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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 Spotlight blog highlights information resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of National Family Caregivers Month; Research in Focus discusses challenges to healthy weight maintenance for people with traumatic brain injuries; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) introduces new podcast series, Collab Chats, highlighting community inclusion research from NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation and Research Training Centers; MyLife and Goal Guide, life management apps for users with cognitive disabilities developed by Cognitopia, is featured in Eugene Register-Guard newspaper article; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Advancing Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ThinkWork) hosts webinar, What Does Choice Really Mean When We Talk About Employment?; the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, ADA Lessons from Case Law Part 1: The Interactive Process; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments seeks participants for survey of individuals who are blind or with visual impairments about their experiences with job retention and career advancement; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) release new infographics on the caregiving in the United States, using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

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2018-11-14

In observance of Health Professions Week, NARIC has information on employment opportunities in the health professions in its Knowledgebase; Research in Focus features a group teleconference program that could help people aging with multiple sclerosis build resilience; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures: Building Self-Determination and Community Living and Participation (Pathways RTC) has five new online Pathways Transition Training Video Briefs focusing on skills for working with youth with mental health conditions and their families; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (Stats RRTC) publishes the October National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Report showing the continuing rise in key employment indicators for Americans with disabilities; the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Inclusive Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities; the Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Inclusive Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery - Getting It Right; the Northeast ADA Regional Center seeks participants from organizations with fewer than 500 employees for a survey of the implementation by small organizations of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the National Council on Disability (NCD) releases annual progress report on national disability policy, Has the Promise Been Kept? Federal Enforcement of Disability Rights Laws, revisiting the 2000 NCD report Promises to Keep: A Decade of Federal Enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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2018-11-07

In observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), NARIC offers research and resources for accessibility technology in the workplace in its Spotlight blog; photos and videos from NIDILRR's 40th Anniversary celebration now available from the Administration for Community Living Blog; Research in Focus features active video gaming for people with physical disabilities with the use of an adapted balance board; the University of Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center (UWTBIMS) provides updates on TBI treatment, including long-term recovery, in the September issue of its quarterly newsletter, TBI Updates; the New England ADA Regional Center receives NDEAM Community Recognition Award from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation; the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) hosts the 2018 Online KT Conference, "Engaging Ways to Engage Stakeholders"; the Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts Episode 62: Airport Accessibility and the ADA, latest episode of its ADA Live! webcast series; the University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury (UPMC-SCI) seeks wheelchair-user participants for a study on online wheelchair transfer training; the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the Department of Labor and the Campaign for Disability Employment launch new public service announcement, Working Works, highlighting the importance of helping workers experiencing temporary or permanent disability remain active in the workforce.

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2018-10-31

NARIC's Spotlight blog highlights research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere about self-employment and entrepreneurship for people with disabilities; Research in Focus looks at how a brief program may help people build resilience after a traumatic brain injury; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Integrated Health Care and Self-Directed Recovery offers web resource, Academy for Policy Makers, providing information about policy initiatives in behavioral health and integrated health care; University of Alabama at Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center (UAB-TBIMS) launches Primary Care Provider Education Resource Network for Traumatic Brain Injury; the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) and the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Promoting Interventions for Community Living (RRTC/PICL) host webcast, Multifaceted Interventions for Supporting Community Participation Among Adults with Disabilities: A Systematic Review; Spaulding Hospital-New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (SNERSCIC) hosts webcast, Shaping the Spinal Cord Injury Research Landscape: How Consumers Can Make a Difference; the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Community Living, Health, and Function (LiveWell RERC) sponsors the LiveWell 2019 Student App Challenge, an app development competition for middle, high school, and college students; the National Council on Disability (NCD) issues report, National Disability Employment Policy, From the New Deal to the Real Deal: Joining the Industries of the Future, assessing the status of employment for people with disabilities under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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2018-10-24

NARIC offers research and resources in mentoring from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of Disability Mentoring Day, a nationwide effort coordinated by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD); NIDILRR celebrates its 40th Anniversary on October 18th, and Sen. Patty Murray issued remarks in acknowledgement of the anniversary which were entered into the Congressional Record; Research in Focus looks at challenges people with traumatic brain injury may face in empathizing with others; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (Stats RRTC) publishes issue brief, Vermont's Progressive Employment Program: A Preliminary Impact Analysis; accessible music technology developed by Dancing Dots, Inc. was featured in the September 30th episode of the Blind and Beyond Radio Show; researchers from the Langston University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (LU-RRTC) on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities were interviewed for episode of Open Your Eyes, broadcast on Tacoma (MD) Radio and online; the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) hosts webinar, KT101: An Introduction to Knowledge Translation (or How to Become Impactastic); the University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury seeks individuals with spinal cord injury to utilize an app, KeepMvn, to track the rate of wheelchair breakdowns and associated adverse consequences; the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor offers two factsheets on mentoring youth and young adults with disabilities: Career-Focused Mentoring for Youth: The What, Why, and How, and Cultivating Leadership: Mentoring Youth with Disabilities.

