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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 Mother's Day, NARIC features resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to support parents with disabilities and their families in its Spotlight blog; Research in Focus looks at how vocational rehabilitation (VR) services can support people with HIV and substance abuse disorders; Parents Empowering Parents: National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities and Their Families posts webinar recording: Raising Our Girls: Stories from Mothers with Disabilities and Daughters Who've Been There; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) reports unprecedented job gains for Americans with disabilities in April nTIDE report; Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Project at Langston University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (LU-RRTC) on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities highlighted in article in Spring issue of HBCU Times magazine; Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Project Sidewalk: Mapping Accessibility Through Google Street View; Department of Education publishes Request for Information (RFI) on the Future Direction of the Rehabilitation Training Program.

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2018-05-09

In observance of Mental Health Month, the NARIC Spotlight blog features research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere that may help individuals with psychiatric disabilities forcus on wellness; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities publishes new resource, Let's Talk Employment: A Guide for Family Members of Individuals in Mental Health Recovery; principal investigator for Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) was interviewed for article on the employment of people with disabilities in the Concord Monitor newspaper; co-investigator at Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System Center (NNJTBIS) to receive Dr. Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM); University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury (UPMC-SCI) seeks participants for study on the effectiveness of an online wheelchair transfer training program; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement to host May episode of the nTIDE Lunch & Learn Webinar Series; Pacific ADA Regional Center to host webinar, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) Town Hall; National Institutes of Health (NIH) will officially launch the All of Us Research Program to advance precision medicine, taking into account personal factors such as place of residence, occupation, and family health history to determine optimal treatment choices.

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2018-05-02

NARIC features NIDILRR-funded research on autism sprectrum disorder (ASD) in its latest Spotlight blog; Research in Focus highlights a mentoring program that may help college students with visual impairments find employment; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) publishes manual for its Bike Share Intervention: Improving Wellness & Community Access; technology developed with support from Technology Increasing Knowledge: Technology Optimizing Choice Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (TIKTOC RERC) is featured in New medical devices help doctors with disabilities, published in University of Michigan News; Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) seeks participants for a survey of adults with disabilities about getting and using health insurance and health care services; Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts episode 56 of ADA Live!, Disability and Aging: Medicare, Medicaid, and Benefits Enrollment Assistance; Spaulding Hospital-New England Spinal Cord Injury Center (SNERSCIC) hosts webinar, Physical Activity and Mobility Impairments; National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers Know the Science, a collection of resources to help consumers understand complex scientific topics related to health research.

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2018-04-25

NARIC blog looks at research from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere based on data collected by the Social Security Administration (SSA), as well as resources for Social Security beneficiaries, in observance of National Social Security Month; Research in Focus features work of peer support specialists to help clients with psychiatric disabilities find and keep jobs; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood posts presentations from the 2018 Youth and Young Adult Mental Health State-of-the-Science Conference; principal investigator of project on Examining Determinants of Negative Attribution Bias in People with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) interviewed about alexithymia in recent issue of US News & World Report; investigator for Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury System Center, Spaulding Hospital-New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center, and Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System to receive Edward Lowman Award from American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM); Spaulding Hospital-New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (SNERSCIC) offers free six-week online course on self-management for people with SCI and other mobility limitations living with diabetes; Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Let's Jump In: Swimming Pools and Spas, giving overview of requirements for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design; Social Security Administration (SSA) hosts webinar, Ticket to Work for Young Adults, discussing the Ticket to Work program for young people with disabilities who are ready to work.

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2018-04-18

NARIC staff is attending the World of Possibilities Expo, and urging readers to find local events in their communities to connect with organizations, professionals, and service providers for people with disabilities; Research In Focus looks at preventive services people with disabilities are likely to access, and those that may need more attention; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Advancing Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities publishes report, A Purpose in Life: Why Employment First Matters to Self-Advocates; principal investigator of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) is awarded the Paul W. Eberman Faculty Research Award from Temple University; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) reports continuous increases in job gains for Americans with disabilities in the National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) March 2018 Jobs Report; Great Lakes ADA Regional Center will host webinar, Sign Language Interpreting and Video Remote Interpreting in Medical Settings; Spaulding Hospital-New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (SNERSCIC) will host webcast, Aging with Spinal Cord Injury: Focus on Function, Physical Activity, and Well-Being; Texas Model Spinal Cord Injury System Center seeks participants for a trial of a group health promotion program delivered in the online virtual world of Second Life: Zest: A Psychological Health Promotion Program for Women with SCI; the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeks public comments to aid in the assessment of compliance with mandates for accessibility of communication technologies to individuals with disabilities.

