Community Living Summit

The Research & Training Center on Community Living hosted a Community Living Summit on Sept. 20, 2016 in Alexandria, VA. Center partners presented the findings of their research to a gathering of disability advocates and policymakers from national organizations. Materials from the Summit are presented below.

Partner Success Stories:

Information about each research intervention:

- Developing a Health Promotion Assistance Tool: HAIL

- Development and Testing of an Informal PA Training Program

- Home Usability for People with Disabilities: The Home Usability Network

- Community Engagement Initiative Knowledge Translation (KT) Project

- Building Capacity for Full Community Participation

Community Living Summit

We held an Expo the night before the Community Living Summit so participants and researchers could view Center products and visit informally.

Four people, one in a wheelchair, gather around a laptop on a table. Behind them, other people are visible in a large conference room.

From left: Jessica Dashner, Jamie Simpson, Dot Nary, Aruna Subramaniam and Andrew Myers view the training that Dashner created for informal personal assistants. See more photos in our Facebook album.

The Goal

“We want to help people with disabilities fully participate in the community, reduce their risk for institutionalization in a nursing home, hospital or other health care setting and, whenever possible, successfully transition from an institution to a community setting.” 
- Glen W. White, PhD, director of the RTC/CL 

The logo for the RTC on Community Living shows in silhouette on a green background: A van, a tree, a multistory building and two houses set on a slight hill above the name of the center.

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