Welcome to NARRTC

The purpose of the NARRTC (formerly known as the National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers) is to improve the quality of life, independence of life choices, and the inclusion of individuals with disabilities and their families through relevant research, training, technical assistance, knowledge translation, development and demonstration activities.

NARRTC members are current projects funded through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The ultimate mission of NARRTC is to promote the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in American society.

NARRTC 37th Annual Conference is an opportunity for NIDRR grantees to share the latest research findings, training and knowledge translation methodologies and results related to enhancing interventions, programs or systems to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

The 37th Annual NARRTC Conference
April 30th & May 1st, 2015

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with colleagues, hear the latest research, training, knowledge translation developments in the field of disability as well as get informed about new developments at NIDRR (NIDILRR)

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: “Lost in Translation: Tacit Assumptions and the Politics of Evidence?
Speaker: Thomas Archibald, PhD, Virginia Tech

PLENARY PRESENTATION: " 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


Detailed Agenda

Dates: April 30th & May 1st, 2015
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Reservations: 1-800-445-8667 and request Group Code ANA

Pre-conference Workshop on KT & Research Methodology
on April 29th, 2015

Barriers and Supports for Research Use/Effective Knowledge Translation Strategies (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
Evaluating Effectiveness of New Technologies for Knowledge Translation (3:00 - 5:30 PM)