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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!

Webinars on inclusive programs in school libraries and public and academic libraries from Project ENABLE in observance of National Library Week; NIDILRR 2016 Grants Forecast updated; Research in Focus looks at interventions for families caring for older adults and adults with I/DD; Transitions RTC releases resources on Social Anxiety on Voices4Hope website; NIDILRR researcher to deliver Wally Peters Honorary Keynote Lecture at 3rd Annual Canadian Burn Symposium in October; special issue of the journal Inclusion highlights ADA at 25, including research from NIDILRR-funded projects; RRTC on Developmental Disabilities and Health to present webinar, Falls Among Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD); Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology and Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) launch TalentWorks, a free tool for employers and human resources professionals to ensure their online job applications are acessible to job seekers with disabilities.

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Research and resources in OT from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of Occupational Therapy Month; NIDILRR posts grants forecast and vacancies announcement; Research in Focus on supports for job seekers with autism spectrum disorders; Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System Center (NNJSCIS) releases video series on Bowel Management, Pressure Ulcer Prevention, and Pneumonia Prevention; March nTIDE Report shows signs of possible turnaround for status of Americans with disabilities in the workplace; Alan Jette to receive John Stanley Coulter Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM); Southeast ADA Center hosts ADA Live! webinar, Supported Decision-Making, continuing conversation from an earlier ADA Live! episode; RERC on AAC hosts Student Research and Development Competition in collaboration with RESNA; Rehabilitation Services Administration at the Department of Education releases Understanding the Affordable Care Act: A Toolkit for VR Counselors.

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Articles on nutrition from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere featured in NARIC Spotlight blog in observance of National Nutrition Month; NIDILRR continues to post its FY 2016 grant opportunities in HHS Grants Forecast Database; Research in Focus highlights program on healthy eating and activity for people with serious mental illness; RRTC on Community Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities (RTC/CL) releases report, In-Home and Residential Long-Term Supports and Services for Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities; RERC researcher Joshua Miele presents 2016 Longmore Lecture in Disability Studies at San Francisco State University; Capti Narrator developed by Charmtech Labs featured on Fox 5 News (NY); RRTC on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) hosts webinar series, nTIDE Lunch & Learn; Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR), of which NIDILRR is a member, releases proceedings from Accessibility and Usability in Health Information Technology conference.

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Happy Spring from NARIC, resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere about disability and travel, tourism, and hospitality; NIDILRR grant opportunities in HHS Grants Forecast Database updated and 2 vacancies at NIDILRR announced; RRTC on Community Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities (RTC/CL) publishes Impact: Feature Isssue on Supporting Wellness for Adults with IDD; director of Southwest ADA Center and ADA Participatory Action Research Consortium appointed to City of Houston METRO Board; Wireless RERC selects five AT apps for its App Factory Development Awards; ADA Knowledge Translation Center to host State of the Science Conference on the ADA; TU Collaborative seeks participants for its survey of community re-entry programs for individuals with mental health or substance abuse issues who have been released from prison; Federal Partners in Transition publishes two factsheets on transition for students and youth with disabilities.

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REHABDATA Connection, NARIC's free monthly literature awareness service; VR programs for young African American men with substance use disorders; Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Center (NWRSCIS) debuts SCI Empowerment Project Wheelchair Skills Video series; New England Spinal Cord Injury Toolkit, developed by New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (NERSCIC), highlighted on American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) website; Living Well with a Disablity, from RTC: Rural and RRTC on Independent Living, appears on Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR); RRTC for Evidence-Based Practice in Vocational Rehabilitation (RRTC-EBP-VR) hosts symposium, Evidence-Based Practices in Vocational Rehabilitation; RRTC on Employment of Individuals with Physical Disabilities (VCU-RRTC) seeks participants for study of barriers to employment for adults with physical disabilities; National Disability Institute's ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) provides informaion on benefits of an ABLE account.

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Get to know the current TBI model systems, available through the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center, in observance of Brain Injury Awareness Month; TU Collaborative publishes Creating Welcoming Mental Health Work Environments; February nTIDE Report highlights continuing trends and emerging research; University of Washington TBI Model System publishes new series of TBI InfoComics on Understanding TBI; Great Plains and Rocky Mountain ADA Centers host the 2016 National ADA Symposium; RRTC on Community Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities (RTC/CL) hosts webinar, National Data on People with IDD Living with Family Members; National Alliance for Caregiving, Mental Health America, and National Alliance on Mental Illness release On Pins & Needles: Caregivers of Adults with Mental Illness.

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, research by NIDILRR grantees supporting people with developmental disabilities is available in NARIC collection of articles; Research in Focus looks at the impact of college and university training as VR intervention for job seekers with disabilities; RRTC on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities publishes Immigration Trends' Impacts on State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Minority Application Rates; MSKTC publishes factsheet on pregnancy and women with SCI in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (APMR); RRTC for Evidence-Based Practice in Vocational Rehabilitation (RRTC-EBP-VR) and the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition have developed Effective Practices and Predictors Matrix; Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) hosts webinar, Research to Practice in the NIDILRR Community; Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) releases Trends in Employment Outcomes of Young Adults with IDD.

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NARIC's field trip to the National Sports Center for the Disabled and resources on winter sports from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere; NIDILRR 2016 Grants Forecast updated; phone-delivered program teaching people with MS to manage their symptoms; MSKTC releases toolkit, Best Practices for Using Charts and Graphs to Communicate Research Findings; RRTC on Disability Statistics and Demographics releases Annual Disability Statistics Compendium and companion Disability Statistics Annual Report; RERC on Universal Design and the Built Environment debuts revamped version of website; Southwest and Great Lakes ADA Centers along with the RESNA Catalyst Project host webinar, The ADA, Sensory Disabilities, and Assistive Technology; Justice in Aging releases report, Stengthening Low-Income Older Adults and Caregivers.

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Resources and research from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of American Heart Month; Administration for Community Living (ACL) releases Public Access Plan for NIDILRR-funded research; TU Collaborative develops a Parenting Internet Education Tool; RERC on Technologies for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities (Tech4POD) releases eBook on Osteogenesis Imperfecta; Pathways RTC releases two of their most popular publications, two youth guides, in Spanish; Burn Model Systems presents at the American Burn Association 2016 State of the Science Conference in Burn Research; Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems to present Progress in Research from the SCI Model Systems as part of American Spinal Injury Association Annual Meeting; National Institute of Standards and Technology and Election Assistance Commission collaborate to maintain Accessible Voting technology (AVT) Portal.

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The 200th issue of News and Notes, feedback welcome; integrating service dogs into the workplace; MSKTC releases factsheet on autonomic dysreflexia; researchers at Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System Center interviewed on VoiceAmerica Disability Matters show; StatsRRTC and IC-RRTC publish nTide 2015 Year in Review; Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) hosts webinar, Creating Career Pathways for Youth with Mental Health Conditions; Office of Women's Health (OWH) at Department of Health and Human Services celebrates 25th anniversary

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