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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 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.

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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

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