News and Notes 532 October 5
In observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), this year's focus of which is Disability: Part of the Equity Equation, NARIC has information about some of the NIDILRR grantees working in this area in its Spotlight Blog; NIDILRR/ACL, in developing its 2024-2029 Long-Range Plan, is seeking input from key stakeholders, including people with disabilities, their families, and others through a series of virtual listening sessions; This Just In... features a study comparing colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) to CRC mortality in the general population, finding the mortality rate of both groups to be similar; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Promoting Healthy Aging for People with Long-Term Physical Disabilities (IDEAL RRTC) publishes policy brief, Disability and Telehealth Since the COVID-19 Pandemic: Barriers, Opportunities, and Policy Implications; research from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Place-Based Solutions for Rural Community Participation, Health, and Employment (RTC: Rural) is featured in Rural Disability and Community Participation, a special section of the journal Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Ask an ADA Professional Questions RE: Post-Secondary Education and the ADA; Research and Education to Support the Science of Independent Living for Inclusion and Engagement: National Center of Excellence Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RESILIENCE RRTC) hosts Built to Scale Webinar: Scaling Up Evidence-Based Health Interventions; the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) seeks participants with SCI and their families to provide feedback on new factsheet: Nutrition and Spinal Cord Injury; the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor (DOL) hosts webinar, NDEAM Employer Chat on Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and this year's focus is Disability: Part of the Equity Equation. A diverse workforce is a strong workforce, and people with disabilities have always been a part of that diversity equation. Research and development efforts within the NIDILRR community and elsewhere have focused on policies and practices that lead to better equity in recruiting, hiring, retaining, and promoting employees with disabilities, as well as supporting the success of entrepreneurs and self-employed people with disabilities. Visit our Spotlight Blog to learn about some of the current NIDILRR grantees working in this area, along with resources from this community and elsewhere that can support both sides of the equity equation.