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News and Notes from the NIDILRR Community and Beyond is a weekly newsletter featuring news, resources, events, and opportunities to participate in research in disability and rehabilitation. Most of the stories focus on the achievements of the 250+ NIDILRR-funded projects across the US. We also include events and resources from other agencies and organizations. To sign up, go to our home page and enter your email address in the big blue box! Learn how to submit an item for the next newsletter. Are you a current subscriber or reader? We would love to know your opinion on the newsletter and how you share it with your colleagues!

In recognition of the State of Washington's Ride Transit Month and its focus on public transportation options, NARIC highlights resources developed by the NIDILRR grantee community and others to help transportation administrators and advocates in its Spotlight blog; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments releases second edition of A Transportation Guide For Persons Who are Blind or Have Low Vision; study entitled Rehospitalization over 10 years among survivors of TBI: A National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Study, published by several Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Centers, receives the 2018 Mitchell Rosenthal Award for best scientific publication using data from the TBI Model Systems National Database; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment of Individuals with Physical Disabilities hosts webinar, Discovering ME: Using a Youth-Focused Discovery Process to Build Customized Work-Based Learning Experiences; the US Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks public comment on amending its Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on the transportation of service animals.

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2018-06-20

NARIC offers links to NIDILRR-funded centers which can offer information on community resources, including ADA National Network Centers, AbleData, knowledge translation centers, and model system data centers; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Promoting Interventions for Community Living (RTC/PICL) publishes fact-sheet series, Out and About: Laws That Protect People with Disabilities; co-principal investigator of Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Visual Impairment interviewed about Transition on Track app in recent episode of Eye on Vision on WYPL-FM radio station; Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, ADA and Accessible Kiosks: Navigating Accessibility in a Touch Screen World; Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) hosts 2018 Online KT Conference, "Engaging Ways to Engage Stakeholders"; AbleData project seeks information on new assistive (AT) technology devices, including prototype and do-it-yourself solutions and commercially-available products; May 2018 issue of News in Health, published by the National Institutes of Health, features technology for vision and hearing loss.

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2018-06-13

NARIC staff joins colleagues from Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) exhibiting at the Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); NIDILRR and Department of Transportation (DOT) to co-host Accessible Transportation Symposium in Washington; Research in Focus explores what would help older adults trust robots with their caregiving needs; TU Collaborative publishes evidence-based guide, Leisure Education Toolkit for Parents with Mental Illnesses; StatsRRTC reports continuing employment gains for Americans with Disabilities in May National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Report; Parents Empowering Parents: National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities and Their Families to host webinar, Deaf Parents' Approaches to Parenting; ADA Participatory Action Research Consortium (ADA PARC) seeks to interview people with disabilities who have moved out of institutions about their experiences during and after transitioning into the community; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood seeks participants for a Sequences of Employment and Education (SEED) study about school and work activities; new report from Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) finds many behavioral health facilities have smoke-free campuses.

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2018-06-06

NARIC Spotlight blog features research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of National Senior Health and Fitness Day; NIDILRR to celebrate its 40th anniversary on October 18th, 2018 at Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); NIDILRR publishes Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Research on Opioid Use Disorder Among People with Disabilities; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) offers State Reports for County-Level Data on Disability Prevalence and Disability Employment; 8 current and former principal investigators of Model Spinal Cord Injury System Centers selected for inaugural year of the Fellows of the American Spinal Injury Association (FASIA); Southeast ADA Regional Center to host Inclusive Healthy Communities and the Americans with Disabilities Act, latest episode in the ADA Live! series; Field Initiated Project (Research) on Contingent Employment of Individuals with Disabilities (FIP-CE) seeks participants with disabilities for interviews about their experiences with non-traditional work, such as temping, freelancing, contracting, or doing app-based jobs such as Uber or TaskRabbit; Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) announces America's Workforce: Empowering All as theme for this year's National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October.

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2018-05-30

In anticipation of the Atlantic hurricane season, NARIC offers research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help with disability-inclusive emergency preparedness, which is also the subject of the 2018 National Inclusive Disaster Strategies Conference held in Washington, DC; Mobile Accommodation Tool: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation has released first-generation mobile case management app for iOS and Android, Mobile Accommodation Solution (MAS); co-principal investigator of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairment was interviewed in Eye on Vision on WYPL-FM, Memphis Public Libraries' radio station; Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Let's Go to the Playground!; the Manual and Training Program to Promote Career Development Among Transition Age Youth and Young Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities hosts webinar, Preventing Disability Among Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions: Is It the Condition or Is It System Effects?; Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) seeks participants for a survey of adults with disabilities about getting and using health insurance and health care services; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine release report, Opportunities for Improving Programs and Services for Children with Disabilities.

