News and Notes 520 July 13
In observance of Social Wellness Month, helping to build healthy relationships with others, foster connections, and develop a sense of belonging, NARIC presents research from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere on social wellness and resources to get and stay connected in its Spotlight blog; This Just In... features a study assessing the risk of potentially preventable hospitalizations for adults with traumatic spinal cord injury; the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities (TechSAge RERC II) publishes article, Research-Driven Guidelines for Delivering Group Exercise Programs via Videoconferencing in Older Adults, in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) wins Spring 2022 Silver Digital Health Award for the infocomic Respiratory Health and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI); ADA Live! podcast of the Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts Breaking Barriers for Disability Rights: Historical Reflections with Judy Heumann; the ADA National Network and the ADA Network Knowledge Translation Center celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a #ThanksToTheADA Celebration during July; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Managed by a Robot or Microchip? A Legal Overview of Disability Discrimination Caused by Artificial Intelligence (AI); the App Factory to Support Health and Function of People with Disabilities opens its 2022-2023 annual App Factory grant competition set to fund qualified software or hardware developers to develop and release their assistive and accessibility apps; the Fair Housing Accessibility First office of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) publishes its Training Events Calendar for Fiscal Year 2022 to provide comprehensive virtual training on kitchens, bathrooms, accessible routes, making housing accessible, and accessible areas.
July is Social Wellness Month, focusing on the ability to effectively interact with those around us and to create a support system that includes family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. Social wellness helps us build healthy relationships with others, foster connections, and develop our sense of belonging. Social wellness is a part of overall wellness. For people with and without disabilities, social wellness can be connected to physical and mental health, educational success, career development, and community participation. Barriers to social wellness can lead to feelings of isolation, which can also have physical and mental health consequences. Visit our Spotlight blog to learn more about the research from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere on social wellness and resources to get and stay connected.