Events and Conferences (2019)

March

Location: Baltimore, MD

Date: Mar 21, 2019 - Mar 23, 2019

Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting

SRCD is…International, Interdisciplinary, and Relevant

Louisa Tarullo, Discussant: Kindergarten Transition and Context: Factors that Influence the Effects of Pre-k Programs

Lizabeth Malone, Panelist: National Studies of Child Development and Care Including Special Populations: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

Diana McCallum, Presenter: Exploring My Prospects: Journeys Outside of Academia

February

Location: Online

Date: Feb 07, 2019 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

New Evidence of the ACA’s Effect on People with Disabilities: Health Insurance, Employment, and Benefits

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 changed several aspects of the law concerning access to health insurance that were particularly salient for people with disabilities. These changes included removing limits on preexisting conditions, extending parent’s health insurance coverage of young adults until the age of 26, expanding Medicaid to more adults with low incomes, and making it easier to obtain affordable coverage outside the traditional employer-sponsored benefit system.

January

Location: Online

Date: Jan 31, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This webinar presented considerations for analyzing administrative data to understand and monitor the provision of pre-employment transition services. Staff from vocational rehabilitation agencies can use their administrative data (such as the RSA-911 Case Service Report) to generate snapshots of service provision. Having information on the types of pre-employment transition services delivered, the characteristics of youth receiving them, and geographic and other differences in their delivery can help staff set goals and monitor services.The webinar included a demonstration analyzing pre-employment transition services contained in the RSA-911 Case Service Report using Microsoft Excel. This webinar, which was held on January 31, from 1-2:00 p.m. EST (12-1:00 p.m. CST), offered 1 CRC credit.

Presenters included: Todd Honeycutt and Purvi Sevak

Location: Washington, DC, and Online

Date: Jan 24, 2019 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nothing About Us Without Us: How the Need for Cultural Responsiveness is Changing Research

There is increased awareness and urgency within the research community to ensure that evaluation and assessment practices are sensitive to the cultures of people who are most impacted by those practices. Driven by changing demographics and the increasing complexity of problems that researchers and communities seek to address, new efforts are underway to develop research practices that better account for the unique perspectives and needs of the communities being studied. But there is hardly consensus on what culturally responsive research actually means or, more broadly, what implications such approaches could have on evidence-based policies and programs.