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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!

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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2014-08-06

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; ADA.gov, 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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2014-07-30

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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2014-07-23

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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2014-07-16

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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2014-07-09

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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2014-07-02

ADA 24th anniversary, and publications about the ADA available from NARIC; NIDRR-funded RRTC on Secondary Conditions in Individuals with SCI releases archived webcast on ambulation and secondary complications after SCI; NIDRR-funded RTC: Rural conducting survey to aid development of health information app; Institute of Medicine releases report on hearing loss and healthy aging; NIDRR-funded Mid-Atlantic ADA Center announces Community Partners Network (CPN); NIDRR-funded UAB-SCIMS publishes Q&A section on a cure for paralysis in its Pushin' On newsletter; NIDRR-funded Southeast ADA Center offers ADA Anniversary Tool Kit; NIDRR-funded Northeast ADA Center hosting webinar: 24 Years of the ADA.

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2014-06-25

REHABDATA Connection literature awareness service; NIDRR-funded KTDRR's KT Update newsletter featuring article on "living documents;" NIDRR-funded UAB-SCIMS seeking participants with SCI for study on virtual walking for reducing pain; SSA's Faces and Facts of Disability education initiative; fellow at NIDRR-funded ARRT receives research award to study the influence of motivation on cognitive fatigue; two NIDRR-funded projects invited to conduct preconference workshops at APSE; the second of the series of webinars sponsored by NIDRR-funded KTDRR, Systematic Reviews: From Evidence to Recommendation, held June 18th; NIDRR-funded RRTC on Improving Measurement of Medical Rehabilitation Outcomes offering course on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes in Older Adults, July 25th.

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2014-06-18

NARIC publications for National Aphasia Awareness Month; secondary conditions in SCI; survey on work-life balance in individuals with disabilities; documentary Rethinking College available on Think College! website; NIDRR grantee Katherine Seelman named to National Council on Disability; National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) report released for May; webinar on effects of service system collaboration on student outcomes in transition; webinar on ADA in higher education.

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2014-06-11

NARIC publications on communication in emergency situations; Employment & Disability State of the Science Conference presentations available; Wireless RERC App Factory invites proposals for mobile platform apps; National Council on Disability (NCD) report on effective emergency communications for people with disabilities; investigator of Multiple Sclerosis RRTC receives DeLisa Award; project directors at Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of TIRR and Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employer Practices Related to the Employment Outcomes Among Individuals with Disabilities receive APA awards;  KTDRR launches webinar series on systematic reviews; Great Lakes ADA Center hosts webcast on Accessible Assembly Areas.

Date sent:
2014-06-04

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