2012 NARRTC 34th Annual Conference Agenda

Advancing and Sustaining Research in Disability and Rehabilitation

April 26 - 27, 2012
Hilton Alexandria Old Town

Symposium
Scientific Papers

Thursday, April 26, 2012

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening Remarks from the NARRTC President
John Westbrook
9:15 am – 10:10 am NIDILRR Review by National Research Council (NRC)
9:15-9:20 - Introduction/Moderator: Doris Werwie, NIDILRR
9:20-9:55 - Methods, Results, and Recommendations of NAS Review: David Wegman, NRC
9:55-10:10 - Discussion: David Wegman and Doris Werwie
10:20 am - 11:20 am NIDILRR's Proposed Long Range Plan
10:20-10:25 Introduction/Moderator: Charlie Lakin, NIDILRR
10:25-10:45 - Major Goals and Objectives in the Long-Range Plan: Charlie Lakin
10:45-11:00 - Design for Increased Field-Initiated Engagement: Ruth Brannon, NIDILRR
11:00-11:15 - Discussion: Charlie Lakin and Ruth Brannon
11:20 am - 12:00 pm NIDILRR Updates
11:20-11:25 Introduction/Moderator: Tim Muzzio, NIDILRR
11:25-11:35 Budget Updates: Tim Muzzio
11:35-11:45 Grant Competition Schedules: Phil Beatty, NIDILRR
11:45-12:00 Final Questions/Discussion: Tim Muzzio and NIDILRR Staff
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch Buffet
Awards Ceremony & Best Paper Presentation

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
(concurrent sessions)

 

 

*Presenting author

A

Symposium

*Hipolito M., Scotchmer M., Bebout R., and Whitley R.
Recovery and rehabilitation among formerly homeless individuals with severe mental illness

B

Scientific Paper

*Borodin, Y.
Predictive Model for Accessible Web Automation
Scientific Paper

*Borodin, Y.
Ubiquitous and Universal Web Access with Capti
Scientific Paper

*Baker, P.
Digital Technologies and the Employment of Americans with Disabilities: Findings from a Focus Group Study
Scientific Paper

*Blubaugh, M.
Making Small Visual Displays Accessible to People with Vision Loss

2:25 pm – 3:25 pm
(concurrent sessions)

 

 

 

 

*Presenting author

A

Symposium

*Wehman, P., Schall, C., Brooke, V., and McDonough, J.
The Effect of Project Search and Supported Employment on Employment Outcomes for Adults with ASD

B

Scientific Paper

*Johnson, K., Amtmann, D., Verrall, A., Bamer A., Weir, V., and Salem, R.
Comparing Symptoms and Quality of Life Indicators of Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis to U.S. General Population Norms and by Employment Status
Scientific Paper

*Johnson, K., Weir, V., Verrall, A., and Amtmann, D.
Health care experiences of people with multiple sclerosis living in urban versus rural areas
Scientific Paper

*Nikelshpur, O., Das, A., DeLuca, J., and Chiaravalloti , N.
Changes in fatigue following a behavioral treatment for memory impairment in Multiple Sclerosis: A randomized clinical trial
Scientific Paper

*Ford-Johnson, L.
Examination of the Cognitive and Emotional Sequelae Effecting Medication Adherence in MS

3:25 pm – 3:35 pm

Break

3:35 pm – 4:45 pm
(concurrent sessions)

 

 

*Presenting author

A

Symposium

*Seekins, T., Arnold, N., Ipsen, C., and Goe, R.
Rural Vocational Rehabilitation Practices

B

Scientific Paper

*Milchus, K., and Sanford, J.
The Workplace Accommodation Wizard
Scientific Paper

*von Schrader S., Bruyere S., Erickson W., and Malzer V.
Employer Practices: Research Strategies and Findings
Scientific Paper

*Keysor J., Allaire S., and Alheresh R.
Arthritis Work Disability: Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Employment Retention
Scientific Paper

*Strauser, D.
Career Readiness, Developmental Work Personality and Age of Onset in Young Adult CNS Survivors

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Break

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ROOM ASSIGNMENT
Haverford/Baccarat

NARRTC Business Meeting & Hill Happenings
(NARRTC Members ONLY)

