The Administration for Community Living (ACL) highlighted a research and training center based at the ICI in a recent blog post.
Known as the RRTC, the center’s full name is the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Advancing Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The RRTC is funded by the ACL’s research arm, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.
In October, three ICI staffers, John Butterworth (Director of State Systems, ICI), Cindy Thomas (Associate Director, ICI), and Allison Hall (Project Director, RRTC) presented the work of the RRTC to over 30 staff from the ACL, as well as representatives from other federal agencies, including the Office of Disability Employment Policy. ACL’s blog shares some of the highlights from this presentation.
This fall, the RRTC will be completing a State of the Science process, beginning a new intervention to support provider transformation, engaging families in an intervention to support improved access to information and resources that support employment, issuing a number of new products focused on both policy and practice, and much more.
The RRTC is part of ThinkWork!, a group of ICI projects focused on improving employment outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities. Learn more about the RRTC on the ThinkWork! website, and keep up to speed with ThinkWork! on Facebook and Twitter.