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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!

This issue includes highlights on “how-to-videos” for individuals with SCI, a study on how adults with psychiatric conditions view work, ITIF launches an “open innovation challenge” to design accessible election experiences for everyone, Susan and Beth Tauke awarded prizes for their concept house in Illinois, Center for Wireless Technologies won the MobileHCI 2011 competition, Center on KT4TT publishes invited position paper, and families get expert answers from FacingDisability.com. 

Date sent:
2012-02-22

This issue includes an ADA Checklist of Readily Achievable Barrier Removal,  a study of persons aging with a SCI and Multiple Sclerosis, The Arc of North Carolina guides persons with disabilities to a wide range of housing options, COMBI features in a regular segment The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR) , Rural RTC reports on the accessibility of community infrastructure, standard for medical diagnostic equipment open for view and comments, and two dates available for ADA National Symposium presentation.

Date sent:
2012-02-15

This issue includes highlights on intellectual property basics for researchers, NUPOC conducting a “state of the science” survey, a new resource from the Institute on Disability, Dr. Wayne Gordon of the NY TBI Model System featured in the Scientific American, NY articles features Jeffery Kruetzer of TBI Model System, two reports on preventive care and a web cast on factors that impact employment among persons with disabilities.

Date sent:
2012-02-08

This issue includes the 2011 Disability Compendium, recruiting for a cognitive behavioral study, a study on the value of promoting public benefits access online, a NY Times Magazine article on Zolpidem and minimal consciousness, an NPR story on issues facing youth and young adults with serious mental illness, a participant registry from the RRTC on Blindness and Low Vision, grantee presentations at the IASSID, and a state of the science conference in statistics and demographics.

Date sent:
2012-02-01

Introductory issue; KT4TT at ATIA; recruiting for parenting education and social support for mothers with psychiatric disabilities; Accele-glove and the Consumer Electronics Show; weight management curriculum; conversations on spinal cord injury; ADA and facilities management webinar; recognizing Down Syndrome Awareness Day. Sent January 25 2012.

Date sent:
2012-01-25

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