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News and Notes from the NIDILRR Community and Beyond Archive

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!

Information on new technology for special education available from NARIC; KTER releases webcast on cancer and employment issues; RERC-UD seeks participants with knowledge of Universal Design for stakeholders survey; National Disability Institute holds its annual My American Dream - Voices of Americans with Disabilities Video Contest; NIDRR seeks visitors to its website for one-hour focus group; New England ADA Center's celebration of 24 Years of the ADA featured on Talking Information Center Network's Mission Possible Show; StatsRRTC releases report on participation rates for working-age people with disabilities; KTDRR to host webcast on VR Counselors' Use of Evidence-Based Practices Involved in Motivational Interviewing.

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Ice Bucket Challenge raising funds for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ASL); Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Secondary Conditions in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) offers video on Secondary Conditions and SCI; University of Michigan Model Spinal Cord Injury System Center (UMSCIS) seeks participants for its Spinal Cord Injury Research Registry; US Department of Education's OSERS and the OCTAE joint call for comment on implementation of Titles II and IV of the WIOA; update on WIOA implementation from the NIDRR Director; pilot study from Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Center on Neurocognitive Rehabilitation shows long-term effectiveness of cognitive rehab in MS; RRTC-EBP VR reports on effective vocational rehabilitation service delivery practices; four-part webcast series hosted by KTDRR and CIHR on innovative knowledge translation strategies.

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Remembering researchers David H. Dean and Dudley S. Childress; infographics on urban and rural housing from RTC/CL; Employer Practices RRTC publishes transcripts from its 2013 state of the science conference on improving employment for people with disabilities; consumer-oriented website maintained by the US Department of Health and Human Services; recent issue of Keystone Edge features director of Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology; article by researchers at the RRTC at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital makes list of most read articles from Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation; director of NNJTBIS interviewed on Speaking of Health with Dr. B.; upcoming webinar on System Integration Strategies for Youth Mental Health Service Providers.

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NARIC blog post discusses transition from high school of students with disabilities; SCIMS releases SCI Rancho Summer 2015 newsletter; NIDILRR-funded investigator receives ACRM Gold Key Award; Scientific American publishes article on NIDILRR-grant developed refreshable Braille technology; KTDRR hosts webcast: Conducting Culturally Humble Rehabilitation Research; Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury Model System recruiting participants for a study on improving balance for people with TBI; CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) relases Prevalence of Disability and Disability Type Among Adults - United States, 2013.

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International Assistance Dog Week (IADW): research and resources on service animals available from NARIC; VCU-TBI Model System's Summer 2014 issue of the TBI Today Newsletter; MSKTC seeks parents of children with burn injury to review two factsheets; SSA's National Disability Coalition opens online discussion on the disability decision process; Wireless RERC staff win Glass Accessibility Award from Google; EPM-RRTC compiled and co-edited IZA Journal of Labor Policy special issue on disability benefits; StatsRRTC and IC-RRTC release nTIDE report of "first Friday" data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; Webinar: Rasch Measurement in Medical Rehabilitation, sponsored by TBI Model Systems.

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National Disability Institute report on financial capability of people with disabilities; SUNspot research brief on use of mobile apps among Deaf or hard-of-hearing people; participants sought for online survey on baby-care equipment found useful by parents and grandparents with disabilities;, maintained by US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division; Edward H. Steinfeld is recipient of James Haecker Award for Distinguished Leadership in Architectural Research; Ella Callow of NIDRR-funded National Center for Parents with Disabilities and Their Families participates in Congressional forum on rights of parents with disabilities; David Tulsky presents invited lecture on State of the Science in Rehabilitation Measurement; webcast: An Unconfined Life and the Role of Employment.

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ADA Legacy Tour; Transitions RTC self-advocacy tip sheet, How to Speak Up and Be Heard; Health and Health Care Disparities Among Individuals with Disabilities project seeks survey participants; MIT Media Lab developing FingerReader device for individuals with print and visual disabilities; Rocky Mountain ADA Center featured in two recent news stories; Healthy Aging RRTC featured in news story on Seattle's KOW public radio station; save-the-date announcement from KTDRR regarding its annual Online Knowledge Translation Conference October 27th-31st; Great Lakes and Pacific ADA centers host July 24th webinar, High Quality Apps for Accessibility.

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Assisting travelers with disabilities; video on balancing work and benefits after SCI; TU Collaborative guide helping researchers develop consent procedures for study participants with psychiatric disabilities; NIBIB Bionic Man interactive web tool teaching about cutting-edge research in biotechnology; results of the Wireless RERC Fifth Annual Getting Wireless student design challenge; principal investigator of Transitions RTC a panelist at webcast presentation during Georgetown University Training Institutes 2014 conference on improving children's mental health care; co-project director of Moss Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center accepts Mitchell Rosenthal Award as lead author of paper using data from TBINDSC; KTDRR-hosted webinar is final installment of a series, Systematic Reviews: From Evidence to Recommendation.

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Employment and accommodations for youth with disabilities; ADA National Network Knowledge Translation Center releases Rapid Evidence Review Summary and Technical Report; RRTC on Developmental Disabilities and Health's survey on health needs of adults with I/DD; Disability Visibility Project in partnership with StoryCorps asks people with disabilities to record their life stories; NNJSCIS co-project director's radio interview about advances in SCI rehabilitation; Northwest ADA Center staff interviewed by Seattle Coffee Scene on ADA's impact on coffee business; Capti Narrator wins FCC Chairman's Award; RMRBIS to host 2015 Brain Injury Summit

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Accessible event planning, SoCal SCI Model System newsletter, the ADA StoryTeller project, accessing social media, presentations from the State of the Science Conference on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired, ADA@24 celebration featuring artists and poets, nTIDE wins diversity communications award, cancer and employment issues.

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