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NIDILRR Seeks Reviewers for the 2017 Field-Initiated Program (FIP) Competition

NIDILRR is seeking expert peer reviewers for its FIP competition (research and development) for multiple dates in April, May, and June. Expertise in specific fields is requested: Autism, ID/IDD Psychology/psychiatric disability Spinal cord injury Traumatic brain injury Burn injury Pediatric … Continue reading

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Flowers, Chocolates, Romance…and Disability

Please note: Links from this post go to pages that may include frank discussion of sex and sexuality. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Across the country, couples are lining up to buy heart-shaped boxes of chocolates for each other or making … Continue reading

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NIDILRR Seeks Comment on Draft Long-Range Plan

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is requesting comments on its draft long-range plan for the period 2018–2023 (PDF, 348KB). Within ACL, NIDILRR works to generate new knowledge and promote its effective use to improve … Continue reading

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Are you getting screened?

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists wants to make sure everyone knows about screening for thyroid disorders and cancers. Our own Media and Information Services Manager Jess Chaiken knows how important these screenings can … Continue reading

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Cool Tech on Cold Days: CES ’17

Here in DC, we’re bundled up against some seriously arctic temperatures. But this chill is nothing compared to the level of COOL on exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show this past weekend in Las Vegas. Developers showed off everything from … Continue reading

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NIDILRR-Funded Research in Action: Real-Time Text

Technology developed by NIDILRR-funded researchers is making communication easier and more conversation-friendly for people who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have speech disabilities! On Friday, December 16th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) amended its rules to allow phone companies to replace … Continue reading

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Remembering our Dear Friend John Westbrook

This week we learned that our dear friend and colleague, John Westbrook, PhD, passed away after long battle with cancer. Dr. Westbrook was a member of the NIDILRR community for more than 30 years, starting as principal investigator of the Regional … Continue reading

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Thank You, Caregivers!

This week, more than ever, we are thankful for the men and women who support loved ones with disabilities. More than 43.5 million people provide care to an adult or child in the US, according to the National Alliance for … Continue reading

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Saluting Those Who Served

This week we’ll celebrate Veterans Day here in the US. The holiday dates back to the end of World War I and honors the men and women who have served in our armed forces, in times of war and piece. … Continue reading

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Your Vote Is Your Voice

Election day is just over a week away here in the US. According to a recent study, more than 34 million Americans with disabilities will be eligible to vote in this year’s elections. Add to that the number of people … Continue reading

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