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News and Notes from the NIDILRR Community and Beyond Archive

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!

During observation of the 23rd anniversary of the ADA, employment resources and events available from the community are highlighted; three additions to CIRRIE collection of bibliographies of rehabilitation research; participant input sought from consumers with SCI for future MSKTC factsheets; CAP online training modules for providing accommodations for employees with disabilities; two software programs developed by Dancing Dots for accessing music scores by blind and low vision musicians; grantees testifying before the Senate Commission on Long Term Care; Webinar: Peer Specialists Promoting Community Re-Itegration for People With Psychiatric Disabilities Returning Home from Jail or Prison.

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ADA 23rd anniversary toolkit, diabetes education toolkit, parenting with mental illness on WHYY, Laugh and Learn panel discussion on the ADA, webinar on the myth of the ADA drive-by lawsuit, webinar on accessible information and communication technology policy, and EveryBody online exhibit from the Smithsonian.

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Juvenile arthritis month; ENACT podcast on Tai Chi, yoga, and water aerobics; three arthritis studies; the future of inclusive design online; July Trends in Disability Employment update; new ADA factsheets; webinars on employment issues; webinar on disability disclosure

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July 4th celebration and firework-related burn injuries, including link to fact sheets on burn injury recovery; Telecom Toolbox, a website to help vocational rehabilitation counselors communicate with their clients; Disability-Competent Care Self-Assessment Tool released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; survey participants sought for caregiver health information needs study; first edition of RecTech quarterly newsletter; documentary, The Eyes of Thailand, features innovative prosthetics and orthotics technology; Pathways RTC wins 2012 Best Paper award for their article describing the work of the Finding Our Way project; Webinar on Disability as Diversity.

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PTSD Awareness Month; video: Information Retrieval for International Disability and Rehabilitation Research; ADA StoryTeller online form for submitting personal stories of removing barriers to independent living; webinar: Lead the Way: Building an Inclusive Business Culture; NIDRR grantee receives APTA award; grantee testifying before the President's Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services; innovative shoulder therapy for SCI on display at SIGGRAPH 2013; webinar: ADA Anniversary Update: 23 Years Later.

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RESNA annual meeting; Practical Guide for People with Disabilities Who Want to Go to College; Focus Brief issue 37, Lessons Learned in Technology Transfer; Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) employer blog; NIDRR seeks reviewers to participate in peer reviews; physical activity monitor system featured in journal Spinal Cord; NIDRR grantee receives 2013 Disability Policy Research Emerging Investigator Award; Arthritis State of the Science Meeting

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Men's Health Week; Self-Determination and Aging, latest issue in Research to Practice Brief; online Q&A on research for a cure in SCI held by UAB-SCIMS; launched by HHS; CIRRIE sponsors international presenters for symposium on disability rehabilitation in low and middle income countries; RanchoGait evaluation app debuts on iTunes; Webinar: Bridging the Gap Between Health and Mental Health for Persons with Serious Mental Health Conditions.

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Choosing a summer camp for a learning disabled (LD) child and visiting wheelchair accessible national parks; intimacy issues facing individuals with mental health conditions; To Walk or Roll: The Controversy Over Walking and Research; 2012 National Employment Conference Post-Webinar Series; article describes the role of Project SEARCH in helping youth with ASD gain competitive employment; NPR Labs' Captioned Braille Radio Initiative highlighted on WAMC; webinar discussing pathways to positive futures for youth with serious mental health conditions; webcast and live chat featuring new advances in research for recovey after SCI.

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National Aphasia Awareness Month; podcast in the Active Living with Arthritis series discusses overcoming barriers to common leisure activities; survey gathering information about disclosures of mental health issues by academic faculty; Source, an international online resource center on disability and inclusion; Institute for Disabilities Research and Training Inc. receives award from the US Small Business Administration; webcast: funding opportunities at the NIDRR; webcast: Secondary Conditions After SCI in a Population-Based Cohort.

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National Hurricane Preparedness Week; ADA Questions and Answers; quick poll of assistive technology use by people with SCI; 2013 Webinar Series on Alzheimer's Disease and Resources; NURERC Scholars Program recipient named; NIDRR seeking reviewers to participate in peer reviews for competitions; webinar on characteristics of employment discrimination charges filed under the ADA; webinar featuring a new, free, web-based resource for helping researchers explore disability and compensation.

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