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2018-10-17

NARIC's Spotlight blog features research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of World Mental Health Day and Mental Illness Awareness Week; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Vocational Rehabilitation Practices for Youth and Young Adults has a series of training seminars on improving vocational rehabilitation (VR) services to youth and young adults; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) shows job gains for Americans with disabilities in September National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Report; the Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center will host webinar, Stay Calm...Supporting Individuals with Emotional or Behavior Disorders in Community-Based Programs; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments will host State of the Science Conference on Employment for Individuals with Blindness and Other Visual Impairments as part of the 2019 American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference; the World Health Organization (WHO) publishes the Mental Health Atlas 2017, providing information on policies, plans, and laws to support mental health across 170 WHO Member States.

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2018-10-10

NARIC Spotlight blog features information including access to research and tools at National SCI, TBI, and Burn Injury Databases; registration for NIDILRR's 40th Anniversary Celebration closes after October 5th; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities publishes two new editions of its Recovery & Rehabilitation Newsletter: Self-Employment and Disclosure and Job Accommodations; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disabilities in Rural Communities publishes article, Disability rates in the path of Hurricane Florence, part of the Disability in American Map Series; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employer Practices for Individuals with Disabilities hosts webinar, What is a Job Coach? An Overview of the Role of a Job Coach in the Workplace Part 2; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement hosts Episode 10 of the National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Lunch & Learn webinar; the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center conducts interviews with individuals with burn injury, along with their caregivers and registered nurses (RNs); the Office of Disability Employment Policy's Campaign for Disability Employment publishes blog article, Inclusive Apprenticeship Programs: Bridging the Technology Skills Gap.

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2018-10-03

NARIC's Spotlight blog features research at the SCI Model System Centers; Director of the Office of Research Sciences at NIDILRR to receive Honorable Commendation Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM); Research in Focus looks at a new video game-like tool for assessing how children with and without autism spectrum disorders respond to everyday social situations; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Outcomes Measurement (RTC-OHM) hosts the HCBS Outcome Measurement Database, including information on more than 120 commonly used instruments; postdoctoral fellow from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Promoting Healthy Aging for Individuals with Long-Term Physical Disabilities to receive the Young Investigator Award in Post-Acute Stroke Rehabilitation from the National Stroke Association and the ACRM; the project Effects of Customized Employment on the Employment Outcomes of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities: A Randomized Clinical Trial hosts webinar, Putting Social Security Administration (SSA) Benefits to Work: The Path to Financial Self-Sufficiency; Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts latest episode of the ADA Live! web series, Employment First and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Working Together; the Access Board celebrated the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) with guest speakers and an exhibit on the law and its impacts at a public meeting and reception.

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2018-09-26

NARIC has information on rehabilitation services in its Librarian's Picks and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week; registration is open for NIDILRR's 40th Anniversary Celebration on October 18th; Research in Focus features working women with disabilities sharing strategies for countering stereotypes in the workplace; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Pathways to Positive Futures (Pathways RTC) posts materials from its 2018 State-of-the-Science Conference; principal investigator for the Langston University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (LU-RRTC) on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities is featured in the Fall 2018 issue of HBCU Times Magazine; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Support (FSRTC) hosts webinar, Research on Family Caregiving Support in the United States: A Strategic Plan; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Opioid Use Disorders and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Eliminating Discriminatory Barriers to Treatment and Recovery; the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) publishes brief, Homelessness in America: Focus on People with Disabilities Experiencing Chronic Homelessness.

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2018-09-19

In anticipation of Hurricane Florence, NARIC's Spotlight blog features recent research and development from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in inclusive emergency preparedness; Research in Focus looks at research examining whether children with mild traumatic brain injury receive rehabilitation and education services needed following injury; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) publishes training guide, The Roles of Peer Specialists Before Disasters Strike: Helping People with Mental Health Conditions Prepare for Disasters; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (Stats RRTC) reports positive upswing in employment of Americans with disabilities in its August nTIDE Report; the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) hosts webinar, Training on Research Evidence: An Overview of Effect Sizes and Meta-Analysis; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Online Video Accessibility; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes new Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Guideline in JAMA Pediatrics.

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2018-09-12

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