News and Notes 244 December 14

NARIC welcomes 80 new NIDILRR projects; NIDILRR posts its updated forecast of FY 2017 grant opportunities in Grants.gov database; Research in Focus highlights new findings on seizure risk following TBI; WirelessRERC publishes report, Text-to-911 and NG911 Policy Study summarizing study results of content regarding inclusion of people with disabilities in state and local level text-to-911 and next generation 911 (NG91); researcher at RRTC on Community Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities receives 2016 Young Professional Award from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD); principal investigator for multiple NIDILRR-funded projects on women with disabilities is interviewed in article Dating with a disability in the New York Times; Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards - Open Q&A; MedlinePlus, service of the National Library of Medicine, offers text message supports to manage mental health during the holiday season.

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2016-12-14
NARIC news: 

As we manage the NIDILRR Program Database, we have the pleasure of "meeting" the newest members of the NIDILRR community each year as we add their information to the database. This year's group of more than 80 new projects includes the ADA National Network Centers, the Spinal Cord Injury Model System Centers, Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers, Field Initiated Projects, Fellowships, Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Projects, Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects, and Small Business Innovation Research Projects. We're excited to get to know these new projects and to support their efforts over the next six months to five years!

Research In Focus:
Who Is Most Likely to Have Seizures After a TBI?
This week's Research In Focus highlights new findings on seizure risk after traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Resource Highlight: 

Text-to-911 and NG911 Policy Study
The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wireless Inclusive Technologies (WirelessRERC) (90RE5025) has published a report, Text-to-911 and NG911 Policy Study. This research brief summarizes results of a study of 911 policies at the state and local levels in relation to text-to-911 and next generation 911 (NG911) deployments in the US. The purpose of the study was to identify the extent to which content regarding individuals with disabilities was included in state and local text-to-911 and NG911 policies.

NIDILRR News and Events: 

NIDILRR 2017 Grants Forecast UPDATED
NIDILRR continues to post its forecast of FY 2017 grant opportunities in the Grants.gov database with the most recent updates posted December 12th at http://www.grants.gov. To identify NIDILRR opportunities, use the search terms NIDILRR or 93.433.

News items: 

NIDILRR Researcher Receives AUCD Young Professional Award
Kelly Nye-Lengerman, PhD, a member of the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities (RTC/CL), (90RT5019) received the 2016 Young Professional Award from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). The award is presented to professionals in the disabilities field under the age of 40 who have demonstrated dedication and commitment to people with developmental disabilities and their families through their work as a bridge between the academic sector and the community.

NIDILRR PI Discusses the Challenges of Intimate Relationships in NY Times
Margaret Nosek, PhD, principal investigator for multiple NIDILRR-funded field initiated projects on relationships, abuse, and self-esteem among women with disabilities, was interviewed in an article, Dating with a disability, in the New York Times. Dr. Nosek discussed the challenges women with physical disabilities may experience when dating, and the potential risk for abuse in their relationships.

Grantee event: 

ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards - Open Q&A
The NIDILRR-funded Great Lakes ADA Regional Center (90DP0091) will host a webinar, ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards - Open Q&A, January 5th, 2:30-4pm ET. Accessibility specialists will give a brief introduction to the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Standard and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standard. The presenters will then respond to questions on these standards submitted by participants during the live session. Registration is free and required.

Elsewhere in the Community: 

Holiday Mental Health Messages from MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, offers text message supports to manage mental health during the holiday season. Subscribers receive three messages per week offering tips and resources to manage anxiety, stress, and depression that may result from holiday activities. To subscribe, sign up online or send a text with the message "MP Health" to 468311. This service is free, but text messaging and data rates may apply.