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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!

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

NARIC staff is attending the World of Possibilities Expo, and urging readers to find local events in their communities to connect with organizations, professionals, and service providers for people with disabilities; Research In Focus looks at preventive services people with disabilities are likely to access, and those that may need more attention; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Advancing Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities publishes report, A Purpose in Life: Why Employment First Matters to Self-Advocates; principal investigator of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) is awarded the Paul W. Eberman Faculty Research Award from Temple University; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) reports continuous increases in job gains for Americans with disabilities in the National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) March 2018 Jobs Report; Great Lakes ADA Regional Center will host webinar, Sign Language Interpreting and Video Remote Interpreting in Medical Settings; Spaulding Hospital-New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (SNERSCIC) will host webcast, Aging with Spinal Cord Injury: Focus on Function, Physical Activity, and Well-Being; Texas Model Spinal Cord Injury System Center seeks participants for a trial of a group health promotion program delivered in the online virtual world of Second Life: Zest: A Psychological Health Promotion Program for Women with SCI; the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeks public comments to aid in the assessment of compliance with mandates for accessibility of communication technologies to individuals with disabilities.

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2018-04-11

NARIC offers information on access to healthcare, behavioral health, injury and violence prevention, and other public health issues in its NIDILRR Program Database and Research In Focus blog in observance of Minority Health Month, National Public Health Week, and National Interprofessional Health Care Month; Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) has developed Disability and Health Insurance Online Self-Paced Tutorial; researchers from two NIDILRR-funded projects interviewed for "TBI survivors share their journey back to work" in online magazine Everyday Health; principal investigator of Examining Determinants of Negative Attribution Bias in People with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) receives 2018 Mitchell Rosenthal Mid-Career Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM); Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, 5 Things to Know About People Who Are Deaf/Deaf-Blind/Hard of Hearing; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) hosts webinar, Promoting Participation in Community Life; Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless Inclusive RERC) continues to recruit participants with disabilities for its Survey of User Needs (SUN) for Wireless Technologies; the Administration for Community Living (ACL) hosts six stakeholder feedback conference calls, targeting different stakeholder groups, to help inform the development of the Federal Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Coordination Plan.

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2018-04-04

NARIC's information specialists can assist researchers, counselors, therapists, educators, people with disabilities, caregivers, and others, and they can be reached by phone, email, and chat in English and Spanish;  Demand-Side RRTC has created a series of videos on vocational rehabilitation, VR Voices: Video Booth; researchers from RTC:Rural publish post, Poverty and Disability: At the Intersection of Place and Policy, for the National Disability Institute Blog; New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center at Mount Sinai (NY-TBI-MS) seeks volunteers with TBI for intervention using Internet and video conferencing for group therapy to help manage challenging emotions and behaviors; Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Accessibility Issues in Rail Transportation, with presenters from the National Disability Rights Network discussing requirements under the ADA for rail equipment and rail stations; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures hosts webinar, Supporting College Success for Youth and Young Adults with Lived Experiences in Foster Care; Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) hosts webinar, Building the Pipeline: Successful Strategies for Recruiting & Hiring People with Disabilities.

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2018-03-28

NARIC blog features resources from the NIDILRR community and elsehwere in observance of National Nutrition Month; Research In Focus discusses the neighborhood factors that may affect the acceptance and community involvement of people with psychiatric disabilities; Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System Center (BHBIMS) produced a videon on peer support after burn injury; registration and call for late-breaking papers/posters for the Interagency TBI Conference will be closing soon; NIDILRR researcher receives Jacobi Medallion; TBI research is highlighted in Brain Injury Professional Journal; the ADA National Network hosts #ADANetworkChat on Twitter; the Vocational Rehabilitation and Developing Strategies to Meet Employer Needs in Changing Economic Environments (Demand-Side-RRTC) hosts a webinar on expanding dialogue on autism; the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) adds eleven supplemental modules on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias to its training curriculum.

