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LEAD Center Presentation on Knowledge Translation

June 30, 2015

LEAD Center Project Director, Rebecca Salon, presented a session on Knowledge Translation to staff from more than 20 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) at the 2015 UCEDD Leadership Institute at the University of Delaware. The Leadership Institute, co-sponsored by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, brought together UCEDD staff to focus on improving their outcomes and collaborations as they translate research to practice and work to create models and demonstrations with community partners.

LEAD Center coordinates a Knowledge Translation (KT) Consortium. The KT Consortium brings together federally-funded Training and Technical Assistance Centers that address different aspects of employment, career readiness and development, transition and accessibility for youth and adults with disabilities. Salon's presentation focused not only on the work of the KT Consortium, but also on strategies to improve translation of research to practice through the use of proven adult learning approaches, with implications for stakeholder engagement, partnership development and approaches to broaden the adoption and replication of promising practices.

Information about the KT Consortium can be found on the LEAD Center's KT Consortium page.