News and Notes 531 September 28
In observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, NARIC's information specialists highlight the work of Latinx NIDILRR grantees, actors and advocates, and athletes, among others, in its Spotlight Blog; This Just In... presents a study exploring full-time employment status and work continuity among individuals with visual impairments; the National Data and Statistical Center for the Burn Model Systems posts recording, Outcome Measures in the Burn Model System Database, part of a webinar series on the database; principal investigator of the Initiative to Mobilize Partnerships for successful Assistive teChnology Transfer (IMPACT) was interviewed for article, Pitt's new Healthy Home Lab will help students find solutions for aging in place, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) to host the 2022 State of the Science on Disability Statistics Conference; the Great Lakes Regional Center hosts webinar, Accessible Amusement Rides; the Workplace Accommodation Expert Support System (Work ACCESS) seeks participants with workplace accommodation experience to validate decision trees helping employees with disabilities, employers, and rehabilitation professionals find information to help making workplace accommodation decisions; the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) releases its Action Plan for Rare Neurodegenerative Diseases Including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), presenting five-year strategy for improving and extending the lives of people living with rare neurodegenerative diseases.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th to honor the rich history and culture of Latin Americans with and without disabilities and their contributions to history, science, literature, and every other aspect of life. To help raise awareness, NARIC's information specialists have highlighted the work of Latinx NIDILRR grantees, actors and advocates, and athletes, among others, in NARIC's Spotlight Blog. We also work with the NIDILRR-funded research and development projects that support the independence of Latinx with disabilities to collect the resources they produce. Many of these projects share their research results in Spanish through publications and presentations. In addition, NARIC supports Latinx with disabilities and rehabilitation professionals by providing information and referral services, our website, blog posts, the Spotlight podcast, and more in Spanish. Follow our Spanish Twitter and Facebook channels, where we're sharing NIDILRR grantee resources throughout the month!