E-Bulletin: November 7, 2023

We post our bi-weekly bulletin to keep you up to date on disability-related resources, news, and other items of interest. This information is being provided solely for non-commercial, nonprofit educational purposes, including news reporting and research. It is not intended for commercial purposes. Further, we understand that our readers generally read the articles and information online, at the websites provided in the hyperlinks, rather than relying solely on our synopses or copies. We are not responsible for the accessibility or the content of other websites. Please be aware that some links provided are time sensitive, and may become inactive at any time.

We include links to articles, editorials and opinion pieces, press releases, and other materials that represent diverse perspectives. Inclusion does not imply endorsement of any products, services, sources, information, or opinions expressed in these materials.

Visit the Trainings section for more information on ADA and disability related trainings, meetings, and conferences.

Voting Access: Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard

The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) collected resources related to voting rights and access. Information to help ensure that everyone has full access to ballots and polling places is available for people with disabilities, election officials, and community organizations.

Passport to Adulting: Managing Your Paperwork

This new “Adulting Short” info-comic is for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions, and includes tips about keeping and protecting important personal records and information.

Updated tip sheets on “My Must Have Papers” are available in English and Spanish.

Increasing Rates of EEOC Retaliation Complaints Impacts Disability Rights

This paper from the Rocky Mountain ADA Center explores data reported by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) related to retaliation complaints.

NADTC Equity Briefs

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) published four briefs designed to support efforts to increase transportation equity:

CDC Launches Disability Inclusion Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new digital toolkit, Become a Disability A.L.L.Y. – Information for Healthcare Providers. The toolkit offers strategies and resources providers can use to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities and their families.

Report Highlights Family Caregiver Challenges

The Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) survey collects information from family members of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. More than 3,000 people participated in the survey in 2023. The report summarizes the key findings in areas related to economic outcomes, health, access to supports and unmet needs.

Results of National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging

This survey captures trends related to Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) services, funding, partnerships, and new directions. The survey Chartbook, toolkit, fact sheets and other related resources provide information for AAAs, policy makers, researchers, and other stakeholders to understand the evolving role of AAAs, benchmark services, and advocate for funding or service needs.

Check out the 2023 Chartbook: More Older Adults, More Complex Needs: Trends and New Directions from the National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging.

2023 National Survey on Health and Disability

This survey is designed to give voice to the concerns of people with disabilities and document their experiences with a variety of issues, including access to health care, insurance coverage, housing, transportation, Long COVID, employment, and more. The survey is open to U.S. adults 18 years or older, with any disability and any type of health care coverage, including no coverage. The survey closes January 31st.

Survey of Transportation Providers

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) is conducting this survey of transportation providers that provide services for older adults and people with disabilities, particularly those from marginalized and underserved communities.

Recruiting Burn Survivors Who Are Amputees and Their Family Members to Test Amputation After Burn Injury Factsheet

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center is recruiting burn survivors who are amputees and their family members to provide feedback on a new factsheet on amputation after burn injury. To be eligible, participants must be at least 18 years old. Interviews will last approximately 60 minutes, and participants will receive $25 for their time. Call 202-403-5600 or email msktc@air.org to register.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Employment

This program, designed to develop and train a cadre of scientists capable of leading high-quality studies that will enhance employment opportunities for people with disabilities, is accepting applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship, open to individuals who have completed a PhD or other terminal degree.

It’s Time for a Change: Give Us Your Feedback on a New NARIC Logo

The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) started as a small collection of books and reports back in 1978. A lot has changed in 45 years, and NARIC is updating their look. Check out the three top choices and provide your feedback!