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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!

Mental Health Month and World of Possibilities Expo; Practical Guide for People with Mental Health Conditions Who Want to Work; survey of health needs for people with disabilities in Massachusetts; Join the Conversation for Change, helping youth with disabilities transition from school to work ; COLA Guide for promoting social inclusion and community integration; study demonstrating benefit of exercise for people with physical disabilities; the future of accessible human-computer interaction discussed on NPR; webinar on program access in parks, recreation, and tourism.

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NARIC Calendar of Events; exercise videos for people with psychiatric disabilities; ADA National Network Disability Law Handbook; conference at Boston University on skills needed to navigate the changing healthcare environment; Relationships after TBI video wins award; study demonstrates inexpensive method for establishing a standard baseline of accessibility; May employment data showing positive trends for people with disabilities; webinar presents national data on Olmstead-related litigation. 

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World Possibilities Expo; Smartphone apps for people with arthritis; clinical trial for adults with SCI in Denver, CO; accessibility challenges for voters with disabilities; NNJSCIS hosts Grand Rounds on the state of SCI; SCIRehab featured in special issue of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; user-centered exercise game aids in fitness and fall prevention for seniors; 2013 Summer Institute on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes for the Clinician.

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This issue features: Cynthia Waddell in memoriam; FAAST toolkit for VR and game developers; survey for farmers with amputations; disability statistics in the news; new technologies for rehabilitation and health promotion; NARRTC awards; knowledge translation webinar; NSCIA webcasts. Sent April 24, 2013

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Annual meeting of NARRTC; Americans with Disabilities Act Scoping Review; self-management and SCI survey; the Help America Vote Act 10 years later; Third International Transformational Technology Summit sessions available online; Sprint ID packs receive US Disability Matters Award; NEW-R Curriculum feature in PsyR Connection issue; State of the Science of Prevention and Management of Secondary Health Conditions in People After SCI course.

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Gardening; Tips from the Wheel World; survey of user needs now available in Spanish; Age-CAP encourages active aging; NIDRR releases long range plan for 2013-2017; NIDRR presents trends in ICT for people with disabilities; NIDRR presents the OASIS training program for parents of children with autism; Summer Institute on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes.

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April is Occupational Therapy Month; Aging Well with a Disability Factsheets; call for recipes and prep tips for a Disability Cookbook; International Workshop on CBR and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities; Spaulding-Harvard Model System receives NSCIA Chapter award; special needs for special siblings; Morph Wheels wins innovation award; people with disabilities more engaged in the workplace; Triumph Services, Inc.: assisting individuals with ASD to live and work independently.

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NARIC and social media; Tax Access website; relationships after TBI; social media accessibility toolkit; new technology expanding access to  movies and in-flight entertainment; NIDRR research featured on Blind Matters Radio Show; NIDRR researchers honored; high rise evacuation for people with disabilities.

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NARIC librarians available for online chat through AskMe; couples' relationship after TBI; PAS center seeks stories from disaster survivors; DESA/UNICEF/UNPRPD World We Want 2015 online discussion; the right to Web equality for people with cognitive disabilities; findings and recommendations for AT access presented to the Navajo Nation Council; Tony Gentry named OT Career Visionary; cloud computing and people with disabilities.

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Brain Injury Awareness Month; Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities Guide and Checklist; website survey; ABILITY Jobs; accessible technology: is supply outstripping demand?; Latino USA offers captioned radio broadcasts; New York Times profiles Joshua Miele; the role of peer specialists in promoting competitive employment for the people they serve.

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