News and Notes 484 October 20
In continuing observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, NARIC explores recent employment research highlighted in the Research in Focus series; NIDILRR releases information regarding its 81 new grant and contract awards issued in Fiscal Year 2021; This Just In... features a study using semi-structured interviews to evaluate experiences of breastfeeding among women with disabilities; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation publishes Policy Research Brief: Predictors of Annual Turnover Among Direct Support Professionals; research from the project Risk of Opioid Use Disorder and Related Consequences: A Longitudinal Study of Spinal Cord Injury was featured in latest episode of the RehabCast podcast from the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; the Community Living Policy Center hosts screening of 6,000 Waiting - A Film About Disability Advocacy; the Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Learning from Patients to Provide Accessible Healthcare and Effective Communication for Patients who are Blind or have Low Vision; the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Center (DRRP) Program: Research on Healthcare Policy and Disability cohosts webcast, Complex Rehabilitation Technology Service Delivery and Clinical Assessment Research: What Happens Behind the Curtain?; the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities (RERC TechSAge) seeks participants aged 60-80 with macular degeneration or glaucoma for study that explores everyday activities and challenges of older adults with long-term vision loss; the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) at the National Institutes of Health is sharing resources to recognize Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Month.
As National Disability Employment Awareness Month continues, we are exploring recent employment research we've highlighted in our Research In Focus series. This series features new and interesting findings from NIDILRR-funded studies, presented in lay language summaries. We've covered more than 40 studies on employment outcomes for people with disabilities across a diverse array of topics including school to work transition, vocational rehabilitation, workplace accommodations, return to work, and disclosure. We've covered intervention trials, focus groups of workers with disabilities, and prevalence studies, all of which help us understand the experiences of workers with disabilities, their employers, and the services that support inclusive work. Explore the employment collection of Research In Focus articles.