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News and Notes from the NIDILRR Community and Beyond Archive

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!

Employment and accommodations for youth with disabilities; ADA National Network Knowledge Translation Center releases Rapid Evidence Review Summary and Technical Report; RRTC on Developmental Disabilities and Health's survey on health needs of adults with I/DD; Disability Visibility Project in partnership with StoryCorps asks people with disabilities to record their life stories; NNJSCIS co-project director's radio interview about advances in SCI rehabilitation; Northwest ADA Center staff interviewed by Seattle Coffee Scene on ADA's impact on coffee business; Capti Narrator wins FCC Chairman's Award; RMRBIS to host 2015 Brain Injury Summit

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Accessible event planning, SoCal SCI Model System newsletter, the ADA StoryTeller project, accessing social media, presentations from the State of the Science Conference on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired, ADA@24 celebration featuring artists and poets, nTIDE wins diversity communications award, cancer and employment issues.

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ADA 24th anniversary, and publications about the ADA available from NARIC; NIDRR-funded RRTC on Secondary Conditions in Individuals with SCI releases archived webcast on ambulation and secondary complications after SCI; NIDRR-funded RTC: Rural conducting survey to aid development of health information app; Institute of Medicine releases report on hearing loss and healthy aging; NIDRR-funded Mid-Atlantic ADA Center announces Community Partners Network (CPN); NIDRR-funded UAB-SCIMS publishes Q&A section on a cure for paralysis in its Pushin' On newsletter; NIDRR-funded Southeast ADA Center offers ADA Anniversary Tool Kit; NIDRR-funded Northeast ADA Center hosting webinar: 24 Years of the ADA.

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REHABDATA Connection literature awareness service; NIDRR-funded KTDRR's KT Update newsletter featuring article on "living documents;" NIDRR-funded UAB-SCIMS seeking participants with SCI for study on virtual walking for reducing pain; SSA's Faces and Facts of Disability education initiative; fellow at NIDRR-funded ARRT receives research award to study the influence of motivation on cognitive fatigue; two NIDRR-funded projects invited to conduct preconference workshops at APSE; the second of the series of webinars sponsored by NIDRR-funded KTDRR, Systematic Reviews: From Evidence to Recommendation, held June 18th; NIDRR-funded RRTC on Improving Measurement of Medical Rehabilitation Outcomes offering course on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes in Older Adults, July 25th.

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NARIC publications for National Aphasia Awareness Month; secondary conditions in SCI; survey on work-life balance in individuals with disabilities; documentary Rethinking College available on Think College! website; NIDRR grantee Katherine Seelman named to National Council on Disability; National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) report released for May; webinar on effects of service system collaboration on student outcomes in transition; webinar on ADA in higher education.

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NARIC publications on communication in emergency situations; Employment & Disability State of the Science Conference presentations available; Wireless RERC App Factory invites proposals for mobile platform apps; National Council on Disability (NCD) report on effective emergency communications for people with disabilities; investigator of Multiple Sclerosis RRTC receives DeLisa Award; project directors at Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of TIRR and Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employer Practices Related to the Employment Outcomes Among Individuals with Disabilities receive APA awards;  KTDRR launches webinar series on systematic reviews; Great Lakes ADA Center hosts webcast on Accessible Assembly Areas.

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Lifetime Access Pass to recreation sites managed by Federal agencies; NIDRR-funded AbleData publishes factsheet on AT in the workplace; NIDRR-funded Measurement of Community Participation Using a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) in Persons with Burn Injuries (PWB) seeks participants for cognitive interview; National Federation of the Blind (NFB) offers STEM2U program for elementary and high school students; director of NIDRR-funded Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (KT4TT) was invited speaker at international conference; NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employer Practices Related to Employment Outcomes Among Individuals with Disabilities (EPRRTC) launches new website; director of NIDRR-funded RecTech receives writing award from Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP); NIDRR-funded Southeast ADA National Network Center continues monthly ADA Live series with Accessible Play Areas.

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Research and resources from NIDILRR community in observation of Mental Health Month; MSKTC releases three new consumer fact sheets on burn injury; GOODFEEL and Low Vision Lime music technology by Dancing Dots featured at Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind and Visually Impaired; NIDILRR researcher James Krause will present Essie Morgan Lecture  at the 2015 Academy of Spinal Cord Inury Professionals (ASCIP) conference; Pathways RTC will host webinar on homelessness among young adults; AbleData will host ATPalooza social media event, sharing information, resources, and and research on AT; Mid-Atlantic ADA Center announces ADA in Action Photo Contest in honor of the 25th anniversary of the ADA; Veterans Administration Center for Innovation launches the VA Innovation Creation Series Prosthetics and Assistive Technology Challenge series of events to facilitate development of personalized technologies to improve care and quality of life for Veterans with disabilities.

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Publications on smart tech and aging available from NARIC in observation of Older Americans Month; two videos available from NIDRR-funded Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Center: driving following SCI and panel discussion on pain; NIDRR-funded project on Getting and Keeping People with Disabilities in the Workforce seeks participants for a survey on work-life balance; US Department of Transportation's Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative is hosting online Dialogue on Transportation and Assistive Devices and Technologies; two NIDRR-funded grantees receive recognition awards at NARRTC 2014 meeting; NIDRR-funded developer of Capti Narrator receives Launch Your Stars award; Telly Award given to NIDRR-funded developers at Model Systems Knowledge Center and Northwest Regional Burn Model System Center for Employment After Burn Injury video; NIDRR-funded New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center and Spaulding-Harvard SCI Model System Center to host webcast, Eating Well to Prevent and Manage Secondary Conditions in SCI.

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Publications available from NARIC in observation of Global Accessibility Awareness Day; co-occurring disorders among youth with mental health challenges in Focal Point, the newsletter of NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures; NIDRR-funded RRTC on Scondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individuals with SCI seeks participants for survey on experiences meeting people post SCI, including online dating; theme for 2014 National Disability Employment Awareness Month announced; project director of NIDRR-funded Northwest Regional Burn Model System Center receives Distinguished Service Award from the American Burn Association (ABA); director emeritus of NIDRR-funded National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA); director of NIDRR-funded New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center featured in two articles on screening for brain injury in special populations; NIDRR-funded RRTC on Developing Strategies to Foster CIP for Inividuals with TBI will present webinar for caregivers on Managing Memory Deficits in the Community.

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