News and Notes 524 August 10
NARIC staff presents resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere for learning about diagnoses following emergencies, e.g., traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, in the Spotlight blog; NIDILRR/ACL, in developing its 2024-2029 Long-Range Plan, seeks input from key stakeholders, including people with disabilities and their families, researchers, and service providers; This Just In... presents a study examining incentives, wages, and retention among direct support professionals (DSPs); the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) publishes two new factsheets: Staying Healthy after TBI and Wound Care After Burn Injury; data from the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model Systems National Database will serve as approved data source for new core objective of Healthy People 2030; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Health Care Access for Patients with Cognitive Disabilities; the Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Disabled, Trans, and Queer: Intersectional Conversations in the Workplace; the project Using the National Survey on Health and Disability Panel to Document the COVID-19 Pandemic Experiences of Working-Age Americans with Disabilities conducts the 2022 National Survey on Health and Disability; the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) releases two reports on Long COVID: The Services and Supports of Longer-Term Impacts of COVID-19 Report (Services Report) and the National Research Action Plan on Long COVID (Research Plan).
Recent news stories about large disasters and local emergencies may have raised questions for some about the long-term impact of injuries sustained during these events. Individuals and their families may be learning for the first time about disabilities and conditions like traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn injuries, visual impairment, or limb loss. They may be hearing new terms like assistive technology or occupational therapy. Our information specialists often speak with patrons who are looking for information to help answer the questions that come up with a new diagnosis. We assembled some of the key resources we turn to from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in our Spotlight blog.