2019 NARRTC Conference

April 23 and 24, 2019

Inclusive Disability Research and Practice: Building on our History

Ritz Carlton – Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes St.
Arlington, VA 22202

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Free Post-Conference Workshop, April 25

Room Reservations:

  • Start date of room rate: 4/22/19
  • End date of room rate: 4/24/19
  • Deadline (no changes permitted) March 25, 2019
  • Reservation Line: 703-415-5000 or 7-800-422-2410
  • Group Code: NRTNRTA
  • Book your group rate for NARRTC MEETING 2019
  • Room Rate: $251 per night

Questions regarding the 2019 NARRTC Conference should be directed to Wendy Strobel Gower, conference chairperson.



Tentative Agenda NARRTC 2019

TimeDAY 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Tuesday
8.00–8.45am
Registration
Tuesday
8.45–9.00am
OPENING REMARKS – NARRTC President (Jae Kennedy)
Tuesday
9.00–10.00am
KEYNOTE PANEL – Inclusive Disability Research and Practice: Building on our History
Charlie Lakin and John Tschida
Moderator: Jae Kennedy
Tuesday
10.00–10.15am
Transition
Tuesday
10.15–11.15am
Concurrent Session 1a. Employment
NIDILRR Funded Initiatives to Promote Vocational outcomes for people with psychiatric disabilities: Looking back four decades and into the future
Presenter: Sally Rodgers
Concurrent Session 1b. Health and Function
Results from the 2018 National Survey on Health Reform and Disability
Presenter Noelle Kurth
Tuesday
11.15–12.15pm
NIDILRR TA Topics
1. How do you demonstrate outcomes that are beneficial/useful to NIDILRR in demonstrating agency effectiveness?
2. Requirements to publicly share data.
3. Approaches or strategies to fulfilling sample size goals on NIDILRR funding projects.
Tuesday
12.15–12.30pm
Transition
Tuesday
12.30–1.30pm
BUFFET LUNCH AND BUSINESS MEETING
Tuesday
1.30–1.45pm
Transition
Tuesday
1.45–3.00pm
Concurrent Session 2a. Community Participation
1. Is having a plan enough? Assessing the quality of ADA transition plans for the public right-of-way in a random sample of US communities. 2. Integrating community capital resources in local governments and advancing sustainable accessibility of communities. 3. Improving access to health care services and facilities for people with disabilities. 4. Roles of Peer Mentors in Supporting Employment for Persons with Physical Disabilities: A Scoping Review.

Presenters: Eisenberg, Y.; Sternadori, R.; Ordway, A.; Erlich-Jones, L.
Concurrent Session 2b. Health and Function papers
1. Comparing Disparities in Social Determinants of Health Using ACS and Washington Group Short Set Questions; 2. Federal Expenditures for Working Age People with Disabilities in Fiscal Year 2014. 3. Prediction of cause-specific mortality after spinal cord injury. 4. Promoting the use of a web-based platform to provide targeted KT with infographics and county level data

Presenters: Lauer, E.; Livermore, G.; Cao, Y.; and Boege. S.
Tuesday
3.00–3.15pm
Transition
Tuesday
3.15–4.30pm
Concurrent Session 3a. Community Participation
1) Panel: The Peer Academic Supports for Success Peer Coaching Intervention; 2)Paper: School and Work trajectories of Young Adults with SMHC

Presenters: Amanda Costa & Emma Pici-D’Ottavio
Concurrent Session 3b. Employment
1. Promoting youth transition: Using data-driven practices to expand the evidence base; 2. New Resources to Inform Selection of Workplace Accommodations; 3. Understanding differential workplace experiences and perceptions of federal employees with disabilities and their relationship to agency practices. 4. Findings from the Universal Design Practices to Enhance Work Outcomes Project

