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SCI Awareness – All Year Long

NARIC Project Director Mark Odum reflects on SCI Awareness Month, COVID-19, and why “awareness” is a year-long activity. Continue reading

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Concientización sobre la LME: Todo el año

Mark X. Odum ha dirigido el equipo de NARIC durante más de 30 años. Se llama a sí mismo un “hombre con LME 60/40”, alguien que, ahora en su sexta década, ha vivido más de 40 años con una lesión … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of the ADA: Personal Reflections from Director Mark Odum on Where We Are and Where We Could Be in the Future

Today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Each year as the calendar turns to July, I notice growing multitudes of ADA related articles and announcements to attend conferences, seminars, and webinars … Continue reading

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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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