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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!

NARIC at RESNA/NCART Annual Conference along with RERCs, from which NARIC has over 1,000 papers in its collection; message from NIDILRR's Director; NIDILRR grants forecast moves to; Research in Focus looks at programs connecting youth with disabilities to supports after leaving high school; MSKTC publishes factsheet, Adjusting to Life After Spinal Cord Injury; co-director of University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury wins inaugural Martin Mickle Outstanding Innovator Award; researchers from Burn Injury Model System Centers publish article on 20 years of BIMS research in Journal of Burn Care and Research; RRTC on Employment of Individuals with Physical Disabilities hosts webcast, A Study of Quality Employment Outcomes Among Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS); TIKTOC Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center seeks participants to test SCI-HARD, a mobile game to help individuals with SCI/D improve self-management skills; Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) releases Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies.

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NARIC celebrates Independence Day while exploring the impact of Olmstead; video posted by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Center (NWRSCIS) on the perspectives of caregivers; RTC/CL researcher honored by Life Span Institute; HealthMatters Program Team joins Nutrition is for Everyone; Langston University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entitites (LU-RRTC) hosts a webinar on the basics of universal design and universal design for learning; University of Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (UWTBIMS) seeks participants for its Headache Diary Study (HADS); Labor force characteristics for persons with a disability.

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NARIC recommends ADA National Network Regional Centers for ADA-related information; NIDILRR 2016 grants forecast update; Research in Focus on Anxiety as an issue for people with moderate to severe TBI; University of Alabama TBI Model System Center releases latest issue of Brain Waves newsletter; RRTC on Employer Practices Related to the Employment Outcomes Among Individuals with Disabilities publishes new book, Disability and Employer Practices: Research Across the Disciplines; principal investigator of National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families publishes blog post on Parenting with a Disability on Administration for Community Living's ACL Blog; Webinar: FEMA Promising Practice: Strategies for Effective Communication with People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Emergencies; Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) seeks participants for focus groups on looking for work while living with a disability; Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) recruiting reviewers of factsheet: Healthy Eating after Burn Injury - For Kids; American Society for Aging (ASA) hosts webinar: Times of Transformation: The Changing LTSS Environment for the Aging and Disability Networks.

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Information resources from NARIC in observance of Men's Health Week; NIDILRR Grants Forecast; Transitions RTC posts recording of Tools for School seminar; Transportation Guide from RRTC on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments highlighted in ACB eForum; graduation ceremonies at Bon Secours hospitals in Virginia for students from Project SEARCH, part of Facilitating Employment for Youth with Autism, were covered in two Virginia newspapers; VR-RTAC hosts webinar, Motivational Interviewing: A Management Focused Learning Collaborative; RTC: Rural hosts State of the Science Webinar Symposium on Housing Usability and Community Engagement; University of Washington TBI Model System Center seeks participants for a study of the efficacy of Sumatriptan in treating post-traumatic headache in people with TBI; Administration for Community Living celebrates 17th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Olmstead v LC. 

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NARIC blog post features National Cancer Survivors Day; NIDILRR 2016 Grants Forecast is updated; Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) develops 2nd edition of its Knowledge Translation (KT) Casebook; StatsRRTC and IC-RRTC releases May nTIDE report showing employment rise for people with disabilities; NIDILRR research on stigma of psychiatric disabilities in the workplace highlighted in Washington Post article; Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures (Pathways RTC) to host webinar on the effectiveness of transition programs for young people; Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (RERC on AAC) seeks participants for online survey of the use of AAC for communication by adults with ALS; Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to host a Careers in the Arts National Online Dialogue.

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NARIC offers summer travel information resources from NIDILRR community and elsewhere; Northern New Jersey TBI System Center publishes articles on marriage after TBI and other subjects in TBI News & Views newsletter; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on VR Practices for Youth and Young Adults accepting applications for Graduate Certificate in Career Planning and Placement for Youth in Transition; Of the Community, film released by RRTC on Community Living for People with Intellectual Disabilities, receives AIVA Awards; Northeast ADA Regional Center presents webinar, Reaching Employers about Disability Inclusiveness: The Just-in-Time Program; ADA Participation Action Research Consortium seeks participants with disabilities for survey on public transportation access and experiences; Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and the National Council on Disability release booklet, Parenting with a Disability: Know Your Rights Toolkit.

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NARIC is at AIRS Conference, person-centered planning from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere available from NARIC; NIDILRR seeking comment on proposed health service delivery models; Research in Focus looks at health care providers' knowledge of return-to-work issues of people with cancer; RERC RecTech Third State of the Science Conference: Bending the Arc of Exercise Technology Toward People with Disabilities; Wireless RERC presents Wireless Independence Now! series of workshops for people with disabilities, caregivers, and professionals; Great Plains ADA Associate Director receives Inclusive Excellence Award from the University of Missouri; IC-RRTC presents policy forum and webinar, Barriers and Supports to Employment for State Vocational Rehabilitation Clients; Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) hosts webinar, Talent Matters: Leveraging Disability-Inclusive Outreach and Recruitment Strategies

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NARIC shares resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in its Spotlight blog in observance of Older Americans Month and Mental Health Month; NIDILRR 2016 Grants Forecast with updates as of May 12th; NIDILRR seeks comment on proposed transportation and health service delivery models priorities; Research in Focus on improving access to behavioral and educational services for children with ASD; NWRSCIS posts Managing Personal Caregivers: A Panel Discussion; TU Collaborative PI is plenary speaker at Second Annual Conference of the Association for Community Integration Programs; PI of Spaulding Harvard TBI System Center interviewed for Just keep going segment on CBS Sunday Morning; Capti Narrator makes 50,000 eBooks available through partnership with Project Gutenberg; MSKTC hosts webinar, Engaging the Media; University of Minnesota RRTC/CL has developed Make Work a Part of Your Plan video and webinar series.

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NARIC posts research and resources from the NIDILRR community under Right Resources, Right Now heading in its Spotlight Blog; NIDILRR posts updated 2016 Grants Forecast in HHS Grants Forecast Database; NIDILRR seeks public comment on proposed Transportation Priority; Research in Focus features web-based motivational program for smokers with serious mental illness who wish to quit smoking; Project TEAM intervention teaches teens and young adults with disabilities to identify and generate solutions to environmental barriers; StatsRRTC and IC-RRTC release April National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) report on status of Americans with disabilities in the workplace; principal investigator of Spaulding-Harvard TBI Model System Center featured in NBC's Dateline: On Assignment; VCU-RRTC hosts webcast, Experiences and Employment of Veterans with Amputations; National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC), funded by the Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration, provides information to professionals and organizations on increasing transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities in the community.

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NARIC highlights research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of Children's Mental Health Awareness Day; NIDILRR 2016 Grants Forecast updated; Research in Focus features insights from people with SCI on returning to work; Aging RRTC publishes two plain-language summaries of research on healthy aging with physical disabilities; TU Collaborative health fair, focused on health and wellness for people with psychiatric disabilities, was featured on CBS Philly and KYW News Radio; principal investigator on the project on the Impact of Prism Adaptation Therapy for Spacial Neglect on Home and Community Outcomes was interviewed on One on One with Steve Adubato on NJTV; KTDRR hosts webcast on writing webpages, research briefs, consent forms, and other educational materials in plain language; VCU-RRTC seeks people with physical disabilities for online survey on barriers and supports to employment; Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issues report, Policy and Research Needs to Maximize Independence and Support Community Living: Workshop Summary

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