Disability Research News
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Autism Research in the News
Research from the recently-completed NIDILRR-funded project on ...
Research Brief: Family Caregiver Support for People with IDD
The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Family Supports and the ...
JAN Releases Publication on Personal Assistance Services in the Workplace
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has released a publication on Personal Assistance Services (PAS) in the workplace, focusing on the provision of the updated Section 501 regulations that requires federal agencies to provide PAS to certain employees with disabilities.
Section 188 Training Emphasizes Best Practices That Promote Equal Access for Individuals with Disabilities
In 2017, local Equal Opportunity Officers (EOOs) with Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development were charged with collecting results from a new workforce staff assessment on the impact of statewide Section 188 training.
LEAD Center Prepares Release of Policy Brief Discussing ABLE Act and Employment Outcomes
The LEAD Center will soon release 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.”