2015 NARRTC 37th Annual Conference:

The Intersection of Rehabilitation and Community Living

April 30 & May 1, 2015
Hilton Alexandria Old Town

April 30, 2015

8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast - Foyer
8:30 am - 8:45 am Opening Remarks from the NARRTC President
Robin Jones (Salon A & B)
8:45 am – 9:45 am (30m built in for delays)

Plenary Session: NIDLRR/ACL Update
NIDLRR & ACL Leadership and Staff (Salon A & B)

10:15 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Key note:"Rehabilitation and Independent Living: Exploring Models for Building Successful Collaboration and Outcomes"
Moderator: Glen 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 (Salon A & B)
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch Buffet (Everyone)
NARRTC Annual Meeting (For NARRTC Members Only) – (Salon A & B)
Non-Members may eat lunch in Salon C
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Concurrent Sessions. Please see Concurrent Sessions Sheet for more information
  1. Symposium 1 (Salon A): Marcia J Sherer, Deepti Samant Raja, Meera Adya, and Mary B. Killeen: Highlighting Effective RT/AT Service Delivery Practices
  2. Symposium 2 (Salon B): Lewis Kraus, Joy Hammel, Lex Frieden, and Katherine McDonald: The ADA Participation Action Research Consortium: Addressing Participation Disparities with People with Disabilities
  3. Research papers (Salon C):
    1. James S. Krause and Yue Cao : Employment after spinal cord injury: Transition to work and job retention models
    2. David R. Mann: Starting Behind: Wage and Employment Differentials between Young Adults With and Without Disabilities
    3. LaWanda Cook: A Proposed Model of Work, Life, and Disability Management
    4. John O’Neill and Arif Mamun: Return to Work of Disability Insurance Beneficiaries Who Do and Don’t Access State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Services
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions. Please see Concurrent Sessions Sheet for more information
  1. Symposium 3 (Salon A): Amanda Costa, Lisa M. Smith, and Tania Duperoy: Participatory Action Research: Engaging Young Adults with Mental Health Disabilities in Research and Knowledge Translation
  2. Symposium 4 (Salon B): Hannah Rudstam, Wendy Strobel Gower, and Sara Von Schrader: New Rules; Same Workplaces: ADAAA, RA Section 503 and Real-Life Decisions About Trust and Disclosure
  3. Research papers (Salon C):
    1. Ivan Molton: Expanding the evidence base for community-based health promotion in people with disabilities: A field report
    2. James S. Krause, Yue Cao, Jillian M. R. Clark, Janice Davis, and Lee L. Saunders: Cigarette Smoking among Those with Spinal Cord Injury: Changes in Smoking Rates from the Time of Injury to 17 Months Post-injury
    3. Lillie Greiman, Craig Ravesloot, Bob Liston, Mary Olson, and Parker Sanders: Life Starts at Home: Home Usability, Health and Community Participation
    4. Tamar Heller, Ranall Owen, and Amanda Schmidt: Perceptions of Adults with IDD and their Families on Health Care of People with IDD and the Transition to Medicaid Managed Care
3:30 pm- 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Poster Session & Networking Event (Salon C)

May 1, 2015

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast (Foyer)

9:00 am - 10:30 am Keynote: "Lost in Translation: Tacit Assumptions and the Politics of Evidence"Thomas Archibald, PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Salon A & B)
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions. Please see Concurrent Sessions Sheet for more information
  1. Symposium 5 (Salon A): Amanda Reichard, Deborah Brucker, Andrew Houtenville, Vidya Sundar, and Eric Lauer: Using Nationally Representative Datasets to Identify and Learn About the Lived Experiences of People with Disabilities
  2. Research papers (Salon B):
    1. Weili Lu: A Group Approach to Prepare Clients with Disabilities for Employment and Related Activities
    2. Mary Wagner: Promoting Successful Transition for Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions
    3. E. Sally Rogers and Mihoko Maru: State of the Art and Science: Peer Delivered Services in Mental Health
    4. Anne Ordway: The Professional Self-Concept of Rehabilitation Counselors: A Qualitative Study of the Individual and Organizational Factors that Shape a Rehabilitation Counselor’s Practice
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Buffet and NARRTC Awards Ceremony & Best Paper Presentation (Salon A & B)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Concurrent Sessions. Please see Concurrent Sessions Sheet for more information
  1. Symposium 6 (Salon A): Steven Stern, Robert Schimdt, Joseph Ashley, and Virginia Dars: Estimation of Rates of Return to Vocational Rehabilitation
  2. Research papers (Salon B):
    1. Sandy Magaña: Parents Taking Action: A parent training program for Latina mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    2. Lucy Bilaver: Associations between socioeconomic characteristics and autism treatment: A longitudinal analysis
    3. Carol Schall, Paul Wehman, and Jennifer McDonough: Effects of an employer based intervention on employment outcomes for youth and young adults with autism: A randomized clinical trial
    4. Tom Keating: Goal Guide: Development and Evaluation of a Phase I Prototype Goal Management System for Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions. Please see Concurrent Sessions Sheet for more information

  1. Symposium 7 (Salon A): Kerri Vanderbom and James H. Rimmer: Is your community making the GRAID? Including persons with disabilities in evidence-based community health promotion programs
  2. Research papers (Salon B): '
    1. Kurt Johnson, Deborah Hertz, Kevin Alschuler, Gary Stobbe, and John Scott: Multiple Sclerosis Project Echo: Outreach to Rural Providers to provide Innovative Collaborative Training Using video conferencing
    2. Kurt Johnson, Mark Harniss, Becky Matter, and Pat Brown: Communicating outcomes of the ADA National Network: Telling our story through complex case studies
    3. Lewis Kraus and Erica C. Jones: Providing regional context within a national network: The knowledge translation efforts and lessons of the ADA Centers
    4. Laurie Ehlhardt Powell: It’s not just about the apps! The importance of systematic needs assessment and instruction of assistive technology for cognition following acquired brain injury

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Conference Wrap up - Robin Jones (Salon A & B)