Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Community Living and Participation (AART)

Trains one or two post-doctoral participants each year, offering them a program that is rich in research training and experience that is focused on community living and participation of persons with disabilities. The project builds on ICI's strong record of research, particularly its Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL), Research and Training Center on Home and Community Based Outcome Measurement (RTC-OM), and Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (MNLEND) program. These offer post-doc participants the opportunity to join active interdisciplinary research teams that are nationally known for their productivity and impact on the state-of-knowledge and state-of-practice in community living and participation for people with disabilities. Participants are selected through a competitive process by a committee composed of ICI staff.

Participants are matched with faculty mentors with shared topical and methods interests to guide their learning experience. Training opportunities will include seminars, coursework, and direct hands-on training in a wide range of topics relevant to future career development, including observational and survey research methods and programs, latest approaches to primary and secondary data analysis, policy analysis, program evaluation, and measurement development. Participants will be supported to write research grants, academic journal articles, and targeted translational materials to non-technical audiences and to identify how their research will influence policy and practice.