News and Notes 477, September 1
In observance of National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month, NARIC has information in its Spotlight blog on studies to help people with SCI live, learn, and work independently across the lifespan; This Just In... features a study investigating whether dementia caregiving is associated with physical difficulty among informal caregivers; the ADA Network Knowledge Translation Center publishes research brief, Digital Access for Students in Higher Education and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Future planning after brain injury: A guide for family caregivers, developed by the Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System Center and the TBI Model System Collaborative Study of Amantadine for Post TBI Irritability and Aggression, is featured in the latest issue of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (APMR); the Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, ADA National Network Learning Session: Global Disability Leadership Before, During, and After Disasters; the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) hosts 2021 Virtual Knowledge Translation Conference, where presenters will discuss key questions pertinent to researchers and product developers interested in making a policy impact with their work; the US Census Bureau publishes infographic, 2019 Home Accessibility, on the accessibility of US homes, using data from the 2019 American Housing Survey.
Welcome to September and the beginning of National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month! Each year when this event rolls around, we pause to reflect on the remarkable research and development of the NIDILRR grantee community, like 50 years of Model SCI System Centers research, innovations in wheeled mobility, and one of the longest running studies of people with SCI, which continues to publish new and interesting findings about aging with SCI. Today, 50 NIDILRR-funded studies are conducting research and development to help people with SCI live, learn, and work independently across the lifespan. Visit our Spotlight blog to learn more about these projects, and how you can participate in SCI research!