News and Notes 475 August 18
In anticipation of the 2020 Paralympics, NARIC features Paralympic and other sports participants from the NIDILRR community in its Spotlight blog; This Just In... article describes a simple, low-cost socket fabrication method that can be performed by people with minimal prosthetic training; the New England ADA Regional Center and the ADA Network Knowledge Translation Center publish factsheet, The ADA, Addiction, and Recovery for Private Businesses and Nonprofits; co-investigator for the Texas Model Spinal Cord Injury System Center receives award for the best oral presentation, Lifetime abuse experience of women with spinal cord injury (SCI), at the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA); the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, ADA National Network 30th Anniversary Series: Spotlight on Webinars and On-Line Courses; the Northeast ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Beyond Extra Time for Exams: Accommodation at Colleges and Universities; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Promoting Interventions for Community Living (RRTC/PICL) hosts State of the Science Virtual Conference, presenting interventions and programs designed to improve community living outcomes among people with disabilities; the Virginia Commonwealth University Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center seeks participants at least 18 years of age for a study on adjustment and resilience after a traumatic brain injury (TBI); the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) at the Department of Labor publish Secure Your Financial Future: A Toolkit for Individuals with Disabilities.
As we head toward the end of August, we're very excited to see the 2020 Paralympics finally getting underway in less than a week! As with the Olympics, the 2020 Paralympic Games were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hundreds of world-class athletes with disabilities will compete in more than 20 sports from archery to triathlons. Did you know that several members of the NIDILRR community have competed in the Paralympics and other major sporting events, including Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt, NIDILRR's director? Meet a few of these exceptional athletes in our Spotlight blog!