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2018-05-23

The NARIC Spotlight blog features NIDILRR research projects and other research in digital accessibility and inclusion in observation of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD18); NIDILRR publishes report of responses from the January 2018 Request for Information (RFI): Opioid Use Disorders Among People with Disabilities; Research in Focus looks at factors impacting recovery from traumatic brain injury, some of which predate the injury; Getting and Keeping People with Disabilities in the Workforce: Negotiating Work, Life, and Disability debuts new web resource, Work-Life Balance & Disability; principal investigator of the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation (KTDRR) and the Center on KT for Employment Research (KTER) to guest edit upcoming issue of journal published by the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA); Great Lakes ADA Regional Center and Pacific ADA Regional Center will host webinar, Using WordPress for Accessible Web Development; Northeast ADA Regional Center will host webinar, Effective Communication, discussing communication in the medical setting from the perspectives of a patient with a disability and the medical provider; Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Improving the Accessibility, Usability, and Performance of Technology for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH-RERC) accepting applications for Network of Consumer Hearing Assistive Technology trainers (N-CHATT) series; US Access Board launches a YouTube channel sharing information about accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.

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2018-05-16

In observance of Mother's Day, NARIC features resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to support parents with disabilities and their families in its Spotlight blog; Research in Focus looks at how vocational rehabilitation (VR) services can support people with HIV and substance abuse disorders; Parents Empowering Parents: National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities and Their Families posts webinar recording: Raising Our Girls: Stories from Mothers with Disabilities and Daughters Who've Been There; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) reports unprecedented job gains for Americans with disabilities in April nTIDE report; Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Project at Langston University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (LU-RRTC) on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities highlighted in article in Spring issue of HBCU Times magazine; Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Project Sidewalk: Mapping Accessibility Through Google Street View; Department of Education publishes Request for Information (RFI) on the Future Direction of the Rehabilitation Training Program.

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2018-05-09

In observance of Mental Health Month, the NARIC Spotlight blog features research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere that may help individuals with psychiatric disabilities forcus on wellness; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities publishes new resource, Let's Talk Employment: A Guide for Family Members of Individuals in Mental Health Recovery; principal investigator for Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) was interviewed for article on the employment of people with disabilities in the Concord Monitor newspaper; co-investigator at Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System Center (NNJTBIS) to receive Dr. Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM); University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury (UPMC-SCI) seeks participants for study on the effectiveness of an online wheelchair transfer training program; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement to host May episode of the nTIDE Lunch & Learn Webinar Series; Pacific ADA Regional Center to host webinar, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) Town Hall; National Institutes of Health (NIH) will officially launch the All of Us Research Program to advance precision medicine, taking into account personal factors such as place of residence, occupation, and family health history to determine optimal treatment choices.

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2018-05-02

NARIC features NIDILRR-funded research on autism sprectrum disorder (ASD) in its latest Spotlight blog; Research in Focus highlights a mentoring program that may help college students with visual impairments find employment; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) publishes manual for its Bike Share Intervention: Improving Wellness & Community Access; technology developed with support from Technology Increasing Knowledge: Technology Optimizing Choice Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (TIKTOC RERC) is featured in New medical devices help doctors with disabilities, published in University of Michigan News; Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) seeks participants for a survey of adults with disabilities about getting and using health insurance and health care services; Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts episode 56 of ADA Live!, Disability and Aging: Medicare, Medicaid, and Benefits Enrollment Assistance; Spaulding Hospital-New England Spinal Cord Injury Center (SNERSCIC) hosts webinar, Physical Activity and Mobility Impairments; National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers Know the Science, a collection of resources to help consumers understand complex scientific topics related to health research.

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2018-04-25

NARIC blog looks at research from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere based on data collected by the Social Security Administration (SSA), as well as resources for Social Security beneficiaries, in observance of National Social Security Month; Research in Focus features work of peer support specialists to help clients with psychiatric disabilities find and keep jobs; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood posts presentations from the 2018 Youth and Young Adult Mental Health State-of-the-Science Conference; principal investigator of project on Examining Determinants of Negative Attribution Bias in People with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) interviewed about alexithymia in recent issue of US News & World Report; investigator for Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury System Center, Spaulding Hospital-New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center, and Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System to receive Edward Lowman Award from American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM); Spaulding Hospital-New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (SNERSCIC) offers free six-week online course on self-management for people with SCI and other mobility limitations living with diabetes; Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Let's Jump In: Swimming Pools and Spas, giving overview of requirements for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design; Social Security Administration (SSA) hosts webinar, Ticket to Work for Young Adults, discussing the Ticket to Work program for young people with disabilities who are ready to work.

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2018-04-18

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