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 (NIDILRR). The ultimate mission of NARRTC is to promote the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in American society.

NARRTC 38th Annual Conference is an opportunity for NIDILRR 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. Watch the website for updates and more conference information.

The 38th Annual NARRTC Conference
May 5th & May 6th, 2016

Hilton Alexandria Old Town
Alexandria, VA

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Pre-NARRTC Workshop "Systematic Reviewing for Evidence-based Practice: An Introductory Workshop"

Learn the basics of conducting a high-quality systematic review using the “gold standard” methods of the Campbell Collaboration. This interactive workshop will take place on May 3 - 4, 2016 (9 AM - 4 PM each day) at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town. No charge to attend, but space is limited, so please register by April 17. Faculty: Dr. Michael Borenstein, Director of BioStat, and Dr. Emily Tanner–Smith, Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University.

Register Here: surveygizmo.com/s3/2510607/Pre-NARRTC-Workshop-2016

Workshop Overview: ktdrr.org/training/workshops/2016sr/

Pre-NARRTC State of the Science Conference on the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

The State of the Science Conference will be held on May 4th, 2016 (9 am – 5:30 pm) at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town. Registration is open for the State of the Science Conference on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This conference will showcase current research addressing implementation of the ADA. There is no charge to attend but register early because there is limited space. Integrated hotel registration with NARRTC is available.

Keynote speakers include:

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act: What the Legal Research Reveals About Trends and Unanticipated Applications of the Law.
    • Barry Taylor, J.D.; Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation at Equip for Equality.
  • The Limits of the ADA? Disability and Structural Inequality in the Post-ADA Era.
    • David Pettinicchio, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

The program will include additional presenters from the ADA National Network and NIDILRR researchers. Full agenda available soon.

Conference website: https://adata.org/sos_ada

Register for the conference and reserve hotel: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1817235