StatsRRTC State of the Science Conference and Annual Disability Statistics Compendium

StatsRRTC State of the Science Conference and Annual Disabilty Statistics Compendium logo

The State-of-the-Science Conference under the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) was held on February 13, 2017 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington DC. This conference, Disability Statistics: Lessons in Data Collection and Application to Policy and Practice, discussed data collection strategies in the morning sessions and practical applications of disability data in the afternoon. The conference brought together scientists, administrators and staff from disability programs, and leaders from disability policy and advocacy communities to discuss the state of disability statistics and how to move the field forward.

This year we created a two-day event and combined the State of the Science conference with the release of the 2016 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium on February 14, 2017, also at the National Academy of Sciences Building. The Compendium is a web-based tool that pools disability statistics published by various federal agencies together in one place.  When working on legislative and other matters relating to persons with disabilities, the Compendium will make finding and using disability statistics easier. The event included a roll-out of new data and statistics, and a panel of government agencies discussing trends and data usage. View the Compendium release online now at http://www.disabilitycompendium.org/event.

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About the National Academy of Sciences Building

Dedicated in 1924, National Academy of Sciences Building is on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Albert Einstein Memorial, unveiled in 1979 to commemorate the centennial of the great scientist's birth, is located on the Academy grounds.

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