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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!

Annual meeting of NARRTC; Americans with Disabilities Act Scoping Review; self-management and SCI survey; the Help America Vote Act 10 years later; Third International Transformational Technology Summit sessions available online; Sprint ID packs receive US Disability Matters Award; NEW-R Curriculum feature in PsyR Connection issue; State of the Science of Prevention and Management of Secondary Health Conditions in People After SCI course.

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Gardening; Tips from the Wheel World; survey of user needs now available in Spanish; Age-CAP encourages active aging; NIDRR releases long range plan for 2013-2017; NIDRR presents trends in ICT for people with disabilities; NIDRR presents the OASIS training program for parents of children with autism; Summer Institute on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes.

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April is Occupational Therapy Month; Aging Well with a Disability Factsheets; call for recipes and prep tips for a Disability Cookbook; International Workshop on CBR and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities; Spaulding-Harvard Model System receives NSCIA Chapter award; special needs for special siblings; Morph Wheels wins innovation award; people with disabilities more engaged in the workplace; Triumph Services, Inc.: assisting individuals with ASD to live and work independently.

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NARIC and social media; Tax Access website; relationships after TBI; social media accessibility toolkit; new technology expanding access to  movies and in-flight entertainment; NIDRR research featured on Blind Matters Radio Show; NIDRR researchers honored; high rise evacuation for people with disabilities.

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NARIC librarians available for online chat through AskMe; couples' relationship after TBI; PAS center seeks stories from disaster survivors; DESA/UNICEF/UNPRPD World We Want 2015 online discussion; the right to Web equality for people with cognitive disabilities; findings and recommendations for AT access presented to the Navajo Nation Council; Tony Gentry named OT Career Visionary; cloud computing and people with disabilities.

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Brain Injury Awareness Month; Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities Guide and Checklist; website survey; ABILITY Jobs; accessible technology: is supply outstripping demand?; Latino USA offers captioned radio broadcasts; New York Times profiles Joshua Miele; the role of peer specialists in promoting competitive employment for the people they serve.

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CSUN summary; research to VR practice newsletter; survey of user needs; disability characteristics of income-based government assistance recipients in the United States: 2011; information retrieval for international disability and rehabilitation research; new open access article on Need to Knowledge Model; developing a personal emergency preparedness plan for individuals with SCI.

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NARIC at CSUN; everyday nutrition for individuals with SCIs; use of YouTube to learn about living with SCI; Advocates in Disability Award; bridging the gap between rehabilitation and exercise; Allen Heinemann named Co-Editor-in-Chief of APMR; APRM supplement focuses on knowledge translation.

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This issue is The Prepared Lifestyle online courses designed to help educators, emergency responders, people with disabilities and healthcare professionals, UAB seeks participants for SCI Project at University of Alabama Birmingham, MIUSA announces video on power of women leaders with disabilities, NIDRR presents “New Model for Preventing Needless Work Disabilities”, SCSCIMA hosts 3rdInternational Transformational Technology Summit, website debuts by OSERS Transition Steering Committee.

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This issue includes Client Centered Practice in SCI Rehabilitation, survey on mobile technology for hard of hearing users, TBIMS research in the news, The National Eye Institute Low Vision Program, the Leveling the Playing Field report finds workers with disabilities and business benefits,  JSCM special issue focuses on SCI Rehabilitation Project Phase 3.

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