NIDILRR is a federal government grants-making agency that sponsors grantees to generate new disability and rehabilitation knowledge and promote its use and adoption. Promoting the use and adoption of new disability and rehabilitation knowledge by various stakeholders helps people with disabilities in the following ways:
- It improves their ability to perform activities of their choice in the community
- It expands society’s capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for its citizens with disabilities
Explore our site, especially NIDILRR Items of Interest, and see what new disability knowledge you can use today.
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NIDILRR Seeks Comment on Draft Long-Range Plan
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is requesting comments on its draft long-range plan for the period 2018–2023 (PDF, 348KB).
Within ACL, NIDILRR works to generate new knowledge and promote its effective use to improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community; and to expand society’s capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for people with disabilities. NIDILRR conducts its work through grants that support research and development.
This long-range plan provides an overview of the state of people with disabilities in the United States and NIDILRR’s current investments and potential future directions for research grants. NIDILRR is publishing the draft plan to obtain public comment on the proposed research and development activities to help the agency fulfill its mission.
Comments will be accepted by email to NIDILRRfuture@acl.hhs.gov. Comments are due by close of business on Monday, March 20.
Read NIDILRR’s draft long-range plan (PDF, 348KB).
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NIDILRR Items of Interest
- Attend NIDILRR 2018-2023 Long-Range Plan Stakeholder Listening Sessions: Help inform our next long-range plan. Share your input with NIDILRR leadership in-person, via teleconference, or email.
- View NIDILRR Funding Opportunities on Grants.gov
- NARIC Patron Questions Asked and Answered: Have a disability-related question? See if it has been answered by this wiki developed by NIDILRR-funded National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
- Disability Resources Used by NARIC Information Specialists may contain some information of interest to you.
- Sign up for “Stay in the Know,” a monthly disability literature awareness service
- Research in Focus (RIF): A Weekly Digest of New Research from the NIDILRR Community, featuring reader-friendly summaries of the latest research from NIDILRR-funded projects, is produced and maintained by the National Rehabilitation Information Center for NIDILRR. Each RIF installment presents you with an overview of a recently-published NIDILRR-funded study, highlighting important findings, and discussing implications or directions for future research.
- NIDILRR Research in your state—learn what’s happening where you live.
- Learn about NIDILRR Research by Outcome Area: Community Living and Participation | Employment | Health and Function | Technology for Access and Function | Disability Demographics | Knowledge Translation | ADA National Network Centers | Capacity Building for Rehabilitation Research and Training
- Read ACL’s Public Access Plan for NIDILRR-funded Research: web page | PDF (165KB)
- ACL held a webinar on Translating Evidence-Based Practices to Community Settings for People Aging with Disabilities and their Caregivers: Gaps and Opportunities (February 4, 2016), featuring keynote presentations by Ivan Molton, Ph.D., University of Washington, and Laura Gitlin, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. The webinar was co-sponsored by NIDILRR, and the Center for Policy and Evaluation (CPE), under the leadership of Margaret Campbell, PhD, NIDILRR Office of Research Sciences, and Elena Fazio, Ph.D., Office of Performance and Evaluation: Presentation (PDF, 2.73MB) | Audio (MP3, 15.7MB) | Transcript (PDF, 91KB)
- FY2014 NIDILRR Organizational Highlights (PDF, 4.5 MB)
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