News and Notes 501 March 2
In anticipation of the 2022 Paralympics later this week, NARIC highlights members of the NIDILRR community who have participated in the games, including NIDILRR director Anjali Forber-Pratt, and points to NARIC information specialists who can help readers find information about adaptive sports and fitness activities; This Just In... presents a pilot study examining the safety and effectiveness of micro-fragmented adipose tissue injections under ultrasound guidance for the treatment of refractory rotator cuff disease in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury; the RRTC on employment of People Who are Blind or Have Low Vision releases third episode of its Employment Insight podcast series; fellow at the Rusk Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training Center Postdoctoral Fellowship receives the Nancy M. Crew Student Research Award from the Foundation for Rehabilitation Psychology for his paper on a novel approach to understanding the interplay of symptoms following mild TBI; research from the RRTC on Promoting Healthy Aging for People with Long-Term Physical Disabilities (IDEAL RRTC) was featured in an article on depression among people with spinal cord injuries in the US News and World Report; the Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Operationalizing the Principle of Inclusive Emergency Management; the RRTC on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) will host two events in 2022, the annual Disability Statistics Collection, formerly known as the Release of the Compendium and held virtually, and the State-of-the-Science in Disability Statistics Conference, held in Washington, DC and via Zoom; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Accessible Social Media 2.0; the RRTC on Community Living and Participation seeks participants who serve adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for an online study evaluating the use of smart living technologies on outcomes for adults with IDD; the Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Program on Employment is accepting applications for its post-doctoral fellowship program on employment and disability policy research; the White House releases factsheet, Administration Announces New Actions to Address the Needs of People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Response to and Recovery from COVID-19.
The 2022 Paralympics begin later this week in Beijing! The opening ceremonies on Friday kick off ten days of winter sports featuring world-class athletes with disabilities. We've highlighted members of the NIDILRR community who have competed in Paralympics and other games and events, including NIDILRR Director Anjali Forber-Pratt. The competitors in Paralympic games are the pinnacle of sport, training hard to jump higher, ski and skate faster, and play with exceptional skill and strength. After three weeks of watching Winter Paralympians and Olympians excel, you might be inspired to pick up the skis or skates, or just try a new gym or fitness routine. Where can you find information about adaptive sports and fitness activities? Our information specialists can connect you to resources to get you started on your journey, maybe all the way to the medal podium!