News and Notes 519 July 6
In celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), NARIC presents research from some of the current ADA National Network Centers in its Spotlight blog; Pimjai Sudsawad, ScD, has been appointed Associate Director of the NIDILRR Office of Research Sciences; This Just In... presents a research study on the utilization of complementary and integrative healthcare by people with spinal cord injury (SCI) in the SCI model systems; the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) publishes information brief, New Methods and Technologies for Keeping Systematic Reviews Up to Date; research from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (The RERC on AAC) was highlighted at meeting of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services; the Northwest ADA Regional Center, in collaboration with Oregon Disabilities Commission and Disability Rights Oregon, hosts series of webinars in celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the ADA; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, ADA Anniversary Update featuring presenters from the US Equal Employment Commission and the US Department of Justice; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) hosts the 2022 State of the Science on Disability Statistics Conference; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Community Living and Participation launches survey open to Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), Providing Direct Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic DSPs Survey, to explore how technology has changed in the field during the pandemic; the White House Office of Public Engagement will host community update calls for members of the disability community, as part of Disability Pride Month, every Thursday in July.
This month we will celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Since 1991, the NIDILRR-funded ADA National Network has assisted people with disabilities, private businesses and organizations, and state and local governments, among others, in understanding their rights and responsibilities under this landmark civil rights law. They publish information resources, host events, create online learning opportunities, and staff toll-free information lines. Did you know centers within the ADA National Network also conduct research to understand the impact of the ADA and identify barriers and supports to its implementation? Meet the current ADA National Network centers and explore some of their research in our Spotlight blog.