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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 Issue Briefs on employment and youth with disabilities, quick poll on the Affordable Care Act, 2012 National Employment Conference, case study on the iPod Touch showing that it is an effective tool for people with autism spectrum disorders, new Perspective article on health insurance-motivated disability enrollment, and a one summit focused on educational strategies and psychosocial interventions for children with TBI.

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Welcome to September! The last of the summer vacations have wrapped up, we're back at our desks, and classrooms are buzzing from kindergarten through college. If you're headed back to school, check out these resources for students with disabilities at the elementary, secondary, and college levels. If you're a researcher or professional in education, search REHABDATA for the latest publications and reports in your field.

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This issue includes ADA Quiz Book 4thEdition, survey for 2-1-1 users , presentation from Burn Model Research at ISBI, Developing with Accessibility event, news items highlights work of NIDRR funded projects to improve the lives of people with disabilities, particularly veterans, Lancet Series on Physical Activity features chapter on disability, and State of the Science Conference: Building Rehabilitation Research Capacity at the Nexus of New Technologies, Aging, and Disability.

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This issue includes a development of “Getting Involved in Research and Training” guide, a survey of user needs to gather data on how people with disabilities use wireless technologies, a call for abstracts for the Center for Excellence on Disability Research conference, research in community participation for people with mental illness, model system research presentation at ASCIP, and a release of Annual Compendium of Disability Statistics.

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This issue includes NSCI’s forum discussing different accessible transportation options available to people with disabilities, ENACT seeks participation in a study for people with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions, an Accessibility and Emerging Technology webcast, study reviews 36 years of burn injury care, App Factory releases 2012-2013 call for proposals, CROR reports on State of the Science Conference, and a webcast on FEMA and Personal Assistance Services in emergencies.

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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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