Issue 12
September 2014

KTER Today: Putting Research to Work

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

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State of the Science Conference:
KT and Employment Research
September 16-17, 2014

This online web-based conference addresses employment research for people with disabilities and the best ways to get research results into use. Grantees of NIDRR and RSA and all interested individuals are invited to participate at no charge. The conference will take place on September 16 and 17, from 12-5 PM (EDT) each day. We do have a limit of 100 participants per day, so please register to save your space.

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Sept. 16: Focus on Policymakers and VR Professionals

  • John Tschida, NIDRR Director
  • Sen. Tom Harkin video, Legislative policy
  • ePolicyWorks activities and outcomes (ODEP)
  • John Lui (Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute)

Sept. 17: Focus on Consumers and Employers/Business

  • James Krause/Lee Saunders (MUSC)
  • Fredric Schroeder (National Rehabilitation Association)
  • LEAD Center research outcomes (ODEP)

Sessions will include reports of KTER research activities. Reaction panels each day will include NIDRR grantees, representatives from the focus audience, and KT experts.
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Supporting Employees With Cancer

Learn about cancer-related workplace issues and recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act by viewing a free training webinar, appropriate for supervisors and anyone who is interested. The recording of the KTER Center's webinar, Cancer and Employment Issues, is now available. The webinar has been approved through the HR Certification Institute for 1 recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification.

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VR Interventions for Working Aged Adults with TBI

KTER staff at VCU conducted a systematic review of vocational rehabilitation interventions for working aged adults with traumatic brain injury. Final revisions are being applied to the review in anticipation of publication in The Campbell Library before the end of 2014. The review authors, Carolyn Graham, PhD and Michael West, PhD, will share the process, results, and implications in a free webcast on September 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT).

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The KTER Center will sponsor two workshops in conjunction with the NARRTC Conference, April 30-May 1, 2015.

  • Barriers and Supports for Research Use
  • Effective KT Strategies

2014 Online Workshop - Barriers and Supports for Research Use

SEDL's KTER Center hosted an in-person workshop on Effective Use of Social Media on April 23, 2014. Invited participants included staff and grantees of NIDRR and RSA. The workshop shared ideas and strategies for using social media to reach audiences interested in the employment of people with disabilities. Topics include strategies for creating accessible social media tools and measuring the impact of social media.

The workshop was recorded and audio files, including transcripts, are now available for your review. Registration is free. We are waiting to hear from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) on our application for preapproval for 2 CRC-CEUs.

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KTER Today was developed by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) through grant #H133A100026 to SEDL 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). However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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