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Minority Mental Health Month – Research to Address Disparities

June is National Minority Mental Awareness Health Month, sponsored by HHS’ Office of Minority Health. The observances bring attention to disparities in mental health diagnosis and care among racial and ethnic minority groups in the US. Research has shown that … Continue reading

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Getting from Here to There with Public Transportation

In Washington state, June is Ride Transit Month where they celebrate public transportation and the options available to residents across the state to get where they need to go while reducing congestion and their impact on the environment. For people … Continue reading

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NIDILRR at 40: TBI Research from Injury to Re-Integration

As we head toward the celebration of NIDILRR’s 40th anniversary this October, we will take an occasional look at the achievements of the grantee community in different areas. At next week’s Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), co-sponsored … Continue reading

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Research In Brief – Terms Related to Employment

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 new occasional series Research In Brief, where we break down some … Continue reading

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Substance Use and Disability – A Look at NIDILRR-Funded Research

Last week, NIDILRR released a Funding Opportunity Announcement for a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Research on Opioid Use Disorder Among People with Disabilities. The announcement followed several months of careful research to write an opportunity that answered … Continue reading

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ASIA Inaugural Fellows Include Eleven NIDILRR-Funded SCI Researchers

The American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) recently awarded the first group of Fellows. Eight of the sixteen fellows are current or former principal investigators (PIs) of NIDILRR-funded research projects in spinal cord injury, including the Model Spinal Cord Injury System … Continue reading

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Building a Barrier-Free Digital Experience

May 17th is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, an annual event started in 2011 when a web developer and blogger asked readers whether they routinely checked their website’s screen reader compatibility along with browser compatibility. He suggested a Global Accessibility Awareness … Continue reading

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Thanks Mom!

This Sunday is Mother’s Day in the US when we celebrate moms of all stripes, including moms with disabilities and moms of children with disabilities. According to the National Council on Disability, there are more than 4.1 million parents with … Continue reading

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Mental Health Month – Fitness #4Mind4Body

May is Mental Health Month, sponsored by Mental Health America, and the theme is Fitness #4Mind4Body spotlighting tools and resources that benefit minds and bodies together. Research has shown that people with psychiatric disabilities may be at higher risk of … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, sponsored by the Autism Society, and Autism Acceptance Month, sponsored by the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN). The two campaigns have common messages of inclusion and self-determination across the lifespan. Inclusion means having the opportunity to … Continue reading

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