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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!

NARIC looks at the influenza vaccine and how it can be overlooked when managing a disability or chronic condition for National Influenza Vaccination Week; Research In Focus looks at an online program that may help people with TBI build emotion regulation skills; RRTC on Employment Outcomes for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired published two articles on career mentoring and role models/mentors; RERC for Successful Aging with a Disability: Optimizing Participation Through Technology (Optt-RERC)'s video is featured in Toyota's Mobility Unlimited Challenge; Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar on universal accessibility, emergency preparedness, and disaster response; NIH's News in Health covers new technologies for managing diabetes.

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2017-12-06

NARIC staff wishes readers a Happy Thanksgiving, while hoping to meet some of them at Abilities Expo, held in Chantilly, VA, in early December; RRTC on Promoting Healthy Aging for Individuals with Long-Term Physical Disabilities posts videos from the State of the Science: Advances at the Intersection of Aging and Long-Term Disability; staff from Northeast ADA Regional Center interviewed for Know Your Rights on the Aging Insights web series produced by the New Jersey Foundation for Aging; RRTC on Vocational Rehabilitation Practices for Youth and Young Adults hosts webinar, Customized Employment: An Overview; Southwest ADA Regional Center seeks participants for survey about the use of service animals and other assistance animals by people with disabilities in public settings; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) publishes guide, A Roadmap to Behavioral Health, developed in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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2017-11-22

In Spotlight blog, NARIC looks at research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere that align with the goals of United Nation's International Day of Persons with Disabilities, whose 2017 theme is Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Society for All; Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) continues open call for scientific papers and posters for June 2018 conference; Research in Focus explores experiences of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) disclosing MS diagnosis at work; Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (KT4TT) develops Technology Transfer Planning Template (TTPT); two NIDILRR community members from RTC: Rural and project on Building Capacity to Improve Community Participation for People Aging with Long-Term Disability Through Evidence-Based Strategies receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), while RTC: Rural investigator was also honored at the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL); Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts ABLE Accounts: Answers to Your Questions, Episode 51 of the ADA Live! webcast series; Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Looking Ahead: Frontier Accessibility Issues; Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration releases report, Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities.

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2017-11-20

NARIC blog features current research and resources on caregiving from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of National Family Caregiver Month; information about 70 NIDILRR-announced grant awards for 2017 is now included in NIDILRR Program Database, available from NARIC website; Research in Focus looks at the impact of experience and expectations for young job seekers who are deaf-blind; Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (KT4TT) develops guidebook, Conducting a Competing Product Search; history and impact of Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs) is focus of new article, How a diverse research ecosystem has generated new rehabilitation technologies: Review of NIDILRR's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers, in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation; investigator at RRTC on Developmental Disabilities and Health and RRTC on Family Support gives testimony before US Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on Working and Aging with Disabilities: From School to Retirement; Northeast Regional ADA Center hosts webinar, Transitioning from High School to Post-Secondary Education; Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) accepting applications for 2018-2019 postdoctoral program in disability policy research; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) releases Pressure Injury Prevention in Hospitals Program, helping healthcare organizations implement AHRQ's Pressure Ulcer Prevention Toolkit.

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2017-11-15

In observance of Veterans Day, NARIC blog features research and resources from the NIDILRR community and beyond promoting full community participation of Veterans with disabilities; Research in Focus looks at common complications people with SCI may experience in first year following rehabilitation; Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) releases hot topic module, Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); research from Healthy Aging RRTC cited in How resilience training can help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in recent issue of US News and World Report; research from Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center: Fom Cloud to Smartphone - Accessible and Empowering Information and Communication Technology and project on Promoting Independece and Self-Management Using mHealth featured in Patient Engagement HIT article; Northwest ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Kayaking, Rafting, and Ziplining: Making Community Recreation and Adventure-Tourism Accessible to All; Northeast ADA Regional Center seeks participants for three surveys to identify information needs of older adults and members of the Hispanic/Latino community with disabilities regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Transportation Research Board releases guidebook, Enhancing Airport Wayfinding for Aging Travelers and Persons with Disabilities.

