News and Notes 169 June 17
Resources for parents in observation of Father's Day; Pathways RTC publishes Trauma-Informed Care, the latest issue in the Focal Point series; research from Model Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) System Centers featured in May issue of Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine (JSCM); co-principal investigator for RERC for Prosthetics and Orthotics (funded 2008-2013) interviewed in Farmers with Prosthetics Face Durability Challenges on IndianaPublicMedia.org's EarthEats; Great Lakes ADA Center hosts webinar, The ABCs of Assistive Listening Technology; US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) host event, Community Living for All: Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Sunday is Father's Day here in the US, and families will get together to honor Dad! That includes fathers raising children with disabilities and fathers who have disabilities themselves. Parenting is a daunting task, with or without a disability. The NIDILRR community has some great resources for parents, from assistive technology recommendations to videos on baby care to getting support at work, which we've collected along with links to explore more research from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere.
Focal Point: Trauma-Informed Care
The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Supports (Pathways RTC) (H133B140039) has published Trauma-Informed Care, the latest issue in the Focal Point series. This issue introduces trauma-informed care, care based on the understanding that adverse childhood experiences are potentially traumatic events that can have negative, lasting effects on health and well-being. The articles describe the growing relevance of trauma-informed care in research, official policy, practice methods, and organizational structure.
NIDILRR-funded SCI Quality of Life Research in JSCM
Research from the NIDILRR-funded Model Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) System Centers is featured in the May issue of the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine (JSCM). Research was conducted by current and completed Model SCI Centers (H133N120002, H133N060014, H133N110006, H133N110020, H133N110002, H133N110021, H133N110011, H133N110007, H133N110009, H133N060022, H133N060024, H133N060032, H133N060005, H133N060027, H133N110014). This open-access issue formally introduces the Spinal Cord Injury Quality of Life (SCI-QOL) outcomes measure and describes the development and calibration of its SCI-specific item banks. The full issue is available free of charge.
Farmers with Prosthetics Face Durability Challenges
Stefania Fatone, PhD, co-principal investigator for the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Prosthetics and Orthotics (2008-2013) (H133E080009), was interviewed in Farmers with Prosthetics Face Durability Challenges on IndianaPublicMedia.org's EarthEats. Dr. Fatone explained that working conditions for farmers are tough on prostheses, as the farmers are working outdoors, where their devices are exposed to dust and corrosive farm chemicals.
Webinar: The ABCs of Assistive Listening Technology
The NIDILRR-funded Great Lakes ADA Center (H133A110029) will host a webinar, The ABCs of Assistive Listening Technology, June 25th, 2-3:30p ET. Presenters from Sound Associates and the US Access Board will review the requirements for assistive listening systems and the basic features of infrared, radio frequency, and induction systems. Participants will learn the pros and cons of each system as well as their legal obligations and proper system maintenance. Registration is free and required.
Community Living for All: Celebrating 25 Years of the ADA
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will host an event, Community Living for All: Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act, June 22nd, 1 pm to 3:30 pm ET, at the HHS Headquarters in Washington DC. The event will feature remarks from ACL and OCR leaders, a look at the impact of the ADA and the 1999 Olmstead decision, and a panel discussion on the future of inclusive communities. Registration is required by June 17th (TODAY).