Disability Statistics Training

Disability Statistics Training

Welcome! This project is run by the Statistics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center at the UNH Institute on Disability, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) under the RRTC grant 90RTGE0001.

This curriculum is being developed for anyone who wishes to learn more about disability statistics in the US. The current curriculum is in beta testing and maybe revised in the future. Each module will introduce you to data sources and some of the measurement issues associated with understanding the topic of disability.

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Module 1: Accessibility, Disparities, and Program Participation

  • Topic 1: Accessibility Considerations in Dissemination
  • Topic 2: Disability Statistics and Measuring Disparities
  • Topic 3: Participation in General and Disability-Focused Programs

Module 2: Disability Measurement and Eligibility Criteria

  • Topic 1: Operationalization of Disability in Surveys
  • Topic 2: Operationalization of Disability in Surveys II

Module 3: Models and Concepts of Disability

  • Topic 1: Disablement Models
  • Topic 2: Disability in America

Module 4: Available Data Sources

  • Topic 1: Publicly available data sources, key variables and where to find them
  • Topic 2: Examples of Use

Module 5 Accessing Publicly Available Data Sources

  • Topic 1: American Community Survey (ACS)
  • Topic 2: Current Population Survey (CPS)
  • Topic 3: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  • Topic 4: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)