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News and Notes from the NIDILRR Community and Beyond Archive

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!

Resources from NIDILRR community and elsewhere on preparedness during snow conditions, available from NARIC; NIDILRR presents webinar, Translating Evidence-Based Practices to Community Settings for People Aging with Disabilities and Their Caregivers; Healthy Aging RRTC publishes three plain-language summaries of recent research articles; Pathways RTC researcher featured in New York Times article on schizophrenic patients' role in their own care; MSKTC factsheet on spasticity and TBI is published in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (APMR); RRTC on Advancing Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities hosts webinar, Financial Well-Being: Reframing the Conversation; TU Collaborative seeks participants for Distance Supported Education: A Randomized, Controlled Trial; United Way Worldwide offers 2-1-1, a free, confidential information and referral helpline and website connecting people to health and human services in their community.

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2016-01-27

Publications on civil rights and disability from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of MLK Day and the anniversary of the ADA, available from NARIC; web-based program for parents of children with TBI; NIDILRR seeks reviewers for its Field-Initiated Program (FIP) competition; MSKTC publishes suite of tools, Using Social Media to Promote Your Research; StatsRRTC releases 2015 Annual Compendium of Disability Statistics; TU Collaborative hosts webinar, Parenting with a Mental Illness; Explore VR: Increasing Adoption and Utilizaion of a Web-Based Open Share Public Portal of Survey Data on VR and Other Employment Service Providers accepts entries for an Open Data Competition; Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) launches new website on Stay at Work/Return to Work (SAW/RTW).

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2016-01-20

NARIC Spotlight blog features recent IT research and technology improving lives of people with disabilities from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere; new research on relationship between VR agencies and potential employers; Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System posts podcast, Integrating Yoga into a Plan of Care for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury; StatsRRTC and IC-RRTC show continuing trends in employment for people with disabilities in nTIDE December report of "first Friday" data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; technology developed under Self-Management Assistance Through Technology project and RERC on Telerehabilitation highlighted in HME News; Pacific ADA Center hosts webinar, FEMA Promising Practice: Communication Outreach and Toolkits; registration is open to 2016 NARRTC Conference highighting research by the NIDILRR community; Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center recruits participants for its Multicenter Evaluation of Memory Remediation after Traumatic Brain Injury with Donepezil (MEMRI Study); ODEP and LEAD Center publish three Employment First Technical Briefs.

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2016-01-13

NARIC introduces its weekly online publication Reseach in Focus; NIDILRR posts FY 2016 grant opportunities in the HHS Grants Forecast Database; Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Center releases latest in SCI Forum video series, Spasticity and SCI, Part 2: Real Life Stories; Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Prosthetics and Orthotics (NU-RERC) releases 22-year archive of its Capabilities publication; AbleData project featured in December issue of Disability Connection; Southeast ADA Center hosts webcast, Post-Secondary Education and Students with Disabilities, part of ADA Live! series; TU Collaborative seeks participants for new survey on mental-health providers' knowledge of intimacy and sexuality; Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities Task Force on Physical Activity and Sport accepting applications for its Inclusion by Design Impact Awards.

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2016-01-06

NARIC gives year-end thanks to readers and members of NIDILRR community, and as 2015 included anniversaries of the ADA, VSA, Older Americans Act, and Medicare, what will 2016 bring? ADA National Network publishes Spanish-language version of the Disability Law Handbook; Institute for Disabilities Research and Training develops myASL Quizmaker under SBIR grant; co-investigator of Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury System Center (RMRBIS) interviewed in latest APMR Podcast; Pathways RTC hosts webinar, Implementing Early Psychosis Intervention in the Real World; RRTC on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities hosts webinar, Mix It Up: An Example of Mixed Methods Approach in Research Focused on Gender and Race; Departments of Education and Health and Human Services host webinar, Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs.

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2015-12-16

NARIC Spotlight blog features research and resources on inclusive education from the NIDILRR community and other sources in observance of Inclusive Schools Week; RRTC on Community Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities publishes Supporting Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and Their Families: Status and Trends Through 2013; principal investigator for TU Collaborative interviewed for Mental Illness and the Law on Radio Times on WHYY in Philadelphia; StatsRRTC and IC-RRTC covers continuing trends in job growth for people with disabilities in nTIDE report of "first Friday" data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; StatsRRTC opens registration for 2015 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Release in Washington, DC; Pacific ADA Center hosts webinar, Building and Maintaining National Partnerships for Improving Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery to Individuals with Disabilities: Lessons Learned; American Occupational Therapy Association sponsors Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.

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2015-12-09

NARIC Spotlight Blog highlights NIDILRR community's engagement in International Day of Persons with Disabilities (#IDPD); NIDILRR hosts Stages of Development (SoD) Webinar; Moss Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center publishes guide, TBI: What College Disability Specialists and Educators Should Know About Executive Functions; Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults, intervention studied by Transitions RTC, is highlighted by Council of State Governors (CSG) Justice Center; study from Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on aging with Developmental Disabilities (RRTCADD) reveals health needs of adults with autism; Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) hosts webcast series: Implementing Behavior Support Strategies in Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Practices; RERC TechSAge accepts entries of innovative, technology-enabled design solutions for TechSAge Design Competition 2016; Administration for Community Living (ACL) seeks public comment on proposed rule for independent living (IL) programs.

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2015-12-02

NARIC has research and resources on diabetes from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of American Diabetes Month; NIDILRR hosts webinar, Stages of Development: Review of Public Comments and Possible Actions; VCU-RRTC publishes new research brief: What Is Discovery?; MRSCICS research scientist  T. George Hornby, PhD, delivers keynote address at Research Day at Texas Woman's University; At Your Service, a video developed by Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, featured in Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy's Business Sense newsletter; Mid-Atlantic ADA Center hosts webinar, Effective Practices for Employment Preparation and Support for Youth with Disabilities; Pathways RTC seeks organizations to participate in Promoting Positive Pathways to Adulthood, ten online training modules; Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy creates online toolkit, Small Business & Disability Employment: Steps to Success.

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2015-11-25

Research and resources from the NIDILRR community available from NARIC in observance of National Family Caregivers Month; new factsheets on SCI available from MSKTC; Pathways RTC researcher Tamara Sale featured in article on schizophrenia in Huffington Post Highline; Dawn Ehde from Aging RRTC interviewed on self-management and MS in Archives Podcast by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM); KTER hosts webcast, Accessing Information on Employment by Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury: Facebook as a Knowledge Translation Strategy; Rehabilitation Services Administration debutes a newly redesigned central portal, National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM).

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2015-11-18

Resources from the NIIDILRR community and other sources available from NARIC in observance of Veterans Day; ExploreVR, vocational rehabilitation compendium available from Explore VR: Increasing Adoption and Utilization of a Web Based Open Share Public Portal of Survey Data on VR and Other Employmnet Service Providers; Melanie Fried-Oken, PhD, of RERC AAC interviewed on the AT Update podcast; article from EPRRTC receives 2015 Editor's Choice Award from National Rehabilitation Association; Northeast ADA Center hosts webinar, Air Travel for Individuals with Disabilities: Intersection of the Air Carriers Access Act and the ADA; MSKTC seeks veterans with TBI and their caregivers for studies of their health information needs; President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) publishes annual report, Leveling the Playing Field: Improving Technology Access and Design for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

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2015-11-04

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