ERIC Number: ED444330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Long-Range Plan, 1999-2003.
National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
This document presents the long-range (5-year) plan of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The plan is organized around two key elements; first, a new paradigm of disability that sees disability as a product of the interaction between individual characteristics and the environment, and second, an emerging universe of disability with new disabling conditions, new causes for impairment, changing frequencies of some impairments, and new consequences of disability. Section 1 provides an introductory chapter and a chapter on current dimensions of disability. Section 2 focuses on the NIDRR research agenda with individual chapters on employment outcomes, health and function, technology for access and function, independent living and community integration, and associated disability research areas. Section 3 addresses priorities for related activities. These include: knowledge dissemination and utilization, capacity-building for rehabilitation research, and enhancing NIDRR's management of research. Four appendices provide abbreviations and acronyms, detail on the planning process and participants, a list of steering committee members, and a summary of NIDRR program mechanisms and funding patterns. (Contains 30 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Agencies, Disabilities, Federal Programs, Long Range Planning, Models, Organizational Objectives, Rehabilitation, Research and Development, Research Needs
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.