Reports, Programs & Other Documents

Annual Reports

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FY 2013 NIDRR Organizational Highlights

Report on NIDRR FY 2013 operations and achievements.

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FY 2014 NIDRR Organizational Highlights

Report on NIDRR FY 2014 operations and achievements.

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Summary of 2013 Annual Performance Reports from NIDRR Grantees

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.

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Summary of 2012 Annual Performance Reports from NIDRR Grantees

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.

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Summary of 2014 Annual Performance Reports from NIDRR Grantees

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.

Documents

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

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.

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Employer Resource For Implementing An Accessible Health and Wellness Program

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.

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Participation in Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: A Review of the Literature 2001 – 2010

Co-authored by Dr. Christine Domzal of New Editions, this article reviews the literature from 2001-2010 on participation in postsecondary education by students with intellectual disabilities. The review addresses program design and implementation and describes services across state, regional, and national levels. Little research on participant outcomes was identified. Recommendations for next steps are provided.

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Youth with Special Health Care Needs in Transition Formative Research Report

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.

Participation in Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: A Review of the Literature

Participation in Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: A Review of the Literature 2001 – 2010

Co-authored by Dr. Christine Domzal of New Editions, this article reviews the literature from 2001-2010 on participation in postsecondary education by students with intellectual disabilities. The review addresses program design and implementation and describes services across state, regional, and national levels. Little research on participant outcomes was identified. Recommendations for next steps are provided.

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

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.

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

Youth Transition Centers Research Brief

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.

Understanding the Impact of Hidden Disabilities on Reentry Population Success

VR Research in Brief: A Partnership in Career Development for People with Disabilities: Collaboration Between Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Families

Family Influence on Career Choices for People with Disabilities Research Brief

This research brief was developed as part of the National Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center (NTAC), operated by New Editions, to summarize current research on family influence on career choices for people with disabilities. 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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Business Roundtable Report: Employer Engagement in Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

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).

VR Research in Brief: Achieving Vocational Success after Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Brief on Vocational Success after Traumatic Brain Injury

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 strategies for employment success after traumatic brain injury. 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.

Annual Disability Statistics Compendium 2010

Annual Disability Statistics Compendium 2010

As part of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics, New Editions designed, published and disseminated this compendium to make key data on disability issues more accessible to the general public.

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Disability Policy Working Paper Series

New Editions’ team of researchers prepared 10 working papers on disability policy issues to support the 2010 National Disability Summit on Disability Policy. This landmark event marked the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and attracted over 400 stakeholders from across the country. The papers addressed policy accomplishments and future challenges in areas such as civil rights, housing, health, employment, education and technology.

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

Disability Program Navigator (DPN) 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.

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Strategic Plan

The OAST Strategic plan was developed by New Editions in conjunction with OAST’s senior leadership to convey the strategic direction of the newly formed office to its customers and stakeholders. This five year plan describes the alignment of OAST priorities and activities with its mission, vision, goals, and strategies.