News and Notes 488 November 17
In oberservance of the 7th Annual Apprenticeship Week, sponsored by the Department of Labor, NARIC features research in apprenticeship programs and additional resources for inclusive apprenticeship from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in its Spotlight Blog; This Just In... features a study investigating the prevalence of low-risk drinking after moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI); Research in Focus looks at a remotely-delivered program that may help people with intellectual disabilities reach wellness goals; the Community Living Policy Center publishes research brief, #CareCantWait, How Do Inadequate Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Affect Community Living and Health Outcomes?; principal investigator for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Promoting Interventions for Community Living (RRTC/PICL) joins the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Advisory Group to the Director Working Group on Diversity, Subgroup on Individuals with Disabilities; the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Understanding Transportation Barriers for Diverse Individuals with Disabilities and Older Adults; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Section 508 - A Celebration of Twenty Years, showcasing the work of influential accessibility professionals who developed the original web accessibility standards under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 2000 and the revised standards of 2017; the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks public comments on the Draft of Promoting Access to Voting Recommendations for Addressing Barriers to Private and Independent Voting for People with Disabilities.
This week the Department of Labor is celebrating the 7th Annual National Apprenticeship Week. Across the US, agencies, businesses, and organizations will host events highlighting the successes and value of registered apprenticeships for strengthening the workforce, creating opportunity, and rebuilding the economy. For job seekers with disabilities, apprenticeships can increase the chance of finding a job in a desired career field, gain skills and experience, expand educational opportunities, and earn a competitive wage. For employers, inclusive internships can help build a diverse workplace filled new talent and new perspectives, and create a pipeline to bring on and retain highly valued employees. Visit our Spotlight Blog to learn more about research in apprenticeship programs and find additional resources for inclusive apprenticeship from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere.