What Counts? Latest Disability Statistics from Federal Surveys and Resources
WHAT: A webcast sponsored by the KTER Center's Community of Practice on Employment Research.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 3:00-4:30 PM (EST)
WHO: Presented by Dr.
Andrew Houtenville, Associate Professor of Economics and Research
Director of the Institute on Disability, Whittemore School of Business
and Economics, University of New Hampshire.
ABOUT THE WEBCAST: Dr. Houtenville will discuss the latest Annual Disability Statistics Compendium
released in November 2011. Accessible, valid data and statistics are
important to support decisions related to policy improvements, program
administration, service delivery, protection of civil rights, and major
life activities for people with disabilities. Dr. Houtenville will
highlight data that are important in the area of employment-related
research and services.
Save the date!
A half-day workshop, "Barriers and Supports for Research Use,"
will take place from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 28, 2012. It
will be held at the Alexandria Hilton Old Town, Alexandria, VA in
conjunction with the 2012 NARRTC Conference (April 26-27, 2012).
workshop will present strategies for overcoming obstacles as well as
ways to promote the use of high quality research information to support
employment of people with disabilities.
Technical Briefs provide brief summaries of relevant employment
research. This first brief describes a June 2011 study to identify
strategies for reemploying people with disabilities who lost their jobs
due to the economic downturn in 2007-2009 known as "the Great
Download Strategies for Reemploying Dislocated Workers with Disabilities in PDF or Word format from the KTER website:
Update on KTER Center Research Activities
KTER Center researchers have been learning about what helps or
holds back use of information from research among members of our target
audiences. With the active involvement of team members affiliated with
the Center's partner Virginia Commonwealth University, KTER staff have
surveyed vocational rehabilitation counselors in Virginia, Texas and
Florida (N=356). They are also in the process of conducting 6 focus
groups with business people and another 6 with people with disabilities.
Adding to these data will be transcripts from 25 interviews with
policymakers at the federal and state level who work with
disability-related issues. Data collection will be completed in
January—look for opportunities to review study findings in late spring