News and Notes 411 May 6th
In observance of Older Americans month, NARIC highlights NIDILRR-supported research projects on the independence and community participation of seniors in its Spotlight blog; Research in Focus examines experiences of Latina family caregivers supporting young adults with disabilities in transition; the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities and the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project on Universal Design Practices to Enhance Work Outcomes publish new videos for their series on the Seven Principles of Universal Design; the Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System Center (BH-BIMS) publishes article, COVID-19 pandemic and the burn survivor community: A call for action; principal investigator of project on Language and Literacy Outcomes of Pre-School Children with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) to receive the Pediatric Rehabilitation Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM); the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) to host next episode of the nTIDE Lunch & Learn webinar series; the Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, ADA Network Learning Session: Using the California Power Safety Power Outages for Inclusive Emergency Planning; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, The Technology Landscape for Applicants and Employees who are Blind or Experiencing Vision Loss; Temple University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of People with Serious Mental Illness seeks participants for study on social connections among people with mental illness; US Government official benefits website, Benefits.gov, launched in 2002 by the Department of Labor, is subject of webinar held by the Federal Depository Library Program, Navigating Benefits.gov: A Resource for Community Advocates.
May is Older Americans Month, a celebration led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and that includes Americans who are aging with disabilities. Individuals aging with disabilities may experience some of the same issues and concerns as their peers without disabilities, such as age-related and chronic conditions, changes in employment or retirement, and creating a safe and livable home where they can age in place. Within the NIDILRR community, there are the centers and projects conducting research to support continuing independence and participation of these seniors. We highlighted some of these current projects and explored their work in our Spotlight blog.