MSKTC Seeks Participants for TBI and Burn Injury Research
The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is recruiting people with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or burn injuries, as well as caregivers, to participate in research and provide feedback on newly developed factsheets. Check out the opportunities related to TBI or burn injury.
The Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy is seeking older adults and people with disabilities for a survey on their access to COVID-19 information. Responses will be used to make recommendations for more effective preparedness and response messaging strategies and planning. The survey is open to any U.S. resident aged 65 or older AND adults with disabilities (age 18 and up).
Check out our latest episode on "COVID-19 and "College" to learn more about how the pandemic is affecting students with disabilities and post-secondary education institutions.
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) seeks input from stakeholders on the “Strategic Framework for Action: State Opportunities to Integrate Services and Improve Outcomes for Older Adults and People with Disabilities.” The Framework aims to support states' efforts to address the holistic needs of older adults and people with disabilities through program coordination and integration with health care financing, and to support partnerships across healthcare and social service organizations. Feedback may be submitted via email to ACLFramework@acl.hhs.gov by August 31, 2020.
Three $10,000 grants and one $25,000 grant will be awarded this October, in celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Eligible individuals with Down syndrome who have innovative business ideas can apply for a “Go Orange” grant. Recipients will be chosen based on the creativity of their business plan, their goals for the future of their business, and the impact they are making in their communities. All applications must be submitted by August 31, 2020.
The Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development (CDICD) announced its first Annual Inclusive Community Development Awards Program. The purpose is to raise the visibility of financial institutions' and community-based organizations' activities that support low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals with disabilities in improving their financial stability. The submission deadline is September 7, 2020.
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have launched the MENTAL Health Innovation Challenge to develop a social engagement clearinghouse.
MENTAL stands for Mobilizing and Empowering the Nation and Technology to Address Loneliness and social isolation. The goal is to develop a platform that increases awareness of, access to, and use of social engagement technologies and programming to help curtail the impact of loneliness and social isolation for people with disabilities, older adults, and other groups. The deadline for participation is September 8, 2020.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the opening of Stage I of the Inclusive Design Challenge. The Challenge seeks innovative design solutions that can enable people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities to use automated vehicles. Stage I concept proposals are due October 30, 2020.