The release of the Annual Compendium of Disability Statistics and the Second Annual Research-to-Policy Roundtable meeting will both take place on Wednesday, November 28th in the Capital Hill area of Washington, D.C.
The NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Demographics and Statistics (StatsRRTC) 2012 Compendium release briefing will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This event includes a briefing and a one-hour workshop on the sources and uses of disability statistics. The Compendium is a web-based tool that pools disability statistics published by various federal agencies together in one place. Whether working on legislative or other matters relating to persons with disabilities the Compendium makes finding and using disability statistics easier. The 2011 Annual Compendium of Disability Statistics is available for download here and assistance with Compendium is available through www.disabilitystatistics.org.
The Research-to-Policy Roundtable is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and provides an opportunity for disability advocates, police makers, and researchers to discuss ways that research can assist policy makers in developing programs, policies, and legislation that support people with disabilities.
Registration for this event is FREE and will open in September. For more information please contact Penny Gould at 866/538-9521 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ResearchonDisability.org.