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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's REHABDATA database includes more than 115,000 abstracts of disability and rehabilitation research literature from around the world; there is still time to submit comments for NIDILRR's listening sessions; the NIDILRR 2017 Grants Forecast is UPDATED; Research In Focus on career mentors helping college students who are legally blind build confidence to find jobs; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures (Pathways RTC) publishes a new tip sheet for young adults on helpful hints for policy change in the mental health system; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) and the RRTC on Individual-Level Characteristics Related to Employment Among Individuals with Disabilities (IC-RRTC) reported continuing positive employment trends in the November National Trends in Disability Employment Monthly Update; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC: Rural) attended and presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL); the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center will host a webinar on workplace accommodations for Wounded Warriors; the Pacific ADA Regional Center will host a webinar TOMORROW on the perspectives of building occupants with mobility impairment on fire evacuation and elevators; the Southwest ADA Center is looking for participants for a survey about work-related issues of young adults with cancer; the Temple Collaborative on Community Inclusion has published a report on community inclusion.

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2016-12-7

NARIC remembers NIDILRR-community member John Westbrook, PhD, a leader in knowledge translation (KT) whose work continues through NIDILRR-funded KTDRR and KTER; Research in Focus explores whether a chronic disease diagnosis can motivate changes in health behaviors; AbleData project publishes two factsheets: Is Your AT Considered Durable Medical Equipment and Socially Assistive Robots; William Kiernan, PhD, investigator for multiple NIDILRR-funded projects, receives Robert M. Gettings Compass Reward from the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS); Real-time text (RTT), developed under RERC-TA, is modernizing wireless phone text compatibility for people with communication disabilities; Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts webcast, Top 5 Americans with Diabilities Act (ADA) Topics; LiveWell RERC conducts survey of User Needs for Information Communication Technology (SUN-ICT); cellist Yo-Yo Ma discusses music and and the brain at the annual J. Edward Rall Cultural Lecture at NIH.

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2016-12-21

NARIC welcomes 80 new NIDILRR projects; NIDILRR posts its updated forecast of FY 2017 grant opportunities in Grants.gov database; Research in Focus highlights new findings on seizure risk following TBI; WirelessRERC publishes report, Text-to-911 and NG911 Policy Study summarizing study results of content regarding inclusion of people with disabilities in state and local level text-to-911 and next generation 911 (NG91); researcher at RRTC on Community Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities receives 2016 Young Professional Award from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD); principal investigator for multiple NIDILRR-funded projects on women with disabilities is interviewed in article Dating with a disability in the New York Times; Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards - Open Q&A; MedlinePlus, service of the National Library of Medicine, offers text message supports to manage mental health during the holiday season.

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2016-12-14

NARIC is bringing a collection of materials from the NIDILRR community to the TASH conference in St Louis and the Abilities Expo in Virginia this week; NIDILRR's next strategic planning listening session is held December 5th  in Dallas, TX; Research in Focus highlights the long-term impact of large burns on mobility; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Support publishes report, Sibling Caregivers Experience Less Choice and Control; National Academies' Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence, of which NIDILRR is a sponsoring agency, publishes report, Strengthening the Workforce to Support Community Living and Participation for Older Adults and People with Disabilities; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) to combine its State-of-the-Science Conference with the release of the 2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium; Northeast ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Online Course Accessibility in the Postsecondary Environment: The Reason and the Design; Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) hosts webinar series, Essential Practices to Facilitate Implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); Mass Audubon releases Accessible Trails Manual, providing guidelines for developing accessible trails in parks, wildlife preserves, and other outdoor venues.

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2016-11-30

NARIC has gathered information and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to support caregivers of family members with disabilities; NIDILRR continues to post forecast of FY 2017 grant opportunities in Grants.gov database; Research in Focus looks at challenges and rewards of caring for family member with spinal cord injury; TU Collaborative publishes survey report, Community Inclusion from the Perspective of Caregivers; overTHERE, app developed by Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center to Develop and Evaluate Technology for Low Vision, Blindness, and Multi-Sensory Loss, now available to iPhone users; research from RRTC on Family Support featured in Family Support of Persons with Disabilities Across the Life Course, a special issue of the Journal of Family Social Work; monthly installment of nTIDE Lunch and Learn webinar series covers November National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) report published by IC-RRTC and RRTC on Disability Statistics and Demographics; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) publish report, Families Caring for an Aging America.

