Disability Research Consortium Annual Meeting

Aug 02, 2017 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Washington, DCWashington, DC

Millions of people with disabilities rely on a system of government programs designed to help them supplement their income and meet the challenges of getting an education, finding employment, and maintaining good health. But the cost and complexity of the U.S. system present their own major challenges, both for policymakers who seek to meet rising needs with limited resources and for beneficiaries who experience a fragmented provision of services and poor health and economic outcomes. The Disability Research Consortium (DRC) is helping build the evidence base needed to improve the national disability support system, improve the lives of people with disabilities, and reduce government spending in the long term.

This conference will highlight the DRC's latest research findings and their implications for the future of state and federal disability policies and programs.


National Press Club

529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor

Washington, DC 20045


Registration is open until July 20, but space is limited. Register for the webcast if you are unable to attend the conference in-person.

SUMMARY AGENDA (download agenda PDF for details):

8:008:30   Coffee and Registration 
8:308:45   Welcoming Remarks 
8:45–10:15   Panel 1: Workers’ Compensation and Short-Term Disability
10:3012:00   Panel 2: Effects of the Economy and State Policy on SSDI Outcomes
12:001:15   Lunch Presentation—Income and Longevity: Implications for Disability and Retirement Programs
1:152:45   Panel 3: Non-SSA Program Interactions 
3:00–4:30   Panel 4: Federal Disability Policy