The Parents Empowering Parents: National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities and Their Families (NRCPD) is seeking submissions to their community blog. Participants must be parents with disabilities who are willing to share their experiences about the barriers they face. Entries may be essays or videos and must be submitted by September 15th. Writers will receive $100 for accepted submissions.
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.
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.