NARRTC 2017 Conference Agenda:

Please consult the hard copy of agenda to be distributed at the conference for final room assignments.

April 6-7, 2017
Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia

Note: Where multiple names are listed, actual presenters’ names are marked with an asterisk (*).

Thursday, April 6, 2017

8:00 – 9:30am Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking (Foyer)
9:30 – 9:45 am Opening Remarks
NARRTC President Marianne Farkas and Kathleen Murphy, Vice President and Conference Chairperson
9:45 – 10:45 am Invited: ACL and NIDILRR Staff
- NIDILRR Overview and Current Initiatives: Kristi Hill, Acting Director and Deputy Director—20 minutes
- Data Sharing Requirements: Pimjai Sudsawad—20 minutes (including Q and A)
- Research Division Updates: Ruth Brannon—15 minutes
Chair: Marianne Farkas
10:45 – 11:15 am Break and Networking with NIDILRR AND ACL staff
11:15 – 11:45 am “Ask a Washington Insider about Policy/Legislative Issues” Q&A with Bobby Silverstein, JD, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC and Director, Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch Buffet and Business Meeting
* NARRTC annual meeting
(NARRTC members only)
1:00 – 2:10 pm Speaker – Jean Slutsky, PA, MSPH, Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer at PCORI
“End-user Engagement in Research and Getting Research into Practice”
Reaction Panel: Cayte Anderson, Tracy Boehm Barrett, Martha Hodgesmith Chairs: Marsha Ellison and Joann Starks
2:10 – 2:15 pm Transition to two salons
2:15 – 3:15 pm Symposium: Comprehensive Technical Assistance to Enhance Integrated, Competitive Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Outcomes in the New WIOA Environment

Cayte Anderson, Cecilia Gandolfo, Maureen McGuire-Kuletz, Laura Owens, Curtis Richards
  • Rehabilitation Training and Technical Assistance Center for Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance (PEQATAC)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center – Targeted Communities (VRTAC–TC)
  • Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC)
  • Job–Driven Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center (JDVRTAC)
  • National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)
  • American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Training and Technical Assistance Center (AIVRTTAC)
  • Older Individuals who are Blind Training and Technical Assistance Center (OIBTTAC)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Youth with Disabilities (VRTAC–Y)
Chair: Kathleen Murphy
Symposium: A Focus on Youth

“Facilitating Employment for Youth with Autism: What We Have Learned Thus Far” Jennifer McDonough*, Whitney Ham*, Alissa Brooke

“We Need to Talk: Changing Our Language to Engage Young People” Tania Duperoy

Chair: E. Sally Rogers
3:15 – 3:30 pmBreak
3:30 – 4:30 pmResearch Papers: Transition to and Success in Higher Education

“Promoting Adoption and Use of Research-Based Findings Using Implementation Science and Knowledge Translation” Marsha Ellison*, Laura Golden, Kathleen Biebel, Sloan Huckabee

“Education and Employment during the Transition to Adulthood for Individuals with Serious Mental Health Conditions” Kathryn Sabella*, Laura Golden, Emma Pici-D’Ottavio, Kathleen Biebel

“Project Career: Using Technology (iPad and Apps) to Help Students with TBI Transition from College to Employment” Anne Leopold

“Peer Coaches Promoting Academic Success for College Students”, Kathryn Sabella*, Laura Golden, Maryann Davis, Amanda Costa

Chair: Marianne Farkas
Research Papers: Implications of Healthcare Providers and Settings on the Lives of People with Disabilities

“The Impacts of Pain Experiences and Pain Medication Use on the Risk of Mortality after SCI” Yue Cao*, James S. Krause, Jillian M.R. Clark

“The association between pain medication misuse and current employment status among people with spinal cord injury” Chao Li*, James S. Krause, Haley Williams

“Young Cancer Survivors, Educational Barriers, and Opportunities for Outreach” Steven Boydston

“Durable Medical Equipment Reuse and Recycling: Uncovering Hidden Opportunities for Reducing Medical Waste” Anne Ordway*, Jennifer Pitonyak, Kurt Johnson

Chair: Mark Harniss
4:30 – 6:00 pm Poster session and reception (cash bar) in foyer

Friday, April 7, 2017

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast (Foyer)
9:00 – 10:00 amKeynote: Dr. Gerben DeJong
“Reinventing Heath Care Reform and the Future of Rehabilitation Research”
Chair: Joe Lane
10:00 – 11:00 amSymposium: Healthcare Reform and People with Disabilities – What we know, what we need to know, and where we're going from here.
James J. “Jae” Kennedy, Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL)
Elizabeth Geneva Wood, CHRIL
Gilbert Gimm, George Mason University Dept. of Health Administration and Policy
Karl Cooper, American Association on Health and Disability

Chair: Jae Kennedy
11:00 – 11:30 amBREAK
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Symposium: The ADA PARC and use of local disability data and maps: Local use of data for improving disability action

Joy Hammel, ADA PARC
Lewis Kraus, The Pacific ADA Center
Katherine McDonald, The Southeast ADA Center
Marian Vessels, The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

Chair: Robin Jones
Research Papers: Testing the Use of Technology for Stakeholder Engagement

“Using Participatory Curriculum Development as an Integrated Knowledge Translation Strategy” Tracy Boehm Barrett*, Craig Ravesloot, Tannis Hargrove, Mary Olson

“Social Media Use in Vocational Rehabilitation Practice” Catherine Ipsen*, Rebecca Goe

“The Disabled Parenting Project: An Online Community by and for Parents and Prospective Parents with Disabilities” Robyn Powell

“Understanding Implementation Outcomes of the ADA National Network's Technical Assistance Activities” Mark Harniss*, Becky Matter, Abbey Lawrence, Kurt Johnson

Chair: Jess Chaiken
12:30 – 1:30 pm Research Papers:
Best Paper Award: Semi-Finalists 2017

First paper: Yuying Chen, Yin He and Michael J. DeVivo (2016). Changing Demographics and Injury Profile of New Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries in the United States, 1972 – 2014. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Presenter: Yue Cao

Second paper: Jae Kennedy* and Elizabeth Geneva Wood (2016) Medication Costs and Adherence of Treatment Before and After the Affordable Care Act: 1999–2015. American Journal of Public Health.

Third paper: Amanda Reichard*, Michelle Stransky, Kimberly Phillips, Monica McClain and Charles Drum (2016) Prevalence and reasons for delaying and foregoing necessary care by the presence and type of disability among working-age adults. Disability and Health Journal.

Chairs: E. Sally Rogers and Sarah Parker Harris
Research Papers: Disability Statistics and Research Methods

“The 2016 Disability Statistics Annual Report: A Review of the Trends and State Level Data,” Lewis Kraus

“Changes in Health Insurance Coverage for Minority Populations with Disabilities in the United States from 2009-2015” Eric Lauer*, Andrew Houtenville

“Learning from State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies on the Eve of WIOA: How Agency Level Employment and Service Receipt Outcomes differ by Status at Application” David Mann

“Web Panel vs. Random Digit Dial: Contrasting Survey Methods for Employment Research with People with Disabilities” Kimberly Phillips

Chair: Kurt Johnson/Joann Starks
1:30 – 2:30 pmLunch Buffet & Award Ceremony
Best Paper Award; Other awards; Election results
2:30 – 2:45 pmConference Wrap up