Disability Research News
Developing Affordable and Accessible Community-Based Housing for Vulnerable Adults
Reasonable Accommodations in Colleges and Universities
The NIDILRR-funded Mid-Atlantic ADA Regional Center will host a webinar, Reasonable Accommodations in Colleges and Universities, August 23rd, 2-3:30pm ET.
AAC Study Highlighted on WKRC
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...
New Research Briefs from the RRTC on Advancing Employment for Individuals with IDD
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.
A Guided Career Planning Program May Help Young Adults with Mental Health Challenges Achieve Their Goals
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.
Qualities of Spasticity Survey
The NIDILRR-funded Southeastern Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System Center (SR-SCIMS) is conducting a survey of spasticity following SCI to understand how the qualities of...
Meeting Employer Demand in a Job-Driven Economy: Diversity, Inclusion, and VR's Evolving Role
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
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
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
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...
nTIDE Highlights Record 15 Months of Job Gains
The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) and the RRTC on Individual-Level Characteristics Related to Employment Among Individuals with...
Facts for Features: Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26
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
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
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...
Mental Health Research Featured in Inside Higher Ed
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...
Webcast: Disclosing Disability in the Workplace
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.
Facebook Study for People with Physical Disabilities
The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation and Research Training Center on Employment of Individuals with Physical Disabilities (VCU-RRTC) is conducting a study to determine if people with physical disabilities can gain needed...
Webinar: Guided Group Discovery - Paving the Way to Employment
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
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
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.
American Job Centers and Digital Access: A Guide to Accessible Information and Communication Technology
Within the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a provision stating that all comprehensive American Job Centers (AJCs) and affiliated sites must be physically and programmatically accessible to individuals with disabilities, including information and communication technology (ICT) designed, procured, maintained, and used by AJCs, as outlined in WIOA’s Section 188.
LEAD Center Releases Brief on the ABLE Act and Employment
The LEAD Center has released a brief titled, “The ABLE Act and Employment: Strategies for Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities.”
Understanding Workplace Personal Assistance Services
One of the provisions of the updated Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act regulations issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in January of this year requires federal agencies to provide personal assistance services (PAS) to certain employees with disabilities as a form of affirmative action. PAS is not required as a reasonable accommodation in the private employment context, however, except when needed for work-related travel.
Federal Exchange on Employment and Disability
Last week, EARN was pleased to assist the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in hosting the quarterly meeting of the Federal Exchange on Employment and Disability.
New PEAT Resource Offers Guidance on Accessible Technology-Related Public Policy
To help employers, employees and technology providers learn about and understand the latest federal regulatory developments, the ODEP-funded Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) has launched “Policy Matters,” a centralized resource that covers what's happening in the world of accessible technology-related public policy.