News and Notes 515 June 8
In observance of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month; organized by the National Center for PTSD at the Department of Veterans Affairs, NARIC has assembled a list of resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help people with PTSD connect with support at home, at work or school, and in their communities; This Just In... presents a study examining the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adults with physical disabilities from marginalized communities in southeastern Michigan; the project on Building Capacity to Improve Community Participation for People Aging with Long-Term Disability Through Evidence-Based Strategies publishes infographic, Diversity of Disability Pathways for Middle-Aged Adults: Implications for Services and Supports; Rocky Mountain Regional ADA Center Specialist joins fellow members of the US Olympic and Panolympic teams for celebration at the White House; Principal Investigator for the Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center was interviewed for latest episode of the Mary Christie Institute's Quadcast, focused on college student behavioral health and wellbeing; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center to host webinar, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator: Getting the Job Done; the Administration on Disabilities at the Administration for Community Living (ACL) seeks peer reviewers with disabilities for a variety of grant competitions; the Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor publishes new resources to help workers understand their rights to take leave for serious mental health conditions and help employers comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, organized by the National Center for PTSD at the Department of Veterans Affairs. PTSD is a mental health condition that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, such as combat, an accident, a disaster, or an assault. Recent events like the COVID pandemic and episodes of violence in the community could trigger PTSD. PTSD can be a disabling mental health condition for some individuals and it can affect many areas of life. We assembled a list of resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere, along with recent research, to help people with PTSD connect with support at home, at work or school, and in their communities.