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

NARRTC Executive Committee Meeting
(NARRTC Executive Members ONLY)

Friday, April 27, 2012

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:00 am
(concurrent sessions)

 

*Presenting author

A

Symposium

*Koroloff, N.
Assessing Community Support for Young Adults with Mental Health Challenges

B

Scientific Paper

*Farkas, M., and Rogers, S.
KT process for systematic reviews: Grading research quality for stakeholder organizations
Scientific Paper

*Stone, V., and Tomita, M.
Translating New Knowledge from Technology Based Research Projects
Scientific Paper

*Backus, D., Pike, E., Saunders, L., and Krause, J.
Insights Gained from Assessment of Research Bias and Reported Utilization of Evidence after a Specialized Training Program
Scientific Paper

*Burke, J.
Utilizing Targeted Marketing & PR for Successful KT

10:00 am – 10:10 am

Break

10:10 am – 11:10 am
(concurrent sessions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Presenting author

A

Symposium

*Nazarov, Z., Erickson, W., Hallock, K., Jin, X., and Barrington, L.
Employment, Compensation, and Disability Research

B

Scientific Paper

*Nash, M.
Self-Reported Sleep Quality and Sleep Disordered Breathing in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury: More than a Snore
Scientific Paper

*Saunders, L, Krause, J., Selassie, A., and Cao, Y.
Healthcare access after spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury: A comparison with the general population
Scientific Paper

*Saunders, L, Krause, J., Acuna, J., and Cao, Y.
Association of Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Health Care Access with Pressure Ulcers after Spinal Cord Injury
Scientific Paper

*Parish, S., Son, E., Swaine, J., and Luken, K.
Cervical and breast cancer screening of women with intellectual disabilities: Evidence of inadequate receipt and marked racial disparities from medical records

11:10 am – 11:20 am

Break

11:20 am – 12:20 pm
(concurrent sessions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Presenting author

A

Symposium

*Ravesloot, C., White, G., Gonda, Ch., and Gordon, J.
Participation as a Function of Independent Living Services: Do They Make A Difference?

B

Scientific Paper

*Ettel, D.
School Transition & re-Entry Program (STEP): Improving the Hospital-School Transition of Children with TBI
Scientific Paper

*Heitzman-Powell, L.
The OASIS Project: Using Technology to Bridge Science and Practice for Young Children with Autism
Scientific Paper

*Lauer, E., Houtenville, A., and Ruiz, T.
Interacting With State And Local Policy Makers To Translate Disability Statistics
Scientific Paper

*Rudstam, H., Strobel Gower, W., and McWha, I.
Reaching Hard- to- Reach Gatekeepers to Disability Inclusiveness: A Just-in-Time Approach

12:20 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch and Committee meetings

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
(concurrent sessions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Presenting author

A

Scientific Paper

*Nash, M.
Demographics, Body Composition and Lipid Profiles in Three Ethnic Groups with Spinal Cord Injury
Scientific Paper

*Ipsen, C.
Health Plans to Employment: An on-line health promotion intervention for Vocational Rehabilitation clients
Scientific Paper

*Parish, S., Swaine, J., Luken, K., and Atkins, L.
An Empowerment-based Method for Recruiting Women with Intellectual Disabilities to Participate in Health Promotion Research
Scientific Paper

*Schlosser, R., Koul, R., Shane, H.,Source, J., Moerlein, D. Harmon, A., Hearn, E., Flynn, S., Laubscher, E., Abramson, J., and Fadie H
Effects of Animation with Graphic AAC Symbols: A Comparison of two Sets

B

Scientific Paper

*Lane, J.
Modeling the Path from Need through Innovation to Impact
Scientific Paper

*Keating, T.
New Cognitive Curbcuts for Independent Living: Innovations in Accessible Personal Wellness, Video Modeling, and Self-Management Software
Scientific Paper

*Yang, H-Y.
Environmental Barriers and Facilitators to Voting Participation of People with Disabilities
Scientific Paper

*Harris, F.
The Effect of Home Modifications and Wheelchair Usability on Activity and Participation

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Conference Wrap up – Conclusions & Adjournment
John Westbrook