Research to Practice in the NIDILRR Community: TEST project

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About the Webcast:

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), under its Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program, periodically issues a funding opportunity entitled “Projects for Translating the Findings and Products of Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Development into Practice.” The aim of awards in this NIDILRR funding category is to promote the use or adoption of findings from NIDILRR-sponsored research or development projects. The KTER Center works with these projects to share information about their knowledge translation plans with other NIDILRR grantees and interested researchers.

In this webcast we hear an update on the Translating Evidence to Support Transitions: Improving Outcomes of Youth in Transition with Psychiatric Disabilities by Use and Adoption of Best Practice Transition Planning – or TEST project. Dr. Huckabee describes the knowledge translation strategies TEST staff members have adopted in the second year of this project to increase the use of research previously funded by NIDILRR.

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About the Presenter:

Sloan Smith Huckabee, PhD, is a former teacher, special educator, and a family member of a transition age youth with a serious mental health condition which had its onset during high school.  Dr. Huckabee has recently completed a two year postdoctoral fellowship with Boston University and the Transitions Research and Training Center at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Currently, she is serving as a consultant assisting with the development, implementation, and dissemination of secondary school transition practices based on previous research regarding practices that demonstrate improved post-school outcomes for transition age youth.