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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!

Information resources from NARIC in observance of Men's Health Week; NIDILRR Grants Forecast; Transitions RTC posts recording of Tools for School seminar; Transportation Guide from RRTC on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments highlighted in ACB eForum; graduation ceremonies at Bon Secours hospitals in Virginia for students from Project SEARCH, part of Facilitating Employment for Youth with Autism, were covered in two Virginia newspapers; VR-RTAC hosts webinar, Motivational Interviewing: A Management Focused Learning Collaborative; RTC: Rural hosts State of the Science Webinar Symposium on Housing Usability and Community Engagement; University of Washington TBI Model System Center seeks participants for a study of the efficacy of Sumatriptan in treating post-traumatic headache in people with TBI; Administration for Community Living celebrates 17th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Olmstead v LC. 

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NARIC blog post features National Cancer Survivors Day; NIDILRR 2016 Grants Forecast is updated; Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) develops 2nd edition of its Knowledge Translation (KT) Casebook; StatsRRTC and IC-RRTC releases May nTIDE report showing employment rise for people with disabilities; NIDILRR research on stigma of psychiatric disabilities in the workplace highlighted in Washington Post article; Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures (Pathways RTC) to host webinar on the effectiveness of transition programs for young people; Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (RERC on AAC) seeks participants for online survey of the use of AAC for communication by adults with ALS; Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to host a Careers in the Arts National Online Dialogue.

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NARIC offers summer travel information resources from NIDILRR community and elsewhere; Northern New Jersey TBI System Center publishes articles on marriage after TBI and other subjects in TBI News & Views newsletter; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on VR Practices for Youth and Young Adults accepting applications for Graduate Certificate in Career Planning and Placement for Youth in Transition; Of the Community, film released by RRTC on Community Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities, receives AIVA Awards; Northeast ADA Regional Center presents webinar, Reaching Employers about Disability Inclusiveness: The Just-in-Time Program; ADA Participation Action Research Consortium seeks participants with disabilities for survey on public transportation access and experiences; Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and the National Council on Disability release booklet, Parenting with a Disability: Know Your Rights Toolkit.

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NARIC is at AIRS Conference, person-centered planning from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere available from NARIC; NIDILRR seeking comment on proposed health service delivery models; Research in Focus looks at health care providers' knowledge of return-to-work issues of people with cancer; RERC RecTech Third State of the Science Conference: Bending the Arc of Exercise Technology Toward People with Disabilities; Wireless RERC presents Wireless Independence Now! series of workshops for people with disabilities, caregivers, and professionals; Great Plains ADA Associate Director receives Inclusive Excellence Award from the University of Missouri; IC-RRTC presents policy forum and webinar, Barriers and Supports to Employment for State Vocational Rehabilitation Clients; Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) hosts webinar, Talent Matters: Leveraging Disability-Inclusive Outreach and Recruitment Strategies

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NARIC shares resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in its Spotlight blog in observance of Older Americans Month and Mental Health Month; NIDILRR 2016 Grants Forecast with updates as of May 12th; NIDILRR seeks comment on proposed transportation and health service delivery models priorities; Research in Focus on improving access to behavioral and educational services for children with ASD; NWRSCIS posts Managing Personal Caregivers: A Panel Discussion; TU Collaborative PI is plenary speaker at Second Annual Conference of the Association for Community Integration Programs; PI of Spaulding Harvard TBI System Center interviewed for Just keep going segment on CBS Sunday Morning; Capti Narrator makes 50,000 eBooks available through partnership with Project Gutenberg; MSKTC hosts webinar, Engaging the Media; University of Minnesota RRTC/CL has developed Make Work a Part of Your Plan video and webinar series.

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NARIC posts research and resources from the NIDILRR community under Right Resources, Right Now heading in its Spotlight Blog; NIDILRR posts updated 2016 Grants Forecast in HHS Grants Forecast Database; NIDILRR seeks public comment on proposed Transportation Priority; Research in Focus features web-based motivational program for smokers with serious mental illness who wish to quit smoking; Project TEAM intervention teaches teens and young adults with disabilities to identify and generate solutions to environmental barriers; StatsRRTC and IC-RRTC release April National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) report on status of Americans with disabilities in the workplace; principal investigator of Spaulding-Harvard TBI Model System Center featured in NBC's Dateline: On Assignment; VCU-RRTC hosts webcast, Experiences and Employment of Veterans with Amputations; National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC), funded by the Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration, provides information to professionals and organizations on increasing transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities in the community.

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NARIC highlights research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of Children's Mental Health Awareness Day; NIDILRR 2016 Grants Forecast updated; Research in Focus features insights from people with SCI on returning to work; Aging RRTC publishes two plain-language summaries of research on healthy aging with physical disabilities; TU Collaborative health fair, focused on health and wellness for people with psychiatric disabilities, was featured on CBS Philly and KYW News Radio; principal investigator on the project on the Impact of Prism Adaptation Therapy for Spacial Neglect on Home and Community Outcomes was interviewed on One on One with Steve Adubato on NJTV; KTDRR hosts webcast on writing webpages, research briefs, consent forms, and other educational materials in plain language; VCU-RRTC seeks people with physical disabilities for online survey on barriers and supports to employment; Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issues report, Policy and Research Needs to Maximize Independence and Support Community Living: Workshop Summary

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Research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of National Financial Capability Month; Research in Focus looks at social media as key communication tool for people with ALS; RRTC on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments releases Career Advantage for VIPs: An Employment Preparation Primer for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired; researcher from RERC to Develop and Evaluate Technology for Low Vision, Blindness, and Multi-Sensory Loss is featured in California magazine; work of 14 engineering students developed under direction of RERC on AAC highlighted in Penn State News; KTDRR hosts two-part webinar, Scoping Review Methods for Producing Research Synthesis; National Child Traumatic Stress Network publishes The Road to Recovery: Supporting Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who Have Experienced Trauma.

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Resources from NARIC on self-advocacy and self-determination for people with disabilities; NIDILRR continues 2016 Grants Forecast; Research in Focus offers self-advocates with SCI strategies for finding the right health care providers; Pathways RTC publishes Early Psychosis Interventions in its journal Focal Point; head investigator of Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Program on Health and Functioning of People with Disabilities receives Heller Mentoring Award; RTC/CL releases film, Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization; TransitionsRTC hosts webinar, Tools for School: College Accommodations for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities; Kennedy Center's Office of VSA and Accessibility is accepting applications for the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program.

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Webinars on inclusive programs in school libraries and public and academic libraries from Project ENABLE in observance of National Library Week; NIDILRR 2016 Grants Forecast updated; Research in Focus looks at interventions for families caring for older adults and adults with I/DD; Transitions RTC releases resources on Social Anxiety on Voices4Hope website; NIDILRR researcher to deliver Wally Peters Honorary Keynote Lecture at 3rd Annual Canadian Burn Symposium in October; special issue of the journal Inclusion highlights ADA at 25, including research from NIDILRR-funded projects; RRTC on Developmental Disabilities and Health to present webinar, Falls Among Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD); Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology and Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) launch TalentWorks, a free tool for employers and human resources professionals to ensure their online job applications are acessible to job seekers with disabilities.

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