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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!

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.

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2016-10-19

NARIC offers research from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere on mental health and crisis in observance of World Mental Health Day, recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO); NIDILRR to host several public meetings, which the public may attend in person or by phone, to help inform future funding priorities; RRTC on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairment releases Introduction to Technology Accessibility in the Workplace, one in a series of six free courses; StatsRRTC and IC-RRTC report six consecutive months of employment gains for people with disabilities in this month's nTIDE report; principal investigator of Rocky Mountain Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Center receives Society Medal from the International Spinal Cord Society; RRTC on Developmental Disabilities and Health presents webinar, Policy to Practice: HealthMatters for People with IDD; Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research hosts online KT conference, Communication Tools for Moving Research to Practice; President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities releases new report, Strengthening an Inclusive Pathway for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families.

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2016-10-12

Resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere available from NARIC in observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, sponsored by Department of Labor's Office of Disability Policy (ODEP); Research in Focus shows how a new PT intervention can help children with cerebral palsy sit up and play; RRTC on Advancing Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities releases research report, Who are employment consultants?; research of SCI Model System Centers is focus of October issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (APMR), featuring 27 articles; Through the Looking Glass announces winners of its 2016 College Scholarships for Students of Parents with Disabilities; TU Collaborative presents webinar, Supporting College Students with Psychiatric Disabilities; Office of Disability Employment Policy's Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) hosts virtual discussion on Making it Happen: Increasing Awareness of Accessible Workplace Technology.

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2016-10-05

NARIC offers research and resources available from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); Research in Focus looks at how regular exercise and activity can help with breathing difficulties following SCI; TU Collaborative publishes Addressing Sexuality and Intimacy Interests of Persons with Mental Health Conditions: Recommendations for Program Administrators; GOODFEEL Braille Music Translator and Low Vision Lime, technology developed by Dancing Dots, featured on the AT Banter podcast; principal investigator of Impact Prism Adaptation Therapy for Spatial Neglect on Home and Community Outcomes featured on One-on-One on NJTV; RRTC on Vocational Rehabilitation and Developing Strategies to Meet Employee Needs in Changing Economic Environments hosts webinar, Integrating Labor Market Information and Engaging Employers to Hire Minors; Administration for Community Living (ACL) posts series of videos from a Person-Centered Planning in Action Workshop.

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2016-09-28

In observance of Rehabilitation Act's 43rd anniversary, members of NARIC team share how the act and work of the NIDILRR community have impacted them; Research in Focus shows how community conversations can bring diverse stakeholders together to build consensus; Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Center posts new video, Up, Up, and Away: SCI and Travel, the latest in the SCI Forum Video series; Dr. Fried-Oken from RERC on AAC interviewed in New Brain-Computer Interface has Monkeys 'Typing' Up a Storm for KQED in Northern California; principal investigator for Participation, Subjective Well-Being, Health, and Spinal Cord Injury: A 40-Year Longitudinal Study gives keynote address at Medical University of South Carolina Faculty Convocation; Northeast ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, State of the Community Virtual Conference: How the ADA Trainer/Leadership Network is Changing Local Communities; Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research hosts webinar, Assessing Empirical Evidence for KTE Readiness; National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine release report, Measuring Recovery from Substance Abuse or Mental Disorders.

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2016-09-21

Recent NARIC blog post features information from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help readers get #Fit4Function in observance of National Institute on Aging sponsored Go4Life Month; Reseach in Focus looks at the benefits of a new memory training intervention following TBI; RRTC on Developmental Disabilities and Health publishes Policy to Practice: Falls in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities; research paper from Texas TBI Model System of TIRR and RRTC on Developing Strategies to Foster Community Integration and Participations for Individuals with TBI receives Harold Yuker Award for Research Excellence from the journal Rehabilitation Psychology; NIDILRR researchers Marcel Dijkers, MD, and Mel Glenn, MD receive William Fields Caveness Award for their work on TBI; KTDRR hosts online KT conference: Communication Tools for Moving Research to Practice; MSKTC hosts webinar: Consumer Testing of Products; National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health celebrates Go4Life Month, focusing on benefits of exercise and physical activity for older adults.

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2016-09-14

NARIC offers resources from he NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help Make a Plan in case of disaster during National Preparedness Month; Research in Focus shows how telemedicine can help care teams focus on recovery after burn injury; the AbleData project and the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) release new guide, Job Accommodations and Assistive Technology (AT) Support for Workers with Autoimmune Diseases; Wireless RERC principal investigator was interviewed in Blind man Uber-ing: One man's quest to get visually impaired a tech job in the Denver Post; StatsRRTC and IC-RRTC report a fifth consecutive month of employment growth for people with disabilities in nTIDE report of "first Friday" data from Bureau of Labor Statistics; RRTC on Developmental Disabilities and Health hosts webinar, Racial and Ethnic Disparities Among Adults with IDD and Their Family Caregivers; TIKTOC Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center seeks young people with SCI/D to test SCI-HARD, mobile game designed to help individuals with SCI/D improve self-management skills; National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) publishes report, 2015-16 High School Assessment Accommodations Policies: An Analysis of ACT, SAT, PARCC, and Smarter Balanced.

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2016-09-07

NARIC has created a virtual bookshelf of material on spinal cord injuries in observance of National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month; Research in Focus looks at technology developers gathering feedback from users with communication disorders; National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) publishes 2016 edition of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Facts and Figures at a Glance; HealthMatters program developed by RRTC on Developmental Disabilities and Health to be implemented at over 400 Project SEARCH/United Healthcare sites across the US; Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) study receives recognition at the 2016 American Burn Association (ABA) Conference; Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, FEMA Promising Practices: Fire Preparedness and Post-Disaster Accessibility Issues in the Home; Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts webcast, ADA Live! Voting Access: What People with Disabilities Need to Know; The Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work (SAW/RTW) Policy Collaborative of the US Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy and Mathematica's Center for Studying Disability Policy host policy forum: Helping Workers Keep Their Jobs After an Injury, Illness, or Disability.

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2016-08-31

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