Issue 3
April 2012

KTER Today: Putting Research to Work

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

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Barriers and Supports for Research Use

WHAT: A workshop sponsored by the KTER Center for NIDRR and RSA grantees. No cost - a few spaces still available!

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT). Includes a light continental breakfast, materials, refreshments.

WHERE: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King St., Alexandria, VA

Photo of the Hilton Alexandria (Old Town)

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: 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.

Speakers include:

  • Ms. Jill Houghton, USBLN
  • Dr. Richard Horne, ODEP
  • Dr. Michael Gamel-McCormick, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension

Update on KTER Center Systematic Reviews

The KTER Center is conducting two systematic reviews that follow the methods required for publication by the Campbell Collaboration (C2). The KTER Center's research program Web page will announce updates on these two reviews:

  • Employment Interventions to Facilitate Labor Force Participation for Cancer Survivors - This title has been accepted by C2’s Education Coordinating Group and can be downloaded from the C2 Library.
  • Interventions that Promote Return-to-Work of Persons Following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) - This title has been drafted and submitted to C2’s Education Coordinating Group, which has sent initial feedback. Revisions are underway.
Knowledge Translation for Employment Research

KTER Center Technical Brief #2
now available!

Technical Briefs provide brief summaries of relevant employment research. This brief presents an overview of The National Cost-Efficiency of Supported Employees with Intellectual Disabilities: The Worker's Perspective (Cimera, 2010).

Download Benefits of Supported Employment for Workers with Intellectual Disabilities in PDF or Word format from the KTER website:

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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