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2017-11-08

In observance of Veterans Day, NARIC blog features research and resources from the NIDILRR community and beyond promoting full community participation of Veterans with disabilities; Research in Focus looks at common complications people with SCI may experience in first year following rehabilitation; Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) releases hot topic module, Changes in Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); research from Healthy Aging RRTC cited in How resilience training can help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in recent issue of US News and World Report; research from Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center: Fom Cloud to Smartphone - Accessible and Empowering Information and Communication Technology and project on Promoting Independece and Self-Management Using mHealth featured in Patient Engagement HIT article; Northwest ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Kayaking, Rafting, and Ziplining: Making Community Recreation and Adventure-Tourism Accessible to All; Northeast ADA Regional Center seeks participants for three surveys to identify information needs of older adults and members of the Hispanic/Latino community with disabilities regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Transportation Research Board releases guidebook, Enhancing Airport Wayfinding for Aging Travelers and Persons with Disabilities.

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2017-11-08

NARIC Project Director Mark Odum joins panel discussion on employment focusing on inclusion in professional sports hosted by Administration for Community Living and Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society; NIDILRR Deputy Director Dr. Kristi Hill discussed NIDILRR's employment-related research, training, and knowledge translation activities in panel discussion at Health and Human Services National Disability Employment Awareness Month event; Research in Focus looks at connection between pneumonia and pressure ulcers in cases of spinal cord injury; Wireless RERC publishes brief, Accessibility, Usability, and Design of Wearables and Wirelessly Connected Devices; RRTC on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities featured in special issue of journal Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education; Parents Empowering Parents: National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities and Their Families hosts webinar, Working with Parents with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families: Strategies and Solutions for Social Workers; University of Michigan Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Program in Community Living and Participation accepts application for two post-doctoral fellowships for training on methods of community-based research applied to rehabilitation; National Council on Disability publishes National Disability Policy: A Progress Report, the 2017 edition of its report on the state of disability policy in the US.

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2017-11-01

NARIC participates in three disabilities-focused events during October: the World of Possibilities Disabilities: Healthy Aging and Independent Living Expo, the virtual Knowledge Translation (KT) Conference, and the Abilities Expo; the Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), co-sponsored by NIDILRR, continues its open call for scientific papers and posters for its June 2018 conference; Research in Focus highlights people living with long-term physical disabilities, who have valuable experience and wisdom to share about aging successfully; Transitions RTC publishes research brief, There's More to Young Adult Unemployment Than Mental Health: What Else to Look For; research at Rusk Rehabilitation Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System of Care at NYU was featured in RehabCast, the official podcast of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (APMR); Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts Service Animals, the 50th episode of the ADA Live! webcast series; Northeast ADA Regional Center seeks participants for study of reasonable accommodation policy and practice within small employers; Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Job Accommodation Network (JAN) releases 2017 update to annual study of Workplace Accommodations: Low Cost, High Impact.

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2017-10-25

NARIC offers studies from its collection and links to resources on help for adults with disabilities who live with food insecurity in observation of National Health Education Week and World Food Day; Research in Focus highlights new research on the use of transcranial direct stimulation to help alleviate nerve pain in people with SCI; Parents Empowering Parents: National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families releases Compendium of Health Data Sources for Parents with Disabilities in the United States, 2017; RERC TechSAge technology featured in Using technology to help older adults keep their independence on CNN; co-principal for Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Center receives James J. Peters Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of Spinal Cord Professionals (ASCIP); RRTC on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities hosts interactive webinar, Ask Me Anything About Individual Placement and Support (IPS) with Bob Drake; Northeast ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, The Power of Apprenticeship: Including People with Disabilities; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) posts video, Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward, based on 2017 report.

Date sent:
2017-10-18

NARIC offers abstracts of articles from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere, as well as its recent blog post on physical therapy (PT), in observance of National Physical Therapy Month and the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) campaign on raising awareness of PT as an alternative to opioids in the treatment of chronic pain; Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury, co-sponsored by NIDILRR, continues open call for symposia, scientific papers, and posters for its June 2018 conference; Research in Focus looks at key elements for successful transition from sheltered to integrated services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD); Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Practices for Youth and Young Adults releases new research brief, Performance Management for State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies Serving Transition-Aged Youth; StatsRRTC and IC-RRTC report continuing gains for job seekers with disabilities in October nTIDE report; project on Improving Outcomes Using Aided Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing is featured in The Hearing Review; Pathways RTC presents webinar, The Development and Validation of an Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice in Agency-Level Advising and Decision Making; Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to host The Accessibility Innovations Expo, featuring technologies designed to advance accessibility for people with disabilities.

Date sent:
2017-10-11

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