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2016-11-23

NARIC blog features the NIDILRR-funded ADA Centers, Knowledge Translation Centers, and other grantees who provide information to people with disabilities in observation of Information & Referral Day, sponsored by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems; NIDILRR continues to post forecast of FY 2017 grant opportunities in the Grants.gov database; Research in Focus highlights iMHere app, designed to help people with spina bifida take charge of their health; Pathways RTC publishes two new resources for educators and service providers who support young people in transition; researcher at Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project on Inclusive Cloud and Web Computing receives New Researcher Award from the International Dyslexia Association; RRTC on Community living hosts Community Living Summit, from which presentations and factsheets are available at its website; Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Transient Lodging Q & A, on the accessibility of facilities such as hotels, motels, and resorts; Department of Justice releases guidance regarding how the ADA and the Olmstead v. L.C. decision apply to employment services and settings.

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2016-11-16

NARIC presents research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of Veterans Day; NIDILRR posts its updated forecast of FY 2017 grant opportunities in the Grants.gov database; NIDILRR continues to host listening sessions to help inform future funding priorities; Research in Focus looks at the most common health problems for people aging with physical disabilities; Langston University RERC on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities publishes report, An Evaluation of a Disability and Health Institutional Research Capacity Building and Infrastructure Model (IRCBIM) at a Tribal University: A Case Study Approach; TIKTOC RERC participates in University of Michigan's 2016 Investing in Ability: Diversity Includes Disability events; Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar: FEMA Promising Practice: Working with Disability Partners in FEMA Long-Term Recovery Programs; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine host workshop: Affordable and Accessible Housing for Vulnerable Older Adults and People with Disabilities Living in the Community.

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2016-11-09

In observance of Election Day, NARIC has gathered research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help ensure people with disabilities are able to vote; NIDILRR continues to post FY 2017 grant opportunities in the Grants.gov database; RRTC on Developing Strategies to Foster Community Integration and Participation for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury releases TBI Action (TBI Assessment Conceptualization Therapeutic Intervention Options Narrative); RERC on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability (TechSAge) receives Groundbreaker Award from Atlanta Magazine; TU Collaborative is featured in Supporting inclusion and success for all faculty in the Temple Now blog; Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Fair Housing and Access for People with Disabilities; ADA Participation Action Research Consortium is conducting survey, Transportation Access and Experiences, open to any person with a disability who has used public transportation; National Council on Disability releases October 2016 National Disability Policy Progress Report.

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2016-11-02

NARIC's Spotlight blog shares research and resources from he NIDILRR community and elsewhere about workplace bullying in observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month; NIDILRR continues to host listening sessions, Oct 28th and Nov 1st, to help inform future funding priorities; Research in Focus looks at speech-language therapy to address cognitive issues after burn injury; ThinkWork posts Organizational Transformation: From Workshops to Community Employment, the latest video in its 44 Webinar series; RTC:Rural publishes results from recent study of self-employment outcomes in vocational rehabilitation, part of its Rural Self-Employment Opportunities project; two members of Wireless RERC were featured in Faces of Inclusive Excellence, a video from Georgia Tech; Pathways RTC hosts a webinar, Promoting Positive Futures: Evidence-Based Practices in Juvenile Justice and Behavioral Health; The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) releases the Workplace Accommodation Toolkit, featuring resources to help in creating a more disability inclusive and compliant workplace.

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2016-10-26

NARIC highlights research and resources for young people with Down syndrome in observance of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month (#DSAM); NIDILRR continues to host listening sessions to help inform future funding priorities; Research in Focus examines how people with serious mental illness are using social media to connect with their community; RRTC on Community Living for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (RTC/CL) publishes Person-Centered Positive Supports and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), the latest issue in the Impact series; RERC on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability (TechSAge) featured in There's an app for that: Using technology to improve geriatric care in the Emory Daily Pulse blog; Siblings Rule, video series created by NIDILRR Switzer Fellow, featured by the Sibling Leadership Network in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM); Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities; Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) seeks comments on the draft Government Wide Strategic Plan for FY 2017-2020.

Date sent:
2016-10-19

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