News and Notes 512 May 18
In observance of Older Americans Month, led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), NARIC offers diverse NIDILRR-funded projects supporting people aging with disabilities in its Spotlight blog; NIDILRR director to deliver keynote address for virtual conference, Achieving Research Equity & Inclusion, hosted by Mass General Brigham; This Just In... presents study investigating barriers and potential solutions to improving community-living outcomes for people of color with disabilities who have opioid use disorder; the Temple University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of People with Serious Mental Illness (TU Collaborative) in collaboration with the Center on Knowledge Translation on Employment Research (CeKTER) publish infocomic, Managing Cognitive Demand; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) was featured in Forbes Magazine online article, An Online Resource for Understanding Disability by the Numbers; the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Creating Welcoming Park Environments: Inclusion of Individuals with Mental Health Conditions; the Center for Research, Training, and Dissemination of Family Support for People with Disabilities Across the Life Course hosts the Second Conference on Caregiving Research; the project on Reclaiming Employment: Self-Employment Resources for Mental Health Service Users seeks users with mental health challenges who seek or are engaged in self-employment to pilot its Reclaiming Employment platform; the US Access Board seeks comments from the public regarding the appropriate low-height of accessible medical diagnostic equipment (MDE).
May is Older Americans Month and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads its national observance. This year's theme, Age My Way, focuses on aging in place and explores the many ways in which older adults with or without disabilities can continue to participate in their communities. NIDILRR-funded research and development activities support adults aging with and into disabilities by understanding disability across the life span, investigating and developing interventions and technology solutions to support healthy aging, and removing barriers to aging in place and living independently in the community. Visit our Spotlight blog to explore some of the diverse projects currently underway to understand and support people aging with disabilities, along with highlights from our Research In Focus series and resources from the broader community.