News and Notes 93 December 4

NARIC's Pinterest page; new SCI exercise videos from RRTC on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individuals with SCI; participants sought for pilot testing of online program for service providers to youth with mental health conditions; short animated video available describing a day in the life of a woman living with multiple chronic conditions (MCC); investigator of NIDRR-funded University of Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Model System receives award from UM Medical School; investigator of NIDRR-funded project discusses Dancing Dots tools developed for musicians with vision loss on weekly radio program Eyes on Success; webinar: Experience Preference Theory as a New Way to Understand and Respond to Diversity, hosted by NIDRR-funded ADA National Network and Great Lakes ADA Center; NIDRR-funded StatsRRTC to release the 2013 Compendium of Disability Statistics.

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2013-12-04
NARIC news: 

Did you know that NARIC has a Pinterest page? We're new to pinning, but we've collected some great resources from the NIDRR community, and from the Internet at large (including a page just for Spanish-language resources). We've found Pinterest to be a great tool for organizing resources for quick browsing and sharing. Follow us and share your favorites! 

Resource Highlight: 

New SCI Exercise Videos
The NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) (H133B090002) at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital has added two new videos: Lower Trap and Posterior Deltoid Exercises, part of the "How To" exercise video series. The videos focus on exercises for individuals with spinal cord injuries that can be done either at home or in a gym using exercise bands. The complete series is available on the RRTC's Healthy Tomorrow YouTube Channel.

News items: 

Researcher Receives Award from the University of Michigan Medical School
Denise Tate PhD, ABPP, FACRM, principal investigator of the NIDRR-funded University of Michigan Spinal Cord Injury Model System (U-M SCIMS) (H133N110002) and the UMHS/AACIL Rehabilitation Research Training Program (H133P090008), received the 2013 Faculty Award for Clinical and Health Services Research from the University of Michigan Medical School. The award is given annually to faculty and staff in recognition of their exceptional accomplishments in the areas of teaching, research, clinical care, community service, and administration. 

Eyes on Success Highlights Technology for Musicians with Visual Impairments
William McCann, principal investigator of multiple NIDRR-funded small business innovative research (SBIR) projects (H133S030040; H133S070089), was featured on Eyes on Success: Music Editing and Creation with Dancing Dots discussing his musical journey and the tools Dancing Dots has developed for musicians with vision loss. Dancing Dots' GOODFEEL and Lime technology were developed under the SBIR program. Eyes on Success is a weekly radio program and podcast that discusses products, services, and daily living tips for people with vision loss.  

Grantee event: 

Webinar: Experience Preference Theory as a New Way to Understand and Respond to Diversity
The NIDRR-funded ADA National Network (H133A110014) and Great Lakes ADA Center (H133A110029), in collaboration with the National Center on Accessibility (NCA), Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Network at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Smithsonian Institution, will host a webinar, Experience Preference Theory as a New Way to Understand and Respond to Diversity, December 10th, 2-3:30pm EST. Andrew J. Pekarik of the Smithsonian Institution will discuss preference theory as a way to interact with a diverse audience. The webinar is part of the Arts and Recreation Webinar Series. Registration is free but required.

Reminder: 2013 Compendium of Disability Statistics Release and Roundtable
The NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) (H133B130015) will release the 2013 Compendium of Disability Statistics December 11th with a briefing at the Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 9-11:30am EST, followed by a Research-to-Policy Roundtable, 1-3pm. Registration is still open to attend both in-person and via webcast. 

Participate: 

Pilot Testing of Online Training for Service Providers
The NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures (Pathways RTC) (H133B090019) is pilot testing an online training program for service providers who work with young people with serious mental health conditions. Interested service providers may register to test Module One: Partnering with Youth and Young Adults or Module Two: Promoting Recovery. Contact Claudia Sellmaier at csellmaier@pdx.edu for more information. 

Elsewhere in the Community: 

Multiple Chronic Conditions - A Day in the Life
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC) Research Network offers Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Day in the Life, a short animated video that centers on Mae, a woman living with MCC. The accompanying infographic (PDF) presents key information about why research and care for people with MCC is important. About one in three Americans live with at least two chronic physical or behavioral health problems.