The purpose of the RERC program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act by conducting advanced engineering research on and development of innovative technologies that are designed to solve particular rehabilitation problems or to remove environmental barriers. RERCs also demonstrate and evaluate such technologies, facilitate service delivery system changes, stimulate the production and distribution of new technologies and equipment in the private sector, and provide training opportunities.
The National Council on Independent Living's (NCIL) Annual Conference is the largest Independent Living event of the year. NCIL regularly hosts over 1,000 people, including grassroots advocates, CIL and SILC leadership, members of Congress, government officials, and representatives from other major organizations that work for justice and equity for people with disabilities.
The theme of NCIL’s 2019 Annual Conference on Independent Living is IGNITE.
The growing population of older adults is creating unprecedented pressure on our health care system and social safety net. States, MCOs, area agencies on aging, health care providers, and community-based organizations must include the implications of the Chronic Care Act (CCA) into their ongoing strategies for serving adults with complex care needs. This webinar will help chart that course and identify the key components of the CCA most likely to affect you in 2019.
The presenter for this webinar will be Tamyra Porter, Director of Healthcare at Navigant.
The Employment Policy and Measurement Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (EPM-RRTC) State of the Science Conference will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Following this event, the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Event on Wednesday, February 13. These events are both held in Washington DC and offer both in-person and webcast participation options. The agenda, presenters, and logon procedures (for web viewers) will be emailed to attendees as they become available.
Registration for this event is free.
Consumer Voice has announced the launch of a five-part webinar series on the revised National Ombudsman Reporting System (NORS) training materials created by NORC. This webinar series will introduce the new training materials to help programs prepare for the transition to new codes, definitions, and activities on October 1, 2019. The first webinar will introduce the revised data collection instructions for the National Ombudsman Reporting Systems (NORS).
The following four webinars will cover each part of the revised four-part training:
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) is hosting a three-part webinar series on pain medication education and resources. The first webinar in this series will provide an introduction to a fundamental baseline of pain medications. It will discuss the types of pain caused by living with paralysis and the corresponding medications that may be taken. Finally, this webinar will cover potential resources for staying updated about pain medications.
The 2019 Consumer Voice Conference will take place from November 3-6. The Conference will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. This year's theme is Stand for Quality!
At the 2019 Conference, you will:
- The best times for clients to enroll in Medigap
- Their guaranteed issue rights
- How changes to certain Medigap plans will affect newly eligible beneficiaries
The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center is hosting a webinar on the strategies, challenges and benefits of measuring outcomes to evaluate dementia programs and interventions. The webinar will review multiple methods for collecting outcome data. It will also discuss important considerations when selecting outcome measures, including measurement burden as well as frequency and scheduling of data collection.