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Annual Reports

Summary of 2013 Annual Performance Reports from NIDRR Grantees

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The purpose of this report is to present selected key data from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) 2013 grantee Annual Performance Report (APR). Grant funding presented in this report is for the APR reporting period June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013. The  report also compares data for 2009 through 2013 on some variables.

Summary of 2012 Annual Performance Reports from NIDRR Grantees

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The purpose of this report is to present selected key data from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) 2012 grantee Annual Performance Report (APR). Grant funding presented in this report is for the APR reporting period June 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012. The report also compares data for 2008 through 2012 on some variables.

Summary of 2014 Annual Performance Reports from NIDRR Grantees

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The purpose of this report is to present selected key data from the National Institute on Disability and

Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) 2014 grantee Annual Performance Report (APR). Grant funding presented in this report is for the APR reporting period June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014. The report also compares data for 2010 through 2014 on some variables.

FY 2013 NIDRR Organizational Highlights

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Report on NIDRR FY 2013 operations and achievements.

FY 2014 NIDRR Organizational Highlights

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Report on NIDRR FY 2014 operations and achievements.

Application Design

Accessibility Compliance Management System (ACMS) Software Application

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The Accessibility Compliance Management System (ACMS) is a fully accessible web based software application designed to track Section 508 Program Office activities and compliance for all Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Components. The system was custom built for the DHS Office of Accessible Systems & Technology (OAST), which provides governance and oversight for DHS accessibility programs.

New Editions Technical Assistance Tracker

Screenshots of New Editions TA tracker customized for MFP

The New Editions Technical Assistance Tracker application is a task management, collaboration and communication tool that allows our Money Follows the Person (MFP) project management, team members and clients to:

  • Track the progress of state requests and contract activities;
  • Delegate work to subject matter experts; and
  • Identify trends and strategies to help further inform the TA we provide to the states.

Brochures

Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network Services Brochure

Market Research Report: Making the Case for Hiring and Retaining People with Disabilities

This brochure presents the findings of employer focus groups designed to determine what would best compel employers to employ people with disabilities. It provides details on what employment issues are most pressing to employers, as well as dispels some common myths about employing people with disabilities.

Employee Brochure

Solutions for Equal Access, Improving Access to Secure Our Homeland

The OAST Brochure was created as part of a comprehensive marketing campaign to provide information to DHS employees on the newly formed DHS Office of Accessible Systems and Technology. The brochure provides information on OAST’s mission as well as a general overview of the office and its programs.

Employee Brochure Tabs

Tabbed inserts: Training, Help Desk, Governance and Compliance

The OAST Brochure tabs fit within the pocket of the OAST brochure to provide more detailed information about OAST services, including Training, Governance and Compliance, and the DHS Accessibility Help Desk suite of services.

Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network Services Brochure

EARN Employer Recruiting Brochure: educated, motivated, dedicated.

This brochure provides an overview of the Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network’s (EARN) consultation and candidate sourcing services. It also includes statistics and quotes regarding why employing people with disabilities makes good business sense.

Smart Solutions Meeting Brochure

Smart Solutions Meeting Brochure: welcome letter, sample agenda, and details on materials

This brochure provides an agenda for a networking meeting between employers and vocational rehabilitation (VR) services professionals. It includes references to helpful resources for employers interested in hiring employees with disabilities.

Smart Solutions Brochure Suite

Smart Solutions Brochures: Healthcare, Sciente & Technology, Banking & Family, Hospitality & Service

This suite of brochures provides the business case for employing people with disabilities. The suite was designed to target employers in high growth industries: Banking & Finance, Healthcare, Science & Technology and Hospitality.

Documents

Formative Research Report on Patient and Provider Conceptualization of Prevention and Preventive Services

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This report presents research findings of a formative effort conducted as part of a larger initiative to better understand how patients and providers conceptualize prevention and preventive services. The purpose of this report was to synthesize information to inform the development of preventive service tools to help providers better communicate USPSTF recommendations to their patients.

Business Roundtable Report: Employer Engagement in Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

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The Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) conducted a series of roundtable discussions with business and industry leaders in 2015 and 2016. These roundtable discussions focused on employment in four high-demand business areas in the following sectors: Federal contracting, banking/finance, health care, and information technology (IT).

Disability Program Navigator (DPN) Final Report

Programs that Improve the Lives of People with Disabilities DISABILITY PROGRAM NAVIGATOR INITIATIVE Final Report

This report documents the efforts and results of the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) Initiative from July 2003 to June 2010. It includes how the program was established, as well as strategies and effective practices in placing individuals with disabilities in jobs identified through the program.

Employer Resource For Implementing An Accessible Health and Wellness Program

HHS Call to Action

This employer resource highlights key issues related to health and wellness promotion for persons with disabilities found in the complete Call to Action To Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities. It was developed collaboratively to provide employers with an introduction to developing and implementing health and wellness programs and services in the workplace that are accessible to all employees, including those with disabilities.

Youth with Special Health Care Needs in Transition Formative Research Report

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This report for presents the findings of an innovative, qualitative study exploring the experience of youth with special health care needs as they transition into adulthood. It focuses on the importance of including youth in the decision-making process, and uses their insights and experi­ences to help shape and inform recommen­dations for future initiatives. It includes background information, an environmental scan, as well as research findings and quotes from study participants.

Youth with Special Health Care Needs in Transition Study at a Glance

Study at a Glance Poster

This primer provides summary and background information, as well as the highlighted findings of a qualitative study exploring the experience of youth with special health care needs as they transition into adulthood. The Study at a Glance was developed to be used at conferences, presentations, and poster sessions to inform participants and provide high-level information on this important study.

Youth Transition Centers Research Brief

VR Research in Brief: Centers for Youth with Disabilities, Parents, and Professionals Working in Transition and Employment Planning

This research brief was developed as part of the National Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center (NTAC), operated by New Editions, to summarize current research findings on youth transition programs. It was distributed to state vocational rehabilitation programs, regional Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) Centers, independent living centers, parent information and training centers, and vocational rehabilitation researchers.

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