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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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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for November 2016

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Information and referral services at your fingertips!

In 2011, the US Senate passed S.RES 241, which declared November 16th as “National Information and Referral Services Day”. The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) led the way in the declaration of I&R day. The diverse I&R community … Continue reading

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See Why NARIC Staff <3 PTs

October is National Physical Therapy Month! Bilingual Information Specialist Marta Garcia had plenty of professional experience with PT but this Summer, she got to know PT from the patient side after having a hip replaced. We sat down with Marta … Continue reading

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Chronic pain and disability: Pain Awareness Month

The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) defines chronic pain as “ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury or more than 3 to 6 months, and which adversely affects the individual’s well-being.” In other … Continue reading

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ACL and NIDILRR designate 14 new SCI Model System Centers

As part of their celebration of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) announced the designation of 14 new Spinal Cord Injury Model System Centers across the US: September is National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) … Continue reading

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The Rehab Act Turns 43

This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act (Rehab Act), originally passed in 1973. In 2013, we highlighted the importance of the Rehab Act and what it has meant to the inclusion of people with disabilities. Foremost to … Continue reading

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It’s Almost National SCI Awareness Month and We’re Celebrating with Even More Research!

This was one of our most popular posts for 2015 and now we’ve UPDATED IT for 2016 (including international research)! In addition to these selections, we’ll be sharing a host of ready-to-use resources from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere. Follow … Continue reading

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MS World spotlights NIDILRR-funded researchers at IMSCOGS

Dr. Daniel Kantor and Jennifer Pizzuto of MS World interviewed several NIDILRR-funded researchers at the annual meeting of the International Multiple Sclerosis Cognition Society (IMSCOGS) in June. The interviews are now available on MS World’s YouTube Channel: John DeLuca, PhD, … Continue reading

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Remembering Olmstead: 17 Years of Community Participation and Independence for People with Disabilities

Seventeen years ago, on June 22nd, 1999, the US Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that the unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  What is … Continue reading

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