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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 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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Research and resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere in observance of National Financial Capability Month; Research in Focus looks at social media as key communication tool for people with ALS; RRTC on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments releases Career Advantage for VIPs: An Employment Preparation Primer for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired; researcher from RERC to Develop and Evaluate Technology for Low Vision, Blindness, and Multi-Sensory Loss is featured in California magazine; work of 14 engineering students developed under direction of RERC on AAC highlighted in Penn State News; KTDRR hosts two-part webinar, Scoping Review Methods for Producing Research Synthesis; National Child Traumatic Stress Network publishes The Road to Recovery: Supporting Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Who Have Experienced Trauma.

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Resources from NARIC on self-advocacy and self-determination for people with disabilities; NIDILRR continues 2016 Grants Forecast; Research in Focus offers self-advocates with SCI strategies for finding the right health care providers; Pathways RTC publishes Early Psychosis Interventions in its journal Focal Point; head investigator of Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Program on Health and Functioning of People with Disabilities receives Heller Mentoring Award; RTC/CL releases film, Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization; TransitionsRTC hosts webinar, Tools for School: College Accommodations for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities; Kennedy Center's Office of VSA and Accessibility is accepting applications for the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program.

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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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