Author Archives: naricspotlight

Inclusive Customer Service Makes (Dollars and) Sense

As we head into the busy holiday season, people will be traveling, dining out, and shopping in stores and online. This includes people with disabilities. According to A Hidden Market: The Purchasing Power of Working-Age Adults with Disabilities, working age … Continue reading

Posted in Right Resources Right Now | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Connecting Caregivers to Community

This is National Family Caregivers Month, an opportunity to recognize the dedication of individuals who provide care to someone they love, from parents caring for children with disabilities to adult children caring for their parents or grandparents. According to the … Continue reading

Posted in Right Resources Right Now | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Research In Brief: Positive Psychology

In 2016 we began the Research In Focus series, highlighting new and interesting findings from NIDILRR-funded studies, presented in a reader-friendly format. As a follow up, we offer our occasional series Research In Brief, where we break down some of … Continue reading

Posted in Research In Brief, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Technology and the Inclusive Workforce

As we bring National Disability Employment Awareness Month to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect on the role of technology in building an inclusive workforce. On the one hand, almost every job requires some interaction with technology, from … Continue reading

Posted in Right Resources Right Now, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Forge Your Own Path – Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship

Did you know that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with disabilities are almost twice as likely to be self-employed than their peers without disabilities? Self-employment and entrepreneurship offer people with disabilities a viable path to economic independence, … Continue reading

Posted in Right Resources Right Now, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Research In Brief: Education Concepts

The school year is in full swing! In this month’s Research in Brief, we will define some terms you may see in research articles related to education of children and teens with disabilities. These include: An Individualized Education Program (IEP) … Continue reading

Posted in Article, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Mentoring for Transition from School to Work to Career

Today is Disability Mentoring Day, a nationwide effort coordinated by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to promote career development for students and job-seekers with disabilities through hands-on career exploration and ongoing mentoring relationships. Mentors may offer support, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

An Inclusive Workforce Includes People with Mental Health Conditions

This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week and today happens to be World Mental Health Day. These observances land in the midst of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) which, this year, is focusing on the benefits of an inclusive … Continue reading

Posted in Right Resources Right Now | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Model Systems Databases – A Wealth of Data at Your Fingertips

What are the leading causes of spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury? How can a person’s age when they were injured impact their recovery? How many people with these injuries return to work? These are the kinds … Continue reading

Posted in history, Right Resources Right Now | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Long View of Living with Spinal Cord Injury

Did you know NIDILRR has funded one of the longest-running studies of the effects of spinal cord injury (SCI) and aging, following the same individuals for more than 45 years? The current project, Aging and Spinal Cord Injury: A 45-Year … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment