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40th Annual NARRTC Conference – Shaping the Future

March 26 and 27, 2018

Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington VA

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Workshop for NIDILRR Grantees on Outreach to Policymakers
Wednesday, March 28, 2017

The Center on KTDRR is sponsoring a free post-NARRTC Conference workshop for NIDILRR grantees on Wednesday morning, March 28, 2018. Bobby Silverstein will present research-based practices on strategies for networking and sharing research results with representatives on Capitol Hill and within grantees' respective states. A webinar will be held on February 6 (3-4 PM Eastern) to help grantees prepare for the workshop (more information later). This event is co-sponsored by NARRTC.

Date/time: March 28, 2018, 8:30 AM-12 PM (Registration/refreshments 8:30-9:00 AM)

Location: Plaza D, The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City – 1250 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202

Presenter: Bobby Silverstein – Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC

Registration:  http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3995885/Register-Workshop-032818


NARRTC 2018 Conference Schedule:

(Agenda is subject to change. The final/official agenda will be distributed at the conference. Questions regarding the agenda should be directed to Sarah Parker-Harris.)

Monday March 26, 2018

TimeDAY 1: MONDAY MARCH 26, 2018
Monday
8:00–8:45am
Registration
Monday
8:45–9:00am
Diplomat Room
Opening Remarks – NARRTC President
Monday
9:00–10:00am
Diplomat Room
Keynote Panel: The Future of Disability Research, Policy and Advocacy
AUCD (Andy Imparato), NCIL (Kelly Buckland), Mathematica (David Wittenburg)
Monday
10:00–10:15am
Transition
Monday
10:15–11:15am
Ambassador Room
Concurrent Session 1a. Employment
Gould, Robert & Parker Harris, Sarah
ADA Success Stories: A research project to explore organizational strategies for disability inclusion.
von Schrader, Sarah
The Intersection of Disability and Harassment: Lessons from the EEOC's Charge Data Case Notes.
Morrison, Katie
Employers' Perspectives on Accommodating and Retaining Employees with New Health Problems: An Exploratory Study.
Diplomat Room
Concurrent Session 1b. Health
Krause, James
Personality, high-risk behaviors, and the elevated risk of unintentional deaths related to drug poisoning among those with spinal cord injury.
Gimm, Gilbert
Assessing the Prevalence and Factors of Underinsurance for Working-Age Adults with Disabilities, by Level of Psychological Distress, 2006-2014.c
Li, Jia & Yarar-Fisher, Ceren
Effects of Novel Exercise and High-Protein Diet Prescription on Metabolic Health and Inflammation in Individuals with Long-Standing Spinal Cord Injury.
Monday
11:15–12:15pm
Ambassador Room
Concurrent Session 2a. Community Participation
Koroloff, Nancy
Community participation and stable housing for young adults with mental health challenges.
Grossi, Teresa
Working with Schools: Improving Employment Outcomes for Youth.
Sage, Rayna
Rural community events: Enhancing social capital for people with disabilities.
Diplomat Room
Concurrent Session 2b. Knowledge Translation
Murphy, Kathleen & Starks, Joann
Shaping the Future by Engaging with Stakeholders.
Costa, Amanda
Embracing Young Adult Voice: Strategies, Tools & Resources to Enhance Community Participation in Mental Health Research.
Harniss, Mark
Correctional facilities and incarcerated individuals with TBI: Supporting evidence based change.
Monday
12:15–12:30pm
Transition
Monday
12:30–1:30pm
Diplomat Room
Buffet Lunch and Business Meeting
Monday
1:30–1:45pm
Transition
Monday
1:45–2:45pm
Ambassador Room
Concurrent Session 3a. Community Participation
Eisenberg, Yochai
Findings from a systematic review of Public Rights-of-Way ADA Transition Plans in the U.S.
Greiman, Lillie
Access to Independent Living Services for People with Disabilities across the United States: An Exploratory Network Analysis.
Ravesloot, Craig
Rural Person-Environment Fit and Satisfaction with Community Participation.
Diplomat Room
Concurrent Session 3b. Health
Kennedy, Jae & Wood, Elizabeth
Disparities in Insurance Coverage, Health Services Use, and Access Following Implementation of the Affordable Care Act: A Comparison of Disabled and Nondisabled Working-Age Adults.
Long-Bellil, Linda
Unmet Needs and Barriers to Care Experienced by Women with Early Onset Physical Disabilities.
Myers, Andrew
Enduring and Transitory Disability among Urban and Rural People.
Monday
2:45–3:00pm
Transition
Monday
3:00–4:30pm
Ambassador Room
Concurrent Session 4a. Employment
Hasnain, Rooshey
Partners of Refugees in Illinois Disability Employment.
Ostrow, Laysha
Self-Employment Starts with You! Entrepreneurship by individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
Cook, LaWanda
Making Work, Work: How Individuals with Disabilities balance work and the rest of life!
Jarnecke, Melinda
Barriers and facilitators to employment: A comparison of participants with SCI and MS.
Diplomat Room
Concurrent Session 4b. Knowledge Translation PANEL
Murphy, Kathleen; Moore, Jennifer; Virva, Roberta; Stone, Vathsala; Hodgesmith, Martha & Cai, Cindy

This panel will present the efforts of the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) Knowledge Translation Casebook.
Monday
4:30– 5:30pm
Diplomat Room
Poster Session and Reception – Light food provided, cash bar available

Tuesday March 27, 2018

TimeDAY 2: TUESDAY MARCH 27, 2018
Tuesday
8:00–9:00am
Registration
Tuesday
9:00–10:00am
Diplomat Room
Keynote Speaker: Transmedia knowledge: translating research for greater social impact
Jon McKenzie, Dean’s Fellow for Media and Design and Visiting Professor of English at Cornell University.
Tuesday
10:00–10:15am
Transition
Tuesday
10:15–11:15am
Ambassador Room
Concurrent Session 5a. Employment PANEL
Phillips, Kimberly; Houtenville, Andrew & O'Neill, John
This panel will present the efforts of the Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey, Supervisor Perspectives.
Diplomat Room
Concurrent Session 5b. Community Participation PANEL
Hammel, Joy; McDonald, Katherine & Bezyak, Jill
This panel will present the efforts of the ADA Participation Action Research Consortium (ADA PARC).
Tuesday
11:15–11:30am
Transition
Tuesday
11:30–12:30pm
Diplomat Room
NARRTC “Best Paper Award” Finalists Panel
Clark, Jillian
Risk of Pain Medication Misuse After Spinal Cord Injury: The Role of Substance Use, Personality, and Depression.
Anderson, Lynda
Factors associated with meeting physical activity guidelines by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Krause, James
The natural course of spinal cord injury: changes over 40 years among those with exceptional survival.
Tuesday
12:30–3:00pm
Diplomat Room
Buffet Lunch, ACL/NIDILRR Panel, NARRTC Awards

12:30: Buffet Lunch
12:45: ACL
1:00: NIDILRR
2:00: NARRTC Awards

Past Conferences:

NARRTC 2017 Annual Conference:



NARRTC 2016 Annual Conference:



NARRTC 2015 Annual Conference:

The Intersection of Rehabilitation and Community Living



NARRTC 2014 Annual Conference:

The Way Forward: Informing Policy with Evidence



NARRTC 2013 Annual Conference:

The Times, They are a-Changin': Turning Research into Impact During Changing Times



NARRTC 2012 Annual Conference:

Advancing and Sustaining Research in Disability and Rehabilitation