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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!

This issue includes an ENACT Podcast titled Bumps in the Road: Finding Time For Exercise, investigation on the effectiveness of a treatment program for Social Competency for people who have sustained TBI, the 2012 Paralympics, World Report on Disability launch and symposium videos, NIDRR investigators receives APA Research Award, and The KT4TT Knowledge Base presents a webcast introducing and demonstrating the Need to Knowledge Model game board.

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This issue includes Focus Technical Briefs on KT for Tech Transfer, recruitment registry for research studies to enhance employment and independent living outcomes for people who are visually impaired, NRD connects Wounded Warriors, active service members, families, and caregivers to federal, state, local and online resources, Gregg Vanderheiden interviews at the International Conference on computers helping people, research on making in-flight info accessible to all, and presentations from National Transitions Conference 2012.

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This issue includes ADA Audioconference Series, survey for primary caregivers of someone who sustained a spinal cord injury or brain injury for the past 5 years, a survey on access to worksite wellness resources for employees with disabilities,  ADA National Network offers a wealth of resources to help individuals with disabilities, RERC  study shows farm life is tough on artificial limbs, MUSC launches the longevity after injury project, and a webinar on evaluation of spinal motion in persons with transfemoral amputation with and without low back pain.

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This issue includes ADA Anniversary Toolkit for use by the public and media, survey on accessible designs for personal health records, Disability Awareness through Language Arts and Literacy, comparative effectiveness research conference webcasts, US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association recognizes NIDRR researcher, new Powered Wheelchair Mobility Forum, and open registration for online IDeA courses. 

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This issue includes an announcement on Center News by Center on Translation to Employment for Youth with Disabilities, a survey on technology use, The Sendero Group announces release of the 16thversion of its laptop GPS for BrailleNote and Sense products, HUD issues guidance on Olmstead Compliance, NARRTC recognizes knowledge translation research, Renee Murphy interviews Karen Frost PhD on research in wheelchair transportation safety, Rehab Outcome Measures lectures now available, and Mid-Atlantic update conference’s early registration ends.

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This issue includes the All Kids Count Childcare and the ADA outreach campaign, Empowerment and Access at the American Folk-life Festival, NIDRR staff Ruth Brannon, Tom Corfman, Doris Werwise and Clayton Lewis presents at RESNA, mobility RERC presents State of the Science Conference, RERC project spins off Tiramisu Transit, and TBI screening program helps Texas youth on probation.

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This issue includes a guide to public transportation and private mobility policies for people with psychiatric disabilities, survey for consumers guide, IMPACT features ODEP Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez, Voices 4 Hope’s website for teens and young adults with mental health challenges, NARRTC presents KT4TTwith Knowledge Translation Award, webinar held on June 26 on creating collabrorative research roadmap, MyVoice translate ASL to English, and a webinar held on June 25 for shelter volunteer caregiving training.

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This issue includes a continuation of ENACT podcast series, SHRM-Cornell survey shows steps to retain and advance employees with disabilities, barrier-free technology on display at Cloud Computer Forum, webinar on customer service and transit riders with disabilities, Project Search interns graduate with real-world experience, article in Implementation Science from KT4TT, WRAP self-management program shows promise for people with mental illness, and National Aphasia Association conference held on July 28th.

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This issue includes announcement of Center News, new rehab outcomes measures lectures, Push Girls debuts on Sundance channel, DeVivo Mentored Research Award opens for applications, article in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and a webinar on June 21st hosted by Lori Golden on hiring individuals with disabilities.

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This issue includes series of SCI Forum Presentations with Ultralight Wheelchair Skills, app design challenge from DOL, final informational webinar on the Long Range Plan on May 31st, Edward Steinfeld named Distinguished Professor, webcast held on May 16thdirected by Charlie Lakin on the Mathematica Policy Research, and a 19thannual Mid-Atlantic  ADA update.

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