News and Notes 467 June 23
In observance of Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, NARIC presents recent research from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere on intellectual ad developmental disabilities (IDD), Alzheimer's, and other dementia; Deputy Director of NIDILRR wrote article, Research that Reflects the Rich Racial and Ethnic Diversity of People with Disabilities, published in the Administration for Community Living (ACL) Blog; This Just In... presents NIDILRR-funded article, Pre-employment transition services for students with disabilities: A scoping review; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment of People Who are Blind or Have Low Vision releases new self-paced course for vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors, Exploring Self-Employment Beyond the Business Enterprise Program; principal investigator for the New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center at Mount Sinai receives the 2021 Edward Lowman Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM); the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for People with Physical Disabilities hosts webinar, Supporting People with Disabilities to Decide When and How to Request Reasonable Accommodations in Employment; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Promoting Healthy Aging for People with Long-Term Physical Disabilities (IDEAL RRTC) hosts webinar, Examining the Risk of Potentially Preventable Hospitalization in Adults with Congenital and Acquired Disabilities; the US Access Board hosts virtual event, Moving Forward: Access to Inclusive Fitness Equipment.
June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, organized by the Alzheimer's Association. Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia cause a decline in cognitive abilities like memory and thinking that is severe enough to impact daily living and independence. Recent research has focused on the intersection of dementia and intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). People with IDD are living much longer, and can also develop dementia as they age into their 60s and beyond. We looked at recent research from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere on IDD, Alzheimer's, and other dementia in our Spotlight blog.