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News and Notes 536 November 2
In observance of National Family Caregivers Month, NARIC presents NIDILRR-funded research supporting the health and wellness of caregiver communities in its Spotlight blog; NIDILRR/ACL releases new video, Learn About NIDILRR: A Leader in Disability Research, Development, Knowledge Transition, and Training; Research in Focus returns with a look at the experiences of family caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic; This Just In... presents a study assessing the implementation of on-demand transportation services for people with disabilities; the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities releases an updated Compendium of Data Sources for Parents with Disabilities in the United States 2022; two researchers from NIDILRR-funded projects were selected as University Scholars by the University of Illinois-Chicago; NIDILRR Director interviews principal investigator for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Advancing Employment Equity for Multiply Marginalized People with Disabilities (LU2E-RRTC) for article in the Administration for Community Living (ACL) Blog, Building Equity in Employment: A Q&A with ACL Grantee Dr. Corey Moore; the Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Geographic Differences in Disaster Risk Vulnerability for People with Disabilities in the US: A Look at Data and Mapping; the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) and the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (CeKTER) host webcast, Social Media: How to Use Data and Analytics; the project Effects of Customized Employment on the Employment Outcomes of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities: A Randomized Trial hosts webcast, Twenty-Two Cents an Hour: Disability Rights and the Fight to End Subminimum Wages; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation is recruiting participants with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in Minnesota for a study about participation in leisure groups; several Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Centers and Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers are accepting applications for fellowships focusing on employment, home- and community-based services (HCBS), and community living and participation; the World Health Organization (WHO) launches Training in Assistive Products (TAP), a free, online resource for increasing the assistive technology workforce with a focus on simple, priority assistive products.
November is National Family Caregivers Month, organized by the Caregiver Action Network, recognizing those who provide essential care and medical assistance to a family member or friend with a disability. While some people with disabilities can access paid services and supports, families are the primary source of support for people with disabilities and older adults, according to the Administration for Community Living (ACL). Many of these caregivers also work full or part time while supporting their family member, and many of these caregivers are 50 or older. Caregiving can take a physical, emotional, and financial toll in the best of times, but the COVID-19 pandemic has presented even more challenges, as highlighted in today's Research In Focus. Visit our spotlight blog to explore even more NIDILRR-funded research supporting the health and wellness of our caregiver communities.