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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 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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This issue includes a peer program on cultural competency toolkit, nationwide study on TBI and Depression, exploring benefits of employing people with disabilities, two articles features in JVIB collaborated by Martin Giesen and Brenda Cavenaugh, Kim Bisset interviews Maryann Davis in recognition of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, summer courses in Universal Design, and healthcare access after SCI webcast.

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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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