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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 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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This issue highlights on a new app designed to provide information on train and bus schedules, wheelchair users needed to participate in a study of the best way to monitor and measure how they move their arms and propel the wheelchair, employing youth with disabilities, News reported on the findings of a NIDRR-funded collaborative project studying the effects of Parkinson’s drug on brain injury recovery, hearing issues, and Brain Injury Awareness Month and Week.

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This issue includes highlights on new challenges of Alzheimer’s dementia, TBI Model System recruits for two brain injury research projects, correction on 2012 National Transition Conference, exoskeletons in rehab, Brain Injury Awareness Month, Sendero Group hosting sessions at CSUN, and ADA webinar series back by popular demand.

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This issue includes highlights on “how-to-videos” for individuals with SCI, a study on how adults with psychiatric conditions view work, ITIF launches an “open innovation challenge” to design accessible election experiences for everyone, Susan and Beth Tauke awarded prizes for their concept house in Illinois, Center for Wireless Technologies won the MobileHCI 2011 competition, Center on KT4TT publishes invited position paper, and families get expert answers from 

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This issue includes an ADA Checklist of Readily Achievable Barrier Removal,  a study of persons aging with a SCI and Multiple Sclerosis, The Arc of North Carolina guides persons with disabilities to a wide range of housing options, COMBI features in a regular segment The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR) , Rural RTC reports on the accessibility of community infrastructure, standard for medical diagnostic equipment open for view and comments, and two dates available for ADA National Symposium presentation.

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