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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!

Virtual tour of the NARIC collection of SCI research from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observation of National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month; KTER publishes Employment Interventions for Return to Work in Working Aged Adults Following TBI; NIDILRR Director John Tschida and grantees to present at ICDR Accessible Health Information Technology (HIT) Conference; RRTCDD researcher Matthew Janicki discusses transition and intellectual disability in article from Fox News; Sharon Wade, PhD, PI of RRTC on Interventions for Children and Youth with TBI, will receive first Jane Gillett Award from the International Brain Injury Association; Great Lakes and Southwest ADA Centers host webinar on the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in Postsecondary Education (QIAT-PS) Campus Self-Evaluation Matrix; Wireless RERC seeks participants for its Spanish-language version of the 2015 Survey of User Needs (SUN) for Wireless Technologies; the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD) publishes Discover Inclusive Education: A Guidebook for Educators.

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NIDILRR-funded report and other articles about issues related to Hurricane Katrina available from NARIC collection in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the disaster; We Prepare Every Day from FEMA offers safety tips during disasters; summer issue of CROR Outcomes newsletter features article on developing online training materials and measuring effects of teaching wheelchair skills for people with SCI; also includes article from RRTC on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes and Effectiveness, an update of a study on measuring community participation; RTC/CL researchers named Women of Distinction by the Emily Taylor Resource Center for Women and Gender Equity; RRTCDD publishes article on the need for national practice guidelines for adults with intellectual disability and dementia; Pathways RTC hosts webinar, Family Support for Transition-Aged Youth; University of Alabama at Birmingham SCIMS seeks participants for a study on pregnancy and delivery outcomes of women with and without SCI; US Department of Labor ODEP releases 2015 National Disability Employment Awareness (NDEAM) poster.

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Tools, articles, and reports from NARIC collection that support financial health; Wireless RERC releases presentations from its Wireless Independence Now! workshop series; Southwest and Great Lakes ADA Centers publish results from their 2015 QIAT-PS survey distributed to post-secondary students with disabilities; Capti Narrator developed by Charmtech Labs LLC featured in MIT Technology Review's 35 Innovators Under 35; Southwest and Great Lakes ADA Centers host webinar, Inclusive Sports, Recreation, and Exercise for Individuals with Disabilities; TIKTOC RERC seeks individuals with SCI to test SCI-HARD video game designed to help development of self-management skills; UN Department of Public Information releases a new accessibility logo as part of the Accessibility Guidelines for UN Websites.

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Research and resources on fall prevention from NIDILRR community and beyond; Mid-Atlantic ADA Center releases Guide to Accessible Meetings, Events, and Conferences; pressure ulcer research by Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Spinal Cord Injury highlighted in MD Magazine; researchers from TBI model system centers receive awards from the Brain Injury Association of America; researcher at the Moss Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center discusses TBI research on radio show Recovery Now; Southeast ADA Center hosts webcast, ADA Live! Episode 24: The School Year Has Started -- And It's Not Going Well; ProCEDD project recruiting participants for study on competitive employment for people with co-occurring opiate addiction and mental illness; US Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Justice issue Rights of Parents and Prospective Parents with Disabilities.

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VSA turns 40 in 2015, NARIC blog post highlights research and publications from NIDILRR community and elsewhere supporting access to the arts for everyone; MidAtlantic ADA Center debutes film, At Your Service, as part of ADA National Network Hospitality and Disability Initiative; results from study Individualized Planning for the First Year Following Acute Rehabilitation (TBI-PBE) published in special supplemental issue of APMR; article from IC-RRTC  published in the Journal of Disability Policy Studies identifies factors favoring employment for people with disabilities; Northeast ADA Center hosts webinar, The ADA and Higher Education: What You Need to Know; MSKTC seeks participants for a study of the health information needs of veterans with TBI; NLS for the Blind and Physically Handicapped releases the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) app for Android.

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ADA 25th Anniversary celebrations featured cool technology from the NIDILRR community, other federal agencies, and private organizations; Choosing a School: the JedCampus Seal episode of RRTC on Comeback TV series produced by Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood; researcher from RERC-AAC interviewed on ALS Podcast from ALS Association; two members of RRTC/CL receive Public Policy Advocate of the Year Award from the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE); RRTC on Employment of Individuals with Physical Disabilities hosts webcast, The Opportunity Game: How to Present Yourself as an Ideal Job Candidate; TU Collaborative seeks participants for a randomized, controlled study of Distance Supported Education; U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) releases public service announcement featuring Deaf former MLB player Curtis Pride promoting ability in Major League Baseball and the workplace.

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Smithsonian Institution hosts Festival ADA: 25 Years of Disability Rights July 24th through 26th on the Mall in Washington, DC, with NARIC among participants; RRTC on Employment Outcomes for Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired publishes Employment Mentoring Manual; NIDILRR-funded projects join Smithsonian's Festival ADA; New England ADA Center kicks off its ADA 25 Boston Common Celebration; Rocky Mountain ADA Center hosts ADA 25 gala and reception at Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center; Pacific ADA Center hosts webinar: Federal Facilities and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Standards; Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System Center (BH-BIMS) seeks participants for study of the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on chronic pain and itch following burn injury; Disability Rights Section of the US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division publishes Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA.

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Re: #ADA25, NARIC looks back on NIDILRR-grantee research over the last 25 years; Development of a Web-Based Nemeth Code Tutorial for Use by Individuals Who Are Blind publishes Nemeth Code Tutorial; Participation, Subjective Well Being, Health, and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): A 40-Year Longitudinal Study celebrates 40 years of SCI research; project director of Facilitating Employment for Youth with Autism speaks at graduation ceremony for students in Project SEARCH internship program; RRTC on Advancing Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities hosts webinar: Employment Support Professionals: Leaders for Change; In-Depth Investigation of Wheelchair Activities on Paratransit seeks participants for paratransit wheelchair rider survey; US Department of Labor releases report on services for youth with disabilities provided under Workforce Investment Act.

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ADA National Network celebrates the ADA's 25th Anniversary; MSKTC publishes factsheet: Pregnancy and Women with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI); principal investigator of Transitions RTC receives Armin Loeb Award; RERC-AAC article describes the benefits of social media as a communication tool for AAC users; New England ADA Center to host the ADA 25 Boston Common Celebration; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health recruiting participants for health behaviors survey for its Longitudinal Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Study; releases ADA 25 Social Media Toolkit as part of its celebration of ADA's 25th Anniversary.

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NARIC recognizes Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in celebration of Independence Day; Southwest ADA Center publishes Access Means Business: Tax Incentives Supporting the ADA; dietician with Northwest Regional Burn Model System Center receives award for excellence; wayfinding technology developed by Sendero Group featured in Fortune magazine article; Great Lakes ADA Center hosts webinar, The Most Important Cases Since the ADA Was Passed 25 Years Ago; TU Collaborative hosts webinar, Get Moving! The Importance of Physical Activity; Wireless RERC extends App Factory call for proposals for financial support to develop assistive and/or accessibility apps for mobile platforms; US Department of Labor has created a disability history timeline, Disability & Employment: A Timeline, to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA.

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