News and Notes 197 January 20

Publications on civil rights and disability from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of MLK Day and the anniversary of the ADA, available from NARIC; web-based program for parents of children with TBI; NIDILRR seeks reviewers for its Field-Initiated Program (FIP) competition; MSKTC publishes suite of tools, Using Social Media to Promote Your Research; StatsRRTC releases 2015 Annual Compendium of Disability Statistics; TU Collaborative hosts webinar, Parenting with a Mental Illness; Explore VR: Increasing Adoption and Utilizaion of a Web-Based Open Share Public Portal of Survey Data on VR and Other Employment Service Providers accepts entries for an Open Data Competition; Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) launches new website on Stay at Work/Return to Work (SAW/RTW).

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2016-01-20
NARIC news: 

This week we celebrated the memory of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. Last year we marked the 25th anniversary of the ADA and other landmark civil rights legislation to ensure the full inclusion of people with disabilities in society. As we begin a new year and new commemorations, you may be interested in articles and other publications on civil rights and disability from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere, available from our collection.

Research In Focus:
For Lower-Income Families Dealing with Childhood TBI, a Web-Based Parent Training Program Shows Promise

This week's Research In Focus highlights a study of I-InTERACT, an online parenting skills program that is showing promise for parents of children with traumatic brain injury.

Resource Highlight: 

Using Social Media to Promote Your Research
The NIDILRR-funded Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) (90DP0012) has published Using Social Media to Promote Your Research, a suite of tools to help researchers engage and communicate with audiences through social media. The suite includes webinars, guides, a web clinic, and tools for planning, executing, and measuring the impact of social media to communicate about research, with real-world examples from the Model Systems centers.

NIDILRR News and Events: 

NIDILRR Seeks Reviewers for the Field-Initiated Program (FIP) Competition
NIDILRR is seeking expert peer reviewers for its FIP competition (research and development) for multiple dates in April, May, and June. NIDILRR uses teleconferences to conduct all review meetings, so reviewers do not have to travel to participate. All expertise is welcome. Interested individuals who would like to be considered for peer reviewers may send CV and contact information to competition manager Theresa San Agustin.

Grantee event: 

Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Release
The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) (90RT5022) will release the 2015 Annual Compendium of Disability Statistics, February 4th, 10am-3pm ET, in Washington, DC. The event will include a briefing and overview of the expanded Compendium, data panel discussion, and invited speakers. Registration is free but required to attend in person or via webcast.

Webinar: Parenting with a Mental Illness TOMORROW
The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) (90RT5021) will host a webinar, Parenting with a Mental Illness, TOMORROW, 1-2pm ET. Katy Kaplan, PhD, will discuss strategies to address the complications of parenting with a mental illness, findings from a Parenting Internet Education study, and the new Parenting Online Education resource. Registration is free but required.

Participate: 

ExploreVR Open Data Competition
The NIDILRR-funded project ExploreVR: Increasing Adoption and Utilization of a Web-Based Open Share Public Portal of Survey Data on VR and Other Employment Service Providers (90IF0050) is accepting entries for an Open Data Competition. Participants create a data analysis or visualization using data from the ExploreVR Open Data Lab then provide context for the data in the form of a two- to four-page brief. The winning entry will be featured on the website and will receive a $350 award. Entries must be received by February 1st. For more information, contact Katie Allen at katie.allen@umb.edu.

Elsewhere in the Community: 

Stay at Work/Return to Work
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has launched a new website on Stay at Work/Return to Work (SAW/RTW). The website features the SAW/RTW Community of Practice, as well as factsheets, reports, profiles, and briefs on policies and programs addressing the high unemployment of Americans with disabilities. The site also includes a video of the October 2015 forum Promoting SAW/RTW Policies - Recommendations to Help Workers Who Experience Illness or Injury.