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State-of-the-Science on Disability Statistics Conference

Date: Thursday & Friday, October 6 - 7, 2022 (Save the Date to your calendar)
Time: 11:00 am – 4:30 pm (ET), In-Person Registration and breakfast begins at 10 am
Location: Streaming online via Zoom and in-person at the Holiday Inn, 550 C St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Cost: Free

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During this two-day hybrid event, experts in disability statistics will provide, describe, and discuss the latest advancements in disability statistic science. Join us in-person or online to gain insights to new research and methods in disability data collection, analytical techniques, and advanced statistical analyses of key topics.

This conference is hosted by the University of New Hampshire, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC). The StatsRRTC strives to be inclusive, accessible, and enables everyone to fully engage. Live captioning, CART, and ASL interpretation are available for all attendees. Contact Karen Volle to request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility.

Agenda

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Day 1: Methods Day (Thursday, October 6)

  • 10:00 am Registration/Refreshments
  • 11:00 am Opening Remarks
    • Andrew Houtenville (UNH)
  • 11:10 am Session 1: Expanding the Frontier of Disability Data Collection
    • Moderator: TBD (TBD)
    • Presentation 1: Small Sample/Area Estimates, Yonatan Ben-Shalom (Mathematica)
    • Presentation 2: Machine Learning, Anna Hill (Mathematica)
    • Presentation 3: Web-Based Panels, Andrew Houtenville (UNH)
    • Discussant: TBD (TBD)
    • Questions and Answers
  • 12:30 pm Lunch Hour and Keynote Speaker
    • Moderator: Megan Henly (UNH)
    • Keynote Speaker: Anjali Forber-Pratt (NIDILRR)
    • Questions and Answers
  • 1:30 pm   Session 2: Innovations in Survey Design in the Disability Context
    • Moderator: Radha Holavanahalli (NIDILRR)
    • Presentation 1: KFNEDS Instrument Designs, Andrew Houtenville (UNH)
    • Presentation 2: Text Message Response Mode, Jessie Chandler (Mathematica)
    • Presentation 3: Compendium of Survey Methods, Stacy Feldman (Mathematica)
    • Discussant: Jarnee Riley (Westat)
    • Questions and Answers
  • 2:50 pm   Break
  • 3:00 pm   Session 3: Federal Data Collectors' Updates
    • Moderator: TBD (TBD)
    • Presentation 1: Census Bureau Collection Efforts, Amy Steinweg (Census Bureau)
    • Presentation 2: Data on People with IDD, Jennifer Johnson  (ACL/AIDD)
    • Presentation 3: TBD, Amy Fong (ODEP)
    • Presentation 4: NHIS, Julie Weeks (NCHS)
    • Questions and Answers
  • 4:20 pm   Closing Comments
    • David Wittenburg (Mathematica)

Day 2: Findings Day (Friday, October 7)

  • 10:00 am Registration/Refreshments
  • 11:00 am Opening Remarks
    • Andrew Houtenville (UNH)
  • 11:10 am Session 4: Annual Disability Statistics Collection and Kessler Series
    • Moderator: David Wittenburg (Mathematica)
    • Presentation 1: Disability Compendium, Shreya Paul (UNH)
    • Presentation 2: Annual Report, Andrew Houtenville (UNH)
    • Presentation 3: KF-NEDS Series, John O’Neill (Kessler)
    • Discussant: TBD (TBD)
    • Questions and Answers
  • 12:30 pm Lunch Hour and Keynote Speaker
    • Moderator: David Mann (Mathematica)
    • Keynote Speaker: Michael Gamel-McCormick (US Senate)
    • Questions and Answers
  • 1:30 pm   Session 5: Findings Related to Key Outcomes
    • Moderator: Amanda Reichard (NIDILRR)
    • Presentation 1: Food Insecurity and PWD during COVID, Debra Brucker (UNH)
    • Presentation 2: COVID-19 and PwD, Andrew Houtenville (UNH)
    • Presentation 3: Disaster Preparedness, Amal Harrati (Mathematica)
    • Discussant: David D’Arcangelo (Massachusetts Commission for the Blind)
    • Questions and Answers
  • 2:50 pm   Break
  • 3:00 pm   Session 6: Using Disability Statistics and Key Examples
    • Moderator: TBD (TBD)
    • Presentation 1: County App, David Mann (Mathematica)
    • Presentation 2: Disability Statistics Curriculum, Shreya Paul (UNH)
    • Presentation 3: Data Uses and Needs, Alexandra Bennewith (United Spinal)
    • Questions and Answers and Audience Recommendations
  • 4:20 pm   Closing Comments
    • David Wittenburg (Mathematica)