Policy Resources

Outreach to Policymakers: 3-Part Online Workshop: November 30, December 6, and December 10, 2021

Learn about which strategies are best for sharing research information with state and national policymakers, in a free online workshop for grantees funded by NIDILRR. The workshop, “Outreach to Policymakers,” will be available to participants in an online format, using the Zoom platform. Non-NIDILRR grantees may participate if space is available. Maximum number of registrants: 25

Mark Bayer of Bayer Strategic Consulting will lead this updated interactive workshop presenting proven and research-based strategies for networking and sharing research results with representatives on Capitol Hill and in grantees’ home states. Barbara Shumar, a consultant with Management Concepts, will discuss restrictions on lobbying for federal grantees.

Date and time: November 30 (2-4 p.m. ET), December 6, and December 10, 2021 (2-3:30 p.m. ET)

Location: The workshop will use the online Zoom platform.

Policy Portal
The Policy Portal is a directory of consumer-oriented organizations for NIDILRR grantees to use to promote their research findings and connect with organizations included in the directory. These organizations are well positioned to apply research findings in their efforts to improve policies that affect the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

Planning for Knowledge Translation and Policy Impact: During the 2019 KT Conference, Panelists Gordon Duff and Kathleen Mullen presented innovative experiences and strategies to share research-based knowledge for policy impact from their unique perspectives.

  • Panel Presentation 1: Gordon Duff, “Research Informing Policy and Practice: Recent Examples From Australia at the Micro, Meso, and Macro Levels."
  • Panel Presentation 2: Kathleen Mullen, “Disability Policy in the United States: Evidence and Implications.”

Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC)

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities. ODEP's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities. To fulfill this mission, ODEP promotes the adoption and implementation of ODEP policy strategies and effective practices.