News and Notes 518 June 29
In observance of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month as well as Disability Pride Month, NARIC explores research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere that look at the intersection of disability and LGBTQIA+ identity in its Spotlight blog; This Just In... examines literature about COVID-19 and the health and rehabilitation implications for racial minorities with disabilities; Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (Transitions ACR) launches Providing Culturally Competent Mental Health Care to LGBTQIA+ Youth and Young Adults, a collection of resources for providers; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Health and Function of People with Psychiatric Disabilities hosts month-long Twitter Chat about developing, implementing, and disseminating research on integrated behavioral health care; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Ask an ADA Pro: Communication Requirements Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the National Data and Statistical Center for the Burn Model Systems hosts webinar, Outcome Measures in the Burn Model System Database, part of the Accessing & Using the Burn Model System Database series; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Promoting Healthy Aging for People with Long-Term Physical Disabilities (IDEAL RRTC) hosts webinar, Exploring the Intersections of Person and Place: Healthy Aging for Adults with Long-Term Physical Disabilities; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Health and Function for People with Physical Disabilities Focused on Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction (RRTC on Bladder Dysfunction) seeks participants with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction who use indwelling catheters to try a probiotic flush when experiencing urinary symptoms; the Biden-Harris Administration launches new initiative to expand the availability of at-home COVID-19 tests that are more accessible for people who are blind or have low vision.
June is widely recognized as Pride Month, celebrating progress in affirming the rights of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or identify with other gender or sexual minority groups (often abbreviated LGBTQIA+). Some communities also celebrate Disability Pride Month in July, since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in July 1990. Many people live at the intersection of disability and LGBTQIA+ identity, and may experience barriers to or success in their pursuit of full community participation. As this week overlaps both Pride celebrations, our Spotlight blog explored some of the research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere that looks at the intersection of disability and LGBTQIA+ identity.