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Evaluating quality of life in adults with profound learning difficulties resettled from hospital to supported living in the community

Sines D, Hogard E, Ellis R.  Buckinghamshire New University, UK. david.sines@bucks.ac.uk. This article describes a longitudinal evaluation of the quality of life of service users with profound learning difficulties who were resettled from hospital accommodation to supported housing in the community. The Trident approach was used for the design of the evaluation with data gathered […]

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Week of May 28, 2013

“Disability and Discrimination in the Doctor’s Office” May 23 New York Times article on the challenges faced by persons with disabilities in being served in many physician offices. Learn more here. National Average One-Bedroom Rent Exceeds Entire SSI Payment The 2012 bi-annual report (Priced Out) of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Technical […]

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HHS Makes Stakeholder Dialogues Summary Report Available

Four U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Stakeholder Dialogues and Listening Sessions on implementing the Community Living Initiative were held across the nation last year, and a summary report is now available. The Community Living Initiative expands opportunities for people with disabilities and older adults to live in their communities and achieve their […]

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RTC Research on Measuring Community Participation by People with Disabilities Now Available Online

Last fall the Research and Training Center on Measurement and Interdependence in Community Living (MICL) held the conference “Community Participation by People with Disabilities: How Do We Measure Up?” If you weren’t able to attend, you can now learn about the research that was presented through seven videos on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/RTCIL . Click […]

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A community integration approach to social determinants of health in New Mexico.

Lifestyle and Values Impacting Diabetes Awareness (LA VIDA), a community-based diabetes intervention program targeting Hispanics in southwestern New Mexico, addresses social determinants of health by utilizing promotores and collaborating with community partners and health care providers. Using a mixed-methods approach, a program evaluation documented the promotores’ crucial role in providing social support, contributing to social […]

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Rehabilitation Research & Training Center for Stroke Survivors (RRTC)

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research   Format             RRTC   RRTC assists stroke survivors achieve independence in their home environment and be active in the community by providing research, training, and evaluation; areas examined include various interventions for both acute and chronic stroke management utilized in […]

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Community Integration: Traumatic Brain Injury

Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ) Properties webpage on the Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury (COMBI) website   COMBI is a project funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, coordinated by the Rehabilitation Research Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center   Format             Webpage   The CIQ was developed to be a […]

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Community Integration: Psychiatric Disabilities

“Community Integration: Supporting People in Getting What They Want” The University of Illinois at Chicago Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy, part of the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychiatry   Format             Online course   In this 6-module web based course, faculty of the Penn Collaborative on Community Integration of Individuals […]

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Persons Aging with Hearing and Vision Loss (PAHVL)

A consortium entitled “Disability & Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) on Persons Aging with Hearing & Vision Loss,” comprised of Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (RRTC) of Mississippi State University, San Diego State University, and the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, funded by the national Institute of […]

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National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Program Directory

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research   Format                       Searchable online database (Directory on webpage)   The NIDRR Program Directory provides information on NIDRR programs which address a variety of problems encountered by people with disabilities. This website allows browsing on project titles and includes projects of Disability and Rehabilitation, Research Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers, Utilization, Rehabilitation […]

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