News and Notes 530 September 21
In observance of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, organized by the National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation, NARIC presents research and resources about the diverse world of rehab from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere; NIDILRR/ACL seeks input from key stakeholders, including people with disabilities and their families, researchers, and service providers, in developing its 2024-2029 Long Range Plan; This Just In... presents a study examining driving patterns following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI); the Temple University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of People with Serious Mental Illness publishes resource, A Selected Compendium of Mental Health Programs, Initiatives, and Resources on College Campuses; researcher from the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System Center (NNJSCIS) receives the 2022 Ernest Bors, MD, Award from the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP); the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Building a Successful Document Accessibility Program: Strategies, Methods, and Workplans for Inclusive Programs; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Employment of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities hosts webcast, Practical Strategies to Increase Graduation Success for Students with Disabilities; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Employment for People with Physical Disabilities seeks input from employers hiring people with disabilities for a survey about job accommodations providing an inclusive workplace; the Administration for Community Living (ACL) publishes website, Monkeypox Outbreak Resources, featuring information on the Monkeybox virus; the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor debuts web resource, Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), bringing awareness to the role of DSPs in providing supports and services to people with disabilities of all ages.
This week is National Rehabilitation Awareness Week, organized by the National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation, recognizing rehabilitation in all its forms, educating people about its benefits and impact on independence, and increasing opportunities for access to rehab. The first thing people may think of when they hear the word "rehab" might be physical therapy after an injury, or speech therapy for someone who has had a stroke. They might also think about vocational rehabilitation, which can help people with disabilities join or return to the workforce. But rehabilitation can include many other interventions, services, and supports, such as relearning how to drive (driver rehabilitation), dancing (dance therapy), playing games (play or recreation therapy), making art (art therapy), and learning how to use apps and telerehabilitation programs (mRehab), among other examples. Visit our Spotlight blog to learn about the diverse world of rehab, with research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere.