News and Notes 528 September 7
In observance of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Day, National SCI Awareness Month, and (Emergency) Preparedness Month, NARIC Director Mark Odum shares his experience as a person with SCI preparing for and navigating weather emergencies in the NARIC Spotlight blog; NIDILRR/ACL is holding stakeholder listening sessions in preparation for its 2024-2029 Long Range Plan; This Just In... presents study evaluating the feasibility and effectiveness of in-bed wearable elbow robot training for motor recovery in patients with subacute stroke and upper-limb motor impairment; the Rocky Mountain ADA Regional Center publishes seven-module course, Introduction to Assistive Technology; the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NCISC) announces recipient of the 2022 DeVivo Mentored Research Award, who will utilize the National SCI Model Systems Database for the project Defining New Quantifiable Criteria for Central Cord Syndrome; research from the study Assessment and Investigation of New Coverage Policies for Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) Within a Contemporary Accountable Care Environment is featured in the latest RehabTalk podcast from the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities hosts webinar, Supporting Business Owners with Psychiatric Disabilities; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, ADA Enforcement and Steps You Can Take Before You File an ADA Complaint; the Field Initiated Project on Contingent Employment of Individuals with Disabilities (FIP-CE) conducts survey of nontraditional employment among persons with disabilities; the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor announces theme for the 2022 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Disability, Part of the Equity Equation.
Welcome to September! This is an active month for awareness and remembrance events, including Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Day and National SCI Awareness Month. The International SCI Society declared September 5th as SCI Day, and the 2022 theme is SCI in Conflicts and Disasters: Prepare and Prevent. It's a good choice, since September is also Preparedness Month. Studies have shown that people with disabilities, including people with SCI, are less likely to be prepared for an emergency like a disaster, and are disproportionately impacted by the aftermath of disasters. NARIC Director Mark Odum shared his experience as a person with SCI preparing for and navigating weather emergences, and all he does to stay #Ready in our Spotlight blog.