News and Notes 483 October 13
In continued celebration of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and its theme, America's Recovery: Powered by Inclusion, NARIC has assembled resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help organizations build a culture of inclusion at work; This Just In... features a NIDILRR-funded study, Cognitive-communication predictors of employment outcomes 1 and 5 years posttraumatic brain injury; Research in Focus looks at the use, and risk of misuse, of prescription opioids among people with a history of traumatic injury; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of People with Serious Mental Illness posts the latest episode in its Collab Chats podcast series, Amplifying the Voices of Students with Mental Health Issues on College Campuses; principal investigator for the Minnesota Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Center receives the Becky Adcock Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the the Association of Spinal Cord Professionals (ASCIP); the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center in collaboration with the ADA National Network hosts webinar, Workers with Long Covid-19 and the ADA; the Trauma Informed Care in Centers for Independent Living (CIL) seeks volunteers age 18 and over to discuss their experiences and perspectives as CIL consumers; the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to host virtual event, An Inclusive Talent Pipeline for American Businesses Prize Challenge: Final Grand Prize Event, as part of ACL's NDEAM celebration; the Department of Labor (DOL) will host virtual celebration of NDEAM and the 20th Anniversary of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
This week, we continue celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and its theme: America's Recovery: Powered by Inclusion. Inclusive organizations make equal employment opportunity for individuals with disabilities a core part of their mission and culture. They are proactive in recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing employees with disabilities, even creating human resource positions focused on this diverse talent pool. These organizations also create corporate cultures that are welcoming of people with disabilities, valuing their input, and actively fighting stigma and bullying in the workplace. We assembled some resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help organizations build a culture of inclusion at work.