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EPM-RRTC State of the Science and Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Event

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The State-of-the-Science Conference under the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) will be held February 12, 2019 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington DC. This page will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

This year we have created a two-day event and combined the State of the Science conference with the release of the 2018 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium on February 13, 2019, also at the National Academies 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. It will prove invaluable to your work.

 

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State of the Science | Employment Policy & Measurement RRTC Agenda

Date: February 12, 2019 | 9 am - 4 pm
Location: National Academy of Sciences Auditorium | 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW | Washington, DC

8:30 AM: Registration (beverages provided)

9:00 AM: Welcome and Introduction: Debra Brucker, UNH

9:05 AM: Opening Remarks: Phillip Beatty, ACL/NIDILRR

9:15 AM: Panel 1: Health Insurance and Employment

Moderator: Andrew Houtenville, UNH

  • Jody Schimmel-Hyde, Mathematica Policy Research (MPR), Trends in health insurance for workers with disabilities
  • Jae Kennedy, WSU, Health insurance, disability program enrollment and employment - A summary of current/recent work by the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL)
  • Purvi Sevak, MPR, The impact of ACA Medicaid expansions on the employment of persons with disabilities
  • Questions & Answers (starting at 10:00 AM)

10:15 AM: Break and Networking

10:30 AM: Panel 2: Employment Trends, Quality, and Type

Moderator:  David Wittenburg, MPR

  • Andrew Houtenville, UNH, Long term employment trends
  • Nathan Moon & Frances Harris, Georgia Tech, Contingent employment of individuals with disabilities
  • Megan Henly, UNH, Job quality among workers with disabilities
  • Questions & Answers (starting at 11:15 AM)

11:30 AM: National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE)

  • Andrew Houtenville, UNH; John O’Neill & Elaine Katz, Kessler Foundation
  • Denise Rozell—Brief Announcement Describing the Working Lunch

12:00 PM: Working Lunch (Provided): nTIDE Discussion

Moderator: Denise Rozell, AUCD

1:15 PM: Panel 3: Opportunities to Increase Employment Among Persons with Disabilities

Moderator: Jody Schimmel-Hyde, MPR

  • E. Sally Rogers, Boston University, Employment interventions and services for individuals with psychiatric disabilities: Past, present, and future
  • Yonatan Ben-Shalom, MPR, Opportunities for early intervention to avoid prolonged work disability
  • David Stapleton, Tree House Economics, Employment/Eligibility Services System
  • Questions & Answers (starting at 2:00 PM)

2:15 PM: Break

2:30 PM: Panel 4: Lessons from the Private Sector and the Veterans’ Administration on Increasing Employment

Moderator: Denise Rozell, AUCD

  • Tim Tansey, University of Wisconsin,Case study on the inclusion of people with disabilities in a manufacturing setting
  • Reagan Baughman, UNH, Employment Incentives in SSDI: Lessons from the VA Disability Program
  • John O’Neill & Elaine Katz, Kessler Foundation, Kessler Foundation National Employment Disability Survey—Supervisor Perspectives
  • Questions & Answers (starting at 3:15 PM)

3:30 PM: Closing Comments—David Wittenburg, MPR

4:00 PM: Adjourn

 

Release of the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Agenda

Date: February 13, 2019 | 9 am - 4:30 pm
Location: National Academy of Sciences Auditorium | 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW | Washington, DC

8:30 AM: Registration (beverages provided)

9:00 AM: Welcome and Introduction: Andrew Houtenville, UNH

9:05 AM: Opening Remarks: Phillip Beatty, ACL/NIDILRR

9:20 AM: Panel 1: Compendium, Annual Report, and State-Specific Reports

Moderator:  Kimberly Phillips, UNH

  • Eric Lauer, UNH, Annual Disability Statistics Compendium
  • Andrew Houtenville, UNH, Annual Statistical Report on People with Disabilities in America
  • Sarah Boege, UNH, State-Specific Reports
  • Questions & Answers (starting at 10:10 AM)

10:35 AM: Break and Networking

10:55 AM: Panel 2: Latest on Federal Data Collection

Moderator: Debra Brucker, UNH

  • Julie Weeks, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Disability Statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics: An Update on 2019 Activities
  • Danielle Taylor, Census Bureau, Disability Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Catherine “Katie” Okoro, CDC, Data Activity Updates from NCBDDD’s Disability and Health Branch
  • Savi Swick, ODEP, Preliminary Results of the Survey of Employer Policies on the Employment of People with Disabilities
  • Questions & Answers (starting at 12:00 PM)
  • John O’Neill, Kessler Foundation—Brief Announcement Describing the Working Lunch

12:30 PM: Working Lunch (Provided): Seeking Input about Improving the Compendium

Moderator: John O’Neill, Kessler Foundation

1:30 PM: Panel 3: Status and Trends in Indicators of Community Inclusion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Moderator:  Kathy Cargill-Willis, ACL/AIDD

  • Amie Lulinski, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, Status and Trends in Financing Supports and Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • John Butterworth, UMass Boston, Access to Integrated Employment: Outcomes, Services, and Opportunities
  • Sheryl Larson, University of MN, Residential and In-home services for people with IDD: Residential Information Systems Project
  • Questions & Answers (starting at 2:25 PM)

2:45 PM: Break

3:05 PM: Panel 4: Improving Data Collection regarding People with IDD

Moderator: Gloria Krahn, Oregon State University

  • Jennifer Johnson, ACL, AIDD Efforts to Improve IDD Data collection
  • Julie Weeks, NCHS, Developing and Testing Survey Questions for the I/DD Population
  • Elsa Haile, CMS/OMH, Characteristics of Medicare Beneficiaries with Intellectual and Developmental Disability
  • Helen Lamont, ASPE, Exploring the Feasibility of Studying Disability Using an Internet Panel
  • Kimberly Phillips, UNH, Health Surveillance with All Payer Claims Data
  • Questions & Answers (starting at 4:00 PM)

4:20 PM: Closing Comments—David Wittenburg, MPR

4:30 PM: Adjourn

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