Author Archives: naricspotlight

The Importance of Community Living: Celebrating the Olmstead Anniversary

On June 22nd, 1999, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling in Olmstead v. L.C. that institutionalization of people with disabilities who wish to live in their community instead is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The … Continue reading

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Exploring the Research on Fathers with Disabilities

Much of the research on parenting with disabilities has focused mothers or grouped mothers and fathers together as parents. Are we missing the experiences and needs of fathers with disabilities? A look at some promising research. Continue reading

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Connecting to Research and Resources

For PTSD Awareness Month, we explore some of the publications, apps, and other resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere to help people connect to support. Continue reading

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Stroke Awareness Month: Technology for Recovery

For Stroke Awareness Month, we are exploring some of the recent NIDILRR-funded projects focusing on technology to support recovery and rehabilitation from stroke. Continue reading

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2022 DeVivo Mentored Research Award Open for Applications

The NIDILRR-funded National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) is accepting applications for the 2022 DeVivo Mentored Research Award. The award is a one-year, $3,000 research award for trainees who are interested in conducting a research project using data from … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About AAC: Better Speech and Hearing Month Meets ALS Awareness Month

Better Speech and Hearing Month and ALS Awareness Month combine to help people with severe neurodegenerative conditions communicate with the world around them. Continue reading

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Research In Focus for Mental Health Month

For Mental Health Month, we explore research from NIDILRR grantees highlighted in our Research in Focus series Continue reading

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National Minority Health Month – Closing the Gap Through Research

A quick look at NIDILRR-funded research addressing health disparities among people with disabilities from minority communities. Continue reading

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Full Participation Includes Financial Capability

Financial capability is one facet of full participation in the community – people with disabilities have the right to control their money and make financial decisions. This article looks at current research that makes that possible. Continue reading

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Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month – Including Autistic Adults in Community

Throughout April, several organizations and agencies recognize Autism Awareness or Autism Acceptance Month. Many events and programs may focus on children on the autism spectrum and their families. Recently, however, there has been more attention on the lives of autistic … Continue reading

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