Large quantities of survey and administrative data related to people with disabilities are collected each year. These data often lack clarity and continuity and are therefore underutilized, leading to missed opportunities to improve the programs and policies that advance the lives of people with disabilities.
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.
The StatsRRTC is a joint effort of Kessler Research Foundation in collaboration with:
- American Association of People with Disabilities
- Center for Essential Management Services
- Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Cornell University
- Center for Studying Disability Policy at Mathematica Policy Research
- University of New Hampshire
The StatsRRTC is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research under cooperative agreement H133B080012, from 2008 - 2013. The information developed by the StatsRRTC does not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government (Edgar, 75.620 (b)).