News and Notes 480 September 22
In observance of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, NARIC highlights NIDILRR-funded research on medical rehabilitation to help people regain body functions they may have lost due to illness or injury or to develop functions they may have been born without. NARIC's information specialists can assist in finding information about rehabilitation services in readers' community; This Just In... features research on wheelchair securement systems used in large accessible transit vehicles (LATVs); this week's Research in Focus finds that many people with mobile disabilities live in homes with stepped entrances and exits, which may hinder their full participation in their community; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation publishes Careers in the Arts for People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities; principal investigator for more than 20 NIDILRR-funded projects in spinal cord injury receives the 2021 Excellence Award for Outstanding Leadership in Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction (SCI/D) Healthcare from the American Paraplegia Society; Gesture and prosthetic sensor technology from Pison Technology, Inc., developed in part under a NIDILRR-funded Small Business Innovation Research Project, was featured on a recent PBS News Hour; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities hosts webinar, Ask Me Anything About Employment: Disclosure and Accommodations; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, The Civil Rights Complaint Portal: An Accessibility Journey, detailing efforts to improve the user experience of DOJ's Civil Rights Reporting Portal; the Center for Research, Training, and Dissemination of Family Support for People with Disabilities Across the Life Course hosts webinar, Family Support Series: Town Hall on Disability Experiences in Healthcare; the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) seeks participants to provide feedback on two SCI infocomics; the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in collaboration with the Department of Housing and Urban Development hosts webinar, Emergency Rental Assistance Program: Tools to Assist the People You Serve; the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor publishes article in the DOL Blog, ODEP at 20: Leading Voices - Kathy Martinez, interviewing Ms. Martinez, a former ODEP Assistant Secretary.
This week is National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, drawing attention to the benefits of rehabilitation and the successes of those who have received treatment through all forms of rehabilitation. This year’s focus is on the power of medical rehabilitation to help people regain body functions they may have lost due to illness or injury or to develop functions they may have been born without. Medical rehabilitation often happens in a hospital setting, and many of the top medical rehabilitation hospitals in the US are home to one or more NIDILRR-funded Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or Burn Model System Centers. In fact, being a site of a NIDILRR-funded Model System Center is positively factored into the ranking of Best Rehabilitation Hospitals by US News and World Report and America's Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers by Newsweek. Learn what happens during inpatient rehabilitation for SCI, TBI, and burn injury at these and other facilities across the US. Contact our information specialists if we can assist in finding information about rehabilitation services and supports in your community.