KTER Today: December 2019

This edition's articles include: Social Media Webcasts; KTER's Employment Outreach Team Meeting, December 12; January 14! KTER’s Next Webcast Highlighting NIDILRR’s Research-to-Practice Projects; Save the Date: NARRTC’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Conference: April 2–3, 2020; Save the Date: Free Preconference Workshop: April 1, 2020; KTER Conference Connection; and a Message from the Director.

Webcast: The Vocational Rehabilitation Return on Investment Project

About the Webcast: Research into employment outcomes for the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program is critical to assessing participant impact. While VR employment research is essential to documenting any employment outcomes, turning the research data into information that is used by a variety of stakeholders is equally important. This webinar will focus on the NIDILRR-funded Vocational Rehabilitation Return on Investment (VR ROI) research project to develop a methodologically rigorous model to determine the employment impacts and return on investment for the VR Program.

Technical Brief #4 (2014)

State Differences in Knowledge and Application of Evidence-Based Practice by Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Staff

The Knowledge Translation for Employment Research Center at SEDL and its partner, Virginia Commonwealth University, conducted an online survey of staff in state vocational rehabilitation agencies regarding their knowledge and use of evidence-based practice (EBP). This technical brief reports our findings, reporting state differences concerning the use of research, and discussing EBP in employment services for individuals with disabilities.

KTER Center’s 2019 State of the Science Conference on Employment Research

KTER Center staff and invited guests participated in KTER’s 2019 State of the Science (SoS) Conference on Employment Research on September 5-6, 2019 in Portland, Maine, in conjunction with the 12th Annual Summit on Performance Management Excellence. The SoS was a special track of presentations organized by the KTER Center that focused on the knowledge translation of research on improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities.

Guide to Effective Employment Programs: VR Service Models for Individual with ASD

From October 2008 through September 2013, the NIDILRR funded project, Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders housed at SEDL, worked to improve employment outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorders by conducting research and disseminating information about effective strategies and services. One activity of this project was identifying effective programs. This guide, published in 2013, discusses the results of that study and outlines effective practices of vocational rehabilitation (VR) vendors.

Fall 2017 NCRE/RSA/CSAVR National Rehabilitation Education Conference

The National Rehabilitation Education Conference is a means of facilitating communication and sharing information among professionals involved in training, recruiting, hiring and enhancing the development of qualified rehabilitation counselors. National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE), Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) and Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).