ACL’s NIDILRR Seeking Input to Guide Strategic Planning

The Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is seeking comments and will be hosting several listening sessions across the country to help inform future funding priorities and strategic direction. Mandated by Congress to develop a long-range plan every five years, NIDILRR is committed to incorporating input from key stakeholders—especially people with disabilities.

“We fund some of the most talented and innovative researchers and technology developers in the country,” said NIDILRR Director, John Tschida. “We need to make sure that this research and development focuses on improving the everyday lives of people with disabilities.”

Public meetings will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. local time on these dates:

  • October 14, 2016
    S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Byron G. Rogers Federal Building
    1961 Stout Street
    Denver, CO
  • October 28, 2016
    S. Department of Health and Human Services
    90 7th Street
    San Francisco, CA
  • November 1, 2016
    S. Department of Health and Human Services
    233 N. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL
  • November 18, 2016
    S. Department of Health and Human Services
    John F. Kennedy Federal Building
    Boston, MA
  • December 5, 2016
    S. Department of Health and Human Services
    1301 Young Street
    Dallas, TX

The meetings can also be listened to by phone. Visit the website for more information and registration.

Attendees should come prepared to answer the following questions:

  • What issues or barriers make it challenging for you to be an active member of your community?
  • What improvements would make your daily life better?
  • What has changed, for better or worse, in the last five years that has affected your ability to achieve your goals?

NIDILRR will also accept written comments via email to NIDILRRfuture@acl.hhs.gov. Submit your comments by December 12, 2016.

 

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