Save the Date - May 19-20, 2016 at UW-Madison - for this no-cost symposium to discuss with experts how to bridge the gap between research and practice in vocational rehabilitation. CRC continuing education credits will be available. Hosted by the Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Evidence-Based Practices
in Vocational Rehabilitation (RRTC-EBP VR).

This symposium examined the state of the science and interactions among employment research, practice, and policy. In addition, it attendees investigated how research-based knowledge can affect practice and policy, and how practice and policy can influence research.


Persons with a Disability: Barriers to Employment, Types of Assistance, and other Labor-Related Issues


This report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to health care, rehabilitation, education, employment, and support services, and to create the environments which will enable people with disabilities to flourish. The report ends with a concrete set of recommended actions for governments and their partners.

These proceedings are the collective input from businesses, researchers, policymakers, and people in the disability community that could inform a five-year interagency research agenda on disability employment.

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), conducted the 2008 Survey of Employer Perspectives on the Employment of People with Disabilities. The objective of this nationally representative survey was to inform the development and promotion of policy and practice by comparing employer perspectives across various industries and within companies of varying sizes.

The Interagency Subcommittee on Employment (ISE) of the ICDR provided an opportunity for researchers and business leaders, as well as service providers, policy-makers, and advocates to guide the ISE in setting a national research agenda focused on the needs of American businesses in employing people with disabilities.

These proceedings aim to create a national agenda to increase the recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion of people with disabilities, and to enhance their economic status.