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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!

Sesame Street's new character Julia who has autism, publications on autism and early intervention and education from the NIDILRR community and other sources available from NARIC; TU Collaborative publishes manual, A Guide to Creating Self-Directed Care Programming and related factsheet, What Is Self-Directed Care?; ZyroMath, developed through App Factory, receives award for best mobile app; principal investigator of NNJTBIS discusses TBI research on New Jersey Public Television's OneonOne; Great Lakes ADA Center hosts webinar, Accessible Trails, highlighting material from Access Board's new guidebook for trail designers and operators; Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR), of which NIDILRR is member, hosts ICDR Strategic Planning Stakeholder Webinar; scientists from IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science develop NavCog, smartphone app that helps users who are blind or visually impaired navigate their environment.

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Education programs and resources developed by the NIDILRR community featured on NARIC blog in observance of National Health Education Week sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education; video of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) from Boston-Harvard Burn Model System; principal director of Great Plains ADA Center receives lifetime achievement award from the University of Missouri; principal investigator of RecTec appointed Chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Science Board; KTDRR to host online conference, KT Solutions for Overcoming Barriers to Research Use; National Center for Homeless Education and US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs present webinar, Serving Homeless Children and Youth with Disabilities.

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Recent research on vocational rehabilitation and counseling from the NIDILRR community and other publishers available from NARIC collection in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month; NRTC publishes new accessibility recommendations for accessible office technology; Meet a Scientist highlights a NIDILRR-funded investigator for several SBIR projects; Through the Looking Glass announces winners of its 2015 College Scholarships for Students of Parents with Disabilities; Great Lakes and Pacific ADA Centers host webinar: Social Media, Accessibility, and Disability Inclusion; ADA-PARC collaborative research project seeks participants for survey of Transportation Access and Experiences; IRIS Center at Vanderbilt Peabody College offers informational module: Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Overview for Educators.

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Resources from American Physical Therapy Association and NARIC collection in observance of National Physical Therapy Month; Pathways RTC's workshop, Keep Your Head in the Game, for youth in transition; September nTIDE reports on employment growth for people with disabilities; NNJTBIS director discusses TBI and youth sports on PBS-affiliate NJTV News; Rocky Mountain ADA Center's project manager featured in newsbrief from Fox-affiliate KEVN highlighting accessibility training; RRTC on Employment of Individuals with Physical Disabilities hosts webcast: Customized Employment for Transition-Age Youth with Physical Disabilities; G3ict in collaboration with AT&T publishes Internet of Things: New Promises for Persons with Disabilities.

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NARIC's collection of research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM); Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center releases factsheet: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Respiratory Health; Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center publishes An RCT to treat learning impairment in traumatic brain injury: the TBI-MEM trial; article from Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Research and Training Center one of most cited articles in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Southeast ADA Center hosts webcast: The Interplay Between Guardianship and the ADA; project on Dynamic Supported Mobility for Infants and Toddlers with Cerebral Palsy seeks participants for study on effects of two different types of physical therapy on the motor development in toddlers with cerebral palsy; Administration for Community Living (ACL) launches new campaign: What is Brain Health?

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NARIC's Spanish-language information and referral services highlighted in observation of Hispanic Heritage Month; Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Center posts video: Spasticity and SCI: The Good, the Bad, and the Not-So-Ugly; principal investigator of Evaluation of Project TEAM: Effectiveness, Social Validity, and Feasibility presents as part of Health Matters: A Virtual Conference on All Things Health at Boston University; Lime Lighter technology is highlighted in Lime Lighter: Connecting the musician with low vision to the music and to the music-makers in Choir 21; TU Collaborative and RRTC on Psychiatric Disability and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions host webinar: Making Self-Directed Care a Reality; KTDRR hosts online conference: KT Solutions for Overcoming Barriers to Research Use; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention release new Spanish language video on early hearing screening and seeking out follow-up services for babies who do not pass the screening.

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Research and resources from NIDILRR community and elsewhere on aging and fitness in observation of Go4Life Month declared by National Institute on Aging; NIDILRR invites comments on proposed Stages of Development (SoD) assisting applicants, reviewers, and grantees in describing proposed development efforts; Successful Employment and Quality Work Life After Severe Disability Due to Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) releases Beyond 90 Days: Videos for Community series; Rocky Mountain ADA Center's meeting with Colorado Springs city leaders on issues in architectural accessibility featured in The Gazette; center on Families with Disabilities Through the Life Cycle: Disability Culture Perspectives publishes Barriers for Parents with Disabilities: Traveling with Children on ADA Complementary Paratransit; Great Lakes ADA Center hosts webinar: How Do I Know MY PDF Is Accessible?; Southwest ADA Center seeks participants for survey about work-related issues of young adults with cancer; US Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) publishes Inclusive Internship Programs: A How-To Guide for Employers.

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Virtual tour of the NARIC collection of SCI research from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observation of National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month; KTER publishes Employment Interventions for Return to Work in Working Aged Adults Following TBI; NIDILRR Director John Tschida and grantees to present at ICDR Accessible Health Information Technology (HIT) Conference; RRTCDD researcher Matthew Janicki discusses transition and intellectual disability in article from Fox News; Sharon Wade, PhD, PI of RRTC on Interventions for Children and Youth with TBI, will receive first Jane Gillett Award from the International Brain Injury Association; Great Lakes and Southwest ADA Centers host webinar on the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in Postsecondary Education (QIAT-PS) Campus Self-Evaluation Matrix; Wireless RERC seeks participants for its Spanish-language version of the 2015 Survey of User Needs (SUN) for Wireless Technologies; the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD) publishes Discover Inclusive Education: A Guidebook for Educators.

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NIDILRR-funded report and other articles about issues related to Hurricane Katrina available from NARIC collection in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the disaster; We Prepare Every Day from FEMA offers safety tips during disasters; summer issue of CROR Outcomes newsletter features article on developing online training materials and measuring effects of teaching wheelchair skills for people with SCI; also includes article from RRTC on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes and Effectiveness, an update of a study on measuring community participation; RTC/CL researchers named Women of Distinction by the Emily Taylor Resource Center for Women and Gender Equity; RRTCDD publishes article on the need for national practice guidelines for adults with intellectual disability and dementia; Pathways RTC hosts webinar, Family Support for Transition-Aged Youth; University of Alabama at Birmingham SCIMS seeks participants for a study on pregnancy and delivery outcomes of women with and without SCI; US Department of Labor ODEP releases 2015 National Disability Employment Awareness (NDEAM) poster.

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Tools, articles, and reports from NARIC collection that support financial health; Wireless RERC releases presentations from its Wireless Independence Now! workshop series; Southwest and Great Lakes ADA Centers publish results from their 2015 QIAT-PS survey distributed to post-secondary students with disabilities; Capti Narrator developed by Charmtech Labs LLC featured in MIT Technology Review's 35 Innovators Under 35; Southwest and Great Lakes ADA Centers host webinar, Inclusive Sports, Recreation, and Exercise for Individuals with Disabilities; TIKTOC RERC seeks individuals with SCI to test SCI-HARD video game designed to help development of self-management skills; UN Department of Public Information releases a new accessibility logo as part of the Accessibility Guidelines for UN Websites.

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