA Live!, Do You Want a Job or a Career: Reflections on National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM); the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Accessible Toilet Rooms, reviewing requirements in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA); the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) publishes latest edition of NCCIH Clinical Digest for Health Professionals, Mind and Body Approaches for Chronic Pain.