News and Notes 497, February 2
NARIC staff highlights the News and Notes Opportunities to Participate section, offering readers to be a part of the innovating research and development happening in the NIDILRR community, including testing of assistive devices or rehabilitation technology, trials of interventions to improve one's health, and Participatory Action Research, allowing participants to become part of the research team; This Just In... presents a study evaluating the ability of a robotic exoskeleton (RE) to provide gait training in adults with acute stroke; the Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (Transitions ACR) produces video series, The College Faculty Guide to Academic Supports for College Students with Serious Mental Health Conditions; cognitive technologies developed by AbleLink Technologies under more than 40 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects, were featured in Changing Lives with Smart Technologies for the ABCs of Disability Planning Podcast; principal investigator for the Southeast ADA Regional Center was interviewed for COVID-19 mandates and the ADA on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR); the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Best Practices for Inclusive Recreation Programs; Research and Education to Support the Science of Independent Living for Inclusion and Engagement: National Center of Excellence RRTC (RESILIENCE RRTC) hosts webinar, Built to Scale, Scaling Up Evidence-Based Health Interventions, discussing why some great ideas make it big while others fail to take off; the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) seeks parents of children with burn injuries as well as teachers and rehabilitation professionals to provide feedback on a consumer factsheet, Help Your Child Recover - Build Your Child's Resilience After a Burn Injury; the Administration for Community Living (ACL) hosts the annual Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Stakeholder Day, held virtually; the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) releases video, Medical Information and the Interactive Process, part of its Accommodation and Compliance Series, including a role play training video demonstating when and how an employer may request personal medical information to support an employee's need for accommodation under the ADA.
Have you noticed we have an Opportunities to Participate section in our newsletter? We consider this one of the most important pieces of News and Notes, because it offers you a way to be a part of the innovative research and development happening in the NIDILRR community. Opportunities to participate can include online surveys, interviews like the one in today's issue, testing of assistive devices or rehabilitation technology, and trials of interventions to improve one's health. Some people become part of the research team in what's called Participatory Action Research. Every opportunity to participate is different, so read carefully to be sure you are eligible and you understand the benefits and risks of joining any study. You can be a part of cutting edge science that could improve lives for generations. How cool is that?