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2018-03-21

NARIC blog features resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of Brain Injury Awareness Month; Research in Focus discusses comparisons made by wheelchair and scooter users of the usability of different public bus layouts; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities publishes Moving Along to Employment, slideshows introducing benefits of employment and supports for employment success of people with mental health conditions; co-director of University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury is recognized as a health hero in January issue of O Magazine; researcher from Frazier Rehabilitation and Neuroscience Spinal Cord Injury Model System Center (FRNSCIMS) was interviewed for RehabCast, the podcast of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (APMR); the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) seeks participants for a survey of adults with disabilities regarding health insurance and health care services; Great Lakes ADA Regional Center to host webinar, Disability Harassment in the Workplace, featuring presenters from the Southwest ADA Regional Center; Northeast ADA Regional Center to host webinar, Access for All: The ADA and Older People; US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers free accessible forms, publications, and assistance to taxpayers with disabilities.

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2018-03-14

In observance of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, NARIC's Spotlight blog explores research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere regarding intellectual disabilities; Research in Focus looks at proper use of safety equipment and protocols in paratransit vehicles; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) publishes Jump-Starting Community Inclusion: A Toolkit for Promoting Participation in Community Life; co-director of South Florida Spinal Cord Injury Model System and researcher at New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System at Mount Sinai (NY-TBI-MS) will receive awards from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) at its September conference; Langston University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities (LU-RRTC) publishes research in special issue of the Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling (JARC); Parents Empowering Parents: National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities and Their Families seeks state legislators and advocates for interviews regarding the protection of the rights of parents with disabilities and their children; the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) to host webinar, 2018 Research to Practice in the NIDILRR Community; the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium publishes video, Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards.

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2018-03-07

NARIC shares information about rare diseases and resources available from the NIDILRR community in its blog in observance of Rare Disease Day; Research in Focus looks at training program to help wheelchair users improve their transfer techniques; New England ADA Regional Center publishes report, An Examination of Disability in New England: A Demographic Study; principal investigator for multiple NIDILRR-funded projects co-authors Report to Congress on the Management of TBI in Children, published by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC); Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System Center (MWRSCIS) producing 10-part video series, Voices of Experience - Living with Spinal Cord Injury, in collaboration with FacingDisability.com; Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) seeks adult participants with disabilities for a survey about getting and using health insurance and health care services; Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts three-part webinar series, Show Me the Money! Advancing the ADA's Goal of Economic Self-Sufficiency - Financial Inclusion for People with Disabilities; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) seeks nominations of consumer, peer, and family leaders improving the lives of people with mental illness and substance use disorders for its Voice Awards Program.

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2018-02-28

NARIC offers heart health-related resources for people with spinal cord injury (SCI) in observance of American Heart Month; Research in Focus looks at increasing the intensity of walking therapy to improve walking ability for people with incomplete SCI; Project CAREER: Development of an Interprofessional Demonstration to Support the Transition of Students with Traumatic Brain Injuries from Postsecondary Education to Employment has created the Student Technology Accommodations and Resources (STAR) Internet portal; research on direct support professionals (DSPs) from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities (RTC/CL) is included in report on the crisis state of the direct support workforce from the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID); Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) seeks participants to share experiences for Burn Injury StoryShare, including how MSKTC resources such as factsheets, videos, and slideshows have influenced them; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Practices for Youth and Young Adults will host webinar, VR Counselor Transition Practices in "High Performing" States; the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion will host webinar, Healthy People 2020 Progress Review: The Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Sensory and Communication Disorders.

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2018-02-21

NARIC presents its 300th issue of News and Notes from the NIDILRR Community and Beyond, a weekly newsletter going out to more than 4,500 subscribers; NIDILRR issues Request for Information (RIF) on the incidence of opiod use disorder among people with disabilities; Research in Focus features survey of mobility device users and the impact of these devices on the users' community participation; Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) posts archived presentation from the 2017 Online KT Conference; project on Measurement of Community Participation Using a Computer Adaptive Test in Persons with Burn Injuries releases video, LIBRE Profile: Perspectives from Phoenix World Burn Congress (PWBC), featuring interviews with burn injury survivors who helped develop the Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) Profile; Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) seeks participants for survey of adults with disabilities using health insurance and health care services; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for Individuals with Physical Disabilities to host Customized Employment Webcourse, open to service providers who support job seekers and employees with disabilities; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) featured special lecture on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Persons with Disabilities.

Date sent:
2018-02-14

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