2014 NARRTC 36th Annual Conference:

The Way Forward: Informing Policy with Evidence

April 24 - 25, 2014
Hilton Alexandria Old Town

Thursday, April 24, 2014

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast - Foyer
9:00 am - 9:15 am Opening Remarks from the NARRTC President
Jana Burke
9:15 am – 10:50 am

John Tschida, Ruth Brannon, Tim Muzzio, NIDILRR staff

10:50 am – 11:00 am Break - Foyer
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions.
  1. Mediating Entities in the Knowledge Translation Cycle as Catalysts for Organizational Change (60 min.)
    Allen Heinemann, Jason Raad, Susan Magasi
  2. Making active video games accessible for youth with physical disabilities (20 min.)
    Laurie A. Malone, Sangeetha Padalabalanarayanan, Mohanraj Thirumalai, Casey, Herman, Christopher Mills, Laudrey B. Cody, David Ryan, & James H. Rimmer
  3. Chronic Disease Prevalence in a Cohort of Persons with Spinal Cord Injury (20 min.)
    Lee L. Saunders, Alex Clarke, Yue Cao, James S. Krause
  4. Social participation disparities and determinants for low-incomie children with and without disabilities (20 min.)
    Mansha Mirza, Yoonsang Kim
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch Buffet
NARRTC Business Meeting (Salon A)
Non-member Networking (Salon B)
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
  1. Employer Practices Research to Inform Disability Plicy and Workplace Practice: Drawing from Diverse Data Sources and Analytical Approaches (60 min.)
    Susanne Bruyere, Arun Karpur, Linda Barrington, Kevin Hallock, Xin Jin
  2. Job Acquisition by Urban Youth with Disabilities Transitioning from School to Work (20 min.)
    Ellen Fabian, Paul B. Gold, Richard Luecking
  3. The information and support needs of individuals with MS and their caregivers (20 min.)
    Kurt Johnson, Pat Brown
  4. Stability of Vocational Interests across Three Times of Measurement after Recent Spinal Cord Injury (20 min.)
    James S. Krause, Jillian M. R. Clark, Karla S. Reed, Yue Cao
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions.
  1. ExporeVR: A Tool for VR Researchers and Policy Makers (60 min.)
    Julisa Cully, Susan Foley, Robert Burns
  2. Systematic Review of Peer Delivered Services (20 min.)
    Erna Rogers
  3. Domestic and international trends in rehabilitation research: a comparative analysis (20 min.)
    Dan Conley, John Stone
  4. Enrollees Surveys, Health Services Appraisal, and the Impact of Medicaid Managed Care on People with Disabilities (20 min.)
    Randall Owen, Tamar Heller
3:15 pm- 3:30 pm Break - Foyer
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Concurrent Sessions.
  1. OASIS-H: Adapting and Evidence-based Autism Parent Training Program for the Hispanic Community (60 min.)
    Jay Buzhardt, Linda Heitzman-Powell, Ashley McGrath, Sylvia Maack
  2. Changing venues: Trends in types of settings where people with IDD get long-term supports and services (20 min.)
    Sheryl Larson
  3. Moving from Comprehensive Review to Use: KT around Job Accommodations and Disclosure for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (20 min.)
    Marianne Farkas
  4. Arthritis and Exercise: Using Innovated Technology to Improve Strength Training Exercise Adherence (20 min.)
    Kristin Baker, Aileen Ledingham, Julie Keysor

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

NARRTC Executive Committee Meeting
NARRTC Executive Members Only

Friday, April 25, 2014

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast - Foyer

9:00 am - 9:45 am Plenary Session - Sharon Lewis, Deputy, Administration for Community Living
9:45 am - 11:15 am Plenary Session - Knowledge Translation Panel
10:15 am - 10:45 am Beverages available in foyer 10:15 - 10:45 am
11:15 am - 11:55 am
Concurrent Sessions.
  1. Supporting the education and employment of transition aged youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions: Results from three studies by the Transitions RTC
    Marsha Langer Ellison, Michelle Mullen, Charles Lidz, Lisa Smith (40 min.)
  2. Access to healthcare for individuals with disabilities living in rural communities (20 min.)
    John Dineen, Michael Richardson
  3. Measuring the Impact of Medicaid Managed Care on Medical Utilization and Costs (20 min.)
    Tamar Heller, Randall Owen, Coady Wing, Kiyoshi Yamaki, Yochai Eisenberg
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch Buffet and Awards Ceremony & Best Paper Presentation
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Concurrent Sessions.
  1. Evidence Based Practice: The New Currency in Federally Funded Programs and the Challenge for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (60 min.)
    Margaret L. Campbell, Robert Hornyak, Joe Caldwell
  2. Rapid evidence reviews in social policy: Exploring the impact of the ADA on attitudes, knowledge, and perceptions in employment (20 min.)
    Sarah Parker Harris, Robert Gould
  3. Current Conceptualizations and Challenges in measuring Workplace Accommodations (20 min.)
    Vidya Sundar
  4. Time Use and Impairment: Circos visualizations of time use differences among people with and without mobility impairments (20 min.)
    Craig Ravesloot, Andrew Myers

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions.

  1. Enhancing Activity and Participation among Persons with Arthritis: Updates from the Field(60 min.)
    Julie Keysor, Kristin Baker
  2. Quality Training Leading to Quality Outcomes(20 min.)
    Amy S. Hewitt
  3. Career readiness and Vocational Outcomes in a Group of Young Adult Cancer Survivors: Iimplications for Vocational Rehabilitation (20 min.)
    David R. Strauser

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Conference Wrap up - Conclusions & Adjournment