Research on
Disability


2013-2018 Disability Statistics and Demographics

The mission of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) is to narrow and actively bridge the divide between the producers and end users of disability statistics, thereby supporting better data collection, more accurate information, better decision-making, more effective programs, and better lives for people with disabilities. Visit Center Website


Individual-level
Characteristics

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Individual-Level Characteristics Related to Employment Among Individuals with Disabilities (IC-RRTC) is generating new knowledge about the role of individual characteristics on employment outcomes. Despite the ADA and advances in medicine and technology, people with disabilities, as a group, have become economically less self-sufficient over the last few decades. Visit Center Website


Employment Policy
and Measurement

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM-RRTC) is investigating the impact of federal and state policies and programs on employment among persons with disabilities and facilitating the translation of research findings to guide policy making and program administration. Visit Center Website


2008-2013 Disability Statistics and Demographics

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) aims to improve knowledge about and access to existing data, and generate the knowledge needed to improve future disability data collection and dissemination. It is our goal to foster evidence-based decision making by people with disabilities and their families, advocates, policymakers, program administrators, service providers, and researchers by making data widely available and accessible. Visit Center Website


Disability Compendium

The Annual Compendium on Disability Statistics provides national and state level statistics on people with disabilities and government programs that serve the population with disabilities.  Updated to reflect statistics public in the previous year, the Compendium is designed to serve as a reference guide to government publications. Visit Disability Compendium Website


Reducing Health Disparities among People with Intellectual Disabilities 

This new three year project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an overall aim to examine and identify the key risk and protective factors associated with disparities between people with and without intellectual disabilities with respect to health outcomes and unmet health care needs.  Using valid and reliable secondary data from national surveys and administrative records, this project will estimate valid and reliable empirical models and test hypotheses about which risk and protective factors are most highly associated with health disparities between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Visit Project Website