News and Notes 513 May 25
In observance of Stroke Awareness Month, organized by the American Heart Association, NARIC has information on NIDILRR-funded projects supporting people who are recovering from stroke; This Just In... presents a study exploring why people with low vision are underutilizing visual assistive mobile apps; the project TEST - Translating Evidence to Support Transitions: Improving Outcomes of Youth in Transition with Psychiatric Disabilities by Use and Adoption of Best Practice Transition Planning publishes video, Incorporating Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Transition Planning for Students with Emotional Behavioral Disturbances; research from Temple University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of People with Serious Mental Illness (TU Collaborative) is featured in the Administration for Community Living (ACL) blog in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month; TU Collaborative hosts webinar, Using Leisure to Talk About Mental Illness, third webinar in the TU Collaborative's Parenting Through Leisure webiinar series; the National Center for Disability and Pregnancy Research (NCDPR) hosts webinar, Disabled Parents in the NICU, featuring parents whose premature babies were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit; the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is seeking participants with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families to test new factsheet, A Family Caregiver Guide to Selecting Rehabilitation Programs for Persons with Disorders of Consciousness (DOC); the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) is accepting applications for the 2022 DeVivo Mentored Research Award, a one-year research award for trainees interested in conducting a research project using data from the National NCI Model Systems Database; the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) at the National Institutes of Health is seeking public comments on draft themes and goals for its 2022-2027 Strategic Plan, supporting and conducting research in the areas of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.
May is Stroke Awareness Month, organized by the American Heart Association, and this week we're highlighting some of the technology projects NIDILRR has funded supporting people who are recovering from stroke. Some of the research and development support individuals directly, such as developing custom orthoses to improve walking or testing web-based therapy programs for recovery at home. Other projects help clinicians to assess individuals who have had a stroke, prescribe or provide therapies or interventions, and measure recovery. Visit our Spotlight blog to learn about these projects and how they're changing the lives of stroke survivors!