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Materials from the
2006 StatsRRTC State-of-the-Science Conference

The Future of Disability Statistics:
What we Know and Need to Know

Day 1: Thursday, October 5th
SESSION 1 Introductions and Latest Statistics
Session 1 Speaker Bios (43 KB)

Welcome and Overview

David Stapleton, Cornell University Institute for Policy Research
Audio (5.7 MB) | Transcript (46 KB)

2005 Annual Disability Status Report

Andrew Houtenville, Cornell StatsRRTC
Audio (14.0 MB) | Transcript (63 KB) | Presentation (523 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (13 KB)

Comments from NIDRR

Steven Tingus, Director, NIDRR
Audio (22.4 MB) | Transcript (40 KB)
SESSION 2 An In-depth Look at Current Statistics — Demographics and Health
Session 2 Abstracts (36 KB)
Session 2 Speaker Bios (38 KB)

Moderator/Discussant

Gale Whiteneck, Craig Hospital

Presentations

"Who Are People with Disabilities? Demographic Trends
Andrew J. Houtenville, Cornell StatsRRTC
Audio (18.0 MB) | Transcript (51 KB) | Presentation (606 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (20 KB)

A Review of Disability Data for the Institutional Population
Peiyun She, Cornell University Institute for Policy Research
Audio (16.6 MB) | Transcript (48 KB) | Presentation (144 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (60 KB)

Health and Functional Status of People with Disabilities in the United States
Gerry Hendershot, Disability Statistics Consultant
Audio (12.6 MB) | Transcript (48 KB) | Presentation (161 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (45 KB)

Discussant

Gale Whiteneck, Craig Hospital
Audio (10.8 MB) | Transcript (40 KB)
SESSION 3 An In-depth Look at Current Statistics — Economic Outcomes
Session 3 Abstracts (38 KB)
Session 3 Speaker Bios (37 KB)

Moderator

Stephen Bell, Abt Associates, Inc.
Transcript (37 KB)

Presentations

Trends in the Employment of Working-Age People with Disabilities: 1980-2004
David Wittenburg, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Audio (15.0 MB) | Transcript (51 KB) | Presentation (874 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (55 KB)

Trends in the Income of Working-Age People with Disabilities: 1980-2004
Robert Weathers, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Audio (16.7 MB) | Transcript (52 KB) | Presentation (714 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (270 KB)

Trends in the Poverty Rate of Working-Age People with Disabilities: 1980-2004
Richard Burkhauser, Cornell University
Audio (17.5 MB) | Transcript (64 KB) | Presentation (331 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (56 KB)

Discussant

Pamela Loprest, Urban Institute
Audio (9.7 MB) | Transcript (44 KB)
SESSION 4 Identifying the Population with Disabilities in Surveys
Session 4 Abstracts (38 KB)
Session 4 Speaker Bios (39 KB)

Moderator

Sue Stoddard, InfoUse
Audio (3.5 MB) | Transcript (38 KB)

Presentations

Census Bureau Efforts to Revise Disability-Related Questions in the American Community Survey (ACS)
Sharon Stern, U.S. Census Bureau
Audio (16.3 MB) | Transcript (51 KB) | Presentation (344 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (115 KB)

Bureau of Labor Statistics Efforts to Design Disability-Related Questions in the Current Population Survey (CPS)
Terence McMenamin, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Audio (17.4 MB) | Transcript (49 KB) | Presentation (222 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (89 KB)

Report from the Interagency Subcommittee on Disability Statistics (ISDS) Workgroup on Identifying the Population with Disabilities using Surveys
Barbara Altman, Disability Statistics Consultant
Audio (17.2 MB) | Transcript (51 KB) | Presentation (909 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (120 KB)

Discussant

Lois Verbrugge, University of Michigan
Audio (14.5 MB) | Transcript (46 KB)

Day 2: Friday, October 6th
SESSION 5 Improvement of Survey Data Collection Methods
Session 5 Abstracts (37 KB)
Session 5 Speaker Bios (42 KB)

Moderator

Janice Ballou, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Transcript (39 KB)

Presentations

Comparison of Two Methods for Proxy Respondent Decision
Anne Ciemnecki, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Audio (16.1 MB) | Transcript (51 KB) | Presentation (1.0 MB) | Presentation (alternate format) (87 KB)

Examining Quality of Life from Three Perspectives: A Study of Deinstitutionalization of Persons with Disabilities
Dawn Hall Apgar, Developmental Disabilities Planning Institute, New Jersey Institute of TechnologyPaul Lerman, Developmental Disabilities Planning Institute, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Audio (13.9 MB) | Transcript (49 KB) | Presentation (106 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (56 KB)

The Use of Focus Groups in the Evaluation of Programs for Youth with Disabilities: Early Lessons from the Youth Transition Demonstration
Alissa Gardenhire Crooks, MDRC
Audio (11.8 MB) | Transcript (47 KB) | Presentation (59 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (36 KB)

Discussant

Paul Beatty, National Center for Health Statistics
Audio (13.3 MB) | Transcript (48 KB)
SESSION 6 Harnessing Administrative Data: Examples and Potential
Session 6 Abstracts (36 KB)
Session 6 Speaker Bios (38 KB)

Moderator

David C. Stapleton, Cornell University Institute for Policy Research
Audio (3.1 MB) | Transcript (37 KB)

Presentations

Using Linked Data to Track Participation in the Medicaid Buy-in Program
Henry Ireys and Su Liu, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Audio (14.1 MB) | Transcript (46 KB) | Presentation (905 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (48 KB)

Evaluating the Long-Term Earnings Outcomes of Vocational Rehabilitation Participants using Administrative Data Sources
David Dean, University of Richmond
Audio (17.2 MB) | Transcript (52 KB) | Presentation (32 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (18 KB)

Filling in the Gaps in Administrative Data: Lessons from the Ticket to Work Evaluation
Paul O'Leary, Social Security Administration
Audio (18.3 MB) | Transcript (52 KB) | Presentation (619 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (163 KB)

Discussant

Craig Thornton, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Audio (10.3 MB) | Transcript (48 KB)
SESSION 7 Enhancing Survey Data on People with Disabilities
Session 7 Abstracts (36 KB)
Session 7 Speaker Bios (38 KB)

Moderator

David Keer, Co-Chair, Interagency Subcommittee on Disability Statistics
Audio (2.6 MB) | Transcript (38 KB)

Presentations

Measuring the Size and Characteristics of the Older Residential Care Population: Evidence from Three National Surveys
Brenda Spillman, Urban Institute
Audio (19.4 MB) | Transcript (52 KB) | Presentation (115 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (72 KB)

What We Don't Know about People with Disabilities
Gina Livermore, Cornell University Institute for Policy Research
Audio (15.5 MB) | Transcript (48 KB) | Presentation (86 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (109 KB)

Top 10 Ways to Improve Survey Data on People with Disabilities
David Stapleton, Cornell University Institute for Policy Research
Audio (18.7 MB) | Transcript (56 KB) | Presentation (213 KB) | Presentation (alternate format) (81 KB)

Discussant

Scott Brown, OSEP
Audio (15.2 MB) | Transcript (46 KB)

For more information contact:

Sara VanLooy
Email: sav22@cornell.edu
Phone: (607) 254-6581

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