State of the Science in DC

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On this page you will find materials that will help you participate in our State of the Science meeting on Tuesday, November 28th. Below you can browse our agenda and background materials we will reference during our proceedings and discussion.

Agenda 

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8:30 Registration and coffee

9:00 Welcome and introductions: Allison Hall, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston; Pimjai Sudsawad, NIDILRR

9:15 How does the RRTC fit into the larger landscape of employment research? John Butterworth, Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston

9:45 Panel 1: Family and Individual Engagement

Click here to read the full paper on Family and Individual Engagement

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Key findings and summary of feedback from the field: John Kramer, Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston

Invited respondents: Sheli Reynolds, Missouri Family to Family; Liz Weintraub, AUCD

Facilitated roundtable discussions: response/interpretation of findings; recommendations

11:15 Break and networking

11:30 Panel 2: Capacity of the System

Click here to read the full paper on Organizational Capacity

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Key findings and summary of feedback from the field: Kelly Nye-Lengerman, Institute for Community Integration, University of Minnesota; Jaimie Timmons, Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston

Invited respondents: Genni Sasnett, Organizational Transformation Consultant; Teresa Grossi, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community

Facilitated roundtable discussions: response/interpretation of findings; recommendations

1:00 Lunch provided. Guest speaker: Alison Barkoff, Center for Public Representation

2:00 Panel 3: State Systems and Policy

Click here to read the full paper on State Systems Policy and Strategy 

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Key findings and summary of feedback from the field: Allison Hall & Jean Winsor, Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston

Invited respondents: Santa Perez, People First of Nevada; Jane Gallivan, former state-level administrator of developmental disability services

Facilitated roundtable discussions: response/interpretation of findings; recommendations

3:30 Break and Networking

3:45 Synthesis and next steps in shaping a cohesive research agenda. Facilitated by Cindy Thomas, Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston

4:45 Reflections from the DD network: John Tschida, AUCD

Questions? Please contact allison.hall@umb.edu