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2018-04-11

NARIC offers information on access to healthcare, behavioral health, injury and violence prevention, and other public health issues in its NIDILRR Program Database and Research In Focus blog in observance of Minority Health Month, National Public Health Week, and National Interprofessional Health Care Month; Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) has developed Disability and Health Insurance Online Self-Paced Tutorial; researchers from two NIDILRR-funded projects interviewed for "TBI survivors share their journey back to work" in online magazine Everyday Health; principal investigator of Examining Determinants of Negative Attribution Bias in People with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) receives 2018 Mitchell Rosenthal Mid-Career Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM); Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, 5 Things to Know About People Who Are Deaf/Deaf-Blind/Hard of Hearing; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) hosts webinar, Promoting Participation in Community Life; Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless Inclusive RERC) continues to recruit participants with disabilities for its Survey of User Needs (SUN) for Wireless Technologies; the Administration for Community Living (ACL) hosts six stakeholder feedback conference calls, targeting different stakeholder groups, to help inform the development of the Federal Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Coordination Plan.

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2018-04-04

NARIC's information specialists can assist researchers, counselors, therapists, educators, people with disabilities, caregivers, and others, and they can be reached by phone, email, and chat in English and Spanish;  Demand-Side RRTC has created a series of videos on vocational rehabilitation, VR Voices: Video Booth; researchers from RTC:Rural publish post, Poverty and Disability: At the Intersection of Place and Policy, for the National Disability Institute Blog; New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center at Mount Sinai (NY-TBI-MS) seeks volunteers with TBI for intervention using Internet and video conferencing for group therapy to help manage challenging emotions and behaviors; Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Accessibility Issues in Rail Transportation, with presenters from the National Disability Rights Network discussing requirements under the ADA for rail equipment and rail stations; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures hosts webinar, Supporting College Success for Youth and Young Adults with Lived Experiences in Foster Care; Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) hosts webinar, Building the Pipeline: Successful Strategies for Recruiting & Hiring People with Disabilities.

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2018-03-28

NARIC blog features resources from the NIDILRR community and elsehwere in observance of National Nutrition Month; Research In Focus discusses the neighborhood factors that may affect the acceptance and community involvement of people with psychiatric disabilities; Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System Center (BHBIMS) produced a videon on peer support after burn injury; registration and call for late-breaking papers/posters for the Interagency TBI Conference will be closing soon; NIDILRR researcher receives Jacobi Medallion; TBI research is highlighted in Brain Injury Professional Journal; the ADA National Network hosts #ADANetworkChat on Twitter; the Vocational Rehabilitation and Developing Strategies to Meet Employer Needs in Changing Economic Environments (Demand-Side-RRTC) hosts a webinar on expanding dialogue on autism; the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) adds eleven supplemental modules on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias to its training curriculum.

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2018-03-21

NARIC blog features resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of Brain Injury Awareness Month; Research in Focus discusses comparisons made by wheelchair and scooter users of the usability of different public bus layouts; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities publishes Moving Along to Employment, slideshows introducing benefits of employment and supports for employment success of people with mental health conditions; co-director of University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury is recognized as a health hero in January issue of O Magazine; researcher from Frazier Rehabilitation and Neuroscience Spinal Cord Injury Model System Center (FRNSCIMS) was interviewed for RehabCast, the podcast of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (APMR); the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) seeks participants for a survey of adults with disabilities regarding health insurance and health care services; Great Lakes ADA Regional Center to host webinar, Disability Harassment in the Workplace, featuring presenters from the Southwest ADA Regional Center; Northeast ADA Regional Center to host webinar, Access for All: The ADA and Older People; US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers free accessible forms, publications, and assistance to taxpayers with disabilities.

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2018-03-14

In observance of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, NARIC's Spotlight blog explores research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere regarding intellectual disabilities; Research in Focus looks at proper use of safety equipment and protocols in paratransit vehicles; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) publishes Jump-Starting Community Inclusion: A Toolkit for Promoting Participation in Community Life; co-director of South Florida Spinal Cord Injury Model System and researcher at New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System at Mount Sinai (NY-TBI-MS) will receive awards from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) at its September conference; Langston University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities (LU-RRTC) publishes research in special issue of the Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling (JARC); Parents Empowering Parents: National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities and Their Families seeks state legislators and advocates for interviews regarding the protection of the rights of parents with disabilities and their children; the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) to host webinar, 2018 Research to Practice in the NIDILRR Community; the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium publishes video, Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards.

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2018-03-07

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