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Pathways to Economic Security for People with Disabilities: Social Insurance, Asset Development, and Supported Employment

Published: March 2009
October 15, 2008

The National Academy of Social Insurance, in partnership with the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, sponsored this workshop to showcase disability and employ-related research findings and initiatives.

**Full transcripts and presentations are available by clicking the links below.**

8:30am  Registration, coffee, and light breakfast

9:00am WELCOME

  • Margaret Simms, National Academy of Social Insurance
  • Timothy Muzzio, National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research
9:10am PART I: PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH FINDINGS 10:30am PART 2: RESPONSE FROM EXPERTS IN POLICY IMPLEMENTATION
What needs to happen to implement the research findings in policy? What are the opportunities and barriers? What are the implications of the evidence-based research for social insurance, income security, and tax policy?
  • Moderator: Laurel Beedon, National Academy of Social Insurance
  • Sue Suter, Social Security Administration
  • David Wittenburg, Mathematica Policy Research
  • Christopher Button, U.S. Department of Labor
11:15am  BREAK

11:30am PART 3: OPEN DISCUSSION AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION
If we were to adopt the evidence-informed policies presented in Parts 1 and 2, what strategies are needed to put the policy into practice? What are the opportunities and barriers?
  • Moderator: Marty Ford, The Arc and UCP Public Policy Collaboration
  • Discussant: Susan Daniels, Daniels and Associates
  • Discussant: Michael Morris, National Disability Institute
  • Questions and discussion with all participants
12:20pm WRAP-UP AND ADJOURN