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).
This interactive 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.
TechnicalBriefs 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 Recession."
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 of 2011.