News and Notes 502 March 9
In observance of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, NARIC has information in its Spotlight Blog on research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere that address inclusional barriers to community life faced by people with developmental disabilities; This Just In... presents a study exploring the association of demographics and injury characteristics of burn survivors with kinesiophobia, the fear of movement; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Health and Function for People with Physical Disabilities Focused on Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction releases What is Bladder BOTOX?, the latest episode of the Bladder Buzz Podcast; project director for the Rocky Mountain ADA Regional Center was interviewed for KX Conversation: Emily Shuman discusses the 32nd year of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on KX News in Bismarck and Minot, ND; principal investigator for the Assessment and Investigation of New Coverage Policies for Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) Within a Contemporary Accountable Care Environment was interviewed for Finding a Better Way to Pay in Let's Get Moving magazine; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Legal Update on ADA Claims of Disparate Impact vs. Disparate Treatment; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Place-Based Solutions for Rural Community Participation, Health, and Employment (RTC: Rural) seeks participants with disabilities living in rural communities for a study on their experiences with different transportation services in their communities; the Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (Transitions ACR) is accepting applications for its postdoctoral research fellowship program focused on the transition to adulthood of youth with disabilities; the Office of Disability Employment Policy's Job Accommodation Network (JAN) hosts webinar, Accommodation Solutions for Executive Functioning Deficits.
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, raising awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life, as well as awareness about the barriers they face in connecting to the communities where they live. Research has shown that more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are living longer and fuller lives, but they still experience challenges as they age which can hinder them from living self-determined and healthy lives. These can include attitudinal barriers to pursuing romantic relationships and building families, limited access to truly competitive employment, and financial limitations which make it difficult to save for or even contemplate retirement. Read today's Spotlight Blog post to learn about research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere that tackle some of these issues.