News and Notes 516 June 15
In observance of Father's Day this coming Sunday, NARIC offers promising research and resources for fathers with disabilities from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in its Spotlight blog; This Just In... presents a study examining the self-reported frequency of emergency department (ED) visits, ED-related hospitalizations, and reasons for ED visits among people with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) compared with general population data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) for the same geographic area; the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) publishes two infocomics for SCI and burn injury survivors, Respiratory Health and Spinal Cord Injury, and Itchy Skin After Burn Injury; principal investigator for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment of People Who are Blind or Have Low Vision was interviewed for A Sense of Texas, the podcast of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Network Knowledge Translation Center to host next quartely Twitter Chat, Accessibility and the ADA, on the meaning and accessibility of digital accessibility; the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, The Future of Business is Accessible: Young Business Leaders Talk Full Inclusion; the Minnesota Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System hosts webinar, Grand Rounds: Sexuality and Sexual Function in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI); the project Reclaiming Employment: Self-Employment Resources for Mental Health Service Users seeks users to pilot its Reclaiming Employment Platform, which offers support to people with mental health challenges around work to start and run small businesses; the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) to host two events focusing on new research and development for the disability and rehabilitation community: a Stakeholder Meeting and a Lunch & Learn Webinar.
This Sunday is Father's Day in the US and we're celebrating fathers, grandfathers, godfathers, and other men with disabilities who are also parents. A study from the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities found that most studies on parenting with disabilities focus on mothers or on both parents, while few focus on the specific needs of fathers with disabilities. In fact, a quick search in our REHABDATA database found many publications about fathers of children with disabilities, but few about fathers with disabilities. Visit our Spotlight blog to learn more about the research we found, some promising research emerging from the field, and resources for fathers with disabilities from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere.