Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics
(StatsRRTC) will host the State of the Science Conference on April
23, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin
Avenue) in Bethesda, MD. This conference will appeal to all disability
researchers, disability program staff, policy leaders, and community advocates.
Conference participants will learn more about both the current state of
disability statistics and the future advancement of the field.
The keynote address will be given by Dr. Charles Lakin,
Director of the National Institute on Disability and
The Community of Practice on Employment Research of the Center
on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER Center) will host a
webcast titled What Counts? Latest
Disability Statistics from Federal Surveys and Resources from 3:00 pm –
4:30 pm (EST) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. This webcast will appeal to all
researchers, particularly those interested in employment-related disability
The 90-minute webcast will be hosted by Dr. Andrew
Houtenville, Research Director of the Institute on Disability at the University
of New Hampshire. Dr. Houtenville will discuss the November 2011 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium
published by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability
Statistics and Demographics.
Click here for
registration and here to
test your computer prior to the webcast.
If you cannot attend this webcast, please visit this page for the post-webcast archive.
The New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center will hold a free webcast and live chat titled “Employment after Spinal Cord Injury” on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST (check-in at 6:15 pm). The webcast will be led by Mary McCauley, Area Director of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, and will appeal to survivors of spinal cord injury (SCI), caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
The discussion will focus on the vocational opportunities to survivors of TBI. Ms. McCauley will also highlight the many resources available to support survivors of TBI in fulfilling their employment goals.
Each month, members of the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public Engagement who work on disability issues host a public, live-captioned conference call to keep citizens better informed of important disability issues and to connect them to the leaders who work on disability policies in the federal government.
Following is information for the January call:
Date of Call:Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Start Time: 2:00 p.m. EST (dial in 5 minutes early). This call will probably last 1.5 hours.
Dial in:(800) 762-4758
Code: “White House Disability Call”
Note: This call is off the record and not for press purposes.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, organization, city and state to be added to the White House Disability Group email distribution list.
Click here to learn more about the White House monthly disability calls.