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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 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

NARIC has gathered resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help students with disabilities get "back to school;" Research in Focus on how transportation use may impact community participation for people with disabilities; RERC on Universal Design in the Built Environment debuts isUD: Innovative Solutions for Universal Design; Switzer Fellow Dr. Dobryakova quoted in article on fatigue research on website BBC Future; Knowledge utilization and ADA technical assistance information, article from Great Lakes ADA Regional Center, wins 2016 Editors' Choice Award by the editors of the Journal of Rehabilitation; MSKTC seeks participants for testing new factsheet, Healthy Eating After Burn Injury -- For Kids; KTER presents webinar, A Tailored Offer of Technical Assistance as a Knowledge Translation (KT) Strategy; National Association for Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) launches National Aging and Disability Business Center, funded in part by the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

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2016-08-24

Cool technology in NIDILRR-funded projects featured in NARIC blog post; Research in Focus highlights assistive glove that helps regaining hand function after stroke; MSKTC releases new hot topic module, Managing Bowel Function After Spinal Cord Injury (SCI); principal investigator of Access to Electronic and Personal Health Records interviewed in episode of Health Literacy Out Loud podcast; director of RTC: Rural to receive Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Montana; Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Introduction to Policy-Driven Adoption for Accessibility: What It Is, and How It Can Benefit 508 Programs at the Federal Level; Social Security Administration hosts next National Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair.

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2016-08-17

NARIC offers resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere for individuals who are new to a disability; Research in Focus looks at the impact of MS symptoms on everyday function; Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Center (NWRSCIS) posts new video, Getting to Normal: Conversations about Adjustment After Spinal Cord Injury (SCI); co-investigator from TIKTOC RERC appears on local talk show Ann Arbor Inclusive; three recent presentations from researchers at the Kessler Foundation added to the TEDx Herndon collection: novel prism goggle therapy for spatial neglect following stroke and TBI from the project Impact of Prism Adaptation Therapy for Spatial Neglect on Home and Community Outcomes, modified story memory technique for people with TBI and MS from Northern New Jersey TBI System Center, and rehabilitation robotics for aiding recovery of walking function after stroke from RERC on Wearable Robots for Independent Living; Pacific ADA Center hosts webinar, Disaster Behavioral Health and People with Access and Functional Needs: Resources from SAMHSA; Federal Communications Commission Connect2Health Task Force releases tool, Mapping Broadband Health in America.

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2016-08-10

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