Welcome to NARRTC

The purpose of the NARRTC (formerly known as the National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers) is to improve the quality of life, independence of life choices, and the inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families through relevant research, training, technical assistance, knowledge translation, development and demonstration activities.

NARRTC members are current projects funded through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The ultimate mission of NARRTC is to promote the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in American society.

NARRTC 37th Annual Conference is an opportunity for NIDRR grantees to share the latest research findings, training and knowledge translation methodologies and results related to enhancing interventions, programs or systems to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

NARRTC also welcomes non-NIDRR funded researchers and KT experts to share their latest work and advances to the disability field.

You are invited to submit proposals focusing on advances in disability or rehabilitation research and KT methodologies, relevant to health and function, employment, community living and participation across disability groups. Proposals focusing on a specific disability are also welcomed.

Call for Proposals Closed

Call for Best Paper (2015 Award) is now available. The deadline is February 27, 2015. The Award will be announced at the 2015 NARRTC Conference (April 30-May 1, 2015).

Call for NARRTC Distinguished Service, Commendation & Special Contribution Awards (2015) is now available. The deadline is February 27, 2015. The Award will be announced at the 2015 NARRTC Conference (April 30-May 1, 2015).

The 37th Annual NARRTC Conference

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with colleagues, hear the latest research, training, knowledge translation developments in the field of disability as well as get informed about new developments at NIDRR (NIDILRR)

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: “Lost in Translation: Tacit Assumptions and the Politics of Evidence”
Speaker: Thomas Archibald, PhD, Virginia Tech

PLENARY PRESENTATION: "New Opportunities for Integrating IL & Rehab: Bridging Science & Service"
Moderator: Glenn White, PhD, University of Kansas
Panelists: Kurt Johnson, PhD, University of Washington, Tom Seekins, PhD, University of Kansas and Kelly Buckland, National Council on Independent Living


Dates: April 30th & May 1st, 2015
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Reservations: 1-800-445-8667 and request Group CodeANA
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Pre-conference Workshop on KT & Research Methodology
April 29th, 2015

Barriers and Supports for Research Use/Effective Knowledge Translation Strategies (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Evaluating Effectiveness of New Technologies for Knowledge Translation (3:00 - 5:30 PM)