Issue 9

KTER Today: Putting Research to Work

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

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April 23, 2014: Save the date!

Please join us on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, for a workshop to be held at the Alexandria Hilton Old Town, Alexandria, VA just prior to the NARRTC Conference (April 24-25, 2014.)

The KTER Center's updated 2014 workshop on Barriers and Supports for Research Use will take place from 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM. This interactive workshop will present results from KTER Center research activities, including strategies for overcoming obstacles and ways to promote the use of high quality research information to support employment of people with disabilities.

NEW Online Barriers and Supports Workshop

Pre-approved for 2.5 CRC-CEUs

Register now for the 2013 updated online workshop, Barriers and Supports for Research Use. KTER staff presented results from a survey of vocational rehabilitation counselors regarding their use of research in their work to support employment of people with disabilities. Panelists from VR agencies then discussed these findings’ implications. This workshop was originally recorded during the in-person workshop meeting in 2013. Participation in this online workshop is approved for 2.5 CRC-CEUs through January 15, 2015. Speakers include:

  • Dr. Carolyn W. Graham, Research Associate, Virginia Commonwealth University, Center on KTER
  • Dr. Kathleen Murphy, Project Director, SEDL, Center on KTER
  • Dr. Joseph Ashley, Assistant Commissioner for Grants and Special Programs, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
  • Ms. Elizabeth Smith, Director of the Policy and Planning Division, Virginia (DARS)
  • Mr. Stephen Wooderson, CEO, Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR)

Updated Resources

KTER continues to update its lists of resources for you!

  • Businesses/Employers can find information about helping people with disabilities succeed in the workplace from sources such as a report by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Cornell University ILR School Employment and Disability Institute, Practices and Policies Related to Accessibility and Accommodation.

  • People with disabilities can search for useful employment supports like AbleData, which is a NIDRR-funded website focused on assistive technologies.

  • Policymakers often need facts and figures quickly. This resource list is a hub of disability and employment policy regulations, analysis and committees dedicated to support people with disabilities, such as the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR).

  • VR and other employment support professionals can search for the newest research and training opportunities. For instance, the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) is focused on advancing the profession of vocational rehabilitation through training, recruitment and networking.

  • NIDRR/RSA grantees can use this list for technical assistance and links to other resources such as KTER's training for grantees.

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.

SEDL operates the KTER Center. SEDL is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to affording equal access to education and employment opportunities for all individuals. SEDL does not discriminate 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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