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Online Courses to Get You Up to Speed

While you’re shopping for school supplies, check out some of these online courses for your own continuing education! Continue reading

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The REHABDATA Thesaurus – Updates and Additions

The REHABDATA Thesaurus was created in the earliest days of the NARIC project. We use Thesaurus terms every day to describe and index the publications and products that we add to the NARIC collection. It is a prescriptive document, seeking … Continue reading

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NIDILRR-Funded Research Happens at the Top Rehab Hospitals

Every year, the magazine US News and World Report releases its rankings of top hospitals across the US, including specialty hospitals like those that focus on rehabilitation. For these specialty hospitals, ranking is determined entirely by expert opinion, based on … Continue reading

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Research in Brief: Technology Terms

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

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Thanks for the Memories #ADA29; Hello #ADA30!

Today marks the end of a month of celebrating the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Across the country, people came together to recognize the event and to celebrate the progress we’ve made in … Continue reading

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Cultural Competence: A Look at the Research

Culture can be defined as the “customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group” or “the characteristic features of everyday existence (such as diversions or a way of life) shared by people in a … Continue reading

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Director Mark Odum Reflects on the ADA at 29: Still Changing Lives

Twenty-nine years ago this month, I sat on the White House lawn watching history in the making. George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), that launched a new era in the civil rights of people with disabilities. … Continue reading

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Research In Brief: Peer Supports

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

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Read Up on Research: Accessible Fitness for Global Running Day!

A few #ResearchInFocus articles to get you up to speed for #GlobalRunningDay. Continue reading

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Keep Communicating – Better Speech and Hearing Month and ALS Awareness Month

For ALS Awareness Month and Better Speech and Hearing Month, we look at research and resources to help people with ALS keep communicating! Continue reading

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