Disability Research News

Post date: 01/27/2017

The North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (NDDVR) is enhancing partnerships with business by raising awareness of VR's business services and how VR can help business with their employment needs.

Post date: 01/27/2017
disability data news

A new report from the LEAD Center and the Workplace Initiative finds UPS’s work training program to be a game-changer for disability employment.

Post date: 01/27/2017
funding announcement

NIDILRR is posting its FY 2017 grants forecast in the Grants.gov database at http://www.grants.gov. To identify NIDILRR opportunities, use the search terms NIDILRR or 93.433

Post date: 01/19/2017
disability data news

Because of renewed emphasis on transitioning people with disabilities to the workplace, a growing number of innovative programs are providing comprehensive preparatory services for students with disabilities.

Post date: 01/19/2017
disability data news

In the continuing effort to support RSA’s dual customers (individuals with disabilities and employers), RSA Commissioner, Janet LaBreck, conducted a series of roundtable discussions with business and industry leaders in 2015 and 2016.

Post date: 12/19/2016

The next webinar in the U.S. Access Board's free monthly series will take place January 5 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and will feature an open question and answer session on accessibility standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) for buildings and facilities. Presenters will field questions from attendees on the ADA and ABA standards, including their scope and application and specific requirements for building elements and spaces.

Post date: 12/19/2016

Provider agencies across the country are transitioning from segregated "sheltered" workshop options to supporting integrated community careers for people with disabilities. This process of organizational transformation can be both exciting and challenging for provider staff and the people they serve.

Post date: 12/16/2016

Last week, EARN, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and U.S. Office of Personnel Management, gathered thought leaders on disability employment in the federal workforce to kick-off the Federal Exchange on Employment and Disability.

Post date: 12/14/2016
disability data news

This week's Research In Focus highlights new findings on seizure risk after traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Post date: 12/14/2016
funding announcement

NIDILRR continues to post its forecast of FY 2017 grant opportunities in the Grants.gov database with the most recent updates posted December 12th at http://www.grants.gov.

Post date: 11/30/2016

The National Academies' Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence, of which NIDILRR is one of the sponsoring agencies, has published a report,...

Post date: 11/30/2016

The next live session will be held in Dallas, TX, December 5th, 10am-1pm CT. The public may attend in person or by phone and registration is required.

Post date: 11/30/2016
disability data news

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2016, celebrated in October, the Marketing Anthropology Project (MAP), a program of the National Business & Disability Council at The Viscardi Center, released the results of a survey exploring the correlation between consumers’ purchasing decisions and their perceptions of a business’ practices toward the disability community.

Post date: 11/10/2016
disability data news

Two faculty from the NIDILRR-funded Technology Increasing Knowledge: Technology Optimizing Choice (TIKTOC) Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) recently participated in the University of Michigan’s 2016...

Post date: 11/10/2016

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) was awarded a $5 million dollar grant to assist VR-eligible...

Post date: 11/10/2016

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has released further clarification on how the Integration Mandate of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the subsequent Olmstead v. L.C. (Olmstead) decision, are to be applied to state and local governments’ employment service systems for individual with disabilities.

Post date: 11/10/2016

Title IV of WIOA requires that Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies include in their State Plans an assurance that they have entered into a formal cooperative agreement with various state agencies.

Post date: 11/01/2016
funding announcement

NIDILRR is posting its FY 2017 grants forecast in the Grants.gov database at http://www.grants.gov

Post date: 11/01/2016

In support of its efforts to develop strategies and practices to promote full workplace inclusion of people with disabilities, the LEAD Center invites you to participate in a national online dialogue, “Promoting Inclusive Career Pathways.”

Post date: 10/29/2016

Fifty three years ago today, President John F. Kennedy signed a historic piece of legislation that we now know as the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act).

Post date: 10/27/2016
disability data news

In a blog post published this week on the U.S. Department of Labor blog, ODEP Deputy Assistant Secretary Jennifer Sheehy and the department’s Chief Economist Dr. Heidi Shierholz explored National Disability Employment Awareness Month in numbers, sharing the most recent data on employment and labor force participation of people with disabilities vis-à-vis people without disabilities, as well as policy initiatives aimed at bridging the gap between them.

Post date: 09/16/2016
funding announcement

This is the seventh round of DEI funding. Since 2010, the department has awarded grants of more than $123 million through the initiative to 49 projects in 28 states to improve education, training, and employment outcomes of youth and adults with disabilities. More information on the DEI is available here.

Post date: 09/13/2016

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the anticipated renewal of its Disability Advisory Committee and is soliciting applications for membership on the Committee, subject to renewal of the Committee’s charter.