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400 Issues Old and Going Strong!

Mark Odum, NARIC’s Project Director, celebrates a milestone for our News and Notes newsletter! Many of our readers may be surprised to see that the NARIC project will celebrate the beginning of its 42nd year of continuous funding from NIDILRR … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Looking Ahead with Director Mark Odum

As we turn over our calendars to 2020, it’s a good time to reflect on our activities of the past year, taking note of our achievements and looking ahead to what’s to come. During 2019: We celebrated the 10th anniversary … Continue reading

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I’m Exceptional – and I Have Research to Thank for It

For National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, NARIC’s director Mark Odum reflects on his own injury and what it means to live beyond expectations. In 1974, I dove into a backyard swimming pool and my life changed completely. I became … Continue reading

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Where It All Started – Director Mark Odum Looks Back at NARIC and NIDILRR

As NIDILRR approaches its 40th year, it seems like an excellent opportunity to look back on how NARIC has been intertwined with NIDILRR’s growth and accomplishments while supporting its overall purpose to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. Over … Continue reading

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23rd Anniversary of the ADA – A Personal Perspective

Last week the disability community celebrated the signing of one of the more important pieces of legislation in our country’s history. Twenty-three years ago I had the privilege of being at the White House and witnessing the signing of the … Continue reading

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