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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!

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and resources for better cancer screening for women with intellectual disabilities; interactive tools from ADA National Network to help improve service delivery and use of AT in college and university settings; TBI Today quarterly newsletter; ODEP sponsored online discussion forum Employer Dialogue; NIDRR fellow receives NIH grant to support research on FES interventions in stroke patients; talking TV channel guide built on early NIDRR funded prototype in development by Comcast; Wall Street Journal highlights therapies to help stroke survivors recover language years after injury; Webinar: Demystifying Rasch Analysis for Clinical Application.

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Resources for providing a safe learning environment free of bullying for children with disabilities; ADA factsheets for veterans; call for hearing instrument users to participate in survey on the compatibility of cell phones with hearing aids and cochlear implants; UN launched survey of people living with disabilities on their coping capacity during a disaster event; Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine special issue on AT; study showing job training improves employment outcomes for youth with autism; Stats RRTC Annual Compendium of Disability Statistics.

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Services provided by NARIC information specialists; useful equipment and strategies for creating a safer home; participants with disabilities sought for a survey of user needs for wireless technology; A Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder available from NIMH; grantee discusses the creation of a virtual speech therapist on; grantee discusses new ways to use AT for people with disabilities on Marketplace Tech; Employer Practices State of the Science Conference; Webinar: Emergency Preparedness for Personal Assistance Service (PAS) users.

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National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) toolkit; employment research and two knew knowledge translation (KT) databases; 8th edition of How to Write and Report About People with Disabilities; UNICEF's The State of the World's Children 2013 report dedicated to children with disabilities; Burn Quality Consensus Conference convened to define burn specific outcome metrics; new free teacher's guide helping teachers to include parents with disabilities in school activities; ADA Audioconference Series: Athletic Opportunities for Students with Disabilities; Webinar: Accessibility of Web Information; Webcast: Promoting Research Findings Through Plain Language Summaires.

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Eye exams for children with developmental disabilities a focus during Children's Eye Health and Safety Month; DVDs on Parenting Techniques and Adaptations for Parents with Disabilities; participants sought for survey of bowel and bladder management in SCI; Life Labs, a United Cerebral Palsy initiative working to bring new AT to people with disabilities; position of Rehabilitation Program Specialist available at NIDRR; grantee article named most cited paper of 2012 by the journal Spinal Cord; TIDE National Update shows increased labor force participation for people with disabilities; upcoming State of the Science Conference on Innovative Research on Employer Practices.

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Note on the passing of Lita Jans, PhD, researcher who published studies on employers' hiring of workers with disabilities; video on reintegration after burn injury and severe trauma; participants sought for survey of individuals with SCI on their experiences with healthcare providers; Cents and Sensibility, a guide to money management for people with disabilities; Laugh and Learn discussion of humor and disability covered by radio station WBUR in Boston; webinar by the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center on strategies to engage a broad audience in research activities;  use of secondary data sources to understand aspects of community living for people with disabilities; online courses in universal design offered by the IDeA Center at Buffalo.

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During observation of the 23rd anniversary of the ADA, employment resources and events available from the community are highlighted; three additions to CIRRIE collection of bibliographies of rehabilitation research; participant input sought from consumers with SCI for future MSKTC factsheets; CAP online training modules for providing accommodations for employees with disabilities; two software programs developed by Dancing Dots for accessing music scores by blind and low vision musicians; grantees testifying before the Senate Commission on Long Term Care; Webinar: Peer Specialists Promoting Community Re-Itegration for People With Psychiatric Disabilities Returning Home from Jail or Prison.

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ADA 23rd anniversary toolkit, diabetes education toolkit, parenting with mental illness on WHYY, Laugh and Learn panel discussion on the ADA, webinar on the myth of the ADA drive-by lawsuit, webinar on accessible information and communication technology policy, and EveryBody online exhibit from the Smithsonian.

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Juvenile arthritis month; ENACT podcast on Tai Chi, yoga, and water aerobics; three arthritis studies; the future of inclusive design online; July Trends in Disability Employment update; new ADA factsheets; webinars on employment issues; webinar on disability disclosure

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July 4th celebration and firework-related burn injuries, including link to fact sheets on burn injury recovery; Telecom Toolbox, a website to help vocational rehabilitation counselors communicate with their clients; Disability-Competent Care Self-Assessment Tool released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; survey participants sought for caregiver health information needs study; first edition of RecTech quarterly newsletter; documentary, The Eyes of Thailand, features innovative prosthetics and orthotics technology; Pathways RTC wins 2012 Best Paper award for their article describing the work of the Finding Our Way project; Webinar on Disability as Diversity.

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