Presenters: Honeycutt, T.; Milchus, K; von Schrader, S.; Milchus, K.
Tuesday
4.30–5.30pm
POSTER SESSION
1. The Initiative to Mobilize Partnerships for successful Assistive teChnology Transfer (IMPACT). Pearlman, J.
2. With a little help from our friends: Community-based program adaptation of an evidence-based program to improve participation for adults aging with long-term physical disabilities. Minor, B.
3. Improving assessment of opioid use disorder in persons with disabilities. Mallery, C.
4. Design and implementation of an RERC state of the science conference. Meade, M.
5. Why participatory research produces better knowledge. Cupples, L.
6. Satisfying data sharing requirements by using ICPSR. Redman, S.
7. Research on family caregiving support in the U.S.: A strategic plan. Abdelrahim, R.
8. The burden of out-of-pocket health care expenses before and after transitioning to Medicare coverage. Wong, J.
9. Small business, big impact: Research brief on small business and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Mullin, C.
10. Mixed methods research: Developing tools to support ADA implementation (Title I) in small business. Chang, V.
11. RRTC on Community Living: Key findings. Anderson, L.
12. Empowerment through education and employment: A demonstration project with refugees with disabilities in Illinois. Hasnain, R., Murthy, S., Duke, K., Mirza, M., and Abdelrahim, R.
13. Evaluating the effectiveness of a serious game to enhance self-management skills among adolescents and young adults with spinal cord dysfunction. Meade, M.
14. Accessible Health: Research brief on healthcare access for people with disabilities and the ADA. Parker-Harris, S., Gould,R., Mullin, C., and Caldwell, K.
15. Findings on public participation based on a systematic review of ADA transition plans. Heider, A., Eisenberg, Y., Gould,R., and Jones, R.
TimeDAY 2: Wednesday, April 24, 2018
Wednesday
8.00–9.00am
Registration
Wednesday
8.00–9.00am
Mentor Breakfast for those who select to participate
Wednesday
9.00–10.00am
KEYNOTE Panel: Knowledge Translation in Action
Marianne Farkas, Challenges and Opportunities of KT
Mark Harniss, KT in the Prison System
Marsha Ellison and Catherine Fowler, KT and Transition
Wednesday
10.00–10.15am
Transition
Wednesday
10.15–11.15am
Concurrent Session 4a. Employment
1. Recent trends in Health Insurance Coverage for Workers with Disabilities; 2. Reclaiming Employment: Advancing entrepreneurship for Mental Health Service Users; 3. MH disorders among adults with CP: A cohort study of privately-insured beneficiaries

Presenters: Hill, A., Ostrow, L.; Peterson, M.
Concurrent Session 4b. Community Participation Panel
Results from the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities

Presenter: Powell, Namkung, Nicholson
Wednesday
11.15–11.30am
Transition
Wednesday
11.30–12.30pm
Moderator: Sally Rogers and Sarah Parker Harris
NARRTC “BEST PAPER AWARD” FINALISTS PANEL
Wednesday
12.30–3.00pm
BUFFET LUNCH, ACL/NIDILRR PANEL, NARRTC AWARDS
12.30pm Buffet Lunch
12.45pm ACL Presentation
1.00pm NIDILRR Panel
2.00pm NARRTC Awards

Free Post-Conference Workshop, April 25

In-Person Workshop on Outreach to Policymakers. What strategies are best for reaching out to share research information with state and national policymakers? The Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR), NARRTC, and AIR will sponsor a free post-Conference workshop for NIDILRR grantees on Thursday morning, April 25, 2019, at The Ritz-Carlton. Bobby Silverstein from Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC will present research-based strategies for networking and sharing research results with representatives on Capitol Hill and in grantees’ home states. Restrictions on lobbying will also be addressed.


Past Conferences:

NARRTC 2018 Annual Conference:

NARRTC 2017 Annual Conference:

NARRTC 2016 Annual Conference:

NARRTC 2015 Annual Conference:

The Intersection of Rehabilitation and Community Living

NARRTC 2014 Annual Conferenc:

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