Disability Research News

Aging, Disability, and the ADA

Post date: 08/30/2017

The NIDILRR-funded New England ADA Regional Center has released two one-minute videos on Aging, Disability, and the ADA.

RRTC on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities State of the Science Conference

Post date: 08/30/2017

The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities will host a State of the Science Conference...

Developing Affordable and Accessible Community-Based Housing for Vulnerable Adults

Post date: 08/23/2017
disability data news

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have published a report, Developing Affordable and Accessible Community-Based Housing for...

Ticket To Work Blog Highlights AT in the Workplace

Post date: 08/23/2017

The NIDILRR-funded AbleData project has published Using assistive technology in the workplace, a guest article for the Social Security Administration's...

Interagency TBI Conference Call for Symposia, Scientific Papers, and Posters

Post date: 08/23/2017

The Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), co-sponsored by NIDILRR, continues its open call for symposia, as well as scientific papers and posters for the fourth...

Reasonable Accommodations in Colleges and Universities

Post date: 08/16/2017

The NIDILRR-funded Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center will host a webinar, Reasonable Accommodations in Colleges and Universities, August 23rd, 2-3:30pm ET.

A Guided Career Planning Program May Help Young Adults with Mental Health Challenges Achieve Their Goals

Post date: 07/26/2017
disability data news

For young adults with mental health challenges, the right career planning program may help put them on the path to achieving their life goals, this week's Research In Focus finds.

New Research Briefs from the RRTC on Advancing Employment for Individuals with IDD

Post date: 07/26/2017
disability data news

The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Advancing Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) has published two new research briefs on findings from the National Core Indicators Adult Consumer Survey of 2012-2013.

AAC Study Highlighted on WKRC

Post date: 07/26/2017
disability data news

The NIDILRR-funded project on Improving Outcomes Using Aided Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing was featured in...

Meeting Employer Demand in a Job-Driven Economy: Diversity, Inclusion, and VR's Evolving Role

Post date: 07/19/2017

The NIDILRR-funded Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Research and Training Center on Demand-Side Strategies (Demand-Side RRTC) will co-host a national conference,...

2017 Facts and Figures Factsheets for SCI, TBI, and Burn Injury

Post date: 07/19/2017

The NIDILRR-funded Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) has published the 2017 factsheets for spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and burn injury, produced with the NIDILRR-funded Model Systems data centers.

Interagency TBI Conference Call for Symposia, Scientific Papers, and Posters

Post date: 07/12/2017

The Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), co-sponsored by NIDILRR, has announced an open call for symposia, as well as scientific papers and posters for the fourth...

Changing the Rules: A Guide for Youth and Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions Who Want to Change Policy

Post date: 07/12/2017

The NIDILRR-funded Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures: Building Self-Determination and Community Living and Participation has developed a new policy guide, Changing the Rules: A Guide for Youth...

Facts for Features: Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26

Post date: 07/12/2017
disability data news

The US Census Bureau has published a collection of resources, Facts for Features: Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26, which provides a demographic snapshot of...

ADA Anniversary Tool Kit

Post date: 06/28/2017

The NIDILRR-funded ADA National Network and its ten regional centers across the United States will lead celebrations of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout July, leading up to the ADA Anniversary (July 26th).

Special Journal Issue Highlights Community Participation Research

Post date: 06/28/2017

Glen White, PhD, principal investigator, and Jean Ann Summers, PhD, research director from the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Community Living served as guest editors for a...

Webcast: Disclosing Disability in the Workplace

Post date: 06/28/2017

The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities (VCU-RRTC) will host a webcast, Disclosing Disability in the Workplace, July 13th, 2-2:45pm ET.

Mental Health Research Featured in Inside Higher Ed

Post date: 06/28/2017

Researchers from the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) were interviewed in...

Webinar: Guided Group Discovery - Paving the Way to Employment

Post date: 06/21/2017

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) LEAD Center will host a webinar, Guided Group Discovery: Paving the Way to Employment, June 26th, 3-4pm ET. Guided Group Discovery (GGD...

Introducing the Disability Coordinating Group of the Campbell Collaboration

Post date: 05/25/2017

Please join the Center on KTDRR for our next live webcast, Introducing the Disability Coordinating Group of the Campbell Collaboration.

PEAT Blog Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Post date: 05/19/2017

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), the ODEP-funded Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) compiled a list highlighting some of their favorite actionable quotes from PEAT contributors, including accessibility experts, employers, government entities, disability advocates and others.