Tag Archives: NIDILRR at 40

Celebrating Low Vision Awareness Month with Research!

In February, the National Eye Institute celebrates Low Vision Awareness Month, highlighting the growing numbers of people with low vision in the US and the services and technologies which can support them at school, at work, and in the community. … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month – A Trip Through the NARIC Collection

As Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 comes to a close and NIDILRR’s 40th Anniversary approaches, we would like to take a brief look at some of the projects on Latinx/Hispanics and other minorities with disabilities that NIDILRR has funded over the … Continue reading

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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

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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

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La visión a largo plazo de vivir con lesiones en la médula espinal

¿Sabías que NIDILRR ha financiado uno de los estudios más antiguos sobre los efectos de la lesión de la médula espinal (LME) y envejecimiento, siguiendo a las mismas personas durante más de 45 años? El proyecto actual, Envejecimiento y Lesión … Continue reading

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The SCI Model System Centers – A Brief History

This National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month, we’d like to acknowledge the long history of the SCI Model System Centers! While NIDILRR is turning 40 this year, the SCI Model System Centers are actually closer to 50! In 1967 … Continue reading

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NARIC and AbleData – A Shared History, a Shared Vision

In our occasional series, NARIC Director Mark Odum reflects on the history of NARIC and its role in promoting the work of the NIDILRR grantee community. As we approach NIDILRR’s 40th Anniversary, Mark looks back on our long and fruitful … Continue reading

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Inclusive Disaster Preparedness – Progress Made and Progress to Come

September is National Preparedness Month, and ready.gov has many resources to help you, your family, and your community prepare for those events which can upend our lives – from individual housefires or traffic accidents to large scale weather events or … Continue reading

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Preparación inclusiva para desastres – Progreso hecho y progreso futuro

Septiembre es el Mes Nacional de Preparación, y ready.gov tiene muchos recursos para ayudarle a usted, a su familia, y a su comunidad a prepararse para esos eventos que pueden trastornar nuestras viddas – desde incendios domésticos individuales o accidentes … Continue reading

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Boom! A literature awareness service called REHABDATA-Connection

As we get closer to NIDILRR’s 40th Anniversary, we are taking a look back at our own history as NIDILRR’s library and as a resource for high-quality disability and rehabilitation research literature. We invited Dan Wendling, former Media and Publications … Continue reading

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