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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!

This issue includes video series on Spinal Injury, recruitment for individuals with SCI in the Atlanta area, ODEP announces 2012 NDEAM theme, registration for webinar on the proposed Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years 2013-2017, The Atlantic article features the Sendero GPS Lookaround app, ENACT debuts Arthritis Active Living podcasts, and pediatric TBI Summit on November 15th.

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This issue includes dietary guidelines for people with SCI, rehab measures database seeks reviewers, free webcast on May 29th at 3 on healthcare access after SCI, The Future of Children focuses on disabilities, May 17th and 18th webinar held on Aging and Disability, Dr. Lakin and other panelists discusses new Mathematica Forum, Judith Cook honored with Distinguished Faculty Award, and Kessler ARRT Fellows present new research findings.

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This issue includes bridging aging and developmental disabilities service networks, registration for the 2012 National Transition Conference, self-management and Multiple Sclerosis studies, Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network, NARRTC awards James Krause, Suzanne Groah, Art Sherwood, Steven Haley, and Donna Nangle, TBI features on ABC affiliate WJLA, American Spinal Injury Association awards Apple Awards to members of collaborative Model Systems project led by University of Miami, registration for May 3rd webinar on ADA and Architectural Barriers Act requirements, and webinar May 8th featuring Ann Glang and Bonnie Todis. 

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This issue includes publishing of a digital newsletter on technology and healthy people living with SCI, survey on wheelchair-related injuries, accessibility for hotels and pools, reinventing web browsing with Capti for people with visual impairments, Long Range Plan for 2013-2017, and webcast on transitions from hospital to Long Term Care in Norway.

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This issue includes publishing of the “new standard text” for universal design, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program for anyone experiencing depression and mild to moderate traumatic brain injury, The Administration for Community Living, RERC host Plenary Session at RESNA, AIMFREE aims to improve access to fitness for people with disabilities, and a webcast providing evidence-based supported employment.

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This issue includes new consumer fact sheet on burn injury, usability testing of TBI consumer factsheets, HHS and education partner to stop bullying,  Luis Salvador-Carulla, MD, PhD, discussing international perspectives on bridging knowledge and practice in aging and disability, John Whyte wins award for Excellence in Research & Education, and online meeting on global public inclusive infrastructure.

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This issue includes effective programs in Autism and VR, recruiting people with SCI, encouraging STEM opportunities, Jamie Schutte wins Doctoral Student of the Year, Panel discussion focuses on telerehabilitation, new findings in health promotion for women with disabilities, and Accessibility Online offers regular webcasts on accessibility issues.

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This issue includes disabilities and human resources, Neuroimaging and Motor Control Lab recruits adults and youth in Chicago, April is Autism Awareness month, new findings in health promotion for women with disabilities, policy forum on disability benefits comes to Capitol Hill, and new research on predicting future employment for transition age youth with visual impairments.

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This issue includes North Regional Spinal Cord Injury System offering videos, survey released of family caregivers of people with multiple sclerosis, FEMA seeks input from stakeholder communities including people with disabilities, NIDRR Grantees participate in Brain Injury Awareness Day, Autism project publishes first Campbell Collaboration Systematic review, and RTC Rural hosts innovative web conference.  

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This issue includes a 30 minute documentary on persons living with TBI, features a quick survey  to gather information for new videos and fact sheets, UsersFirst program launches Mobility Map, Annals of Long Term Care features a Q&A session with Dr. Marcia Scherer, Northwestern University’s Medill Reports interviews Lisa Razzano, RTAC on VR Program Management announces learning collaborative partners, and Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week.

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