Issue 1
September 2011

KTER Today: Putting Research to Work

An e-bulletin from the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research

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Welcome to the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research
(KTER Center)

Operated by SEDL and Virginia Commonwealth University and funded by a 5-year grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the U.S. Department of Education. The KTER Center focuses on:

Bringing employment research to many audiences

The KTER Center encourages the use of employment research among:

  • businesses/employers
  • policymakers
  • vocational rehabilitation agency staff
  • people with disabilities and their families
  • NIDRR/RSA grantee researchers

Providing resources to expand knowledge about evidence-based practices

The KTER Center supports a website, webcasts, conferences, and databases to improve employment for people with disabilities. Resources

  • Promising and Proven Practices in Employment

Training activities for employment-focused NIDRR and RSA grantees

Online courses and online/in-person workshops will address the needs of both novice and experienced participants.

Improving employment outcomes

The KTER Center will conduct research to establish what knowledge exists about employment and disability, and will identify and test what approaches work best to encourage use of this knowledge. Topics for our systematic reviews include:

  • Cancer and disability
  • Supported employment
  • Read more about the KTER Center's research program

KTER Today was produced by the Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) Center under grant #H133A100026 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). The contents of this document do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

SEDL operates the KTER Center. SEDL is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to affording equal employment opportunities for all individuals in all employment matters. Neither SEDL nor the KTER Center discriminates on the basis of age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a disability.

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