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2017 State of the Science Conference

Disability Statistics: Lessons in Data Collection and Application to Policy and Practice

National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
February 13, 2017

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.


 


Welcome and Panel 1 - Emerging Options for Obtaining Data

Moderator: David Keer, former NIDILRR

2016 State of the Science Conference - Welcome and Panel 1 - Emerging Options for Obtaining Data from Institute on Disability on Vimeo.

Panel 2 - Using Program and Linked Data

Moderator: Andrew Houtenville, UNH

2016 State of the Science Conference - Panel 2 - Using Program and Linked Data from Institute on Disability on Vimeo.

Panel 3 - Data to Inform Policymakers

Moderator: Amanda Reichard, NIDILRR

2016 State of the Science Conference - Panel 3 - Data to Inform Policymakers from Institute on Disability on Vimeo.

Panel 4 - Data to Inform Practitioners

Moderator: Michael Gamel-McCormick, Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD)

2016 State of the Science Conference - Panel 4 - Data to Inform Practitioners from Institute on Disability on Vimeo.



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National Academy of Sciences Auditorium
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW | Washington, DC

8:30 AM - Registration & Refreshments

9:00 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks: Andrew Houtenville, UNH

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